December 29, 2011 by DJ Elroy
Artist: Marko Nastic
Title: Belgrade Connection EP
Label: Clash Music
Marko Nastic – Belgrade Connection EP (Clash Music, CM005) (Preview Clips) by Kahua Music
Brazilian label Clash Music’s fifth release couples Marko Nastić with an impressive line up of Brazil’s finest on the ‘Belgrade Connection EP’. The label is the platform for the same-name club night – famous for welcoming DJs such as Vitalic, Dave Clarke, Laurent Garnier and Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk) – to make its very own musical footprint. The EP serves up three original tracks of deep, driving, tech house grooves: ‘Onesided’, ‘Bside’ and ‘Bugged’. Remixes from Mau Mau, Re Dupre and Elemental X offer listeners a real insight into the thriving Brazilian club scene. Dense groovy tech house from Re Dupre and Elemental X and deep house with an introspective atmosphere from Mau Mau.
Marko Nastić was at the forefront of the Serbian club scene during the countries most troubled times, gaining accolades from Mixmag, The Face, DJ and NME. He was behind techno label Recon Warriors and later Recon Light as well as being a member of DJ crew ‘Teenage Techno Punks’. Following the war Marko’s distinctive three-deck style allowed him to DJ across Europe and around the world. Since 2006 he has presented ‘Music For Body And Soul’ on the countries leading radio station, B92. His previous releases have graced labels such as Recycled Loops, Earresistible Musick, Night Light Records, Tronic, Sleep Is Commercial and many more.
Mau Mau began his DJ career at the legendary Madame Sata Club, São Paulo and is classed as one of the pioneers of the electronic music in Brazil. His individual style and skills fuse a mix of house and techno with Brazilian beats and swing seeing him feature on Mo Music, Trama, Tropic Records and more.
Re Dupre continues the São Paulo connection, with the owner of the Miami Underground Records and Miami Sessions Records having remixed the likes of Dirty Vegas, Paolo Mojo and many more. He had previously featured on the Noir Music, Klimaks, Aenaria Music and Adapt Recordings.
Elemental X completes the Brazilian line up, returning to Clash Music after his ‘Follow The High Heels EP’ release. Andre’s also had releases on Lo Kik Records, TMM Records, Different Is Different and more since he started producing back in 2007. He has grabbed the attention of big name DJs such as Dave Clarke, Dubfire, Mauro Picotto, Eric Entrena and Anthony Pappa.
Clash Music has risen to fame through its eclectic and quality driven club nights in Brazil. The recently launched label’s releases bring together many of Clash Club’s international headliners such as Francois DuBois (Funk D’Void), Christian Smith and Gui Boratto, alongside some of the most skilled local artists including Junior C, Elemental X, Anothony Rother, Pe & Ban and Renato Cohen.