Belgradeyard Sound System from Serbia are a new promising name on the digital music scene. So far their trajectory has been quite exceptional. First there was a similarly named reggae and dub show on the legendary oppositional B92 radio station in Belgrade. Gradually live effects were added to the vinyl spinning, and soon the duo of dj Relja Bobic and B92’s sound technician Goran Simonoski became a live sound system performing for live audiences. Over the years they incorporated various styles of electronic music into their sets, then learned to play laptops themselves. This led to their current style – an idiosyncratic version of digital free jazz, loud, dissonant but all the while very accessible. Their screeching saxes, laptop glitcholodics, driving electronic beats and rambling sampled drums are augmented live by Ivan Antic’s electric double bass. Belgrade Sound System’s debut album will be released early next year by the London-based jazz label Cosmic Sounds.
Belgradeyard Sound System at the Avanto Nightclub in Mocambo on Thursday, November 18th.