To the uninitiated, Dubioza Kolektiv are a band from Bosnia known for their fresh take on hiphop, reggae, dub, rock and Bosnian folklore. However, outside “The West”, the group has already established itself as among the best and most popular live outfits in Eastern Europe, and notorious leaders in the fight for social change. They are also nominees for IMPALA’s “Best Independent Album of 2011.” Their musical skills forged in basement shelters during the siege of Sarajevo, these guys know more than anyone how to use music as a weapon against the forces of negativity. DK is well known in Bosnia for practicing what they preach, lending support to Bosnia’s first grass-roots civil society group “Dosta” by organizing a huge protest concert before 2006 general elections. Their album release party for their fourth album “Firma Ilegal” took place in front of the Bosnian Parliament, in a powerful statement against government corruption, and garnered massive coverage in the national press. Finally, in 2010 the band spearheaded a national voting drive with concerts in all of the major Bosnian cities, aimed to increase the turnout of younger population in 2010 elections. Time Magazine and the BBC have both recognized the group as a legitimate voice of Bosnia.
“Kick-ass from start to finish, Dubioza Kolektiv marries power and positivity…” (PopMatters)
“Yeah, the Dubioza Kolektiv really are that good. Damn… Just…Damn…” (Mass Movement Magazine)
“For those who want a message combined with someof the catchiest beats this side of the Adriatic
Sea, look no further than Wild Wild East. The upbeat grooves mixed with traditional melodies make for
something truly different and, well, wild.” (Consequence Of Sound)