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MR ŽARKO was born in the city of Čačak in the heartland of Serbia, just a stone’s throw away from the small village which is famous for hosting the legendary “Guca Trumpet Festival”. In the Balkans, people from the Čačak area enjoy a peculiar reputation, partly explained by MR ŽARKO as “folkloristical madness”: a very special form of insanity which he imported to Berlin several years ago. There the Serbs unique musical blend proved a hit with the club crowds and festivalgoers. Together with his five (or more) bandmembers from Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Germany he performs his own compositions- “songs of laughter, pain, dances and tears” – often adding a psychedelic twist. Authentic balkan brass-riffs and melodies are built on grooves drawing from all corners of the globe- and all 100% live. This eclectic combination has been dubbed “Electric Gipsy Disco Noise”.

The musicians occasionally grab the opportunity to take a solo - but don’t worry! This stuff is made for the dancefloor. Several have played in well-known Balkanacts (Shantel, Miss Platnum, Rotftont, Fanfara Kalashnikov), and Wladimir Kaminer (Russendisko) invited the band to play at the opening of his “Rodina” club in Berlin. In the summer of 2011 MR ŽARKO appeared in the Fusion-Festival and in 2013 the band released its debut album on Pyromusic. Stay tuned for more!


Žarko Jovaševic (guitars, vocals, flute, banjo)
Katya Tasheva (vocals)
Otis Sandsjö (saxophone)
Johannes Böhmer (trumpet)
Philipp Bernhardt (drums, percussion)
Matthew Bookert (tuba,sousaphone)

Murat Denizkusu (percussion)

Extended Lineup:
Alistair Duncan (Tenor Horn)
Sebi Zamfir (Tenor Horn)


CD Release Oktober 2017!!!

Our new Album will be recorded and finaly mastered during this sommer . In Oktober we are planing a huge release Party at SO 36 in Berlin and in Ute-Konwitz in Leipzig .The special guests for the release concert  will be the whole Bojan Krstic Brass Band from Vladicin Han […] read on »

20. April 2017

MR ZARKO got invited to Rudolstadt Festival

Dear Friends, we are Happy to announce that we got invited to Germany’s hippest World Music Festival in Rudolstadt. Fr / 03.00 pm / Große Bühne Heinepark https://rudolstadt-festival.de/en/tff-line-up/concert/artist/mr-zarko.html Check the Live section for more Details.

20. April 2017

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Electric Gypsy Disco Noise


13 track album debut

    Electric Gypsy Disco Noise Remixes


    Remix of the debut album by internationally acclaimed Producers, DJS and Composers


      An energentic musical journey from the balcans into the whole world.

      Funkhaus Europa

      If you’re a fan of gypsy-punk, don’t sleep on Electric Gypsy Disco Noise.

      Radio Milwaukee

      So if you’re in the mood to dance wildly, try this. And especially if you’re not.

      Inside Worldmusic Magazin

      I saw them live, they are really hot.

      Robert Soko

      From the first seconds, Mr Zarko is on full throttle for a club-suitable Gypsy party, with some reggae, tango and Latin music thrown in for good measure, in the end posing as the Serbian Tom Waits.


      Mit „Electric Gypsy Disco Noise“ ist der Band Mr Zarko um ihren Mastermind Žarko Jovaševic eine wirkliche gute Mischung aus Zigeunermusik, orientalischen und arabischen Elementen sowie Rock- und Popmusik gelungen, die schnell zu fesseln weiß und bei der man sich sofort bewegen will. Hier zeigt sich mal wieder, dass Musik keine Grenzen kennt.


      Das Debütalbum überzeugt auf ganzer Linie. Von der ersten bis zur letzten Sekunde betört es mit schön-schrägen Melodien und Texten, aufreizenden Beats, lateinamerikanischen Elementen – eine Art Balkan-Salsa mit gelegentlichem Robomusik-Einschlag. Am besten genossen wohl live und verschwitzt.

      Muzik Quest

      Stačí jen si připomenout cikánské Gčko tak abychom věděli co Rocku přidalo na šťávě. (Jimmi Hendrix)

      Radio Rebel Brod



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