Kottarashky opened the door to hitherto undiscovered spaces of Balkan music with his first album Opa Hey! In 2009. His approach of using a collection of sounds taken from authentic field recordings is quite similar to artists like Amon Tobin, the only difference being that Kottarashky found and recorded his sources in the Bulgarian countryside. Combining these, he initiated a tribal digital dance music that went far beyond either the mash up culture of contemporary global producers or the art collages of modern sound architects. Kottarashky's next mission was to somehow transform his tracks into live performances. Influenced by artists such as Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix and Dr. John, Kottarashky formed the Rain Dogs - a weird band combining sampler tools and keyboard with traditional clarinet, guitar, bass and drum set. Demoni's eleven fresh tracks take US into a whole new universe of advanced Balkan funk and blues. Guest musician Tui Mamaki, singer and composer of the amazing band the Mamaku Project from New Zealand, provides vocals for the song "Begemot," which interweaves soul music with psychedelic Gypsy styles from the Balkans.
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