Ionut Cercel Featured in VICE Mag

Our Romanian homeboy Ionut Cercel, the 14-year-old idol responsible for the song we dance to three nights a week at Mehanata,  has a feature and interview in VICE. Article below:

 

Ionut Cercel is the Justin Bieber of manele, a genre of Romanian music that can best be described as a questionable combination of Gypsy folk and modern dance pop. He is 14 years old, has five solo albums under his belt, and is the subject of dozens of fan-created Facebook pages.

All of this while dressing like a 45-year-old Vegas lounge singer (which, unsurprisingly, is a popular style in Romania). Recently, his brother started a clothing label under Ionut ’s name. Its target demographic? “Posh people.” I met Ionut for a coffee at a gas station—a place he “felt comfortable”—where he told me more about his style and I had a hard time resisting making jokes about coffee and Ionuts.

VICE: How do you select your clothes?

Ionut Cercel: Clothes are the only thing I spend a long time thinking about. I am very picky. I usually choose a suit, together with a shirt and a tie, depending on how they match and on my mood. I’ve liked wearing matching items since I was little. It makes people respect me, and it also shows I respect myself. If you are a serious kid, you don’t like to dress casual.

How would you categorize the items in your wardrobe?

Stage costumes, school outfits, TV-show outfits, and accessories. I have about ten hats and 20 pairs of glasses. I like the round ones from Ray-Ban, because they cover up my face when I’m tired. I always wear this chainlet I got as a present from a Brazilian guy who owns a disco in Greece. I have to alter the watches I buy, because I have small wrists. When I want to look older, I wear a tie.

What is the difference between your stage and school outfits?

The stage outfits are more serious—very elegant and expensive. The school clothes are classical. Everybody knows who I am at school; I don’t need to show off. But I have to look good onstage, because that’s what my fans care about. I dress quite posh.

What does “posh” mean to you?

Fashionable. Clothes should show your best features. If it’s cheap, but I like how it looks, price doesn’t matter. Still, I feel expensive clothes fit you better. The shirt doesn’t need to have cufflinks, but it has to have a hard collar. I prefer fitted clothes; I don’t like clothes to hang about me.

See the article here.

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Top 20 at your Burdel this 2010

Another year has passed by and with it our memories and favorites songs that made you instantly get on the dance floor.
2010 was a huge year in music and we are bringing you the top 20 songs (and some videos) of the year according to burdeldali.com

Zona za Lubov – Violeta

We not speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP

Asta Seara e Petrecere – Nicolae Guta & Costi Ionita

Loca Chico – Trujillo

Arrinconamela – Gritos de Guerra

Pala Tute – Gogol Bordello

Thessaloniki (Uproot Andi remix) – Acquaragia Drom

Turk Disko – Balagan

La Carencia – Panteon Rococo

Britchka – Gypsy Talisman

Suntem Made In Romania – Ionut Cercel

I saw you dancing – Potav and Nastya

Digital Monkey – Balkan Beat Box

Govinda – Windadaya

Zvezda Rok-n-Rolla – Leningrad

Chupchik – goran bregovic

romanian trip

Kiril

La Incorfortable

Hold the line (Frikstailers remix) Major Lazer