Once upon a time (2003) in a faraway land called Bosnia and Herzegovina, a group of friends decided to form a band. Along with local Balkan flavours, their musical influences come from all over the world: ska, punk, reggae, electronic, hip-hop. Yet, there was no music industry, few concerts, no space for cultural or political expression among the new crop of plugged in youth. In fact, the entire region was reeling from deep moral and economic stagnation. It was from this environment that Dubioza Kolektiv was born, and not quietly, but kicking and screaming, presenting no-go topics front and centre, and demanding to be heard-and in doing so, they created a phenomenon.