Dubioza kolektiv

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Dubioza kolektiv
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Background information
Origin Zenica, Mostar, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Genres rap rock, Reggae, dub, alternative rock, ska, funk rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Gramofon, Ekipa, Hayat Production
Website http://www.dubioza.org
Members Almir Hasanbegović
Adis Zvekić
Brano Jakubović
Vedran Mujagić
Armin Bušatlić
Mario Ševarac
Senad Šuta
Past members Adisa Zvekić

Dubioza kolektiv (a.k.a. Dubioza as referred to by some fans) is a Bosnian band[1][2] whose music consists of various styles ranging from Reggae, Dub[3] and Rock intermixed with political lyrics along with uplifting and melodic tendencies.

History[edit]

Dubioza Kolektiv's lyrics revolve around themes of peace, understanding and tolerance, alongside an extreme criticism of nationalism and injustice carried in Bosnia and Herzegovina that resulted in the Yugoslav Wars of the early 1990s. The band was founded from members of bands Gluho Doba (Against Deaf Age) - Alan Hajduk, Adisa Zvekić, Almir Hasanbegović and Adis Zvekić from Zenica and Ornamenti - Brano Jakubović and Vedran Mujagić from Sarajevo. Later, guitarist Armin Bušatlić (ex-SCH, Beastly Stroke), drummer Senad Šuta and percussionist Orhan Oha Maslo joined Dubioza kolektiv.[4][5]

Dubioza Kolektiv release 2004[edit]

Gramofon records released Dubioza's first self-titled album in April 2004.[3] In December 2004, Dubioza kolektiv second CD is released: EP Open Wide containing tracks featuring dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Mush Khan from Pakistani-UK band Fun-da-mental.[6] In June 2006 Dubioza kolektiv released a new album on Gramofon record company. The album Dubnamite, containing ten new songs, was recorded in 2005/2006. Guests on the album are Defence and a French artist Niköll (Nicolas Cante).[7]

Wild Wild East[edit]

Dubioza Kolektiv's 2011 album, Wild Wild East, has garnered international attention. Most of the songs are in English which opens the band up to new audiences. Critics have generally given it good reviews and cited the originality of mixing so many styles of music. Also the album is mostly responsible for the band's victory of the Best Adria Act in MTV European Award 2011.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Dubioza kolektiv (2004)
  • Dubnamite (2006)
  • Firma Ilegal (2008)
  • 5 do 12 (2010)
  • Wild Wild East (2011)
  • Apsurdistan (2013)
Extended plays
  • Open Wide (EP) (2004)

Videos[edit]

  • Bring the System Down (2004)
  • Be Highirly (2004)
  • Bosnian Rastafaria (2005)
  • Ovo je zatvor (2005)
  • Receive (Live) (2006)
  • Wasted Time (2006)
  • Triple Head Monster (2007)
  • Svi u štrajk (2007)
  • Šuti i trpi (2008)
  • Walter (2010)
  • Kokuz (2010)
  • Making Money (2011)
  • Kažu (2013)
  • U.S.A. (2013)

Band members[edit]

Current Line-up[edit]

Festivals[edit]

The band performed at:

  • Sziget Festival, Hungary (2005, 2012, 2013)
  • Soča Reggae Riversplash festival, Slovenia (2005)
  • Exit Festival Serbia (2005, 2009, 2013)
  • Eurosonic Festival, Netherlands (2005)
  • INmusic Festival, Croatia (2010, 2011)
  • Topvar Rock Festival, Slovakia (2005, 2006)
  • Barevná planeta festival, Czech Republic (2005)
  • Rototom Festival, Italy (2006)
  • Colors of Ostrava Festival, Czech Republic (2006)
  • Green Valley Festival, Austria (2006)
  • Fête de l'Humanité, France (2006)
  • Barbakan festival, Slovakia (2007)
  • Taksirat Festival, Macedonia (2007, 2010, 2013)
  • D Festival, Macedonia (2013)
  • Beer Festival Prilep, Macedonia (2009)
  • Pohoda festival, Slovakia (2010)
  • Vrbovské Vetry, Slovakia (2011)
  • Hıdrellez Parkorman 2012, Turkey (2012)
  • Festival du Bout du Monde, France (2012)
  • Bucovina Rock Castle, Romania (2012)
  • Festival Terre de Couleurs, France (2012)
  • Fête de la Bohème, France (2012)
  • Przystanek Woodstock, Poland (2012)
  • Festival Músicas do Mundo, Portugal (2012, 2013)
  • Sabotage Festival,Romania (2013)
  • Rock al Parque, Bogotá, Colombia (2013)
  • Roskilde Festival, Denmark (2013)
  • Pohoda festival, Slovakia (2013)
  • Demofest, Bosnia And Herzegovina (2013)
  • Belgrade Beer Festival, Serbia (2011, 2013)
  • Lowlands, The Netherlands (2013)
  • Festival of youth of SYRIZA, Greece (2013)
  • Paaspop, The Netherlands (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shepherd, John; Dave Laing (2005). Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world. Continuum. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-8264-7436-0. 
  2. ^ Clancy, Tim (2007). Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-84162-161-6. 
  3. ^ a b "Bosnian Rastas". Billboard. 15 May 2004. p. 65. 
  4. ^ Avdić, Selvedin (2005). "U borbi protiv bezbrižnih idiota" [In fight against happy idiots]. Zenica Notebook - Journal for Social Phenomenology and Cultural Dialogue (in Bosnian) 2005 (1): 235–244. ISSN 1840-0868. 
  5. ^ About the band (English)
  6. ^ "Dubioza Kolektiv sejejo svoj dvom". RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 6 January 2005. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Dubioza z ilegalno firmo". RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 12 June 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
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