Sunshine (Serbian Band)
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Sunshine Serbian Band
Sunshine
Origin Belgrade, Serbia
Genres Rapcore, hardcore punk, hip hop, drum and bass, rock
1993 – present
Labels Jugodisk, Metropolis Records, Komuna, One Records, Multimedia Records
Del Arno Band, Bezobrazno Zeleno, Sick Mother Fakers, Oktobar 1864, Plejboj, 357, Darkwood Dub, Dead Ideas, Disciplin A Kitschme, Elektri?ni Orgazam, Eyesburn, Presing, Vampiri
Members Bane Bojovi?
Vuk Mijanovi?
Igor ?koro
Milorad Mati?
Dragan Vujnovi?

Sunshine are a Serbian rapcore/hip hop band from Belgrade.

History

1990s

The band was formed in 1993 by the vocalist Branko Bojovi? "Bane", also known as Gumbrowski, who, having previously worked in the Novi Beograd band Green Cool Posse, formed Sunshine with vocalist ?or?e Radivojevi?, also known as ?ole Ramirez. Recording several demo recordings in the early 1980s and being directly influenced by rap music, while spending two years living in the United States during the late 1980s, Bojovi? decided to present his own interpretation of the genre. The band recorded their debut album, Ljubavna likvefakcija (Love Assassifaction), released through Jugodisk, combining rap and hardcore punk with sexually overt lyrics, being thus distanced from the mainstream media but nevertheless gaining a loyal fan base. At the time, the band did not have a steady lineup, and the album was recorded with Del Arno Band members, Margita Stefanovi? (keyboards) and Zvonimir ?uki? (bass guitar). The material from the debut album was reissued on CD by Metropolis Records, featuring the remixes of the songs "Pri?i mi ti" ("Come Closer to Me") and "Pretty Boy", as well as the track "Extended Wicked Raggamuffin' Style Mix" as bonus material.

The followup, Sh.g.t.m., featured a similar lyrical style, having numerous vulgarisms, and sampled music combined with heavy beats. The recording sessions featured the guitarist Vojislav Be?i? "Be?ke", a former Bezobrazno Zeleno and Glsiersi member, and Margita Stefanovi?'s EQV appeared in the song "Misli mene gone" ("Thoughts Are Haunting Me"). By the end of the album recording, the band got the first steady lineup which beside the vocalists Bojovi? and Radivojevi? also featured a former Policijski ?as vocalist Nenad Bogojevi? "Bogi", former Bloodbath guitarist Stanimir Lukic "Staca", Sick Mother Fakers drummer Boris and bassist and trombonist Nemanja Koji? and Del Arno Band saxophonist Aleksandar Petkovi? "Petko". Soon after, several lineup changes occurred and Petkovi? was replaced by DJ Drej (real name Andrej Sre?kovi?) and Milo? Velmir "Buca". For a while, Sr?an Jovanovi? "Jole", a former Oktobar 1864 drummer, performed with the band. Bojovi?, Luki?, Sre?kovi? and Bogojevi? recorded the music for the Jedan na jedan (One on One), directed by Mladen Mati?evi?, also appearing as actors in the movie, but the soundtrack was never officially released.

During the Summer of 1997, the band released the single "Kokane" ("Cocaine"), which beside the title track also featured the songs "Mental kokane" and "Atmo-capella '91. preview". The material from the single recorded as collaboration with the band Plejboj, appeared on the Bojan Skerli? Do koske (To the Bone) movie soundtrack. After the single release, due to their increasing popularity, the band held a sold-out concert at the Belgrade Sports' Hall, on February 1998. During the same year, on late 1998, the band released the album Ne?u da se predam (I Will Not Surrender), featuring Deca Lo?ih Muzi?ara members, trumpet player Borislav Veljkovi? and saxophone player Vlada Miljkovi? and EQV member Margita Stefanovi?, as guests. As the previous releases, the album was produced by Atman Active. The new material featured the same macho erotic lyrical style, reaching its climax in the track "Kurva" ("Whore"), becoming one of the most vulgar and morose song in the history of popular music in Serbia.[1] Other songs on the album, "Krug" ("Circle"), "Iza horizonta" ("Beyond the Horizon"), "New Era", featuring sampled music form the hippie musical Hair, and "Bongo Budda", written by Nemanja Koji?, left a much better impression on both the audience and critics.

2000s

The recordings from the performances at the Belgrade SKC on February 18 and 19 were released by Metropolis Records in 2001 on the live album Live!, produced by Goran Milisavljevi?. In the meantime, the song "Marginalan type" ("Marginal Type") appeared on the Srdan Golubovi? movie Absolute 100, released by Komuna on the official movie soundtrack in 2001. After the album release, the band went on hiatus which turned out to be the band disbandment. Guitarist Stanimir Luki? "Sta?a" formed the band X-Centar in 2001, releasing the album Restart in 2003, and ?or?e Radivojevi? "Ramirez" formed the band Avanti, backed with younger musicians. The following year, under the Sunshine moniker, Bojovic recorded the album Sha bilo (Wha's the Matter), featuring a combination of hip hop and drum & bass crossed with violin, trumpet and viola sound. The material, partially featuring the lyrics written by Radivojevi?, was produced by Bojovi?, ?or?e Miljenovi? and Vojin Ristivojevi?. During the same year, journalist Dejan Katalina wrote the book Sha bilo about the band.

In 2005, Sunshine, featuring Sky Wikluh, the producer of Sha bilo, released the single "Again Gettin' Wicked" through One Records, which beside the title track also featured the songs "Prskalica" ("Sprayer") and "Zavidan Preview" ("Invidious Preview").[2] The tracks, with two new tracks, "Fight the Devil" and "Niklovan" ("Nickel"), appeared on the greatest hits compilation Fight the Devil, released by Multimedia Records on August 2007.[3]

2010s

In June 2011, the band released the single "Nina-nana!", promoting the upcoming studio album, produced by AtmanActive, available for free digital download via MTV Adria official website, as well as the music video for the single.[4] In 2013, the band recorded the song "Tebraxion" ("Broxion") for the S/kidanje movie soundtrack, releasing it as a single in April.[5]

In April 2014, Bojovi? was arrested for drug possession. It was reported that he had six packages of amphetamine in his possession, and that he resisted arrest.[6] He was charged for drug possession and released on bail.[7] He denied the claims of some media that he himself was a drug dealer.[8] In April 2016, he was sentenced to 10 months of home confinement. During the trial, Bojovi? claimed that he is not a drug dealer and that he was a victim of police brutality during the arrest.[9]

Legacy

In 2006, the song "Misli mene gone" was polled No. 34 on the B92 Top 100 Domestic Songs list.[10]

Discography

Studio albums

  • Ljubavna likvefakcija (1995)
  • Sh.g.t.m (1996)
  • Ne?u da se predam (1998)
  • Sha bilo (2002)

Live albums

  • Live! (2001)

Compilation albums

  • Fight the Devil (2007)

Singles

  • "Kokane" (with Plejboj, 1997)
  • "Again Gettin' Wicked" (2005)
  • "Nina nana" (2011)
  • "Sun" (2012)
  • "Tebraxion" (2013)

Other appearances

  • "?aklina tra?i sponzora" / "Kalu?erica" (Rap-l-trap; 1995)
  • "Pri?i mi ti" / "?aklina tra?i sponzora" / "Kurva" (The best of Yu hip hop; 1996)
  • "91 Preview" (Ustani i kreni; 1996)
  • "Kokain" (Muzika iz filma "Do koske"; 1997)
  • "Marginalan type" (Apsolutnih sto; 2001)
  • "Misli mene gone (Live)" (Metropolis vol.1; 2002)
  • "Iza horizonta" / "Pri?i Mi Ti (Rmx)" (Metropolis vol.2; 2002)

References

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