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Masha Ray – Levan Polka
Electro Swing Thing #152

Masha Ray’s take on the infamous Levan Polkka will go straight to your feet!

Add a healthy dose of irony and a catchy EDM beat to one of Finland’s most-popular folk songs, and you’ll find yourself on the dancefloor in the blink of an eye. “Levan Polka” is Masha Ray’s extra fresh take on a true polka classic that is now telling the story of a donkey that simply can’t get enough of the traditional dance.

The Vintage-Dance duo is living up to its name by adding sophisticated instrumentation and amusing lyrics to a simple Dance track and turning it into yet another one of their distinct fusion pieces. Vintage elements, hard-hitting drops, and all that brass. “Levan Polka” has high potential to become that song you won’t get out of your head this spring.

01. Masha Ray – Levan Polka (Dancing Donkey Mix)
02. Masha Ray – Levan Polka (Instrumental)

Release Date: 2022-03-18

Composer: Public Domain
Lyricist: Maria Raykhman
Producer & Arranger: Roman Andor Krotil
Mastering Engineer: Markus Gaetano Mueller (Perla Audio)
Label: Electro Swing Thing / Catalog No: EST152
© + ℗ 2022 Electro Swing Thing

MUSICIANS:
Lead Vocals: Maria Raykhman
Backing Vocals: Roman Andor Krotil
Clarinet: Wladimir Ginzburg
Trumpet: Dennis Ginzburg
Tenor Horn, Electric Guitar, Balalaika: Roman Andor Krotil
Additional Instrument Programming: Roman Andor Krotil

Biography – Masha Ray

Seductively, sweet vocals, snappy-ironic lyrics, and sophisticated musical arrangements. That’s what makes for the distinct sound of Berlin-based songwriting/producer duo Masha Ray. Both classically trained musicians, they met in a Songwriting Camp in Rotterdam and instantly clicked over their love for retro sounds and styles.

In 2019 they released their debut album “Electro Swing”, introducing their very own mix of Swing, Balkan Beats, Klezmer, and fresh, modern pop production. A fruitful collaboration with “Berlin Production” that has landed them several placements in TV and Media all over the world.

“Vintage Dance”, as they call their exciting cross-over genre, has made them an integral part of the modern Jewish music community, and has allowed them to perform in European metropoles like Milan (IT), Prague (CZ), and even the prestigious Live at Heart Festival in Örebrö (SWE).

Masha Ray are especially known for the magic that happens when they appear on stage as a duo or backed by a jaw-dropping brass-heavy power horse. They stand for music that pleases modern listeners and nostalgic ears alike.

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