Maybe you’ve heard … Shotnez is the self-titled debut by the founders of Balkan Beat Box, Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat. It mixes Middle Eastern and eastern European influences with noise Rock and crime Jazz, in other words punk rock minimalism meets Middle Eastern complexities… and it’s as badass as it sounds.
The result of this fusion is a mix of high-speed chase appropriate electric-guitar odes to brass anthems peppered with tin-can percussion beats, frantic globe-trotting sex appeal, interludes reminiscent of when Pontoffel Pock first meets Neepha Pheepha. Sober tracks like Golden Apples give way to uber-sexy tracks like Swag, and before you know it you’re in the middle of a mental bar fight listening to Chaos on repeat.
The debut album will be released into the wild on JDub Digital on April 5, 2011, That means TODAY and your Burdel Dali Crew have exclusive and amazing news for all our comrades! We’ve got the first single off the album for your listening pleasure…
♪ Shotnez – “Stolen Goods”
Be sure to check out the whole album! We’ll keep you up to date on Shotnez projects & events as they hit!
—Raphlex & Mishka