Monday, September 20, 2010

Zagar, Wings of Love - New in Funk Sanctum

DJ Bootsie with Zagar, April 2006, Millenaris ...
Happy #MusicMonday!

The newest addition to Funk Sanctum Radio is part of the burgeoning Eastern European electronica scene, Hungarian heavyweight band Zagar started out as three-fifth's of the Yonderboi Quintet. After a few years and massive critical success, keyboard player Balajzs Zsager (Zagar's namesake), guitarist Andor Kovacs, turntablist wizard Dj Bootsie splintered off to form their own sound...

which is a mixture of wave rock, electronica and psychedelic soundscapes embedded in an intriguing Hungarian spirit. Their masterfully crafted albums combine powerful hit-driven tracks with cinematic moods, which blow up when performed live. No wonder they're sought after performers on festivals and clubs all around Europe. Zagar's tunes have also been incorporated into short, feature films and theater also. They branched into soundtrack scoring opportunities and most notably their tracks have been picked up by American CSI series on a few occasions.

On their new single they invited six of Hungary's most popular independent female singers, The Underground Divas. Wings of Love entered the top 10 charts immediately in Hungary, earned heavy radio airplay and secured a No. 1 position on the Hungarian MTV Video Charts. They have gained numerous awards for this record also, most notably the Hungarian Record Industrys "Phonogram Award" and second prize in the International Songwriting Competition.

Following the single release, here are the massive remixpackage featuring the British DJ/Journalist Goldierocks, the Viennese funk maniac Albin Janoska, the Californian vintage synth wizards Bossasaurus, the German electro producer Eriq Johnson and the upcoming turntablist from the British BBE label, Dj Bootsie.

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