|SSP!'s third cd tells the tale of Serbian-Gypsy-American automechanic and amateur filmmaker Gus Dejan, and is named after his garage in Queens, NYC. The perfect mix of blazing brass, Gypsy accordion, dance grooves, and tight tunes show SSP! at the forefront of a new wave of hybrid world music, joining the ranks of bands such as Antibalas and Gogol Bordello.
Teknochek Collision is also available on iTunes
Teknochek Collision features the stunning singing of Eva Salina Primack, who joins the band for Opa Cupa and Djelem Djelem, and the inimitable MC Zoran Amar , whose introductions for Saban Bajramovic and other NYC Balkan performances are an integral part of the story of Balkan music in NYC.
"Of all the NYC dance bands that draw on Eastern European music, Slavic Soul Party! is the coolest.... SSP! jumps from traditional songs to contemporary covers and originals, connecting the dots of a number of folk schools with surprising finesse... Its members seem acutely aware of the common principle that unites the traditions they borrow from: Music ought to move you."
— TimeOut NY
"Slavic Soul Party are pretty much thebomb.com. If you want to hear them before the buzz absolutely deafens you, check them out tonight or any Tuesday at the eclectic cozy Park Slope bar Barbes."
[4 stars] "Slavic Soul Party! can raise a good head of steam, while thankfully making no pretense to be something they're not... there's not a bad tune here, with plenty of excellent playing, the solos concise and sharp, and the rhythms more than a backbeat... The vocal cuts shimmer with some excellent, passionate singing, and the whole thing is a real success."
— All Music Guide
"This is good, good brass, though, played with panache. If you’ve got any taste for village party music at all then odds are you’re going to like it."