Although he was born in Copenhagen, both Bjonko Stosic’s parents hail from Macedonia, and it is there that his sound is inextricably rooted. The title of the album is Enigma and suggests something mysterious, ghostly even. Indeed some of the lower register tracks summon up yearning, wraith-like Oriental soundscapes of a particular Macedonian cast. However, the best ones are strutting, groovy dance ...

One Friday not long ago I met with Ero Behrić and Alen Hebilović – two erstwhile figures in Berlin’s Balkan party scene –  in a Turkish café on Oranien Straße, half an hour before cuma – Friday prayers – at the Bosnian mosque on Adalbert Straße near Kotti. They always had cuma at two o’clock at the Bosnian mosque, which was a convenient thing for ...