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MIRKO POPOV

MIRKO POPOV

Born 1972 in Skopje. Buying records and taking good care of his music since the earliest days of elementary school. Progressing into birthday party dj in the early 80s 🙂 Most music was cool all around in the 80s. Even pop music was the greatest ever. Such a creative environment helped him develop healthy curiosity, divergent musical taste and a progressive orientated mindscape, which will appear decisive in the future… First professional dj booking in 1992. Been very busy since than. Probably the busiest dj in the country… Regular at Kanal 103 (alternative FM radio station) since 1992, which proved very important for his development as a personality and as a musician. Free expression can work wonders if used creative. Editor in chief between 2008-2010… 1993 finds him at the core of the macedonian techno-cultural revolution. Very important time for changing cultural habits and finally putting Skopje on the map… In 1995 he is starting the PMG Collective – a real life manifesto against the back-wards state of the Macedonian society. In the next years, PMG becomes probably the most influential artistic organization in modern day Macedonian pop culture, with it’s radical avant-garde deeds on the streets it sparked all kinds of changes and novelties, from drug euphoria to musical revolutions…PMG party in the 90s is the essence of Skopje’s urban folklore at the time. Mirko Popov as a dj plays all around the country and becomes the first macedonian international dj… 1998 marks a start to PMG Recordings, an independent Macedonian label, which celebrates new macedonian sound and does some justice to the extremely talented, but mainly unrecognized modern musicians in the country… With a noble intention to capture the spiritual momentum of a PMG dancefloor, he starts PattermPMG in 2011, an electronic dance net-label. 2018 starts jazz label PMGJazz. Also responsible for a label called Makedonide. Last few years of the XX century broth his first house//techno//electro productions, with some fine succses in macedonian clubs… He puts together PMG Kolektiv – the band in 2003. That’s further example of his creativity, writing music and lyrics and singing in the band. PMG Kolektiv is one of the leading independent bands in Macedonia, successfully releasing albums and constantly playing tours. He’s also part of an obscure-cult electronic project Kanton6 and something called #MakedonideCrew. Working with, touring and releasing albums with a jazz band Sethstat. Performed as an actor in films and teathre productions. Scored several soundtracks for teathre. Directed a radiodrama. Written and produced a film.

Still living and working in Skopje. www.pmgrecordings.com

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