Our close comrades and partners-in-throwing-NYC’s-most-insane-dance-parties (not to mention massively talented musicians with flavor you just don’t come across often) ESCARIOKA released their debut album, FACTOR SABOR. You can listen to the whole thing at Soundcloud.
“ESCARIOKA is a multicultural collective that started late 2002 in Elizabeth NJ. Since the start, an explosion of energy that mixes ROCK N’ ROLL and HARD-CORE DUB TROPICAL RAGGAMUFFIN with flavors from around the world. ESCARIOKA is lead by Exequiel & Pablo D’ambrosio, Cristobal Miranda Hidalgo and Fernando Alvarez.
The meaning of ESCARIOKA is to keep sharing the party with positive messages against false truth in society, keeping hope alive, and combatting one’s ego to stay true. The bottom line is to enjoy ”EL BAILONGO” (the party).
ESCARIOKA has earned themselves a top spot in NYC’s world music scene, opening for bands like SKA-P,LOS DESTELLOS, CHICO TRUJILLO, FIDEL NADAL, MIMI MAURA, SERGIO ROTMAN (Fabulosos Cadillacs) and more.
The band will release its first album ”FACTOR SABOR” under the independent label of MEHANATA RECORDS. ESCARIOKA will keep promoting flavor, energy, happiness, identity, density, capacity, party, etc! This collective of artists are more than just a Rock n’ Roll band — they’re a group of close friends that consider one another family, and will work together to spread their message.
Thanks to all the fans and our family that support us in our shows, showing tremendous love – we want to say thank you so much!”
Below, one of our favorite tracks:
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY OF CHICO TRUJILLO!! After you lose your shit at the Chico Trujillo show tonight at LPR, Raphlex & Chico Selekta will be raising chaos in Mehanata so you can keep your blood pressure up….
edit… this just became OFFICIAL. party w/ the bands after the show!
♣ MUSIC! DRINKING! DANCING! GIRLS! BOYS! LANGUAGE BARRIERS SMASHED! BURDEL DALI! ♣
RAPHLEX & SPECIAL GUEST CHICO SELEKTA have you chalga sex bombs, bhangra beats, Russian festive, Bregovic anthems, Hungarian lullabies, and cumbia over-dose! The formidable Atari-Conga crew have your super-sexy Do-It-Yourself turbo-tropical percussion all night long…
$5 rakia Shots all night!
Hookah, full Bulgarian food menu!
Live music by Yuri Yunakov & The Grand Masters of Gypsy Music precedes our festive chaotic dance party from 10PM – 12AM.
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…Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself.
Join the Burdel Dali caravan as we crash head first into the last month of 2010! Thursday night, the immigrant anthems, tropical percussion, circle-dancing, floor-cracking joviality rages on!
DJ Mishto & Raphlex have your chalga, bhangra, Russian festive, Bregovic anthems, Hungarian lullabies, cumbia anything-except-lullabies, etc… Turbo-tropics via conga and bongo by the Atari Conga-crew, Chico Cristo & Crispeto!
Hosted by Mishka–festive and/or Soviet dress code! We’re shooting footage for our new promo video at every party now, so come like you mean it!
→ $5 RAKIA SHOTS ALL NIGHT
→ $2 WINE BEFORE 10PM
→ THE ICE CAGE VODKA DRINKING ROOM IS OPEN
♪ ♫ FREE ADMISSION to BURDEL DALI on our list…
Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself!
Our very own ESCARIOKA killing it at Irving Plaza last Thursday night!! RESPECT!
Thursday night was OFF ANY AND ALL HOOKS – thanks to everyone who came out! Especially the guy who one of our *unnamed* members chased on the street for violating a basic human right and forced him inside the bar for one chance to repent. You really rep’d Eastern Europe on the dance floor, man.
TONIGHT (Saturday, 9/11) Raphlex & Mishka will take over the Ice Cage… be there!