“Almost every underground DJ has a job on the side”

“Almost every underground DJ has a job on the side”

Luka Kostic (23) – who prefers to use his artist name Depra – is a DJ and producer in the underground techno and house scene in Belgrade. At age 15 he started experimenting for the first time with electronic music. Depra lives currently at his parents and can’t live off his work as a musician and producer. However, he keeps a positive spirit. As a kid, Depra listened a lot to Rick James, a musician…

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“It is possible to make it anywhere if you have the quality”

“It is possible to make it anywhere if you have the quality”

Multi-instrumentalist David Maxim Micić (24) couldn’t make sufficient money with his music in the local scene in Belgrade. Turbofolk – a popular Serbian genre – and cover bands dominate the musical landscape in the capital. In the United States and other countries in Europe his art is more appreciated, but even then it’s sometimes hard to get visa’s for gigs. Micić played himself out of isolation through the internet and is able to live off his music…

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The changes to Athenian nightlife

The changes to Athenian nightlife

When you walk around in the historic city of Athens, it is easy to see how the place has been affected by the crisis. Shops have closed down, refurbishment has slowed down and you see the people who has been struck the hardest begging on the street. But when the sun sets and the bars open, it is hard to believe that the people of Athens are a people of a crisis. Christine Forsberg

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