The Beat Fleet

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The Beat Fleet
TBF members in concert at Močvara club in Zagreb in November 2009, when they recorded their live album Perpetuum Fritule.
Background information
Also known as TBF
Origin Split, Croatia
Genres Hip-hop, rap-rock
Years active 1997 (1997)–present
Labels Croatia (1997–1999)
Menart (1999–2009)
Dallas (2009–present)
Associated acts Toma Bebić, ST!llness, Elemental (music group)
Members Mladen Badovinac
Luka Barbić
Aleksandar Antić
Ognjen Pavlović
Nikša Mandalinić
Nikola Vidović
Past members Nikola Čelan (1990. - 1994.)
Sveslav Vrandečić
Nikola Luša
Dragan Lukić Lvky
Edi Grubišić
Jan Ivelić

The Beat Fleet, also known by acronym TBF, is a band from Split, Croatia, founded in 1990. Members of the band are: Mladen Badovinac (vocal, samples), Luka Barbić (vocals, keyboards, samples), Aleksandar Antić (vocals, lyrics, samples, harmonica), Ognjen Pavlović (bass guitar), Nikša Mandalinić, (electric guitar), Nikola Vidović (drums). They published six albums.

The Beat Fleet are widely considered to be one of the most innovative experimental bands in Croatia and wider area. They are heavily influenced by reggae, the British trip-hop scene, electronic and experimental music. With years their built new style of music and they named it Ping Pong. Ping pong is mixture of reggae, afro beat, hip hop, rap rock, alternative rock, dub and British trip hop. The Beat Fleet is the most popular band in Croatia and is popular in wide area.


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