Band of the Day

2013.10.07

Savages Y Suefo

Eclectic Hungarian electro-swing that jumps and jives its way around the world
Come on everybody, come on let’s all get down!
lyrics from Ballroom Breakers

The two members of Savages Y Suefo come from the same eclectic music scene of Budapest, Hungary. They met because of a remix made by Savages for a Vono Box track. At the time, Suefo was a member of Vono Box but they immediately found themselves working on a remix for Danilo Venturi. That was the moment when Savages Y Suefo was born. Since then, they’ve done remixes for !DelaDap, [dunkelbunt], Max Pashm, Rube, Kid Loco, [re:jazz], Unkle Ho, and The Qualitons to name a few.

They play downtempo, breaks, jazz, funk, hip-hop, dub, electro swing and all kinds of multikulti folk in their DJ sets, and they have the same variety in their own productions as well. Their first EP, called Sweet Relish, was released in February 2010 on UrbanWorld Records. The original version and the Mash & Munkee remix were later released on Global Bass Vol.1.,as a shiny 2x12” vinyl compilation.

Their 2nd single the “Black Cat Jive EP” came out on Agogo Records in September 2012, and received warm praise from the scene. The duo’s debut LP 'Worldstyle' incorporates elements of world music, balkan, electro-swing, hip-hop, downtempo, dub, Latin, and jazz-breaks. It was released worldwide in January 2013.

You can find their songs on popular compilations already, like Electro Swing Revolution, Electro Swing Fever, The Spirit Of Electro Swing, Sun Dub, and All Shook Up. Savages y Suefo are busy working on some new remixes for Watcha Clan, Mr Bird, and the long-passed Terry Snyder. The guys are also organising club nights to promote their eclectic style and the electro-swing phenomena in Hungary.

They also have released two albums under their chill-out, lounge moniker Sannan. Almost all the songs from the first album, Chillage, were licensed to more than 20 chill-out, lounge compilations. The second Sannan album, Hello Today, came out in November 2012.

Above all these collaborative efforts, the guys have their own paths too. Suefo is an acclaimed freestyle DJ and music journalist. He has DJ’d in almost every corner of Europe in the past few years. Savages released his solo debut album, Five Finger Discount, in 2008 but he’s also known as Kovacs and Vega Ass. His first Kovacs album, Piszkos Jazz, came out in 2011 and it was followed by a remix album, Piszkos Jazz – The Remix Collection, in 2012 on Chameleon Records.

AGOGO’S OFFICIAL DEDICATORY: This album is a colourful, emotional trip inspired by bands like United Future Organization, Up, Bustle & Out, Karminsky Experience, and Thievery Corporation. The two DJs/Producers got some help from their musician and singer fellaz, like the bouncing, always happy MC Guacho in the songs “Our World Our Style” and “En La Orilla Del Danuvio”. He came to Hungary from Uruguay and became one of the most active figures of the Budapest nightlife scene as vocalist of bands like Rojo Vivo and Anselmo Crew. Judy Jay, who sings on “Ballroom Breakers”, released her debut album last year. She’s also well known as a guest-vocalist and already worked together with bands like Realistic Crew, Casio Samples, and Zagar. Polnauer Flóra, who sings on “Or Ve Hoshech”, was a member of the bands Planet 55, Beat Dis, Zuboly, and her main band, the klezmer-jazz-hiphop group called Hagesher. She moved to Berlin from Budapest last year, where she works with different jazz bands. Maszkura, who plays accordion on “Tequila Man” and “An-Nil Al-Azraq”, came from Transylvania. He started to play accordion when he was 9, and ten years later he released two hip-hop albums. In 2007, he founded his band Maszkura and the Tücsökraj, which became an underground band in Hungary. Gábos Barna, who sings and plays the kaval and talking-drum in “Tequila Man” and “Barna”, is the leader of the world music band, Peca. We hope you will enjoy this multi-faceted and extraordinary album!