Start your week super-sexay. This PROPAGANDA editorial was published in The Ones 2 Watch, featuring model Jessica Clarke. Photographed by Dima Hohlovs , styled by Maher Jridi , feat Jessica Clarke @ DNA Models.
It’s not a biggie to find out that most of our fellow russian friends, especially those at my age (early 30’s) identify with the fabricated reality that was the soviet union for the children.
My Perestroika is apparently a superb movie/documentary about a deeply personal look at the growth of Communism from Lenin through the breakup of the Soviet Union to the election of Vladimir Putin, through the lense of a child.
“My Perestroika distinguishes itself from the outset as a far more humanistic treatment of this still-touchy subject matter than a great deal of films that arrive in the US. Opening and closing on the annual First of September celebration (the first day of school in Russia), Hessman’s film volleys between the past and present, using a generous assemblage of old pictures, newsreels, promotional footage, home videos, Marxist jingles, punk rock, and boatloads of propaganda in various forms, to reconstruct the popular culture landscape that these interviewees lived through. In turn, the interviewees emit their own personal histories of living under Communism while going about their extremely varied day-to-day existences, far removed and even a bit nostalgic for what one subject calls the “beautiful Soviet reality“.
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The following is the official trailer of the movie….A movie i will go see this weekend before going to DJ our weekly party
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
Hold the line (Frikstailers remix) Major Lazer
Thanks to everyone who came out to our party at the Rubin Museum. It was pretty low key compared to the usual romp at Mehanata, but we had a great time and it was a huge honor. Special thanks to Fay for being so awesome and inviting us in the first place.
Georgie’s mom (second from the right) flew in from Romania and saw what her mischievous son has been up to…
Even Blacky of Disko Balkan was there to support the burdel !
Mishka got to hit a gong and periodically read off some stuff that people were too busy fraternizing to really pay attention to. But gong-hitting is always fun.
Until next time!
We have been gathering old classic Russian music and great amazing Greek songs, among our always beloved ex yugo anthems for this friday at the Rubin Museum.
Come join us at the K2 lounge from 6 to 10 pm for the opening party of the Icon Conference–”Embodying the Holy: Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism”.
Here some songs we will be spinning : from Giorgos Dalaras, Lazopoulos and Giannis Parios to russian Старые песни о главном часть and Goran Bregovic. see you there.
[Burdel Dali Presents] Balkan Beats at K2 Lounge
The burdel threesome ventures to the Rubin Museum of Art this Friday for the opening party of the Icon Conference–“Embodying the Holy: Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism”.
Raphlex & Mishto will supply a special set of Eastern-Euro audio while Mishka hosts with her very own gong… ENTRY IS FREE AND THE LOUNGE IS BANGIN! Come have a drink and brush up on your Zorba dance moves!
Rubin Museum of Art, K2 Lounge
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
For information on the Icon Conference, click here:
A, C and E to 14th Street (8th Avenue)
1, 2, 3 to 14th Street (7th Avenue)
F and M to 14th Street (6th Avenue)
L to 14th Street (6th Avenue)
N, R, Q, 4, 5 and 6 to 14th Street Union Square
Mishka & Raphlex at NASTY MONDAYS, closing out July with our favorite Spaniard homeboys at (le) Poisson Rouge – the soviet hat was passed around generously.
The party’s become exponentially badass this summer with the addition to Cristhian and Cristobal (of Escarioka fame) to our party lineup. They’ve taken over our stage with DJ sets and live percussion that has blown the freaking roof off consistently. You can check out some recent moments in our promo video, and check them out this week !
[Burdel Dali Presents] Trans-Global Dance Party ★
Quench your trans-global thirst with the melodic chaos of DJ Mishto & Raphlex at Mehanata this Thursday night, accompanied by members of Escarioka on live percussion. The past few weeks have been OUT OF CONTROL and we are not stopping now!
Gypsy Punk Parranda, Remixed Russian Festive, Ex-Yugoslavian marches, Chalga, Electro, Flamenca, battle cries! WE ARE ALSO CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF OUR FIRST PROMOTIONAL VIDEO!
Check it out at Youtube, Facebook, or Vimeo:
★ ICE CAGE VODKA DRINKING ROOM IS OPEN
★ $2 WINE BEFORE 10PM, $5 RAKIA SHOTS ALL NIGHT
★ FREE ADMISSION to BURDEL DALI on our list…
Hosted by Mishka.
Wine is cheap, life is short, and history repeats itself!
Some recent photos from the Burdel…
See you on the dance floor!
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! ☆
[BURDEL DALI PRESENTS] PROMO 2010
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.