Perkalaba – "Vibes and Fiber". We have been waiting for this release for quite some time. 17 Perkalaba’s masterpieces carefully selected by DJ Derbastler and Zarbazan, of Extra Estrada Soundsystem, cross European collaboration of independent djs and music producers. These tracks represent full-time artistic heritage of this legendary hutzul-folk-ska-punk band from the Carpathian mountains of Ukraine. The selection had been made of 7 albums of Perkalaba of 2005 – 2019. The artistic work of Perkalaba is frequently compared to the gypsy punks band of Gogol Bordello, the music of the Pogues, Goran Bregovic, Element of Crime or Mano Negra. The name of the band comes from the name of the distant hamlet of Perkalaba, small hutzul village in the Ukrainian Carpathians, on the border of the Chernivtsi and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, in essence situated in the crossroads of the Ukrainian, Bukovyna’s and Transcarpathian’s ethnically diverse and rich cultures, with an outstanding and unique blend of hutzul social and artistic attitudes. The Perkalaba started as a band in the local underground clubs and then went on public stage in 1998, playing for the first time at the folk-rock festival Chervona Ruta. Since then it became a legendary band, having toured in Ukraine, Poland, Germany, France, Luxembourg, playing at the rock festivals in Europe. Perkalaba’s work as been heavily influenced by their producer Mokh, Alec Gnativ and their legendary late singer Andriy “Fedot” Fedotov (one of the tracks on this compilation – Pilot is created in memoriam of “Fedot”). The musical style of the band is close to ska punk and has a reggae soul, however, it is heavily influenced by the traditional hutzul music. The songs of Perkalaba are heavily influenced by the Carpathian nature and harmony, humour, rasta attitude and esoteric energy of the Carpathians. In 2011 they recorded a new album entitled "Dido" (Grandfather). One of the songs features Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. Eugene himself is a big fan and friend of Perkalaba. The title of the song is Didoborodaty-2011. The album was presented on 1 December 2011 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Several Ukrainian artists collaborated with Perkalaba – DakhaBrakha, Ruslana Khazipova from Dakh Daughters, one of the tracks in this compilation is a cover of a song from Qarpa and another one is done to commerate a close friend – Kuzma from Braty Gadyukiny. Finally, a remix from DJ Derbastler in the cumbia style gives freshness to the compilation, suggesting a dancing mood. Vibes and Fiber is the first compilation from the intentions of DJ Derbastler and Zarbazan to reproduce historical heritage of influential indie bands from Ukraine, representing non-mainstream musical landscape of the Ukrainian independent soundmaking. More to come soon in 2020!

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PERKALABA - Tikobyvyhotily - (DERBASTLER Eastern Cumbia Tropical Remix)


A fresh and recent 2011 compilation exploring the rhythm and sounds of Extra Estrada Records. Check it out to find out tracks from Chicholina Sound Machine, Mama Diaspora, Perkalaba and Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello, Chord Snatchers and many more.

The fourteen tracks of this magnificently powerful compilation were carefully selected by DJ Derbastler from variety of works produced and published by Extra Estrada Records music label. The tracks include Mama Diaspora vs Yuriy Gurzhy (Secret Agent), Chicholina Sound Machine (Tropical Hungarian March), Perkalaba feat. Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello (Didoborodaty), Chicholina Sound Machine (Polkate), Oleg Skrypka Electro Swing Remix by Alexey Gorchitza and Alexander Lysokobylko (Jak Pochujesh), Perkalaba (Didograje), Mama Diaspora vs Yuriy Gurzhy (Back in My Hometown), Chicholina Sound Machine (Can't Clone Grandma'), Perkalaba (Tikobyvyhotily Derbastler Tropical Remix), Mama Diaspora vs Yuriy Gurzhy (Something's Changing), Foa Hoka feat. Evgen Hodosh (Forgotten Hit), Mama Diaspora (Carefree Melody Eastern Cumbia Derbastler Remix), Chord Snatchers feat. Yuri Lemeshev of Gogol Bordello (Silver Skyline) and The Ritmless (Skazka). Enjoy them!

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DERBASTLER - Eastern Cumbia (LP)

Derbastler, aka Ivan Moskalenko, is a well-known Ukrainian musician, DJ and producer, one of the founding fathers of the Ukrainian electronic music scene. Extra Estrada Records publishes a compilation of his most recent remixes in Eastern Cumbia style.

DJ Derbastler, also known as Ivan Moskalenko, was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1972. He has started his musical career with a number of musical acts of the Kyiv musical underground, some of which were The Electricians, Yarn, Radiodelo, as well as well-known to Kyiv independent musical scene group Shake Hi-Fi. From 1994 to 2002, he was a member, bass-player and co-producer of the Foa Hoka musical group. In the beginning of 90s he started his professional DJ career, which was most probably originated in his passion for music and his desire to share it with others, especially his friends. Later he became involved with Torba parties, first rave and electronic music parties at the Ukrainian capital. As a DJ he played everywhere throughout Ukraine, in clubs, at open airs, stadiums, for audiences of thousands. He was a founding member of the Radio-Eurasia project (together with a Kyiv-based artist Kirill Protsenko) and took part in numerous festivals and musical events (Dream Game 2001, Kyiv International Media Art Festival 2000 and 2001, New Sound, Venice Biennale, Vienna Grand Art Academy in 2004, etc.). Later, he was a guest DJ at Rebel Minds gallery in Berlin. In 2003 році, Derbastler together with Kirill Protsenko, have found an independent music label - Thermos Records, which has published a groundbreaking electronic music compilation Music for Space Lorry Drivers that was presented to public at the Venice Biennale. Derbastler has produced and mixed music for electronic compilations made by SALE records and CTS music label (“Beautitude lounge”). He was also an author of musical compilations, accompanying fashion shows of Lilia Poustovit, made specially for the Ukrainian Fashion Week and similar fashion events. Derbastler is a member of Mama Diaspora music group, is a music producer and art director at the Extra Estrada Records.

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Perkalaba explains the roots of Ukrainian Carpathian gutsul ska punk with passion, energy and love to music it does.

Perkalaba. Dido (Grandpa) After release of the album "Movlennyek" (the joint project by Moh and Kuzia aka Qzzaargh), I think, something electronic and psychedelic was expected from Perkalaba – just due to inertia. But Perkalaba does not care about inertia, so the album "Dido" – it is something different again. As a surfer has to gulp lots of salt water in order to, at last, without breaking his/her bones, get through the "tunnel" – the same is here. From outside, it seems that in the sense of music Perkalaba, having experienced a lot of different stuff, has returned to the wave it started from – but in fact this is essentially different music played with more or less the same instruments. Such a trick, and it is not the only one here – so I advise you to listen very carefully. You may hear a retrospective journey from the crazy past to the psychedelic present. Maybe – you will visit the Mystical Theater of Shadows on Perforated Cardboard. Maybe – you will wake up with a smile on your lips, because there is no such game that would not cause a smile on lips of an immortal. Maybe – you will just stop hiding from vicissitudes of this life, because only fear immobilizes, while love – changes worlds... Whatever it is – make your choose. Consciously. Of course, one may think of it as another festival of mushrooms and trout – but most likely the mushroom with which the trout could dive into the so transparent has not yet been born..

Anton Yozhyk Leyba (Hedgehog) Year: 2011

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EUGENE HUTZ feat. PERKALABA - Didoborodaty


Perkalaba featuring Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello) new song "Didoborodaty" from new album"Dido", which will be released on 1 December 2011. Available for download from Extra Estrada Records.

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