Anselmo Crew

Anselmo Crew

 Budapest, Budapest, HUN
BandWorldFolk

Anselmo Crew have been blending their fizzy urban world music shake since 2002 in Hungary and abroad. The 6-piece commando infuses authentic musical traditions of the continents – from Latin America through Turkey to Africa – into contemporary urban dance music, and translate it into a magic carneval atmosphere when performing live.

Biography

Anselmo Crew was founded in New Zealand in 2002 by Sub Anselmo (vocal, sax, accordion) – travelling as a busker at the time – and Tomaso Anselmo (bass guitar), who had just arrived from Asia. Upon their return to Hungary, they joined forces with like-minded adventurous musicians to form their posse of broad urban world music. The band infuses authentic musical traditions of the continents – from Latin America through Turkey to Africa – into contemporary urban dance music, and translate it into a magic carneval atmosphere when performing live.

After three LPs (2004 – Passport, Bitte…; 2007 – Urban Snacks; 2009 – Sex & Violence) and appearances on nine compilations (Putumayo and Sony, amongs others), they start the new decade with a new line-up. Though the band has shrunk from nine to six members, songwriter and frontman Sub Angelmo and his band have retained in their sound everything that made Anselmo favourite party band. Without the wind instruments, the band has become more mobile and energetic, putting more emphasis on previously upstaged instruments like the accordion, the saz and the Spanish guitar.

Lyrics

Cítricos

Written By: Anselmo Crew

Navegando – en el Mediterraneo
Intentando – unos platos tí:picos
Cocinando – con hierbas orientales
y luego mezclar con occidentales

El mar es grande – países muchos div'ersos
Con mucha gente – con costumbres variados
Algo es común - que tienen los lugares
que en este viaje puedes visitarles

REFRAIN
Cítricos crecen en el Sol
Todos lados adonde voy
Desaparece el dolor
en este dulce olor

In a Worst Case Scenario

Written By: Anselmo Crew

VERSE 1.
With no parley in sight
The two sides inch ever closer to full-scale conflict
In a worstcase scenario
A war would come within an hour
While love absorbs my ardent soul
I think not of the morrow
Beneath this sway years swiftly roll
True lovers banish sorrow

BRIDGE
Looking far from the window
I see the fire closing to our door

REFRAIN
Never cry
For me so much baby
Lonely nights
Without sleepin' but with your shine
This war might keep us apart for a life
But it won't keep you out of my heart
So, never cry

VERSE 2.
Sew a shirt for me
Not a too tight from that I sing a little higher
Sew a shirt for me
That protect me from di rush of this wild world
Sew a shirt for me
I never gotta throw into the laundry
Sew a shirt for me
That is made of cake if I really really hungry

VERSE 3.
Still there's no clouds on the sky, so we bomb
Smoke might dim our eyes, here we come
Everyday I seem to lose you more
I can't fight against this invisible war anymore
Inna your sight now I'm turnin' to a fool
Bad lover always gonna find fault with di other's tool
So now you need to move on a careful way
Or I'n'I gonna listen to that nature says

My town

Written By: Anselmo Crew

CHORUS
My town in my dreams
Keeps on fighting for the music
Our weapon is only a Hi-Fi

My town in my dreams
Keeps on thumpin’ till the morning
The kids in the street are dancing

VERSE 1
A jig that looks something like an old man stepping over’n’over a snake
Inside a nearby warehouse, thousands revelers grind and groove and sweat
On the crowded dance floor.
When they jump, their white sport caps look like breakers on a choppy sea
Music blares from every open window under my skin
It sets me free, it sets me strong.
I know this is my town.

REFRAIN
So I kick back relax
My town slams the door in sheeps face
My town is definietly ready to party
My town doesn’t try to bury me six feet deep
Doesn’t make it hard to go my way

CHORUS

VERSE 2
When I go to the supermarket
Everything is on the floor
People like you and me
Don’t smile they look so vile.
They are looking for a record
Want to listen to its sound
They are waiting for its message
Like the new Messiah

Street-smart lyrics, danceable beats
Everyone agrees these must heal.

My lover is shaking me
And tryin’ to wake me up
One of my eyes is goin’ on a trip.

There is a little voice that says to me
„This is your town, hey gee!”

Girling

Written By: Anselmo Crew

VERSE 1
Just because a girl or a boy is supafine
That doesn’t mean that’s your destiny and your type
Just because you’re loafin’ in da streets all day
That doesn’t mean you’re gonna catch the meaning of your life
You make a wish with a bottle on di ocean sea
In da hope that’s workin’ like in films
At di end of each lonely lane there’s a wall
Where Aladdin’s spell falls

REFRAIN
In this world ain’t nobody gettin’ no younger man
We’re just gettin’ older like your and my ma
Turn on the light life turns out
Inna di dark I can’t find da switch to your heart

VERSE 2
Da cklock in my head says
It's time to my turn
I space out my bad dreams
And I let dem all fade away
I know I'm ready to move on and on
I gotta flow with di riddim inna di world of reality
Unity with music gives me some energy
Insanity gonna bring calm into my memories
Cheeky angels hold up da clouds
They say me better if I don't wait fi di sun

Hey gal, listen to me callin' dance
We're gonna rock on da dancefloor hand in hand
Let me hold your leash and lead you
I feel you're turnin' on, Uhh momma, uhh!
Inna crazy world just like this
You and me inna di mix life mixed
Here we go now one tone higher
Be my remedy and set me on fire

Sometimes we shoot ourselves in the heart

VERSE 3
Each peice of life is like a puzzle
It won’t be fit if you force it with your muscle
Waiting and waiting… I know it could be so boring
Ancored in the middle of nowhere to see the time is flowin’

Livin' beyond your means knowin’ that's just a piece of toke
You’ve got a deal with yourself to live out this, live out this period
But how you’re gonna get it right when you’re not doin’ right
When you are itching all you wannna do is a nippy bedfight
The libido overpowers your mind

REFRAIN
In this world ain’t nobody gettin’ no younger man
We’re just gettin’ wrinkled like your and my ma
Turn on the light life turns out
Inna di dark I can’t find da switch to your heart

Discography

2004 Passport, Bitte... (LP)
2008 Urban Snacks (LP)
2009 Sex and Violence (LP)

My Town, Fallin' (2009)- MR2 Petõfi Radio, Radio Café
Mesélj a Nokrol (2010) - MR2 Petõfi Radio, Radio Café

Set List

Some hits from previous releases, such as My Town and Girling, and the brand new songs (amounting to ca. 90 minutes) which will be released in December 2010.