Banana Zvuk (Split, Croatia)
BANANA ZVUK - reggae soundsystem from Split, Croatia. Two DJs - Yuri and Luka, croatian hip-hop MC's from regionally well established and popular bands TBF and St!llness, started Banana Zvuk as a side project in 2006.
We both shared big passion for reggae music and decided to try something different from our bands, mainly just so we can have more fun for our selfs. As time went on, we became more serious about it, toured a lot around the region and also became resident Djs in Quasimodo club in Split and Grandovac beach club on island Vis.
We played some of the biggest festivals in Croatia, including Seasplash in Pula, INmusic in Zagreb, and Garden in Zadar. The music we play is a blend of different reggae styles, from roots and dancehall to hip hop and jungle, remixes and mashups. Sometimes we throw in some tunes that are not reggae at all, just for a joke.
What glues all together is a great amount of positive energy, love and good vibrations we spread through our sets. Recently we started producing music, creating our own beats and making remixes. We released two singles on Juno downloads and one of them was selected for "10 years of Seasplash festival" best of compilation, released by PDV records.
Our next single soon to be released features a veteran dancehall/jungle MC Tenor Fly. We love bananas because they are the only fruit to contain the amino acid, tryptophan plus Vitamin B6, which together help the body to produce seratonin - the natural chemical which alleviates mental depression - so, eating bananas can cheer you up.