Little Armenia

Bei’ Ru

Little Armenia

Musa-Ler Records

How do you describe an act like Bei ‘Ru?  Part RJD2, part Beats Antique, LA native and Armenian descendant Bei’ Ru has taken it upon himself to scour his ancestry nation on a mission to discover and rescue rare and out of print Armenian tracks.  He then flawlessly samples these tracks over enchanting traditional hip-hop rhythms’, creating a sort of homage to unknown Armenian musicians of the past as well as a sort of map of Armenia’s rich musical history.  Mostly sampling acts between the 1950s and 1980s (the music Bei’ Ru himself grew up on) with electric instrumentation and modern effects, Little Armenia is a flawless representation of what DJ sampling music should be like.  These arrangements of horns, synthesizers and Middle Eastern instrumentation are especially mesmerizing.

 

Release Date:  11/19/2010

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