Tuesdays - The Beat Fleet (Balkan Express 053)
The Beat Fleet are an amazing combo of musical innovation, genre fusion and laid back attitude that is so distinctive of Daltmatian region in Croatia. Founded in Split way back in 1990, it took them more than seven years to even find a record company. But even when they managed to go mainstream, The Beat Fleet never lost their satirical edge.
Six studio albums in, the band from Split uses humour as a vehicle to tell a story about the world as they see it. But sometimes humour just doesn’t cut it. Which is by The Beat Fleet are not afraid to tell it like it is. And there’s a lot to tell about the regression of civilisiation these days.
Over the years the Beat Fleet developed their own musical subgenre which they dubbed – Ping Pong. Funny as it is, Ping Pong is indeed a thing, a mixture of reggae, afro beat, hip hop, rap rock, alternative rock, dub and British trip hop. With a layer of Croatian Dalmatian “fjaka” on top.
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.