MANIFESTO

BalkanBeats | Culture – Recycling

Robert Šoko started his parties in Berlin in 1993. He coined the term BalkanBeats and offered iconic compilations and albums, which are still today a blue print to any Balkan party.

It took off, and by 2009, he had introduced his style and established regular BalkanBeats events in  London, Paris and Budapest. Since then he started BalkanBeats parties in Mexico City &  Tokyo and continues touring the world to spin this music.

Nowadays, BalkanBeats is a genre. The true key to Soko´s success is his talent as a DJ, his connection with the dance floor and ultimately ability to make any crowd, from the aficionados to the heavy metal listeners, jump and lose themselves in his tunes.


BalkanBeats | Muzika

These traditional sounds, mixed with modern electronic beats, hit the party crowd like a lightning bolt. BalkanBeats is rough and full of emotion, weeping and laughing at the same time. Jumping. Handwaving. Shouting. Intoxicating and ecstatic.
That’s why Robert Šoko’s BalkanBeats Party became a style unto itself, now imitated by many all over the world.


BalkanBeats | Feedback 

BalkanBeats has the power to transform a crowd of strangers into a circle of friends. This is the message: Unify the people. Move your body. And move your heart.
BBC Radio, LONDON 2013

Robert Šoko zählt sowohl Monika Lewinsky als auch Jesus Christus zu seinen Helden. Auch musikalisch hat der Berliner Balkan-Pop-Rocker einen eklektischen Geschmack. Seine balkaneske Partyreihe zwischen Ethno, Disco und Electro erfreut sich schon seit acht Jahren äußerster Beliebtheit im Kreuzberger Party-Dschungel.
Der allgemeine Balkan-Hype ist lange vorbei, doch geblieben sind die BalkanBeats im Lido; Sex, Tanz und Schweiß sind die konkreten Gründe für den langjährigen Erfolg.
030 MAGAZINE, BERLIN 2016


ROBERT SOKO on the PIRANHA MUSIC WEBSITE