About MR ZARKO
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!
Lineup:Žarko Jovaševic (guitars, vocals, flute, banjo) Katya Tasheva (vocals) Vladimir Karparov (saxophone) Alan Mifsud Sommer (trumpet) Philipp Bernhardt (drums, percussion) Carsten Hein (bass, moog) Extended Lineup: Aydın Gülgen (percussion) Rares Zamfir (Tenor Horn) Sebi Zamfir (Tenor Horn)
The one and only MR ZARKO telephone- table- speed- dating -dance-balkan- party!!! Balhaus has 44 tables with telephones which can be used for secret messages around the room! And all that live and heated up with our music!!! This party will not be forgotten so easily! Come and join […] read on »
Balkan Brass Explosion- exclusively live in Concert MR ZARKO featuring Bojan Krsitic Brass Band proudly presents… The Roots of the Balkan Brass Blues from the deep south of Serbia MR ZARKO , a Berlin based Balkan Brass Band with original electric gypsy disco noise sound and musicians from Turkey, Romania, […] read on »
The week in Vladicin Han was an explosion of emotions, creativity, spontaneity, love, and wildest and craziest music! The best part is that the expedition was very spontaneous but it functioned all the time as if we were planning the whole thing for years. Every detail was perfect and people […] read on »
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