Kiril Dzajkovski, Official Ambassador for MacedoniaBy Florian Mueck • Jan 11th, 2011 • Category: Home Zone Macedonia, Music Theme, Official Ambassadors, Top News
We are extremely pleased and honored to welcome a new Official Ambassador on this European “train” - and the first Official Ambassador for Macedonia, Kiril Dzajkovski! We believe that artists like Kiril who merge diverse cultural sound experiences into something new, open-minded, are a fantastic musical asset for The Festival… Thanks to Lina Ugrinovska for making this happen!
Kiril (Dzajkovski) is a Macedonian composer and producer, regarded as one of the pioneers of Balkan electronica and the most successful and respected electronic artist from the Balkan region today.
His style of mixing electronica and Macedonian and Balkan ethnic music influences dates back to the early nineties and had received fantastic reviews around the world ever since.
Kiril’s tracks have been included on numerous compilations worldwide and remixed by people like Bushwacka, Dreadzone, Danny Briottet (Renegade Soundwave), Nathan Coles and many others.
Kiril performs live with a 10 piece band and in the last three years has performed as a headlining act at the biggest music festivals in the Balkan region ( Exit, InMusic Festival, Greenfest, Urbanfest etc).
He is also an accomplished composer of film and theatre music.
Kiril’s new album, due out early 2011 is again an eclectic and sophisticated mix of breakbeat/dub/electro grooves with Balkan ethnic melodies and instrumentation, featuring a selection of amazing international vocal talent. The first single from the album features the vocals of the UK MC Ras Tweed (Kruder & Dorfmeister, Rockers Hi-FI, Overproof Soundsystem), a veteran on the European dub-electro scene and the legendary Macedonian singer Esma Redzepova, often regarded as the Queen of Roma music worldwide.
Check out Kiril’s hit release “Raise Up Your Hand” featuring Ras Tweed & Esma…
Kiril in the news
“Exotic and brilliant, Kiril does things with music that just shouldn’t be possible. KIRIL is , without any doubt, a musical genius and a true alchemist of sound. And Homebound is a masterpiece of sonic artistry and perfection.” – ELECTROAGE
“Fantastic stereophonic production that jumps from speaker to speaker on your stereo grabs you by the collar and moves your body to the beat of the music involuntarily. Absolutely great.” — ARTS WEEKLY MAGAZINE
“Kiril is a great example of genuine talent operating outside of the dance manistream that won’t degenerate into complex noise loops. Innovative composition coupled with signature Macedonian accents warrant this piece a very high mark in my personal collection.” — COOL AND STRANGE MUSIC MAGAZINE
“The combination of traditional elements with excellent drum’n'beats works extremely well.” — JAZZ FM RADIO UK
“An excellent release from a very talented artist.” — NET RADIO
“Sounds like a soundclash between DEAD CAN DANCE and BREAKBEAT ERA via Ennio Morricone and Lalo Schifrin. Fantastic.” — SURF 107.2 RADIO
“Presenting his first solo album, KIRIL mixes drum’n'bass and break-beat schemes with exotic melodies from the Balkans and cooks this up into a groovy stew with chunks of acid jazz, funk, ambient and dub. The sound of Macedonian chants and the traditional instruments introduce a unique new ‘world music’.” — TOKYO JOURNAL MAGAZINE
Str. Vladimir Komarov No. 6/3 -16
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Tel. +389 2 27 75 430