Chavo

Chavo

Oldtown

Part of the Batov Records Takeover.

Raw spontaneity infused with electricity, beats and lush orchestration. With flashes of Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits and Professor Longhair alongside touches of 70’s funk, dancehall and British eccentricity, it’s clear there is much influence from the West in their music, but it’s evident that their main influences still hark to the shifting sands of the East.

Initially formed as a Balkan recital outfit playing acoustic music to seated audiences. Very quickly the audiences began to stand up and the show times moved from 3pm to 3am. Sweating it out on the oom-pah music circuit became the norm, and after many years Chavo felt a desire for change. They waved goodbye to the traditional material (often sung in Roma or Serbian) and crafted an album of original songs in their home tongue - English. A change in line-up and instrumentation also followed as they caught up with the technology of the 1970’s. What appears to have distilled from this epic journey is both imaginative and intriguing. A percussion heavy, mandolin infused, vintage keys indie band with seductive female bv’s, pounding bass lines, 4-foor dance rhythms and harmonic discord - a firm footing in the west with a nod to the east.

Artists

  1. 47 Soul

  2. 6Foot7

  3. AAA BADBOY VS DUB BOY (SOCA SET)

  4. AARDVARK

  5. Ace Ventura

  6. Agbeko

  7. Agent Sasco & Dub Akom Band

  8. Agressor Bunx

  9. AJ Tracey

  10. Alabama 3

  11. Alfresco Disco

  12. Alice Francis

  13. ALIX PEREZ

  14. Almatic

  15. Alpha Portal

  16. Altern 8 LIVE

  17. Amy Becker

  18. ANJELO DISONS

  19. Aphrodite

  20. AQUASKY

  21. ARCON

  22. Aries

  23. Ariwo

  24. Arrested Development

  25. ASIAN HAWK

  26. Astrix

  27. Atterkop

  28. Baby Queens

  29. Back to the Planet

  30. BAR STOOL PREACHERS

  31. BARBARIX

  32. Bare Knuckle Parade

  33. Beans On Toast

  34. BEARDY WEARDY

  35. Beating Heart

  36. BEN UFO

  37. Benjamin Zephaniah & the Revolutionary Minds

  38. Berg

  39. Big Swing Sound feat. Hypeman Sage

  40. Big Youth + U-Roy

  41. BILLAIN

  42. Black Sun Empire

  43. Black Water County

  44. Blaggers ITA

  45. Blend Mishkin feat. Peppery

  46. BLOCK DODGER

  47. Bobbie Johnson

  48. BODDIKA

  49. BOOKA SHADE

  50. Boys Noize

  51. BRAINCELL

  52. BRAINIAC

  53. BREAK

  54. Brinsley Forde, Founder of Aswad

  55. BROKEN NOTE

  56. C@ In The H@

  57. Captain Accident

  58. Captain Cactus & The Screaming Harlots

  59. Captain Hotknives

  60. Carl Craig

  61. CASPA

  62. Casual Nausea

  63. CATJAM

  64. CaveMouth

  65. Chainska Brassika

  66. CHALI 2NA and KRAFTY KUTS

  67. Champion

  68. Channel One

  69. Chavo

  70. Cherry Bandora

  71. China Shop Bull

  72. Chris Liberator and Sterling Moss LIVE

  73. Chris Wood

  74. Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5

  75. Conners & The Con Men

  76. Coppa

  77. COUNTING COINS

  78. Crash Nomada

  79. Cut Capers

  80. Cypress Hill

  81. D-BRIDGE

  82. D-Dots

  83. Danny Wav

  84. Dat Brass

  85. Dave Clarke

  86. Dawn Penn

  87. Dazee

  88. DEAD PLAYERS

  89. DEADBEAT UK

  90. Deathmachine

  91. Deekline

  92. Delhi Sultanate

  93. Destructive Tendencies

  94. Dirty Diesel Outlaw Orchestra

  95. DISMANTLE

  96. Disorda

  97. DJ CARTIER

  98. DJ DAPPER DAN

  99. DJ DIE

  100. DJ Format

  101. DJ Kobayashi

  102. DJ Luck and MC Neat

  103. DJ POD

  104. DJ Storm

  105. DJ Vadim

  106. Dolphin

  107. Donae’o

  108. Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon

  109. Dry White Bones

  110. Dub FX

  111. Dub Phizix & Strategy

  112. DUB TREES (dj set)

  113. DUSKY

  114. Dutty Moonshine

  115. E-COLI

  116. Earl Gateshead

  117. Earthling

  118. Easy Stride Band

  119. EAT STATIC

  120. Ed Solo

  121. Ed West & Inja

  122. EEON

  123. Efa Supertramp

  124. El Gadzé

  125. Elder Island

  126. Electrikal Sound System

  127. Elijah & Skilliam

  128. Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band

  129. EMILY DUST

  130. Empatee Du Weiss

  131. Emperor

  132. Erik & The Worldly Savages

  133. ESCAPE

  134. Escape Roots and Tom Spirals

  135. Eskorzo

  136. EURYTHMY

  137. Eva Lazarus

  138. E.V.P

  139. Extra Medium

  140. F000l

  141. Fabio and Grooverider

  142. Faintest Idea

  143. Faith i Branko

  144. Fandjango

  145. Ferocious Dog

  146. FILTERHEADS

  147. First World Pros

  148. FISH

  149. FISH AND SHERRY S

  150. FLAVA D

  151. Floxytek

  152. Forbidden Society

  153. forest of fools

  154. Fourward

  155. Fox (Swing Tings Takeover)

  156. Frank Turner

  157. Freestylers

  158. Friction

  159. Fungus Funk

  160. Future Frequency

  161. Galak Spiritual

  162. GANCHER AND RUIN

  163. GARDNA

  164. Gaudi

  165. Gentleman's Dub Club

  166. GEO

  167. Gilles Peterson (DJ Set) + Earl Zinger

  168. GoGo Penguin

  169. GOLD DUBS

  170. Gypsy Hill

  171. Gypsy Unit

  172. Hallouminati

  173. Heartless Crew

  174. Hedge Gods

  175. Hellfish

  176. Hepcat

  177. Heymoonshaker

  178. Hiphoppapotamus

  179. Hodmadoddery

  180. Hoffmaestro

  181. Holly Holden y Su Banda

  182. Holy Goof

  183. Holy Moly & The Crackers

  184. Hoopy Frood

  185. HORSE MEAT DISCO

  186. HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR

  187. Hujaboy

  188. HYBRID THEORY

  189. Hylu feat. Zico, A.P Grimshaw & Kosher (Unit 137)

  190. HYPNOCOUSTICS

  191. IAMDBB

  192. Iba Mahr & Harar Band

  193. Icicle

  194. Imperial Leisure

  195. Imprints

  196. Indian Man

  197. Jade

  198. Jago

  199. Jah9 & The Dub Treatment

  200. Jake and the Jellyfish

  201. Jake Martin

  202. James Ray & The Black Hearted Riders

  203. Jamie Berry

  204. JAMIE RODIGAN

  205. Jaye and Foe

  206. Jesse Royal

  207. JIM JONES & THE RIGHTEOUS MIND

  208. JOURNEY

  209. JOY ORBISON

  210. Jungle Brown

  211. Junior Bill

  212. Junior Jungle + Breakdancing Gorillas

  213. Juno Reactor

  214. Jus Now

  215. Just Say Nay

  216. Kaligola Disco Bazar

  217. Kelvin 373

  218. KENTA HAYASHI a.k.a Loop Pedal Ninja

  219. Kid Carpet

  220. Kíla

  221. killbox

  222. K.I.M

  223. KING PRAWN

  224. King Sub

  225. KINGS OF THE ROLLERS

  226. Kioko

  227. Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow

  228. Kool Tur

  229. KOXBOX

  230. Kumbia Queers

  231. L 33

  232. La Inedita

  233. L.A. Salami

  234. Lakuta

  235. Last Edition

  236. Layfullstop

  237. Lazy Habits

  238. Lead Shot Hazard

  239. Legendary Shack Shakers

  240. LEMON TREE

  241. Leo Samson

  242. Liam Bailey

  243. LIMEWAX

  244. LION UNIT (Lionpulse + Unit 137)

  245. Lionpulse

  246. LMZG (Lamuzgueule)

  247. Lo-Fi Funky Space Quest

  248. Los Albertos

  249. Los Dueños

  250. Los Fastidios

  251. Loyle Carner

  252. Lucas

  253. Lutan Fyah

  254. Mad Apple Circus

  255. Mad Dog Mcrea

  256. MAGIK

  257. Maid of Ace

  258. Mama Jerk and the Ladyfingers

  259. MANDIDEXTROUS

  260. MANTISMASH

  261. MARA LEFAY

  262. Mark EG

  263. Maroon Town

  264. MATERIA

  265. Matilda's Scoundrels

  266. MATT JAM LAMONT

  267. Matt Montez Duo

  268. MATT:SCRATCH

  269. MATTYCORE

  270. Mbongwana Star

  271. MEFJUS

  272. M.I.A.

  273. Mick O'Toole

  274. Mike Love

  275. MINDFOLD

  276. Mista Trick

  277. MONKI

  278. MOULDY SOUL

  279. Mr Tea & The Minions

  280. Mr Vegas

  281. MURDER HE WROTE

  282. MY BAD SISTER

  283. My Nu Leng & Dread MC

  284. Nanoplex

  285. Nattali Rize

  286. Natty Bo & The Top Cats

  287. NATZAN

  288. Navigator

  289. Nérija

  290. NEUTRON

  291. New Daze

  292. New Town Kings

  293. NICKY BLACKMARKET

  294. NIMBUS

  295. NIMI

  296. Noble Jacks

  297. Nomade Orquestra

  298. OCCULAR

  299. Ocean Wisdom

  300. OPTIV & BTK

  301. OTT

  302. OZRICS LIVE PA

  303. Paradox

  304. Pareidolia

  305. PARLY B

  306. Petrol Girls

  307. Phace

  308. Phat Sam

  309. Phosphenes

  310. PIEMAN

  311. PITCH BLACK

  312. Pizzatramp

  313. PLASMOTEK

  314. Poor Old Dogs

  315. Portico Quartet

  316. PRO-GRAM

  317. Protoje

  318. PSYCHOSONIC

  319. QUANTA

  320. R-ZAC

  321. Raging Fyah

  322. RAMA

  323. Randall

  324. Ras Kwame

  325. RAY KEITH

  326. Real Roots & Ramon Judah

  327. REALITY GRID

  328. Redlight

  329. Reel Big Fish

  330. Reno Divorce

  331. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

  332. Rockwell

  333. RONIN

  334. ROSKA

  335. Runkus & The Old Skool Band

  336. Rusko

  337. Rusty Shackles

  338. Sam & The Womp

  339. Sasha Steppa

  340. Schlachthofbronx

  341. Sea Bass Kid

  342. Selby & the Dharma Blitz

  343. Shanty

  344. Sheelanagig

  345. Shootin the Crow

  346. Shumba Youth

  347. Shy FX

  348. SILAS NEPTUNE

  349. Sinai Sound

  350. SINAI SOUND SYSTEM

  351. SK Shlomo

  352. SKA’N’SKA

  353. Skata Tones

  354. SKEPSIS

  355. SKEPTICAL

  356. Skindred

  357. Skitz

  358. SLACKBABA

  359. Slightly Stoopid

  360. SLIPMATT

  361. Smerins Anti Social Club

  362. Smith & The Honey Badgers

  363. Smokey Joe & The Kid feat. Mystro

  364. Solana

  365. solardo

  366. Solid Gone

  367. Solo Banton & Horseman with The Upper Cut Band

  368. Solomento

  369. SONIC SPECIES

  370. SONIC WAVE CONTROL

  371. Sonido Vegetal

  372. Sons Of Kemet

  373. Soom T

  374. Sounds Of Harlowe

  375. Soweto Kinch

  376. SP23 SUNDAY Takeover

  377. Spectrasoul

  378. SPINDRIFT

  379. S.P.Y.

  380. Stagga & Magugu

  381. STAR.ONE

  382. Steamchicken

  383. Stick Figure

  384. Stillhouse

  385. Sublime With Rome

  386. Sugar Hill Gang with Grandmaster Mele Mel and Scorpio's Furious 5

  387. Suns Of Dub

  388. Surfin Birds

  389. SUTEKH

  390. Swindle

  391. Swing Patrol - Dance Classes

  392. Swing Ting Label Showcase

  393. T-MENACE

  394. Tapioka

  395. Technimatic

  396. The Allergies

  397. The Balkan Wanderers

  398. The Bonner Brothers

  399. The Boot Hill All Stars

  400. The Breath

  401. The Brewer's Daughter

  402. The Comet Is Coming

  403. The C**ty Bumpkins

  404. The Din

  405. The Discount Orchestra

  406. The DJ Producer LIVE

  407. The Downsetters

  408. The Dreadnoughts

  409. The Dualers

  410. The Eskies

  411. The Filaments

  412. The Folkestra

  413. The Furrow Collective

  414. The Generators

  415. The Heatwave

  416. The Hempolics (PA Set)

  417. The Inexplicables

  418. The Infinite Collective

  419. The JB Conspiracy

  420. The King Solomon Band

  421. The Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra

  422. The Nanofish Dippers

  423. The Original Blues Brothers Band

  424. THE PLANET SMASHERS

  425. The Prototypes

  426. THE SICKEST SQUAD

  427. The Ska Vengers

  428. The Specials

  429. The Speed Freak

  430. The Tribe

  431. The Ufoslavians

  432. The Whiskey Rebellion

  433. The Wooden Men

  434. The Wurzels

  435. They Say Jump

  436. Thrasher

  437. Toddla T

  438. Toots & the Maytals

  439. Town Of Cats

  440. TQD

  441. Trashtucada

  442. Tree House Fire

  443. TUN UP!

  444. Turner Brothers

  445. UKAUKA

  446. Uncle Dugs

  447. United Vibrations

  448. Unknown Era

  449. Upbeat Sneakers

  450. Urban Lions

  451. Utah Saints

  452. VANDAL

  453. Vibe Tribe

  454. VOLATILE CYCLE

  455. Wax Tailor

  456. WICKI

  457. Will Wood

  458. WOLF TECH

  459. WONK UNIT

  460. Xtrah

  461. YUSUFLA

  462. ZEN DUB

  463. Ziggy Marley