Khidja (RO)

pseudo-tribal house

In these exotic years of psycho-disco, Khidja is here to spread the nomadic club phenomenon even further. Romania was under Turkish occupation around 1500AD and the Ottoman Empire left it’s mark with a lot of it’s musical influences becoming deeply rooted in the local culture. You’ll hear it in traditional “lautareasca” music and in the omnipresent “gipsy music” too. Khidja’s sound was also inspired by this, and by now it all went into a mix of middle-eastern electronic music with a nod towards organic sounds, synthesizers combined with cult instruments like setar, ney or saz and grungy guitars that are reminiscent of the Krautrock era. No matter what – you are going to dance to this!