Bellydancing Breakbeats

Necmi Calvi, the Turkish mastermind behind Oojami, is causing quite a stir in London these days, staging club shows that feature belly dancers, fire eaters, trapeze artists, and the hottest Asian unde

Necmi Calvi, the Turkish mastermind behind Oojami, is causing quite a stir in London these days, staging club shows that feature belly dancers, fire eaters, trapeze artists, and the hottest Asian underground sound in town. The CD leaves the belly dancers to listeners' imagination, but the music is very real and on the leading edge of what's happening in world and club music. Calvi is obviously a keen student of the rhythmic soul of Turkish traditional music. He's also pretty much up-to-the-minute on electronica, breakbeats, and trance. What he's woven together is a wildly rhythmic fusion of Eastern exotica and Western techno, and it's dead simple to hear why this sound is taking the club scene by storm. Every track is a distinctive combination of avant thought and primal beats, crunched into a singularly vivid musical experience.—PVV
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