Goulash Disko will be hijacking Mud on Friday 27th May for one of the biggest Balkan beat parties to take place in Dublin to date, headlined by the founder of Balkan Beat music Robert Soko, live balkan beat & brass band Gypsy Hill, an Eastern European & Balkan themed art exhibition, bellydancers, aerial performers and a heap of Balkan food & drink. The author of the legendary BalkanBeats compilations, Robert Soko has been throwing parties in Berlin since 1993 and was the first to coin the term BalkanBeats to try and define his mix of music from the Balkans. BalkanBeats are Serbian Gypsy brass and folk melodies reinterpreted, given electronic beats and blended with western styles such as ska and rock. Gypsy Hill is a collaboration between DJ Kobayashi and Herbert Newbert - an authentic Balkan, Gypsy, Swing, Mediterranean act with a touch of electronic beats, scratching and uplifting bass lines. The Gypsy Hill live band includes Benson on trombone, Andy 'Candy Man' Princz on the trumpet, and The Froik keeping the rhythm on the classical guitar. Later in the night DJ Kobayashi will be spinning tunes, his musical styles varying from Swing, R&B, oldies, Balkan, Gypsy and Electro Swing music, to Chill-Out, Dubstep and Broken Beats. There'll also be bellydances and aerial performances on the night and more going on in The Basement, The Loft and The Cafe at the Twisted Pepper.