Mister Moombah joined us for burdel dali this week, straight from Colombia via Llorona records! We had a killer set with Mister Moombah, Raphlex, and DJ Mishto side by side in front of a raging dance floor until morning…
And join us tonight for RAPHLEX IN THE ICE CAGE!
Mehanata, 113 Ludlow, LES NYC
Golden Festival is put on by Zlatne Uste Brass Band every year, and this year the Burdel Familia finally got our asses over there for a night of rampant celebration in the hyper-opulent surroundings of the Grand Prospect Hall ballroom.
Think pastel-painted molding, chandeliers big enough for 5 people to swing on, balconies overlooking enormous dance floors, and room after room of live music ranging from Spanish flamenco to Bulgarian gypsy-jazz to Ukrainian marches. We saw some of our friends and favorite bands: Kagero, Yuri Yunakov & The Grand Masters of Gypsy Music, Raya Brass Band, Avram Pengas, and tons more. It was killer.
The incredible Gamze performing with Yuri Yunakov—body paint our own enigmatic Liz Belomlinsky…
We had the absolute pleasure of seeing Toronto’s Lemon Bucket Orkestra perform in the grand ballroom and were so blown away we teamed up with our partner in musical crime, Michael Katsobashvili, to escort the band back to Mehanata, where they performed for a packed club and then stayed with us on the mezzanine, jamming until 7:30AM.
There are really no words to describe what an amazing weekend it was altogether. We want to say a huge, huge thank you to the performers, to Zlatne Uste for organizing the whole thing, and for Lemon Bucket for letting us caravan them through the broken NYC subway system very late at night so we wouldn’t have to let the experience end any earlier than absolutely necessary. Look out for Lemon Bucket’s valiant return to NYC ASAP (or our imminent trip to Toronto, whichever happens first).
There was really no better way to start 2012.
Heads up, we are editing a video or two from our 6 gigs of festival footage so you can re-live this night with us!
Burdel Dali Family
Summer may be over… but our party is just getting started!
We had an amazing weekend upstate in the rolling farmlands, and now we’re back with a vengeance. After you’re done shopping amidst screaming teenie-boppers and getting free samples of perfume and ice cream tonight, leave the FNO madness behind and come party at Burdel Dali en MEHANATA VULGARIAN RESORT & FUNERAL HOME FOR THE YOUNG!
♣ MUSIC! DRINKING! DANCING! GIRLS! BOYS!
♣ LANGUAGE BARRIERS SMASHED!
RAPHLEX & MISHTO 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. Join our mailing list! firstname.lastname@example.org
…Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself.
…this weekend our party sched gets going strong with a trans-global dance off featuring RAPHLEX & MISHTO on the decks together again now that Romanian jet lag is set aside, hosted by Mishka & made deep by the Atari Conga Crew! Friday night it’s RAPHLEX on the main floor in for Uproot Andy (he’s on tour in Colombia).
Mishka, Mishto, & Raphlex are heading upstate to DJ a Russian wedding Saturday weekend, so we’ve got a special treat for you while we’re away… DJ DIWON will return to Mehanata Saturday, September 3rd in the ice cage! Get ready to dance… and download his new mix below!
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DJ DIWON SPECIAL GUEST SET AT MEHANATA, THIS SATURDAY
Diwon’s “Chulo” bridges the worlds of electronic music, dancehall and hip hop, blending elements of Diwon’s production into fellow producers, Dillon Francis, Swedish House Mafia, Diplo, Dizzee Rascal & more.
DOWNLOAD DIWON’S LATEST MIX “CHULO” HERE
Obviously when the Mehanata & Burdel familia has a natural disaster party, the results don’t look too much different from a night at Mehanata. Gracias to Natalita who hosted a crazed dance/smoke/drink/love party for 24+ hours while Irene ravaged the Tri-state.
Come back anytime, Irene! We’ll treat you just the same!
(In jest of course… we send our love & prayers to the people of the tri-state who lost homes, sustained injury or property damage, and in general, had a shit time dealing with the storm… we recommend you come dance it off with us this week)