Tuesdays - Miki Solus (Balkan Express 050)
Depending on how you look at it, Miki Solus is either a Croatian musical jester or a genre-defying musical genius. Or both. At any rate, the accordion-playing hip-hop funk jazz singer-songwriter spent the last decade making his tongue-in-cheek music, much to the delight of fans and critics alike.
At one point, Miki Solus described himself, saynig that “If you like serious, high quality, stylistically balanced genre music, then this album definitely isn’t for you. If you like originality, jokes, carefree music and daft lyrics, then you’re gonna love it.”. Especially if you speak Croatian.
With four full-length albums under his belt, as well as just as many EPs, and theatre and film soundtracks, Miki Solus is an all-round artist, comfortable in almost any role.
Still, his signature music is combining absurd lyrics with exquisit music and taking apart pop-culture phenomena. Be it hipsters, pop-psychology or Melania Trump, Miki Solus has thoughts. And its usually not the thoughts you’d expect.
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.