"You Have to See the Potential"

As we barrel down the road in Dusan Kovacevic’s SUV, I mention how impressed I am with the acoustics at the Petrovaradin Fortress, the locale for the EXIT Festival, which is a four day long orgy of rock and roll, dance, hip-hop and reggae music that takes place in Novi Sad, Serbia every July. “Well you know the Austro-Hungarians built the fortress specifically for EXIT,” jokes Kovacevic, the 36 year-old co-founder of the festival, which was launched in 2000 as a protest against the regime of Slobodan Milosevic.

Beats From the Balkan Bloc

Even if the name Robert Soko doesn’t ring a bell, if you’ve been clubbing recently chances are you’ve heard his influence on electronic music.