Jim Boz | Folkatronic

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Folkatronic

by Jim Boz

An homage to the rhythms and melodies of the Middle East, presented mostly out of context & often mixed with contradictory elements, into a creative new melange of culture clash.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Spinning Mina
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2. Kendra
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3. Maria's Dream
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4. Jungle Harem
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5. Moroccan Beat
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6. Flip N Tribal
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7. Samira (Dark Electrix Mix)
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8. Electro Fellahin (Radio Edit)
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9. Beyond the Rif
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10. Selimah (Perky Mix)
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11. Line Dance
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12. Christina's Swing
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The crossroads between the folkloric sounds of the music of the East with the electronics, glitch, trip hop, techno and dark waves of the West...Folkatronic: a further clash of cultures, between Arabic musical & rhythmic idioms and Western electronics, highlighting authentic organic Middle Eastern samples.

Jim Boz is a music and dance artist based in San Diego, CA, USA & Toronto, ON, Canada. Since his first song appeared on the radio on a small Berkeley station in 1984, his life has been involved in one aspect or another in the creative arts. Working professionally as a musician in the late 80's and through the 90's, his career expanded to include the world of dance. Since then, Jim has created several resources for dance instructors using his skills as an electronic musician and producer.

Jim's dance career involving Arabic folkloric dance and Raks Sharki (aka 'belly dance') has allowed him to travel worldwide teaching and performing world & fusion dance.

"Folkatronic" is an homage to the rhythms and melodies of the Middle East, presented mostly out of context & often mixed with contradictory elements, into a creative new melange of culture clash.

Thanks to Kendra Bosten of Iowa for the inspiration to complete "Kendra" - at the time, I was still forming the basic concepts for the "Folkatronic" sound. Kendra was inspirational in assisting me to mix disparate elements (Saudi rhythms and Turkish melodic influences) with glitches, pops, noise and a bit of hip hop to create a flagship sound for this beast.

Thanks to my students, especially Maria, for "Maria's Dream". I have always said that one of the most wonderful experiences as a teacher is when your students become your peers. My students have truly been the greatest source of inspiration for me for the nearly two decades involved in world dance. I am always and wholly indebted to you all! (Watch for Dannelle's edit available soon on another cd!)

Thanks to Jodee Ewing of Flipn Tribal Designs for the track of this name. Those of you who know Jodee will agree she is one of the most positive, wonderful, sharing, caring, giving individuals on the face of this planet...or at least that I have met in my years of travels to multiple continents. If you do not know Jodee yet, you must check out her fabulous costumes & accessories for Tribal and Tribal Fusion belly dance. www.flipntribaldesigns.com

Thanks to Selimah of Mystic Hips Belly Dance, for the continued inspiration. I took her desire for dark, slithery music for snake dancing to create "Selimah (Slither Mix)" (available on "Shut Up and Shimmy"), but could not leave well enough alone. Here is a rather perky version using a similar construct. www.MysticHips.com

Thanks to Christina King for the inspiration for "Christinas Swing". I had DJ'd some early embryonic versions of the piece for her at Martini Room in Elgin, IL and she said, "I want that!" With her guidance, I was able to find the right mix and structure to highlight her sassy techniques. All I can say is *WOW*! This is for you my love! www.RaksChristina.com

Look for videos of the "Line Dance". We have a belly dance line dance written by Brandy, Kelela and Tiffany of Tribal Evolution. Share it for fun at your Haflas! Hey, just some tongue in cheek fun fun fun, eh? :) www.TribalEvolution.com

And special Thanks to all the friends all over the world who have shared with me in the music and the dance!

Other mixes available for tracks on this CD:
"Selimah (Slither Mix)" and "Electro Fellahin (Tribaltronic Mix)" available on "Shut Up and Shimmy" www.cdbaby.com/cd/bozjim2
"Samira (Original Mix)" available on "Boz in Oz" www.cdbaby.com/cd/jimboz2

This CD was created digitally using loops, samples, original programming, editing & studio production. Loops and samples from: Splurgo.com, Loopmasters, Big Fish Audio, P5Audio & Loop Galaxy.

Cover Photographer: Bridget Montgomery www.BridgetMontgomery.com
Cover Model: Karen "Piper" Hersh www.PiperDance.com
Cover Graphics: MidKid Designs MidKid@gmail.com
Mastering by 48Hour Masters www.48HourMasters.com

(p)(c)2012 Jim Boz - All Rights Reserved - Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited.

The arts can be a difficult industry in the USA. Please support the arts by purchasing your own copy & encouraging others to do the same.

For more info:
www.JimBoz.com
1-888-4JIMBOZ (from the US)
+1 619 203 4596
@JimBoz
facebook.com/JimBozMusic
soundcloud.com/jimboz
reverbnation.com/jimboz


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Diana the Dancer

Jim Boz does it again!
I purchased Folkatronic just days after Ishtebak (another Jim Boz cd) and I've been dancing non-stop ever since. Jim has a great ear and feel for mixing music. These songs can be subtle hip-dropping background music OR load the dance floor. Highly recommended (and get Ishtebak too - you won't regret it!).