Reissue: Aris San – Boumpam / Dam Dam

Aris San - Boumpam /Dam Dam

Tel Aviv-based label Fortuna Records reissue a double banger by Aris San, the absolute don of the ‘Greek Jaffa sound’. “Boumpam” was released in 1967 becoming an instant hit nation-wide. The track ignited the ‘Greek Craze’ which would dominate Israeli taverns for nearly a decade. Replacing bouzoukis with electric guitars, San gave Greek music a psychedelic edge making it popular with the in-crowd of swinging Tel Aviv. On the flipside, his 1972 tune “Dam Dam” is an equally infectious, ouzo-fueled, dancefloor saga, demonstrating the absolute best of San’s unique and influential style. Highly addictive – essential music…don’t sleep!

 Boumpam/ Dam Dam EP out 15th January on Fortuna Records (buy)

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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