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Chodz na pole – Polish hip hop for beginners

If you have never listened to Polish hip hop, you have a lot to look forward to.

For those who don’t know the language, I am pleased to say that Nokturn has no lyrics, Kaubanga makes no sense anyway, and the rest of the tracks are about normal, everyday things – about Poland, of course, and stuff like concrete and mountain tops and porn and the moomins.

Tracks:

  1. Nokturn – Czarny Hifi
  2. Tabasko – O.S.T.R.
  3. Normalnie o tej porze – Kaliber 44
  4. Kaubanga – Sztigar Bonko
  5. Nowe bloki – Vienio feat. Hades
  6. Na szczycie – Grubson
  7. Banicja – Bisz (B.O.K.) feat. Pawbeats
  8. Rio – Miuosh
  9. Co mam powiedzic – Pezet
  10. Chodz na pole – Krakowskie Rap Kontratakuje (KRK)

Do you know better than this? Recommendations are always welcome!

Tribute to Warsaw

With all due respect to David Bowie, when I listen to the track Warszawa from his Low album I can only think of how  it feeds the conception of a hopelessly dull, depressing city.

For a more rounded picture, here is a selection of 14 tunes with a (sometimes far-fetched, I know) reference to the capital of Poland.

Listen here – tracks are listed below!

Park Lazienki, Warsaw
Warsaw in the sun

Tracks:

  1. Warsaw ragtime – New Orleans Stompers
  2. Warsaw – Dessa
  3. Warsaw or the first breath you take after you give up
    – Them Crooked Vultures
  4. Gangster ska – Warsaw Poland Bros
  5. Warsaw – Groove Armada (James Curd remix)
  6. Warszawa – T. Love
  7. Warsaw – Sneijder (Arctic Moon remix)
  8. Sen o Warszawie – Cieslaw Niemen
  9. Warsawa – 50 HERTZ
  10. Warsaw – Joy Division
  11. Warszawa – Kombajn do zbierania kur po wioskach
  12. Warsaw in the sun – Tangerine Dream
  13. Varshe: Warsaw – Mappamundi
  14. Warszawo, moja Warszawo – Warszawskie Combo Taneczne

For the love of Miuosh

Two years in Poland have taught me that there is more to this country than vodka. It is also full of ace hip hop in general and of Miuosh in particular.

Language barrier? Äsch. Isn’t most communication non-verbal anyway? But OK, you may want to check the online Urban Dictionary for meanings of kurwa and ja pierdole.

Tracks:

Wiecej niz mozesz (Piata strona swiata, 2011)
Na zawsze (Prosto przed siebie, 2012)
Sado feat Textyl (Pogrzeb, 2009)
Matka i krew (Prosto przed siebie, 2012)
Swiatlo (Nowe swiatlo, 2013)
Zly (Pogrzeb, 2009)
Kazde (Piata strona swiata, 2011)
Born sinner feat JWP (Nowe swiatlo, 2013)
Barwy szczescia (Pogrzeb, 2009)
Szczury (Prosto przed siebie, 2012)
Sam (Nowe swiatlo, 2013)
Nie zamykaj dzisiaj drzwi (Nowe swiatlo, 2013)
Fejmhejter (Nowe swiatlo, 2013)
Roze z betonu (Prosto przed siebie, 2012)
Chronos (Piata strona swiata, 2011)