100 Years Of Yiddish Bangers

28/02/2017DJ Yuriy Gurzhy Presents A Swinging Mix Of 'Shtetl' Digs

This March is going to be absolutely mad, as the Jewish Monkeys embark on their annual tour to 'jewnify' Germanistan. On March 11th they land in Berlin for a special night of Purim festivities. Purim is a Jewish holiday to commemorate the saving of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from their nemesis Haman, who, like so many others before and after him, wanted the Jews wiped off the face of this earth.

Today, Purim is celebrated as a sort of Jewish carneval, which brings us back to March 11th and an exclusive Purim Party taking place at Berlin's Roter Salon and featuring said Jewish Monkeys as well as the one and only Ukraine-born/Berlin-based DJ Yuriy Gurzhy (RotFront, Shtetl Superstars Orchestra et al), musician, DJ, producer, radio broadcaster and organiser of the now legendary Russendisko club nights, alongside acclaimed writer Wladimir Kaminer.

Just ahead of the gig, Gurzhy re-released his superb 18-minute mix of 'Yiddish Bangers', which we are more than happy to share with you today. Tune in to the SoundCloud player above for this swinging selection of 'shtetl' sounds and do join the upcoming Purim festivities, if you get a chance.

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom