GYP-HOP, BALKAN, GYPSY, JAZZ, WORLD, MUSIC PARTY BAND FROM BUDAPEST
an international collective of musicians dedicated to acoustic and electric traditional and contemporary cultures based in Hungary
The band is born from the meeting of the improvisation culture of Gypsy jazz from Django Reinhardt and the spirit of the wild Balkan Gypsy party culture from Eastern Europe. They later started to experiment with new sounds and mix of cultures such as for example Hip-Hop, Cumbia, and music from further Eastern European Cultures.
The musicians of Hét Hat Club seeks melodies and songs from the dense and lively folk traditions from Transylvania, Serbia, Romania Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Yemen to create energetic compositions that they are eager to share with the public.
Founded in 2015 since it’s formation in Budapest the band has played all over the world. In a constant research of an original sound. The band mixes influences from Jazz, Transylvanian Hora, Bulgarian Kopanitsa , Serbian Kolos, Heavy Hip-Hop, Turkish Cocek, Heavy Metal , Classical Waltz…
HOW DOES IT SOUND?
THE UPCOMING ALBUM : “GYP.HOP”
Our next album will be recorded at the end of this summer. Stay tuned by subscribing to our news letter. At the bottom of this page.
You can have a preview of a Gyp-Hop song we recently recorded in slovakia here :
definition: “Gyp-Hop “ hybrid of Gypsy music and Hip-Hop grooves.
THE LAST ALBUM : BALKANOUCHE
“Balkanouche “ is born from the meeting of the improvisation culture of Gypsy jazz from Django Reinhardt and the wild Balkan folk music.
Valentin Desmarais – Saxophone
Bitó Janos – Accordion
Tony d’Erche – Manouche Guitar
Lakatos Vilmos – Manouche Guitar
Mazura János . Tuba
Recorded in Ethnophil Studios
The band has been formed in 2016 in the VIIth and VIth districts (“Hét Hat” in Hungarian), the quarters of the artistic and night life of the capital: Budapest. There Hét Hat Club had the chance to play on a regular basis, allowing themselves to get a solid experience in creating a party in all kind of places such as cafes, bars, theater, art galleries, museums, lake sides, conferences, while building a constantly growing audience.
Through time Hét Hat Club has gained a solid reputation of being able to play in places that value the Artistic essence of their work such as the french Institut of Budapest, Hungarian Cultural Alliance of San Francisco, the Music village Jazz club in Brussels, and many festivals such as Bankitó, Duna Karnevál Művészetek völgye, Kolorádó, Mediawave, Taka-Tuka, Babel Sound and many other but also more casual occasions such as village party, weddings, house shows, house party.
A band is an ecosystem that is challenging to keep alive and productive. Through our work and perseverance we aim to keep alive and learn the rich but fragile culture of playing traditional music from various places and learn it’s history.
Inspire our audience to be curious, interact with us and each other through the celebration of the moment in a way similar to the way gypsy communities do and did in the past.
Our goal also is to be able to influence festivals and places that host our performances to reduce their wastes and plastic uses. We try as much as possible to communicate about it.
Since it’s formation the Hét Hat Club has been touring all over the world and is planning new exiting trips in the future. Nothing is too far for us, in the past years we already succeed to play more than 300 shows in 20 countries.