Nestled in the distant landscape of Northern Serbia exists the city in transition. Subotica is alive. Serving as Serbia's fifth city, Subotica has seen glory and heartache. It has been the scene of violent revolt as well as dramatic rebirth. Emerging from this cloud of constant growth is Subotika. Consisting of Mario Crnkovic and Nino Shebelic, Subotika combines the unique percussive influence of their region's past with the learned rhythms born and raised tens of thousands of miles away in Detroit. Heavily influenced by the sounds of Detroit innovators Underground Resistance and Red Planet, Subotika made their connection to the Detroit lifeline through Franki Juncaj aka DJ 3000. Through this recent connection, Subotika breaks through the formulaic "Detroit-as-inspiration" sound and leaves us with visions of a sound both past and present. Subotika's alignment with Motech Records proves again that music transcends most barriers in our lives. More important than our ethnic, economic or political allegiances is our ability to feel rhythm. Not only to feel that rhythm, but to be able to tap into it and fully understand what each other is trying to say even though our native tongues build walls between us. As the Motech family grows, there is no need for words, because we speak your language and you speak ours.
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