New dub songs from Gile & Luka aka The Dublinerz, reppin’ Belgrade. We recently conducted a short Q&A with the hip hop and dub production duo. Previously, we featured their music on GRANDGOOD audiocasts 29 and 34.

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Dancing Dub

Lonely Dub

Where are you from?
We are from Belgrade, Serbia. We are both guitar players, Gile played for years in many bands in many diffrent styles punk, hc, funk, hip hop. Luka, younger member of the duo finished the musical school for jazz guitar and plays in some jazz bands. We got together about 4-5years ago, we liked the same music and had some ideas but at that moment we did not have a band to play it, and at that same period we started to work on computer…

What kind of equipment do you use? Do you record live instruments?
Most of the music we made on a PC with a creative live soundblaster so we had no conditions for live recording, but we are trying to make it in a box live as we can! Recently we have bought better pc and a better sound card.

Who does what in the group? How do you work together when putting together songs.
It depends from song to song, there is no strict rules. One of us brings some melody or riff ,and we work together on developing and producing it to song.

Someone you look up to, dead or alive.
Luka: For me it is Bob Marley because his music and thinking gave me strength and fate to work and live many times I was down,he is my ideal because he was not just a complete musician but complete concius man thinking and speaking of the world that we live in, speaking and struggling for his people.
Gile: Chuck Berry, Nelson Mandela, I admire his strength and endurance in fighting for the right cause.

Someone you look down on.
Luka: All the guys in the music who forgot where they are comin’ from after getting few bucks and some jewels from the industry,and decadent musicians selling illusionary and greedy views on life to the youth…the list is long. I live in a poor country, it is really perverted to watch them on tv, poisoning the mind of my people.
Gile: Marylin Manson, because he is misguiding the youth,promoting bad spiritual and life attitude.

Other than music, what’s worth living for?
Luka: There are many things…friends, ladies,Wing Chun Kung fu, dancing, Big Splffs…
Gile: Big Spliffs

You fasted all day, what are you dieing to eat?
We are both vegeterians!
Luka:Soya steaks and tomato salad
Gile: Fried cheese and fries

You’re at a party, what’s your drink?
Luka: Beer
Gile: Beer!

Name a song you can’t stand.
Luka: Madonna-Hung up,Anything from Madonna she makes me throw up…
Gile:Guns and roses-Live and let die (cover)

You’re going to be deaf by morning, what do you ask to listen to?
Luka: Bob Marley, Wes Motgomery, Gregory Isaacs, Roots Radics Band, King tubby, Black Uhuru, Jimmi Hendrix, Abyssinians,Wu tang Clan, Johnny Clarke..
Gile: By songs:Black star ft. Common-respiration,Wu tang clan-cream,Cypress Hill-Boom biddy bye bye,Mos Def and Scritti politti-Tinseltown to boogiedown,Massive attack-Sly

Life after death? Yes/No
Luka: There is…
Gile: I think there is, but many think opposite, so maybe…

How do you hope to be remembered?
Luka:Like a good musician,friend and husband!
Gile:Like a good sound producer

How do you hope you are not remembered?
Luka: I don’t know…by letting down people I care for
Gile: For nasty street Fights…

Free verse, anything else on your mind?
Luka: I am that I am – Peter Tosh
Gile: I fight in a holy war with my menthal – Shabbazz the Disciple


Luka & Gile