Paradaiz Tape Masina - Preset Wave Mixtape


December 6, 2019

Paradaiz Tape Mașina presents a new mixtape comprising Romanian oriental music from the archives.

The project is an ongoing art history project set to preserve, archive and analyse the very poorly studied and almost forgotten, yet fairly exotic and successful oriental party music (or Proto-manele) scene set in Romania's pre Revolution and economic transition years.

This scene which built its own system of production and distribution, functioned as a counter-culture, far away from the mainstream media interest and rejected by intellectuals and opinion-makers. This lo-fi oriental music scene ultimately paved the way to the professional Manele pop industry that today produces arguably the most popular music in the country.


  • Occident din Pitești

    Prezentare + De ce te-ai supărat pe mine

  • Zorile din Galați

    Eu sînt Adrian

  • Fulger 2000

    Veniți la Alba-neagra

  • Liviu Mateș & Camelia Leac

    Banii și femeia

  • Artex din Galați

    Măi nevastă

  • Novomatic

    Fericiți sînt cei de-acasă

  • Tomis 2

    Dama de companie

  • Danubius

    Dragoste pierdută

  • Frații Andronescu

    Te-aștept să vii în noapte

  • Orient

    Am o mîndră-n București

  • Cristal

    Eu te-am iubit

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Paradaiz Tape Mașina is a DJ duo based in Bucharest that exclusively plays original hand-picked Proto-manele and early Manele cassette tapes released between the late 80s and mid 00s, on analog decks.

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