Friends, lovers, and enemies… we are thrilled to present our first promotional video – filmed & edited by Mishka.

This is the visual/audio manifestation of one amazing year – our friends, Burdel regulars, and the musicians wh0 inspire us are directly responsible and represented in the best way we could manage with the random footage we collected along the way. Please watch, enjoy, and pass along! OPA! ☆

Song: Zdob Si Zdub – Videli Noci

♪ → Raphlex (Arequipa, Peru)
♪ → DJ Mishto (Bucharest, Romania)
★→ Mishka (NYC)


[BURDEL DALI PRESENTS] is a crazed celebration of world music, cross-cultural dance floor throw-downs, international dress codes, and trans-global festivity.

Spawned from the minds of gypsy-sympathizing, globe-trotting artists and music-lovers DJ Mishto (Bucharest, Romania) & Raphlex (Arequipa, Peru), the party began as a Thursday night free-for-all at Mehanata Bulgarian Bar in downtown NYC.

They became maestros of Balkan anthems, gypsy lamentations, and a formidable plethora of festive soundtracks from across the universe. Michelle Christina (Mishka) of TchaikovskyDarling.com became the party’s host in Summer 2009 and the three have taken their circus from the wooden walls of the Bulgarian bar to the basements of Bushwick, abandoned airport fields, and everywhere in between.

They represent the first sparkling, melodic hints of what is becoming the most exciting scene to hit New York/Global nightlife in years.

Bands Featured at [Burdel Dali Presents] have included the infamous Mames Babegenush (Denmark), the illustrious Kreptatka Bar Band (NJ, USA), and downtown NYC gypsy music staples like Outernational, BAD BUKA, and Avram Pengas.

The after party routinely features epic world-wide soundtracks that mix the anthems of fallen nations with modern day pop and jacked up dance, all adequately saturated with regional audacity and vibrations of artistic, musical, and emotional revolution.

Patrons of the Burdel dance to Bulgarian chalga, Russian gypsy folk songs, klezmer wedding marches, Hungarian lullabies, and Punjabi bhangra beats in the span of a few hours. This caravan of culture and festivity is branching out in Summer 2010 to bring a bit of gypsy flavor to whoever is willing to listen. For now you can find them every Thursday night at Mehanata Bulgarian Bar. 113 Ludlow in the LES.

Lastly, check out this sexy photo by Jói Kjartans via Dazed Digital. Familiar hat?! See more photos and the write-up here.

Jói Kjartans

[Burdel Dali Presents] PROPAGANDA PARTY

[Burdel Dali Presents] PROPAGANDA PARTY

It’s the Propaganda party! Celebrating a form of media that has influenced masses with fear and one-sided facts since 515 BC.

Come in your most shiny, politically biased, influential garb and colors you would die for. Or just go to the trimmings shop and buy some cool military patches.

Raphlex & Mishto will keep you dancing all night with anthems so saturated in history you’ll be having flashbacks and speaking in tongues.

★ ★ ★ FREE ADMISSION ALL NIGHT …if you’re on our list.
RSVP to burdel.dali.presents@gmail.com for a free ride.
$10 before 11:30, otherwise.

[Burdel Dali Presents] @ Mehanata Bulgarian Bar. Thursday, January 14th, 10PM – 4AM. 113 Ludlow btw Delancey & Rivington. Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself. Hosted by Tchaikovsky Darling.


Here are a few photos of Chloey & Victor folking out the other night… until we got the hack. Uproot Andy played us a beautiful rendition of Tu Jesty Fata on this same guitar and we gathered around like moths to a lamp, singing and swaying. It was beautiful!

Moustacho party pics are on the way…