About the Artist

Karl Hlamkin & DZO is an explosive mixture of Croatian-Latvian salsa, Tatar chants, Irish whiskey chanson, Gypsy drum’n’bass, Jewish shamanism and Jamaican psychedelic.
If you haven’t seen Karl Hlamkin and DZO’s concerts then you just don’t like strong drinks in the morning, dancing on the corner of a high-rise, harsh Fidel tobacco and a black eye. Mysterious rumbling of drums, delirious screaming about broken glasses and broken hearts, city neighbourhoods where vagrants set nights on fire, get shaved while looking into broken shop-windows and where morning comes as a last resort.
Karl Hlamkin – ex-citizen of Latvia, artist and missionary, mastermind of underground festivals – put together the orchestra in 2002 and recorded debut album with provocative title „Hlamkin Shut up!“. It reached last positions of radio charts and got positive reviews in glossy magazines. Next albums „Davay Zabuhaem Orchestra“ and „01“ proved that it is impossible to perceive this music adequately as well as to define its style.


Karl Hlamkin & DZO [Moscow]