- 21. 9. 2017
Mr Žarko was born in Čačak in the heartland of Serbia, just a stone’s throw away from the small town of Guča which is famous for hosting the legendary trumpet festival with hundred thousands of fanatics each year. 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 with his music to Berlin several years ago. Together with his band members from Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Germany, Mr Žarko performs his own compositions, »songs of laughter, pain, dances and tears«, adding an extremely danceable gypsy beat, a psychedelic twist spiced by a gloomy flavor. The musicians occasionally grab the opportunity to take a solo. But don’t worry, this stuff is definitely made for the dance floor. Several band members have played in well known Balkan acts like Shantel, Miss Platnum, Rotfront, or Fanfara Kalashnikov. In 2013 the band released its debut album »Electric Gypsy Disco Noise« – expect exactly this on stage! After that they released »The Remixes« with the best Balkan DJ’s from the world like DJ Click from Paris and many others. In September 2017, Mr Žarko will release their second studio album, featuring special guest musicians like the Bojan Krstić Orkestar from Vladičin Han, Serbia. This will be a blast of crazy Balkan Gypsy sounds!