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Vagabunda

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"Vagabunda is two people who walk across this earth playing their acoustic guitars", say Jure Jurca and Matevž Pavčnik the founders of the band. The music they play are songs that they listened to when they were young boys just learning to play guitar. After playing many gigs in Slovenia, Austria and Italy, the two rockers recorded their first EP single named Away. It was released on wooden USB keys. Dallas Records Slovenia took care of the digital release. Since 2013 Vagabunda are determened to play music as authentic as possible thought other bands lately sound all a like. That is why Jure and Matevž like to experiment in their own songs. In 2016 a new album came about. Its name is Open and was release on vinyl. This time not as acoustic as previous work. We can hear drums and bass on most of the tracks. The album was produced by Matej Gobec a man known as the sound engineer of a Slovenian band Laibach. Today the band is on a quest to record a new album. The first single was released in April 2018 and is named Annie More. Vagabunda have their own brand of snapc named Vandrovec and liqueur named Sopotnica. If anybody wants to see the band live they can do so anytime since they play all the time. The band performs as a duet and as a quartet.

Valentino Kanzyani

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As a founding father of Slovenian techno, Valentino Kanzyani has been involved in the country’s dance scene since the mid 1990s. A celebrated DJ first and foremost, Valentino built a solid reputation for himself whilst he was resident spinner of Ambasada Gavioli - Slovenia’s most famous electronic music club. His fame grew when he started spinning on three turntables as standard. Joining forces with fellow countryman and techno champion Umek, Valentino saw his first release in 1999 under the moniker Recycled Loops. Due to the success of their joint EPs, Valentino Kanzyani and Umek set up Recycled Loops as a record label, which further helped establish Valentino as a major player in Eastern Europe’s techno scene. A number of world tours, festival appearances and big club gigs followed. Whilst Valentino’s sound has evolved over the years, he is committed to protecting the art of the DJ with real integrity. Valentino set up his label Jesus Loved You in 2005, for instance, just as digital downloading was becoming the main dissemination channel for the music industry. Instead of joining the trend, Valentino decided to release his label’s music mainly on vinyl as a way to support the true original format of the DJ. And it is his love for vinyl that has seen him flourish today, to become one of most respected underground vinyl djs around. Through 2012, Valentino released a series of Eps on Cadenza in the build up to his debut artist album ‘Love & Gratitude’. The latest EP as well as a continuous mixed cd which includes all tracks from the project was released in April 2013. The project showcases Valentino Kanzyani’s underground house vision and it also represents a new chapter in Valentino Kanzyani’s career – as part of Cadenza’s booking agency.

Valuk

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Vanillaz

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The Croatian-Slovenian DJ duo Vanillaz collaborates with the Los Angeles-based label Global Production MGMT, Thrive Records, Sony Entertainment (ROW) and Universal (North America). The duo authored hits that were picked up by major outlet giants: Bloomingdale, Macy`s, Abercrombie & Fitch and H&M. They have performed at festivals all over the globe, on the main stages of MTV Europe, Kings Day Netherlands, Miami Music Week, ADE, WMC Miami, ATP, Ultra Europe and Ultra Korea). Their music is also promoted by major DJs, such as Tiesto, Martin Garrix, David Guetta and others.

Vasko Atanasovski

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Saxophonist and flautist Vasko Atanasovski (1977) came to national and international prominence as an artist who blends jazz with classical music and traditional styles, from klezmer to the music of the Near and Far East. Besides regularly appearing at European concert venues, Atanasovski has toured China, India and Argentina, to name but a few.

Vazz

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Mark Jacob Cavazza is a young rapper from Ljubljana, who lays down rhymes under the name of Vazz.

Vid Drašler

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Vid Drašler comes from Bistrica ob Sotli, where he initially performed with the jazz-rock band Zmajev rep and with the ensemble Malik. He has performed with ensembles Balžalorsky-Drašler 3o, Orkestrada and Drašler-Karlovčec-Drašler trio. He has also collaborated in theatre projects and with the jazz group Zlatko Kaučič Kombo. For four years, he studied jazz in the class of Zlatko Kaučič and shared the stage with musicians such as Vitja Balžalorsky, Jošt Drašler, Marko Karlovčec, Andrej Boštjančič, Andrej Fon, Tomaž Grom, Cene Resnik, Kaja Draksler, Mario Rechtern, Linda Sharrock, Petr Zelenka, Samo Kutin, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec and others.

Vid Jamnik

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After obtaining primary music education (percussion instruments), vibraphonist Vid Jamnik (1993) furthered his musical studies in Austria at the Jazz Department of the Carinthian State Conservatory of Music in Klagenfurt and then at Berklee College of Music, which presented him with The Most Active Mallet Performer Award in his first semester.

Vinko Globokar

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Composer Vinko Globokar first rose to prominence as a trombone virtuoso and dedicated himself to composing in the early 1970s. His music is noted for its social engagement, music theatre exploration, use of unconventional and extended instrumental techniques and free improvisation.

Vita Mavrič

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For over thirty years, Vita Mavrič has been devising her original projects and staging them both at home and abroad. She is the recipient of the Ježek and Župančič awards, the City of Ljubljana Award, the ibis Film Award (for Best Supporting Actress in the Yugoslav film Belle Epoque, for which Arsen Dedić wrote the music), Viktor for special achievements and a number of other media awards. She generated public interest in chanson, Slovenian music poetry, raised the quality of lyrics and music, and developed a recognizable brand for the international festival La vie en rose and Café Teater, which she led for twenty years. With great dedication, she fostered and profoundly influenced the development of chanson in Slovenia as well as the specific genre of musical theater.