- mahala rai banda: ghetto blasters
(2009, cd, ger, asphalt tango records cd-atr 2509)
Mahala Raï Banda combines a number of well-known musicians from Romania. They play a mixture of balkan gypsy music and pop music, backed by a powerfull horn section.
The title says it all: "Ghetto Blasters".
This is party music.
The sort of music that you play loud and that will get the party started.
You can hear that these guys are good. They play good, they play fast, and I'm sure that they will indeed get the party started.
For my taste, however, this is a bit too predictable. There's no coloring outside the lines. And that's the little extra that I would like to have heard.