Gyönyörű barátaim gyönyörű babát várnak. Ez megihletett annyira, hogy ezt a mixtape-et a babának címezzem. Még az ékezeteket is bekapcsoltam!
Unos de mis amigos mejores de Hungría están esperando su primer bebé. Me inspiró a dedicar este mixtape para la criatura que viene.
My beautiful friends in Hungary are expecting to have a beautiful baby. This inspired me to dedicate this mixtape to the coming soul.
Alan Vega: Jukebox Baby (New York City, 1981)
You gotta ask my daugther what music she would fancy listening to. She’s gonna tell it to you straight away that it’s Jukebox Baby. Alan Vega, its producer, was a visual artist from New York, then later became more famous of his synth-rockability music. He provoked my friend David and me to experiment with electronic music production for the timespan of two good years.
Saigon Soul Revival: Nhân Gian Tình (Ho Chi Minh City, 2019)
The Vietnamese culture has always been dear to my heart. I only got to know wonderful Vietnamese people as friends and the only Asian country was Vietnam that I had the chance to visit yet. I came across Saigon Soul Revival while on a hunt for new psychedelic rock music. According to the band, “[they have] been on a quest to reawaken the raw, enchanting sounds of 1960s and 70s Vietnam; a time when passionate music resonated in Saigon’s streets and clubs with messages of love, heartache, hope and freedom.”
La Lá: Primor (Lima, 2017)
Que bonita voz! Me alegro mucho. Esta cancion es particular por que entiendo todas las letras!
Fókatelep: Halálos Tavasz (Budapest, 2016)
Fókatelep is one of my favorite music bands of all times. Throughout the years I lived in Budapest, I went to all of their concerts. I thought I knew all their songs until one day I had discovered that they had an album I’ve never heard before. This track is from that one. This song was inspired by a song of the same title by Hungarian singer Karády Katalin from 1939.
Farketmez: Reverse Afro (Istanbul, 2017)
I met one of the band members in Istanbul who turned out to be a friend of my friend that I was visiting at that time. The band was just about to record and release their first album. Since then it’s out and I’m so glad it happened. Deeelicious is a damn good set of songs. I had a hard time picking a single song to include it in this mixtape. I felt like just adding all of them. If you fancy rock and jazz, here goes the Reverse Afro.
Muzsik és Volkova: Ess eső (Budapest, 2022)
I was looking for a Hungarian band that sings about permaculture. While I haven’t found one, I stumbled upon Muzsik és Volkova. Their song Ess eső is their devotion for the rain that we have been much missing throughout the summer in Europe.
The Manueles: Reggae Surf Afritanga Groove (Galicia, 2020)
I keep an eye on bands of Northern Spain, the region I live at. I was excited to find out that there was a surf rock band around. I wish to see them playing live. No talk, just wild waves and rock beat.
Gaye Su Akyol: Laziko (Istanbul, 2018)
I still remember that summer afternoon I danced at Gaye Su Akyol’s live gig at the Ozora festival in Hungary accompanied by my friends Adam and Emo. Laziko is a fantastic song that mixes elements of surf rock and Turkish folk music. Music to dance to with or without shoes.
Nina: Passagem (Portugal, 2015)
The vibes Nina creates through her music falls into the category that both my partner and I deeply resonate with. I had the pleasure of seeing her live performing at the Ananda Marga festival in Portugal. What a beautiful journey she took us on.
Taimane: Afterparty (Hawaii, 2022)
Taimane’s is the best Ukulele player in the world today and of all times. This song is from her second album that was released recently. Seeing her playing is a double edged sword: it greatly inspires you to play the uke and embarrasses you at the same time when you struggle holding down the Cm chord.