(1) The Greek djs/producers Ketjak, are one of the most upcoming and active duet in the past years in Greece.
It all began 9 years ago, when they started remixing old disco anthems, just to include them in their dj sets… It was one of those track, that gave them the ticket in the music industry. It was titled "A song for her" and it was based in an old Italo disco song… The cd single was released in June 2005 by the most popular label in Greece "Planetworks". The impact of this track was big and rapidly became one of the best club hits and radio's airplay tune… The track climbed in to 1 in many radio stations in Greece and remained at TOP5 in many dance charts in Greece, Cyprus, Mexico and Europe…
The follow up was to release two more personal singles and many remixes under "Planetworks" label, with the same success. Meanwhile, they continue djing & performing live as a duet, in clubs around Greece and Europe (England, Bulgaria..etc) and guesting at the most popular radio stations (Pressure Radio/London, Best radio/Athens etc).
2008 is the most busy year for the Ketjak boys, so far. First, "4give" was signed to distribute in the European market by Unlove recordings and their new track "Sin Palabras" is growing slowly to a summer hit. Two more new Ketjak tracks are ready, "Spellbound" & "Dream of you", which are schedule to be released by another Greek indie label, by the end of this year. Finally, their 2008 retouch at "song for her", it seems to have the same success as the original one, supported by the best dj's in Greece
At this time, Ketjak are spending hours at their personal studio, preparing their first full album, hopefully to be release at the first months of the next year. Their plans for 2009 also includes and the creation of their personal digital label (Sub Recordings).
MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/ketjakdjs
(2) Kecak (pronounced , alternate spellings: Ketjak and Ketjack) is a form of Balinese dance and music drama that developed in the 1930s in Bali. It is performed primarily by men, although as of 2006, a few women's kecak groups exist.
Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, the piece, performed by a circle of 150 or more performers wearing checked cloth around their waists, percussively chanting "cak" and throwing up their arms, depicts a battle from the Ramayana. The monkey-like Vanara helped Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. Kecak has roots in sanghyang, a trance-inducing exorcism dance.
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