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, ska, dub, alternative rock, funk rock
Years active 2003–present
Labels Gramofon, Ekipa, Koolarrow Records, Menart Records, 300 Producciones
Website http://www.dubioza.org
Members Almir Hasanbegović
Adis Zvekić
Brano Jakubović
Vedran Mujagić
Mario Ševarac
Senad Šuta
Jernej Šavel[1]
Past members Armin Bušatlić
Adisa Zvekić
Alan Hajduk
Emir Alić
Orhan Maslo Oha

Dubioza kolektiv, also known as Dubioza, is a Bosnian band[2][3] currently consisting of seven members. The band's music incorporates various styles, including reggae, dub,[4] ska punk, and rock, and makes use of political and dissenting lyrics.


Dubioza kolektiv was founded in 2003 by former members of Gluho doba Against Def Age (Alan Hajduk, Adisa Zvekić, Almir Hasanbegović, Adis Zvekić) and former members of Ornamenti (Brano Jakubović and Vedran Mujagić).

The group was later joined by guitarist Armin Bušatlić, drummer Senad Šuta, percussionist Orhan Maslo Oha, sound engineer Dragan Jakubović, saxophonist Mario Ševarac and, in 2015, by guitarist Jernej Šavel.

Dubioza kolektiv[edit]

In 2004, the record label Gramofon released Dubioza's first album, the eponymous "Dubioza kolektiv".[4] In December of the same year, Dubioza kolektiv's second CD was released: the EP, "Open Wide", which contained tracks featuring dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Mush Khan from the Pakistani–UK band Fun-da-mental.[5] In June 2006, Dubioza kolektiv released a new album, Dubnamite, which featured guest artists De-fence and Niköll (Nicolas Cante).[6]

Wild Wild East[edit]

Dubioza kolektiv's 2011 album, Wild Wild East, consists mostly of songs in English. It garnered some international attention; critics generally given it good reviews and noted the eclectic music style. The album won the Best Adria Act in the MTV European Awards 2011.[7]

Happy Machine (EP)[edit]

Happy Machine, Dubioza kolektiv’s second EP, consists of three tracks: two in English and one in Spanish. "No Escape (from Balkan)" talks about a gastarbeiter (migrant worker who had entered West Germany) who left his homeland in search for a better life. "Free.mp3 (The Pirate Bay Song)", was dedicated to founders of The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid Svartholm and Peter Sunde, who had been incarcerated for creating the site. The song questions copyright in the digital age, privacy on the Internet, and freedom of information. The song "Hay Libertad" ("There is Liberty") features Spanish band La Pegatina and is sung entirely in Spanish.

The album artwork was designed by Vedran Mujagić, and the music video for "No Escape (from Balkan)" was directed by Salem Kapić Kantardžić.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Dubioza kolektiv (2004)
  • Dubnamite (2006)
  • Firma Ilegal (2008)
  • 5 do 12 (2010)
  • Wild Wild East (2011)
  • Apsurdistan (2013)
  • Happy Machine (2016)[8]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Open Wide (EP) (2004)
  • Happy Machine (EP) (2014)[8]

Music 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)
  • U.S.A. (2011)
  • Kažu (2013)
  • No Escape (from Balkan) (2014)
  • Free.mp3 (The Pirate Bay Song) (2015)
  • One More Time (2016)

Band members[edit]


  • Adisa Zvekić – vocals (2004–2008)
  • Alan Hajduk – vocals (2004–2005)
  • Emir Alić – drums (2004–2007)
  • Orhan Maslo Oha – percussion (2006–2011)
  • Armin Bušatlić – guitar (2004–2015)


The band has performed at:

Festival Location Date
Smukfest Denmark 03/08 2016
Festival AU FIL DU SON France 30/07 2016
Festival Ecaussysteme France 29/07 2016
Iboga Summer Festival Spain 28/07 2016
Wilwarin Festival Germany 04/06 2016
South by Southwest Austin, Texas, US 2016
Nilüfer Müzik Festivali Turkey 2015
Glastonbury England 2015
Viñarock Spain 2015
Festival Le Chien à Plumes France 2014
Sziget Festival Hungary 2005, 2012, 2013
Soča Reggae Riversplash Slovenia 2005
Exit Festival Serbia 2005, 2009, 2013
Eurosonic Festival The Netherlands 2005, 2016
INmusic Festival Croatia 2010, 2011
Topvar Rock Festival Slovakia 2005, 2006
Barevná planeta festival Czech Republic 2005
Rototom Sunsplash Spain 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, 2016
Beer Festival Prilep Macedonia 2009
Pohoda Slovakia 2010
Vrbovské Vetry Slovakia 2011
Hıdrellez Parkorman 2012 Turkey 2012
Festival du Bout du Monde France 2012
Bucovina Rock Castle Romania 2012, 2015
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 Slovakia 2013
Demofest Bosnia And Herzegovina 2013
Belgrade Beer Fest Serbia 2011, 2013
Lowlands The Netherlands 2013
Festival of youth of SYRIZA Greece 2013
Paaspop The Netherlands 2014
Castañazo Rock Galiza 2014
Musicalarue France 2014
Boomtown festival 2015
Revolution Festival Romania 2015


  1. ^ "Slovenac Jernej Šavel novi gitarista Dubioza kolektiva" (in Bosnian). 30 April 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Shepherd, John; Dave Laing (2005). Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world. Continuum. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-8264-7436-0. 
  3. ^ Clancy, Tim (2007). Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-84162-161-6. 
  4. ^ a b "Bosnian Rastas". Billboard. 15 May 2004. p. 65. 
  5. ^ "Dubioza Kolektiv sejejo svoj dvom". RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 6 January 2005. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Dubioza z ilegalno firmo". RTV Slovenija (in Slovenian). 12 June 2008. Retrieved 4 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Dubioza Kolektiv". PopMatters. 
  8. ^ a b "Albums". Dubioza Kolektiv. Retrieved 2015-11-26. 

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