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Ekatarina Velika

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Beograd, Serbia (1982 – 1994)

Ekatarina Velika (“Catherine the Great”, named after Catherine II of Russia, also called EKV for short) was one of the most successful and influential rock/New Wave bands from Yugoslavia.

The core of the band consisted of singer/guitarist Milan Mladenović, keyboardist Margita Stefanović and bassist Bojan Pečar, with other members only remaining with the band for shorter periods.

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Ekatarina Velika, initially named Katarina II, was formed in February 1982 following the breakup of Šarlo Akrobata, the influential Yugoslav New Wave threepiece from Belgrade, Serbia. Milan Mladenović and bassist Dušan Kojić Koja, driving forces behind Šarlo Akrobata, had a falling-out that prompted the split. Koja formed Disciplina kičme, while Milan and guitarist Dragomir Mihailović Gagi assembled Katarina II with bassist Zoran Radomirović Švaba and drummer Dušan Dejanović. The band got its name after Mihailović’s unrequited love, a girl named Katarina.

Katarina II’s rhythm section was the first to depart in late 1982, with Radomirović leaving to join Du Du A and Dejanović joining heated rivals Disciplina kičme. Mango Kuštrin became the new drummer. In an effort to expand the sound, the band also decided to add a keyboard player - position filled by eccentric, classically trained pianist Margita Stefanović. Since Kuštrin stuck around for barely a month, Ivan Vdović Vd (Milan’s old mate from Šarlo Akrobata) replaced him in early 1983. At the same time, Bojan Pečar was brought in on bass.

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  • Y4S3

    , ,....ЗАКОН....... , САМО НЕКА РОКА БРАЛЕ..................... ЗАУВЕК EKV ! ...................... R.I.P !

    4 May 10:13pm Reply
  • white_lemur

    Voda <3

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    Odlični !

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ivor138

    svi umrli od dopa. stoga, dop je zao

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Jinxiyu

    =ekv

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ardsurd

    Сербы рулят!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Deadalus_DX

    Awesome band!

    7 Mar 2013 Reply
  • promise_mm

    draga Magi za tren je prošlo ovih deset godina :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g0T-tgfbdg

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • nalogbrojtri

    Imao sam srece da budem na 2 koncerta krajem 80-tih. Posle jednog (u Domu omladine) smo ih videli kako se vracaju prema skupstini a mi klinci, vikali "Milaneee, koncert je bio super!!!" Mahnuli nam <3. One kisele Kojine izjave u dokumentarcu "Kao da je bilo nekad" kako su EKV bili vise pop grupa su smesne. Koja ima 3 dobre pesme max. i to sa pocetka, ostalo je trash i on to i sam zna zato i ne postuje EKV. Ne znam detalje svadje i raspada Sharla A. ali Milan je nastavio sa kreativnoscu i izvlacio inspiraciju iz raznih oblika muzike i svoje glave dok njegov ex kolega nikada nije uspeo da se odvoji od senke svog muzickog Boga, Hendrix-a. Domaca rock muzika u 90-tim nije bila sjajna ali ona nova DK je bila najvece dno koje se dogodilo yu(srb) muzici. Pozdrav!

    14 Aug 2012 Reply
  • nalogbrojtri

    Najbolje sto se exYu muzici desilo posle punk/new wave ludila - K II, EKV !!

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • world__eater

    Ја сам одувек спавала с твојим именом на уснамааа....

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • bekrija666

    "U svakom porazu ja sam video deo slobode. I kad je gotovo, za mene, znaj, tek tad je počelo." Samo kad pročitam deo njihovog teksta, naježim se...

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TijanaGrunge

    Magi 1.4.1959-18.9.2002. R.I.P <3

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Alex_psychopaul

    hvala vam za ljubav [3]

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • drunk2much

    Мојот ден и мојата ноќ, во едно.

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • GuzonjinaCerka

    <3333

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • maY3s

    acoustic cover of the deftones' change (in the house of flies) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91GnNXGGXYE. check it out and let us know what you think, share if you like! Thanks! (:

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • TijanaGrunge

    Ko je poslusao EKV vjerovatno ne mora da razmislja koji mu je omiljeni bend ^^ :)

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • DamnationAngel1

    hvala vam za ljubav [2]

    9 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Nymphetamine161

    Malo izlizan i prenapuhan bend. Iako mi je Novac u rukama posebno draga pjesma.

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
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