• Global Warming

    8 May 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos DS Music

    One week before Transglobal Underground's glorious return to Sofia, we had a little chat with mainman Tim Whelan about Bulgarian folk music, TGU's award from the BBC and so much more.
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  • Master of the Air

    2 May 2008

    text Diana Tomova

    They all talk about Pete Tong. A few days before his gig in Yalta club we had to ask him to try talk about himself. So, here comes Pete Tong chatting about the summers at Ibiza, the power of the radio, the movies with good laughs and some English wedding gone wrong.

  • London Goods

    17 April 2008

    text Nikola Shahpazov

  • King Carl

    17 April 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova

    Metropolis celebrate 12 years of existence with a grand party featuring a set by one of electronic music's greatest DJs ever - Carl Cox himself. He returns to the European party scene after a long vacation last year and on Saturday he is going to rouse the fans in Sofia.
  • Mexicam Cocktail

    4 April 2008

    text Nikola Shahpazov

  • Balkan Syndrome

    29 February 2008

    text Nikola Shahpazov

    After causing a furore in Sofia (in December 2006), Kultur Shock are coming here for Tangra Mega Rock’s secong birthday. They are bringing presents as well – the album Live in Europe, a record of their first visit here. In order to forestall events, we hurried to call to the US with some questions to Bosnian vocalist Surdjan “Gino” Ievdjevich and our bou, guitar player Valeri Kiosovski. They were in perfect mood, in spite of us waking them at 7AM.
  • Balkan Syndrome

    28 February 2008

    After causing a furore in Sofia (in December 2006), Kultur Shock are coming here for Tangra Mega Rock’s secong birthday. They are bringing presents as well – the album Live in Europe, a record of their first visit here. In order to forestall events, we hurried to call to the US with some questions to Bosnian vocalist Surdjan “Jino” Ievdjevich and our boy, guitar player Valeri Kiosovski. They were in perfect mood, in spite of us waking them at 7AM.
  • Very Funky

    22 February 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Dimitar Kovachev-Funky is a legendary bass-player (ERA), promoter (SME), former music club owner (Funky’s Pub), music fan (over 4000 CDs, 800 dvd-s) and collector (caps, guitars and quite recently – bombastic souvenirs). Soon we will see him in the jury of the reality show Music Idol.
  • Full Stereo

    22 February 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Virginia Records/Universal Music and DS Music

    Stereo MC’s frontman of a cult Rob Burch about the new album, DJing and his party in Sofia on March 7th. A shot of pure energy. We got drunk and intent to keep up the tempo until he arrives.
  • The Musician From Bremen

    15 February 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova

    Besides hanging upside-down, Stephan Bodzin also likes to jump by parachute and ride a bike. But most of all he enjoys making music and watch people going mad at his parties. On Feb 22nd he is coming to check out whether the Bulgarian audience can feel the music. The party is in Escape and Stephan is ready.
  • Is It Really tThem?

    7 February 2008

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Ever since the band appeared in 1997, it was quite clear Animacionerite are a special kind of band. Four years after we last heard of them, they are back with a couople of new tracks and plans for a tour of sorts - assures us frontman Gurko.
  • He is Legend

    1 February 2008

    text Nikola Shahpazov

    We're eagerly awaiting the first set of French techno legend Laurent Garnier in Sofia's Yalta club. Mere days before this Smirnoff Experience event, we phoned Laurent with a bunch of questions.
  • Rock On Trust

    18 January 2008

    text Nikola Shahpazov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    For at least two months there has been a lot of stir around the preparation of Credit to the Nation – the new, this time double, compilation of Stroeja Club. We were particularly interested when we understood that in the product we will find absolutely new tracks by Wickeda, Panican Whyasker, Animatzionerite and Ostava. In order to understand the whole truth we put in touch with one of the club’s main figures – the manager, Martin Mihailov.
  • Panic Attack

    4 January 2008

    text Nikola Shahpazov, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    During the last year there have been awfully few news about Panican Whyasker. Good thing lately the band showed signs of life and had a bunch of hard-hitting live shows plus a new track uploaded on their My Space profile. It was pretty much neccessary to ask singer/guitarist Nufri for details.
  • The First Lady

    27 December 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Todor Tsvetkov for Angel Kotsev studio

    On the 12th December Marta, or DJ Laylla Dane, frankly won the first place in the DJ contest, organized by Chervilo Club. We have heard Laylla Dane here and there, but we did not know much about her. So we did not hide our curiosity and were determined to understand what is she doing just a few days after the victory
  • Manga Elements

    14 December 2007

    text Nikola Shahpazov, photos Dilian Markov, Velislava Kaimakanova

    This year was a particularly good one for the drum duo Stoian Iankulov and Elitza Todorova. They spent almost twelve months performing all around the world, recorded their first Bulgarian success in Eurovision and even became main characters in the dizzying fantasy comic Element. We were eager to ask Elitza and the onlu manga artist around, Daniel Atanasov, how and why Elitza turned into the forest diva Lee.
  • Free Zone

    23 November 2007

    text Nikola Shahpazov

    Along with his numerous engagements in Europe and China, the outstanding violin player Vasko Vasilev managed to complete the recordings of his new album Free and even prepare for its presentation on a national tour in Bulgaria. Slightly worried, we disturbed the tireless Vasko in his only day-off for this week and he willingly shared with us how excited is he when coming out in front of Bulgarian audience and how important is for a modern performer to make new music.
  • The Merry Singer

    9 November 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova, photos Ilian Ruzhin

    Beautiful, talented, bound up in social affairs and just 19. That is Vesela Boneva – the same smiling and negligent Vessy, who gave out hugs in summer. It is winter now, but she is restless and keeps on going forward – we do not know how she does it, but she has brand new tracks, a hot double CD with Planet Magic Live and participates in eco campaigns. And she is the face of our favourite Fornarina – a fashion lady with style!
  • Insanity Befits Him

    9 November 2007

    text Anelia Alexandrova

    With a witty DJ pseudonym like Kid Loco, you can bet it would be great to go to his party even without actually listening to the music. But his music is quite good as well. This great Frenchman has been around for some 10 years now and has served us great albums like 1997's Grand Love Story and collaborated with smashing acts like Thievery Corporation. We're warming up for his set at Yalta on November 10 and presenting you with this short intierview we did with the crazy DJ.
  • A French DJ in Amsterdam

    25 October 2007

    text Nikola Shahpazov

    Sebastien Leger know perfectly well how to avoid music cliches and that is eaxctly why he has been so sought after during the last year or two. Despite being constatly on tour throughout south America and Europe, he managed to record his new album Planets and establish his Mistakes Music label. Literally hours after his set at the Canary Islands the Frenchman answered our questions about remixing Duran Duran and Justin Timberlake and what he has in store for his party at Sofia's Yalta club.