- Published on Thursday, 13 December 2012 14:52
Culture Organization Božidarac and Gruvlend! invite you to a big dance party to mark project "Planet Gruvlend!“ launch, Friday December 21 at 20h in Božidarac, 3 Radoslava Grujića.
20:00 - Audio/Video mix "From Inception of Groove to the End of the World”
21:00 - Official premiere of the the song and video "Miracle”
21:30 - Laura 2000
22:00 - Gruvlend All Star Band
23:00 - DJ Funky Junkie
And for all those who could not attend the event, this is what Gruvlend All Star Band sounded like. We thank Aleksandar Zec for the video. http://www.youtube.com/user/zecaleksandar
Project "Planet Gruvlend!“ will officially start with the premiere of the song and video "Miracle“ which features more than twenty names of the music scene (Bisera Veletanlić, Leo Martin, Bebi Dol, Oliver Nektarijević, Bojana Stamenov, Bane Lalić, Emilja Đonin, Vukašin Marković, Dana Gašić, Marčelo and Struka, children choir "Kolibri", Miša Blam, Stjepko Gut, Vasil Hadžimanov, Momčilo Bajagić Bajaga, Rambo Amadeus, Zvonimir Đukić Đule, Marko Stojanović Maraqya and Goran Čaki Savić).
To mark the occasion, with the support of the Municipality of Vračar, entertainment and dance program will be provided by Laura 2000 with special guest Leo Martin, Gruvlend All Star band (put together from members of groups MVP, Maraqya, Svi na pod and Drum'n'Jazz) and DJ Funky Junkie, author of compilations Idi igraj vol. 1-3 (funk, soul, jazz and disco tracks from ex-Yu 1969-1987)
All participants of the "Planet Gruvlend!" project are invited to attend the event on December 21 in Božidarac to celebrate together the Holiday of Groove and instead of the End of the World await the New Beginning!
- Published on Friday, 07 December 2012 19:08
Single "Miracle (Flower)" represents the first and most important song off of the album "Planet Gruvlend!" the release of which marks the beginning of the namesake project. Official release of the song and the accompanying music video is scheduled for 21/12/2012, the day of the alleged Apocalypse and Great Galactic Alignment. Although this date has many negative connotations, within the mythology of our project it is a symbol of the new beginning rather than the end of the world. The idea behind the project managed to gather together, in one song, biggest names on the music scene from its beginning until the present, which these days truly is - a miracle in itself.
The song "Miracle (Flower)" is based on a 1970 Minnie Riperton number "Les Fleur" that was licensed to Gruvlend by Warner Music, and our arrangment adaptation is based on the 2001 version by the British band 4hero.
Video for the song "Miracle (Flower)" was shot in the recording studio on secret location where for twelve intense days all singers and musicians along with the children choir ran the production mill. All these good spirits who flashed in sequence contributed to making the miracle really - happen. Then, cameras went outside and about town to capture culture warriors of trades other than music who each individually, on locations they selected themselves, all together stood behind this appeal for awakening planetary consciousness and a new beginning.
- Published on Thursday, 06 December 2012 19:08
"Planet Gruvlend!" is a unique phenomenon on our music scene in which its most prominent representatives from the late sixties to today are presented to wide audiences in a series of interdisciplinary events over six months, starting on the alleged day of the Apocalypse 21/12/2012 and culminating with a music spectacle scheduled for 21/06/2013, the World Music Day.
The basic idea of project "Planet Gruvlend!" is exchange of experience of established aces of the scene with the energy of younger, up and coming artists, captured on the concept album of the same name, which calls for awakening of planetary consciousness and a new way of thinking.
Artwork by Mladen Penev - www.mladenpenev.net
Through the prism of various music genres that represent the world's musical heritage, this project follows the development of our culture and society over time, and every song on the album reflects a certain epoch and is a product of collaboration of artists performing together for the first time.
In addition to being motivational, this project has broad cultural significance because it tells the story of development of popular music, as well as society in Serbia and the region, specifically Belgrade as its center. Underlying music thread of this entire project is groove, a unique danceable element in popular music, and as such, fundamental criterion that each participant must meet.