Kiril Dzajkovski

With a successful music career spanning over the course of two decades, Macedonian born Djaikovski (Kiril Dzajkovski) is without a doubt one of the most respected and critically acclaimed electronic artists from the Eastern European region. He is regarded as world music legend and founding father of the global phenomenon known as Balkan Beat. He is one of the pioneer producers to introduce Balkan ethnic sounds to the modern dance production and also an accomplished composer of film and theatre music.

Djaikovski is back on the scene with a string of new releases and a refreshed live concept. The explosive performances of his live band, now feature the new addition, singer/rapper David Lion, sharing vocal duties with the audience favorite TK Wonder. The new concept pushes the Balkan Beat template even further, combining it with glitch-hop and Jamaican influences. The result is a funk-fueled crowd-pleasing experience, destined to conquer any stage and leave the audience asking for more.

Already introduced at some of the biggest music festivals in Europe like Pohoda, Woodstock, Exit Festival, Repercussion Festival, Rock for People, Latino Roc, Sziget, Rocktamule, Les Vieilles Charrues, Au Foin De La Rue, Festival Les Z’Eclectiques, Gypsy Jazz Festival, Djaikovski is gearing up for the 2020 tour to promote his new material.

In the early 1980s together with Milco Mancevski he formed Bastion, one of the first electronic bands in the then Macedonia within SFR Yugoslavia. Subsequently, he went on to play with one of the most famous Macedonian bands Leb i Sol, recording two albums and touring extensively around the Balkans and the rest of Europe.

In the 1990s, Kiril moved to  Australia and began experimenting with music, combining ethnic Macedonian music and electronic beats. This led to his first solo release, Synthetic Theatre, an EP received extremely well by Australian independent radio stations.

In 2000, American label Tone Casualties released his album Homebound, which continued the concept of blending Macedonian ethnic instrumentation and electronica. It received excellent reviews from critics around the world, including individuals from the United StatesCanadaUKSpain and Japan. Croatian Playboy Magazine voted it the best album of the year from the former Yogoslavia.

After returning to the Macedonia, he composed the film score for Milčo Mančevski’s Dust, as well as for the films Bal Can C and The Great Water. He performed concerts around Macedonia and abroad, including performances at the international Exit festival. He was also involved in composing additional music for the 2007 Milčo Mančevski film Shadows.