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December 2022 #23 - Top 40 for Balkan Influence Baildub (track)
July 2022 #40 - Top 40 for Balkan Influence Baildub (track)
June 2021 #32 - Top 40 for Balkan Influence Baildub (track)
BAiLdSA is a group based in Thessaloniki, Greece that combines balkan sounds and gypsy melodies with post punk aesthetic.The name comes from the turkish word bayılmak to faint), which is widely used in villages in the balkans also with similar meanings as fed up, sick of etc.The original idea came in 2007 by Thanos and Yiannis Gountanos, soon formed the group and a year later started the first concerts. Since then Baildsa appear with fury at festivals, music halls, bars, venues, streets with excess energy and power, without teeth. The style of the band progressively modified grafting new elements from ska, reggae, rap in the already existing balkan gypsy punk background, resulting in the present composition with: Thanos Gountanos/guitar, Yiannis Gountanos/drums, Dimitris Havlidis/trumpet, Yiannis Ioannidis/bass, Yiannis Vamvakas/accordion. Their first CD “United States of Balkans” was released in October 2011.The band has so far performed in Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Albania and Bulgaria and had the opportunity to share the stage with Kultur Shock and Manu Chao.This period BAiLdSA just released their 2nd album entitled “zVaRnA”.