Crazy night – thanks to everyone who came out! Raphlex is in the Ice Cage tonight — 113 Ludlow











And one of Mishka with Uproot Andy & our homegirl Helen from last week —




Raphlex + Mishto on Mehanata’s Main Floor Tonight!

Raphlex—fresh outta Vegas—and DJ Mishto will take over Mehanata’s main floor tonight while Uproot Andy is away for Que Bajo (happening just down the street on the 3rd fl of Libation). Come get the most out of the LES Balkan/tropical scene and see what you’ve been missing!

dj mishto raphlex

MEHANATA! 113 Ludlow St. between Delancey + Rivington.


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


La Incorfortable

Hold the line (Frikstailers remix) Major Lazer

Experiments in Spray Paint

Another fascinating lab test by the Burdel Militia…spray paint and random house hold objects = more bang for your buck. Which you didn’t pay anyway, because you were smart enough to get on our guest list and ride free. xx

Special thanks to BudZillus for coming into town and throwing down their own brand of gypsy-swing exotica this April, hailing all the way from Germany – as well as young French accordionist Morgane Labbe who made a last-second surprise appearance.

See more on our facebook page

Blog Launched, Party Partied

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our blog launch party – it was ridiculous! So many great people, so much good music, such incredible hangovers the next day. And we must single out our homeboy Stas. We love you Stas. Here’s our favorite shots of the night, C/O nightlifebaby.

And this week we have a win/win party to end all parties… the ultimate moustacho extravaganza:

Thursday, January 21st! “Come in your sexiest Moustacho Mucho Loco – get the Hungarian or the natural, the imperial or the freestyle, the toothbrush or the walrus…bring them all Pancho Villa!!!!!!!”  Click here if you’re confused or not sure what kind of moustacho is right for you.

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.

Gypsy punk, chalga, bhangra, Russian dance, cumbia, electro, who knows what else…
Live performance by Avram Pengas at 9:00PM.

[Burdel Dali Presents] @ Mehanata Bulgarian Bar
113 Ludlow btw Delancey & Rivington

The Frank London Orchestra at Mehanata

Photos from The Frank London Orchestra‘s Super-Extravagant Post-Klezkamp Year’s-End Ethno-World Funky Funky Brass Band Blowout and Jam Session on December 30th. It’s hard to tell where the band ends and the blissed-out patrons begin… Click for high-res!

Photos by nightlifebaby.

We just caught wind of our buddy’s, the Kreptatka Bar Band, victorious return to Mehanata. It’s happening January 31st at 8:30PM so come early – click to rsvp. These boys made the gypsy festival a beautiful memory for us and we can’t wait to jump all over them – EN VIVO!!!

Also, check out fellow Mehanata resident DJ and all around stellar guy Uproot Andy in this issue of xlr8r music magazine.

[Burdel Dali Presents] 2010!

Happy New Year, immigrant punks & Gypsy Freak friends! The Burdel militia dj’d the infamous Mehanata ice cage on last night on NYE, black & gold insignia shining like the galaxies of inebriation and joy. We were lucky enough to celebrate in a room full of people too drunk to realize we missed the countdown completely…!

Let’s keep it an in-house secret which song we played when midnight struck. Those who were there won’t soon forget.

Here’s to 2010, the launch of our blog, the musicians who remain the lifeblood of our party, and the trouble we’re sure to get into in the next twelve months. Introductions, bedtime stories, photos, and party info on the way…

The Burdel Christmas Fiesta!

If Krampus has any candidates for kidnapping/harassment this year, those crazy gypsies all gathered at Mehanata last night, despite the insane blizzard and the heavy eggnog dosage… We left the lights and decorations behind at the commune to ring in the holidays the only way we know: Good music, pretty girls, and non-stop dancing… ★

We also sent off one of our beloved Burdel members, Michael – we love you & miss you already (some of us more than others, huh huh huh) and we’ll be waiting for our reunion, brothaaa… xx

Photos by Tchaikovsky Darling.

99 Red Balloons

We’d like to thank the funeral party who left black/red balloons for us to play with this weekend. They were very useful. . . May your departed loved one rest in peace knowing what you were doing as soon as they left this earth(!!!)

Later we would make equally practical use of this random tree branch we found on the street at 6AM.