Your Ticket to… Balkan Beats

We dedicated the first cover of our magazine to the fathers of Gypsy punk and one of the most influential bands of the Gypsy music scene. If you recently danced to some Gypsy sounds, Balkan Beats or Eastern European music, it is likely that behind the decks there was one of the UK’s most dedicated connoisseurs called DJ Kobayashi. With his label Batov Records and band Gypsy Hill, he brought the Gypsy sound to London and generously dispensed it…

For this reason, to close the first issue of Rhythm Passport magazine, we asked Kobayashi to compile a playlist of his favourite Balkan Beats, Gypsy, and Eastern European tunes.

Enjoy and latcho drom!