Wednesday 16 January 2013

Broadcast on Resonance FM (award-winning radio station), ode to Omladinski Program in the guise of a remix of Laibach's Mashina B by Bosnian-born, London-based hot DJ/Producer Erol Sabadosh, entitled Mashina O and special video clip to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the now ‘legendary’ Omladinski Program Radio Sarajevo (1987 – 1992). 

Omladinski Program is one of the movements that challenged the status quo documented in the book. Laibach, the seminal band (intrinsic part of the seminal movement Neue Slowenische Kunst) and contemporaries of Omladinski, were promoted by this radio station and reached audiences in Yugoslavia owing to that endorsement - as no mainstream promotion was given to this band considered dissident by the establishment.

Podcast of the Resonance FM show:

Mashina O, Erol Sabadosh Remix:

Video parody The Philistine/Seljačina
... the soundtrack of which was recorded by the hugely successful comedians Top Lista Nadrealista especially for Omladinski back in the day. The video clip was filmed to accompany the soundtrack and mark the 25th anniversary featuring some of the original Omladinski team and guest appearances by comedian/actor Zenit Đozić and Saša Losić, frontman of Plavi Orkestar, one of the most successful rock bands from the former Yugoslavia (still popular across the region today): 

To mark this anniversary, there was also the birthday party TFTK X Rough Trade held at, you guessed it, Rough Trade East, and a presentation at the first Symposium on the history of design in the Balkans, co-organised by Parsons, NYC and Izmir University of Economics, held in Izmir. Lida presented a paper on Omladinski and the Sarajevo 80s scene - and the role of design. Proceedings from Balkan Locus Focus are available on request.