When the 17 year old self-proclaimed philosopher Marek O. Danilović started making music in 1996, little did he know of what would become of his career. He experimented with psychedelic and ambient music until forming his first band Odrezak. After two albums and an excessive tour through Yugoslavia, Marek decided that their music was not dancefloor-ready enough and wanted to pursue a different approach on music. He got kicked out by the remaining members in 2002. Two days later, the remaining Odrezak members died in a mysterious and unsolved tour bus crash. Marek was on his own.
After changing his name to Mary O.D. and auditioning in many different dance projects as singer (but to no avail), he emigrated to the United Kingdom. But even there, his attempts remained fruitless and he became addicted to drugs and alcohol, doing day jobs in order to survive and spawning various short-lived project without success.
In late 2006, he moved to his now-independent home country Montenegro, where he met dance musician and rapper DJ Vibeseeker in a club in Nikšić.
DJ Vibeseeker aka Anton Matanović had a reputation for being a womanizer, a playboy and an avid supporter of the Soviet Union. He was also in search of a musical project. One week later, combining groovy, danceable eurodance music with Vibeseeker’s Russian accent rapping and Mary O.D.’s angelic singing, The Love Dictators was born.
Quickly rising to the top of the Montenegrin dance scene, The Love Dictators still weren’t satisfied. They decided to take the challenge and move to Germany in order to conquer the old European music market.
After promoting their demo ‘HeartBEATS’ in Europe, they have made a collaboration with Moscow based funk, rap and dance producer and DJ Grandmaster Phunk. They joined brains to produce Let’s Get Physical, yet another dancefloor-ready, groovy funk hymn.
The Love Dictators were then forced to pause their work, as DJ Vibeseeker was in jail for sexually harassing a minor.
After Vibeseeker’s release from prison, Sergei Barbarov, Grandmaster Phunk’s real name, then proceeded to work with the Love Dictators on their vast tours around the planet and helped producing their first full-length album DiscoBALLS. He was invited to become a permanent member of the band and became the third Love Dictator as ‘ Sergeant Sergei’.
The Love Dictators released their debut album ‘DiscoBALLS’ on June 27th, 2009. After that, they set out to conquer the world with their soviet flavored eurodance music!
In 2011, Siberian keyboardist and vocalist Sir Cum-A-Lot permanently joined the band.
More information can be found at www.thelovedictators.com.
Edited by nocius on 8 Mar 2012, 23:28
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