Den Za Den
|Origin||Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Genres||Jazz rock, instrumental rock, folk rock|
|1978 – 1980|
Den Za Den was formed in 1978. The first lineup of the band featured Dragi?a Soldatovi? (keyboards), Vladimir Jankulovski (bass guitar), Dmitar ?o?orovski (drums) and Sini?a Stojanovski (guitar). During the year, the band made their first recordings, for RTV Skopje. In October of the same year, they were joined by second guitarist, Arijan Dema (a former Pu member).
In 1978, the band appeared on BOOM Festival. In 1979, they appeared on Festival Omladina and on the Rock Evening of Opatija Festival. The song "Ciganka" ("Gypsy") they performed on the Opatija Festival was released on various artists album Opatija '79 - Rock grupe (Opatija '79 - Rock Bands) during the same year. In 1980, the band released their debut album, produced by Ivo Umek and entitled simply Den Za Den. During the same year, the band once again appeared on Opatija Festival, and the song "Jutro i no?" ("Morning and Night") appeared on the various artists album JRT - Opatija '80 - Rock ve?e (JRT - Opatija '80 - Rock Evening). However, Den Za Den saw little attention in the media, and the band ended their activity soon after.
Dragi?a Soldatovi? continued his career as a member of the jazz band Labish Trio, which he formed with bass guitarist Zoran Pavlovski and drummer Koki Dimu?evski. They released their debut album, Labish Trio, in 1996. In 1998, Labish Trio recorded their second album, Dream, in the lineup that featured Soldatovi? on piano, Darko Mu?ov on bass guitar and Goce Stefkovski on drums.