Okay, this UV Funk show is totally not-to-be-missed material. It is dedicated to the hidden treasures from former Yugoslavia. Due to the Western-centric coverage of pop music’s history it is easy to miss some of this awesome music that ranges from obscure Boogie records to cosmic synth epics. To unearth these beauties via their Discom-label is the purpose of Belgrade-based music aficionados Luka Novakovic and Vanja Todorovic. After putting out the re-release of Boban Petrovic “Zora”-LP under the now-defunkt Disco not Disco imprint, Luka and Vanja started Discom. So far, they’ve released four LPs, among them an excellent compilation called “Yugoslavian Space Program” that brought together synth and Kraut masterpieces from a time period spanning the years between 1981 and 2015. Only recently they released the album “Sidarta” from the experimental/ jazz fusion collective 37°C.
But if you listen to this mix they’ve put together for UV Funk it seems as if these releases were just the tip of the iceberg. Happy digging!
1. Norbert Stolz- Before Death/Igor Savin-Vježbanje Života (Esercitazione Alla Vita) Discom medley
2. Sanja&Sloba- Scorpion Death, taken from Delta Project, PGP RTB 1987
3. Kornelije Kovac- The Green Moon Pathway, taken from Sampled Moonlight , PGP RTB 1986
4. Oliver Mandic- Dodje Mi Da Vrisnem Tvoje Ime, taken from Dodje Mi Da Vrisnem Tvoje Ime , Jugoton 1985
5. Boa-Milion, taken from Boa, Jugoton, 1982
6. Bastion- Boja, taken from Bastion LP, PGP RTB, 1984
7. Videosex- Stakleno Nebo, taken from Lacrimae Christi LP, 1985
8. Paragos- Vrata, unreleased
9. Laza Ristovski- Senke, taken from Gondola, Music Star Production, 2003
10. Denis&Denis- Noc, taken from Ja Sam Lazljiva, Jugoton, 1985
11. Haustor- TV Man, taken from Bolero, Jugoton, 1985
12. Andrej Acin- Art Bioskop TV kicker
13. Rex Illusivii & Kosta Bunusevac- Non ho l’et à
14. The End Band- Tango, taken from W.C.H, Polet Songs 777, 1986
15. Boris Kovac- Caravan Orient, taken from Ritual Nova, Points East, 1988
16. 37°C-Sidarta , taken from Sidarta, Discom, 2017
UV Funk is a radio show which is broadcasted every third Friday from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm on Dresden based community radio station coloRadio. Radio listeners in Dresden can tune in to the program on 98,3 or 99,4 MHz. Any other listeners can recall it here. The show is hosted by Philipp Demankowski. It’s all about stories, interviews and tracks out of the world of Cosmic Electronic Music.
The show was aired on 17th March of 2017.