The subject of today’s show are Disciplinska Komisija, best translated as Disciplinary Commission. They are a Bosnian hip-hop super crew, mostly hailing from the mining town of Tuzla. Members include Frenkie, HZA, Moonja, DJ Soul and Edo Maajka. Older listeners will remember we featured Maajka in Balkan Express already, many moons ago. The crew formed around the FMJAM collective which in itself is considered the ground zero of hip-hop in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In the Balkans, music is sometimes used to drive people apart and reinforce stereotypes. But more often than not, music transcends geographical and mental borders. This is why Disciplinska Komisija will often collaborate with artist from other countries of Former Yugoslavia, mostly from Croatia and Serbia.
The self-styled Commissioners have been laying beats and rhymes since the turn of the millennium. In the twenty-odd years since, each crew member has made an impressive career unto themselves. This, however, led to a life of conflicting schedules and as a result the group rarely holds live concerts. Still, Edo, Frenkie, HZA, Moonja and DJ Soul manage to work together one way or another. Lately, this mostly means appearing on each other’s tracks, but fans are eager for the crew to finally get back together on-stage as well.
Disciplinska Komisija remain active, even if only every so often. Look them up on Youtube, Spotify or wherever you get your music from.
Balkan Express takes weekly trips into contemporary musical production of, you guessed it, the Balkans. Forget the gusle and tamburice, this show is about rock, pop and a sense of humour. Well, at least there’s guitars. On air most Tuesdays in a new-and-improved time-slot at 1100 hrs. Usually. Your train conductor is Aljaž (aka @pengovsky) who once did the world a solid and decided never to sign again in public. Which is why he ended up doing radio.
TuesdaysWith : Aljaž Every Tuesday at 10.00
Balkan Express takes weekly trips into contemporary musical production of the Balkans.