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Balkan Beat Box Bring Their Unique Dance Party to Brooklyn Steel

April 25th, 2017

Firewater members producer-drummer Tamir Muskat and producer-saxophonist Ori Kaplan (also formerly of Gogol Bordello) were born in Israel and met in Brooklyn. United by a love of music, and playing together—as Balkan Beat Box—they blend Balkan, klezmer and Mediterranean sounds with dub, electronica and hip-hop. They perform live joined by a rotating group of musicians, but singer-percussionist Tomer Yosef has officially joined them as the third member of the band. Their fifth full-length, Shout It Out (stream it below), out last year, finds the band “as wild as ever,” according to Relix. “Shout It Out is spicy and exotic—but even a pop-radio audience could get behind it.” You can get behind it yourself when Balkan Beat Box (above, doing “I Trusted U” at Paste Studios) play Brooklyn Steel on Friday night. Das Racist’s Heems opens the show.

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Balkan Beat Box – Webster Hall – March 17, 2013

March 18th, 2013


Photos courtesy of JC McIlwaine | jcmcilwaine.com

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A Balkan Alternative to St. Patrick’s Day at Webster Hall

March 13th, 2013

Ori Kaplan, formerly in Gogol Bordello, and Tamir Muskat, of Firewater, were born in Israel and met in Brooklyn. They were united by a love of music, and playing together—as Balkan Beat Box—they blend Balkan, klezmer and Mediterranean sounds with dub, electronica and hip-hop beats. The two were eventually joined by vocalist Tomer Yosef, and along with a rotating group of musicians, they have put out four albums filled with their unique sound since 2005, the most recent of which is last year’s Give (stream it below). And if you want to go out on St. Patrick’s Day but are looking to do something out of the ordinary (and maybe a little less obvious), go see Balkan Beat Box (above, performing “Bulgarian Chicks”) play Webster Hall on Sunday night.

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Balkan Beat Box Plays Webster Hall

April 22nd, 2011


Ori Kaplan, formerly in Gogol Bordello, and Tamir Muskat, of Firewater, were born in Israel and met in Brooklyn. They were united by a love of music, and playing together—as Balkan Beat Box—they blend Balkan, klezmer and Mediterranean sounds with dub, electronica and hip-hop. The duo, joined by a rotating group of musicians, has put out three albums since 2005, the most recent of which is last year’s Blue Eyed Black Boy. And you just might hear some of it when Balkan Beat Box (above, performing “Hermetico”) plays Webster Hall next Tuesday.

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Win Tickets to Balkan Beat Box

March 10th, 2010


Ori Kaplan, formerly in Gogol Bordello, and Tamir Muskat, of Firewater, were born in Israel and met in Brooklyn. They were united by a love of music, and playing together—as Balkan Beat Box—they blend Balkan, klezmer and Mediterranean sounds with dub, electronica and hip-hop. The duo, joined by a rotating group of musicians, has put out a couple of albums since 2005. The third, Blue Eyed Black Boy, will be released next month. But you won’t need to wait that long to check out their new music because Balkan Beat Box (above, playing “Hermetico”) is playing Webster Hall on Saturday. Want to go? The House List is giving away two tickets. Just fill out the form below, listing your name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Balkan Beat Box, 3/13) and a brief message explaining what you like so much about the band. The winner will be notified on Friday. Good luck.

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