I warned you a few blogs ago and here I am, writing about music. If you like clubbing, you'll follow me on Kosovo 2.0. Since this is a lifestyle and a culture for me, I'm going to present to you producers of electronic music from Kosovo.
During the summer a friend from Novi Sad was surprised when I told him Sabb is from Prishtina, Kosovo. He actually mentioned Sabb himself while talking about the producers he's currently listening and following.
If you haven't heard of Sabb, you don't listen to electronica, and if you do, then you've probably heard of him. It doesn't matter, now you have me, and I'll tell you a bit about him.
Sabb (Sab Kastrati) is talented. I can't say that he's young. But when he started playing around in studios he was a young producer from Kosovo. His first EP, titled "Death Corps" was released in 2008 by his own label, SK Supreme Records and was accompanied with remixes of Ahmed Sendil, Kolombo and Marco Effe.
His sound is deep miminal techno. You can find his work on a few labels that are known for working in this style, such as: Audiomatique Recordings, Defected, Toolroom Records, Cr2, Noir Music, BluFin, MBF, Connaisseur, Stealth Rec, Monique Musique, FVF, Micro.fon, Nulogic, Pura, Rawthentic Music, Yellow Tail, Style Rockets, Zenbi Recordings and Nervous.
Maybe you remember Sabb and his two hits from 2010, both released by Noir Music Records in the Netherlands:
For the past few months Sabb has been concentrating on remixing these artists: Chris Lake, Carlo Lio, Wehbba, Gary Beck, Supernova and Hector Couto. They can all be found online. Sabb has also proven to be a good DJ. Kosovar audiences have had the chance to hear him in clubs across Kosovo. He's been introduced to audiences in Albania and Macedonia as well. In April 2011 he performed on the beaches of Miami, where he had a good time sharing experiences with his colleagues.
An American tour is coming up. These are the confirmed dates:
Right now he's in the studio working on a new EP for Victor Calderon from Waveform label. He's also working on his own album. Because of his obligation to remixing, the album will probably be released early 2012. In December 2011, his production will be included in Florian Meindl's FLASH.
You can find a lot of Sabb's remixes by following these links:
The article was originally written in Serbian.
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