Line-up /DJ Sasha Dieu
Some describe the striking, upbeat sound as 'music of the last great depression brought up to date for the current one'' and it's taking over London's dancefloors. Think of the illicit fun of the Jazz Age, mix in Eastern European, Swing and Arabic flavour and then add the cutting edge sounds of modern electronic percussion.
BALKAN SONIK fuses influences such as Hip Hop, Dubstep, House, Drum & Bass, and Twisted Electronica. Here you will find computer versus accordion, sampler versus trumpet and drumbox versus derbouka. This party is one that is in full swing!
It's not so much an aural assault but more a natural rhythm with extremely danceable tunes and blaring brassy energy - get ready to sweat!
This month, Residents Fred Balkayou and Wattknot will receive a very special guest.
DJ SACHA DIEU from "Stranger than Paradise"
Sacha is reputated for being one of the pioneers and specialists of Gypsy / Balkan Beats and World Music in the UK.
In 2004, he co-founded "Stranger than paradise", the successful burlesque monthly event hosted at the Hootanany in Brixton.
He has djed alongside are: Mahala Rai Banda, Ivo Papasov (Bulgaria's most famous clarinet player), Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Bratsch (Legendary French Folk band), KAL, The Dandy Warhols (Infamous Rock group) and more recently Roots Manuva, Trojan Sound System, Jerry Dammers (The Specials).