Subcarpați is an explosive mixture between traditional Romanian music and modern beats. An eclectic mix that combines Romanian folklore with traditional instruments and trip hop, dubstep, rap or dancehall, among other rhythms. Most people say their music brings them back to their roots and makes them proud of their origins.
Bean MC - Subcarpați founder - about the latest album, United States Of Balkans: 'It's about bringing down the borders in the quest of discovering a new balkanic sound, a common culture.'
The Guardian reviewed Subcarpați as: 'an explosive mixture of old and new. It's an eclectic combination that brings together melancholy Romanian folk songs, Romanian unity songs, traditional instruments and the rhythms of trip-hop, dub-step, hip-hop and dance-hall.'
Subcarpați members: Bean, Afo, Power Pe Vinil, Mădălina Pavăl, Valentin Mușat (guitar), Alin Stoianovici (accordion, synths), Claudiu Rusu aka Kani (drums), Bogdan Zoom (light engineer), Cosmin Lazăr (sound engineer), VJ Andri, and other collaborators.
Cred ca sunt extraterestru aka CCSE started their activity in the spring of 2015 in the Baba Novac studio in Bucharest. The guys combine classic sounds with new tones of drums, guitar, VST's and improvisation sessions.
'I'm not the adept of a specific genre or trend. We just started making music and now, after 2 years, we have our first album, which, for me, represents my artistic maturity.' (Afo - CCSE founder)
CCSE members: Afo, Cristi Anca (bass/guitar), Para (drums/drum pad), Cosmin Lazăr (sound engineer).
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