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Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Robert Soko

BalkanBeats Soundlab (Piranha)

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Bosnia was long a collision point of cultures, and Berlin is a continental crossroads. Bosnian mix-master Robert Soko lives in the German capital, where he fills the clubs with a wonderful montage of pan-European dance music, well represented on BalkanBeats Soundlab. While many tracks draw from the funky sound of the brass bands that proliferate across the former Yugoslavia, the mix of beats and languages speaks loudly for the cross-cultural flow of Europe in the 21st century.