Released: Aug 2007
Shantel -- Gypsy music's biggest fan and the brains behind the wildly successful Bucovina Club (and, at least partially, the Balkan music revival) -- goes native on Disko Partizani. The German DJ foregoes his usual remixes in favor of a live band and original compositions. The result is at once cutting-edge and authentic, capturing the infectious energy and eclectic aesthetic that has characterized Gypsy music since long before hipster DJs got their hands on it. Highlights include the old-world dub of "Disko Boy" and the tongue-in-chic "Donna Diaspora."