If for some reason you wanted to throw a Slovenia-themed Halloween party, Slon in Sadež (the Elephant and the Fruit) should definitely make your playlist. Starting in 2001 the duo somehow morphed into a quartet. But they still identify as a duo and are the quintessential musical parody and satire. As such, they are perfectly suited to creating a fun-filled atmosphere. If, of course, for some reason you wanted to throw a Slovenia-themed Halloween party.
Failing that, you can always enjoy the fact that Slon in Sadež are one of Slovenia’s most intelligent acts. They poke fun out of whatever the mainstream consensus is at any given time. They also do it in a musically and lyrically impeccable fashion. That includes satirizing their own commercial success, releasing a 2004 album titled Komercialne pizde (Commercial Cunts).
To date, Slon in Sadež released five albums, with two containing studio material while the other three contain works developed for their radio and TV shows.
Their songs are inherently political, making them somewhat tacky for the conventional taste. On the flip side, utterly appealing for anyone with half a brain. That said, their first underground hit titled Taliban Reggae was so politically incorrect that it might very well be too offensive for an English speaking radio station. Good thing the are links on the internet.
Check out Slon in Sadež on Youtube, Spotify, Deezer or wherever you get your music from and a happy Halloween to all who celebrate.
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.
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Balkan Express takes weekly trips into contemporary musical production of the Balkans.