Kanda, Kod?a i Neboj?a
Kanda, Kod?a i Neboj?a in Velenje in 2009
|Genres||Alternative rock, rock, reggae, funk, soul, acid-jazz, electronic|
|1991 – 1992|
1994 – 2001
2003 – present
|Labels||Metropolis Records, B92, PGP-RTS, ZMEX|
|Autopark, Del Arno Band, Disciplina Ki?me, Eyesburn, Kazna Za U?i, Lira Vega, Partibrejkers, Presing, Vrooom|
The band, consisting Nektarijevi? (vocals), Rastko Lupulovi? (guitar), Vladislav Rac (bass guitar) Stevan Dimitrijevi? (drums), was formed in 1991. They were soon joined by Marko Petronijevi? (trumpet). Having performed for two years, and winning the Palilula Culture Olympics, the band went on hiatus as vocalist Nektarijevi? went to the United States of America.
On his return, in 1994, the band continued working, releasing their debut album Guarda Toma! in 1996. The album, featuring live recordings, made on May and October 1995 at the Belgrade KST, and studio material, including "Put za Tunu" ("The Road to Tuna"), "Priroda" ("Nature"), featuring guest appearance by Darkwood Dub vocalist Dejan "Vu?a" Vu?eti?, "Toma Bebi?", dedicated to the singer Toma Bebi?, "Visokogradnja" ("Buildings") and "Sisa" ("Tit"), the latter two already being released on the various artists compilation Mi smo za mir (We Are for Peace). The band, combining funk and jazz with rock, with Nektarijevi?'s reggae vocal interpretations, soon became a leading club rock act and a live attraction.
In 1996, guitarist Rastko Lupulovi?, also working as an actor, made the decision to become a monk, parting to the Visoki De?ani monastery, and getting the monk name Ilarion. In April 1998, the band released the album Igra?ka pla?ka, partially featuring material written by Lupulovi?. The album was produced by ?eljko Bo?i?, and featured the new guitarist Ivan Topisirovi?, a Superstar member and former Fake Madonna's Underwear member. Well acclaimed by the critics,[who?] the album featured the tracks "S.A.T", "?tastopojo" ("Whatveyoueaten"), "Right Direction", "Pro?i ?e i njihovo" ("Theirs Would Also Pass"), and "?AFL" ("SHUFFLE"), combining reggae, acid-jazz and funk. The band also appeared on the Korak napred 2 koraka nazad (A Step Forward 2 Steps Backwards) various-artists compilation with the cover version of Disciplina Ki?me song "Manitua Mi II". A remastered edition of the album appeared in 2000.
The following album, Become, released in 2000, featuring guest appearances by Eyesburn frontman Nemanja Koji?, former Plejboj member Du?an Petrovi? and Deca Lo?ih Muzi?ara member Bora Veli?kovi?, had the song lyrics entirely written in English. The album, produced by Goran ?ivkovi? and Sandra Stojadinovi? and post-produced by Velja Mitrovi?, presented the band with a personal approach to reggae music. The album featured the former Superstar member Vladan Rajovi? on drums, soon replaced by former Kazna Za U?i and Del Arno Band member Dejan Utvar. In 2001, the band appeared on the Munje (Lightning Flashes) movie soundtrack with the song "Izlazim" ("I am Getting Out"). Also, the material from the debut album, previously available only on compact cassette, was re-released on CD with the Veliki Prezir debut album by Metropolis Records. The band stopped working in spring 2001, when Nektarijevi? moved to Los Angeles.
In 2003, the reformed Kanda, Kod?a i Neboj?a, featuring Nektarijevi? and Rajovi? with new members, bassist Branislav Dragovi? (a former Samostalni Referenti member), guitarist Nenad Pejovi? (a former Headstream member), and guitarist Nikola Novakovi?, released the album Prekidi stvarnosti (Reality Cracks). The album, produced by the band themselves with Goran Mati?, featuring bonus tracks "Every Nation (Sunset Mix)" and "Ahead There" recorded in Los Angeles, was pronounced the best album of the year 2005 by the webzine Popboks.
On early 2005, the band was joined by the trumpet player Zoran Erkman, also known as Zerkman, a former Disciplina Ki?me member. During the same year, the band started collaborating with the composer Irena Popovi? at the BELEF festival, with whom, in 2006, the band worked on a rock opera Mozart... Luster... Lustig, covering the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The material from the opera, appeared on the DVD release Prekid stvarnosti u Domu Omladine BGD 28.04.2006 (Reality Cracks at Dom Omladine Belgrade April 28, 2006), featuring the recordings of the Belgrade Dom Omladine 2006 performance, and the 2006 Novi Sad Exit festival performance, released in 2007. The following year, the album Deveti ?ivot (Ninth Life) was released, acclaimed by the Popboks critics as the album of the year 2008.
In April 2011, the band released their sixth studio album Manifest (Manifesto). The album, announced by the single "Kafane i rokenrol" ("Kafanas and Rock and Roll"), released in November 2010, was produced by Andrej Jovanovi?. The album was released on CD through Odli?an Hr?ak and in mp3 format for free digital download through Exit music. On June 30, 2012, the band performed on the last evening of the first Belgrade Calling festival. In December 2012, the band appeared in New Year's Eve edition of Radio Television of Serbia show Bunt (Rebellion), performing, among other songs, a cover of Rok Ma?ina song "Granica" ("Border"). In May 2013, Erkman died in Belgrade. He was 50.
In October 2014, the band released the album Volja za no? (The Will for Night, a wordplay alluding to Serbian language title of Friedrich Nietzsche's The Will to Power, Volja za mo?). The album, announced in November 2013 with the single "Sve je stalo (u r 'n' r)" ("Everything Stopped (In R 'n' R)"), was released on CD through Odli?an Hr?ak, and for free download from Exit music website. In 2016, the band went on an unplugged tour. They celebrated 25 years of activity with a concert in Mikser House club, held on March 12, 2016, on which their first live album was recorded, but still remains unreleased.
In November 2016, the band released the single "Prekidi ponovo" ("Cracks Again"), announcing their upcoming studio album. In September 2017, the band released the second single from the upcoming album, "Jamajka" ("Jamaica"), and in December 2017 the third single from the album, "Misli dobro" ("Think Well").
In 2006, the song "Priroda" was ranked on the No. 48 on the B92 Top 100 Domestic Songs, polled by the Radio B92 listeners. In 2011, the song "Prekidi stvarnosti" was polled, by the listeners of Radio 202, one of 60 greatest songs released by PGP-RTB/PGP-RTS during sixty years of the labels existence.