Listen to ‘Zalina’, the latest single from Romanian trio Balkan Taksim
Balkan Taksim blend the sounds and rhythms of Romania with psychedelic electronica in their new single 'Zalina'.
The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist folk music collector Sașa-Liviu Stoianovici, joined by electronic producer Alin Zăbrăuțeanu and darbuka player and percussionist Cosmo, Balkan Taksim draw from encounters with different Balkan traditions to create a futuristic sound made for the dance floor (and the train-tracks).
The band say: "'Zalina' is about a strong-minded, beautiful girl and a man who is desperately in love with her. Musically, the song epitomises some of the directions we're pursuing, with its Romanian traditional vocals and keyboard stylings and laid-back yet dance floor-oriented trip-hop electronics."