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'trans-continental hustle', the avidly-awaited fifth studio album from rebel rockers gogol bordello, is released on american recordings. produced by rick rubin, 'trans-continental hustle' is an extraordinary 13-song powerhouse that continues the band's cultural crusade to unite and celebrate unending originality against all odds. on 'trans-continental hustle', gogol bordello bring us to a new exotic destination, brazil, where frontman and visionary eugene hutz took up residence two years ago. 'trans-continental hustle' is heavily informed by hutz's experiences living in a country rich with diversity. produced by rick rubin, 'trans-continental hustle' is the next powerful step in the band's evolution. rubin brings eugene's songwriting skills to focus and also lets the band speak to its authenticity with deeper melodic qualities. "rick inspired us to focus on the very soul entity of the song," says hutz on working with rubin for the first time. "he inspires confidence to always do your best and mature work." gogol bordello's radical invocations of positive primal energy and planetary consciousness combine with a music infused with ska, metal, punk, rap, dub and, more recently, intimations of indigenous brazilian sounds to produce a party maelstrom of electrifying proportions.
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