• dubioza kolektiv Wild Wild East (CD, £8.75)

    label: Kool Arrow

    To the uninitiated, Dubioza Kolektiv are a band from Bosnia known for their fresh take on hip-hop, reggae, dub, rock and Bosnian folklore. Though relatively new to audiences in “The West”, the group has already established itself as among the best and most popular live outfits in Eastern Europe, and notorious leaders in the fight for social change. They are also nominees for IMPALA’s “Best Independent Album of 2011” . Their musical skills forged during the siege of Sarajevo, these guys know more than anyone how to use music as a weapon against the forces of negativity. “Wild Wild East”, is the fifth and latest release in their 8 years of existence. Tireless activists, their subjects revolve around subjects of peace and tolerance alongside an extreme criticism of nationalism and cultural stereotypes. The music is relentless and habit forming, tailor made for massive sound systems. If you’re looking for macho, money-and-ego driven posturing, you won’t find it here; no MTV “rude boy” gangstas, no strippers or bling, no corporate endorsements from the international fashion industry. Rather, they take on traditional musical forms with their unique perspective, shaped by a war that changed their lives forever, and delivered with a level of positivity that hits you like a blast of fresh air. If you are open to the experience, it could change your life too. Well known and highly respected throughout the Balkan region and E. Europe • Extensive EU touring planned through 2012. • Previous album “5 do 12” nominated by IMPALA for “Best Independent Album of 2011” (and boasts over 100,000 downloads) • Featured in BBC & Time Magazine as a legitimate political and musical voice of Bosnia • Hi-Def video for track “Making Money”• Targeted media promotional campaigns throughout EU and US RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE Asian Dub Foundation, Zdob si Zdub, Manu Chao, Gogol Bordello, Kultur Shock Track listing: Wake Up; Euro Song; Making Money; U.S.A.; Decisions; Warning; Move Ya; Celebrate The Riot; Whistleblower; Balkan Funk; 90’s Surprise

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