Music from Russia/ Israel – Eugene Berger

Eugene Berger is a professional progressive rock, fusion and funk guitarist. He also works as a  studio and recording artist, as a composer, as a song arranger, as a music producer and as a guitar teacher. He was born in St. Petersburg and moved to Tel Aviv in 1992. Listen to his piece “Triple Core”:

Music from Israel/the US – Balkan Beat Box

Balkan Beat Box is a world music group that was founded 2003 by Ori Kaplan, Tamir Muskat and Tomer Yosef.

Co-founders Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat both met in Brooklyn, New York City, New York as teenagers.( in the german wiki they say they both grew up in Israel and first met in Brooklyn )  Both had grown up with music; Kaplan had been a klezmer clarinetist (Gogol Bordello ) , while Muskat was a drummer in a punk rock band.. They established their own unique sound by fusing the musical styles of Mediterranean and Balkan traditions with hip hop and dancehall beats.

Here is their song “Bulgarian Chicks “

(thx to Peter Glaser http://glaserei.blog.nzz.ch/)

here is the original song , it´s based on a bulgarian folk song called “Ladunyo”

and a live clip from the band

 

Their song “hermético” was sampled by Jason Derulo for the song “Talk Dirty”.

 

 

Music from Israel – Adi Ulmansky

Producer, composer and singer-songwriter, Adi Ulmansky, has established herself as one of the promising names of the Indie-tronic / Alternative / pop music scene. Ulmansky, originally from Tel Aviv and now based in London, is currently working on her debut solo album, as well as performing live and collaborating with a variety of musicians including the successful dubstep producer BORGORE.  This is her latest single “My Heart.”

 

Music from the US – Shimshai

Shimshai, an US-american fusion and reggae singer and musician with his song “Pure”, live in Israel:

Music from Israel – Fools of Prophecy

Shotei Ha’nevua, also known as Fools of Prophecy was a music group frim Israel which was selected as Band of the Year 2005 in Israel. Their songs are a great mix from Dub, Reggae and dance. Here’s a great remix by DJ Oliver Van hammee of their song “Kol Galgal”: