Taksirat #25 7.12.2023

Taksirat #25

Boris Trajkovski - 7.12.2023

25th TAKSIRAT reception with the PASSWORD family!

In the Main Evening, we gather our TAKSIRAT residents, the names signed behind the most massive concerts, the artists who defined genres, but also became a hallmark of Taksirat, or more importantly, the team that helped us to survive at times.

We are setting up 3 stages, 10 performers in one evening, in which the new generation, the current rebellious sound, but also the world's alternative, transcultural electronic scene will take place. 1999, from the first TAKSIRAT, through MKC, then through the former Skopje Fair, Hall 2, Metropolis Arena, off-Taksirat everywhere in Skopje, and we're still here!

For the finale of the 25th anniversary, in order to echo the positive: turn Skopje upside down!

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Ben Stanford born in Melbourne, stage name Dub FX, started out as a street performer, touring more than 40 countries and selling a quarter of a million records. His hard work and energetic performances have taken him to the world's biggest festivals, such as Coachella, Sziget and Glastonbury. Dub FX works uniquely with its voice, loops, beats and rhythm. Expect everything from dub, reggae to broken beats.




Acid Arab is a duo from Paris whose aim is to make a mix of all kinds of Eastern music (North Africa, Lebanon, Egypt, Turkey or… Mumbai) with electronic sounds, from pioneering acid house to today's powerful techno. Guido Minisky and Hervé Carvalho (+ Sex Schön in the studio), two DJs for many years, residents of the notorious Paris club Chez Moune, fell in love with this music after a trip to Tunisia with Dj Gilb'R. Born in transcultural Paris, their concept is to create a space for Arab culture in the world of contemporary electronic music.




This year, the most internationally successful band from the region, Dubioza Kolektiv, marks two decades of existence. From the first performance in 2003 and the first album released in 2004, up to the current "Agrikultura" they have recorded 10 albums, one EP and a double live album. With performances on all the meridians, they have held over a thousand concerts in 42 countries, and street gigs don't even know the number. Globally, Dubioza Kolektiv is the best musical export from Bosnia and Herzegovina of all time, with a huge number of international concerts, a band that in its 20 years of existence has conquered audiences of different ages in every part of the planet.




Let 3 is a Croatian rock band founded in Rijeka, Croatia, in 1987. Frontmen are Damir "Mrle" Martinovic and Zoran "Prlja" Prodanovic. Especially popular in the former Yugoslavia, the band is known for their original approach to rock music and their outrageous live performances. Their songs often contain provocative and vulgar lyrics. They represented Croatia at Eurovision 2023 with the song "Mama ŠČ!".




S.A.R.S is a popular Serbian alternative rock band that was formed in Belgrade in 1992. The band's name is an acronym for Satriani's Freshly Amputated Hand. The band became popular in the early 2000s with their hit single "Buđav lebac" which became a national anthem and helped them gain a loyal fan base. The music of S.A.R.S. is a fusion of different genres, including rock, punk, ska and reggae, with lyrics that focus on social problems such as corruption, poverty and social inequality.




Miloš Stojanović, better known by his stage name Smoke Mardeljano, is one of the most respected Serbian underground hip hop musicians, whose life is rap. With a unique musical expression, he is most recognizable for his distinct flow, killer rhymes and undeniably talented lyricist. So far, he has released one EP and four albums, and a fifth album is on the way. He has collaborated with numerous rap musicians in the region, primarily Cyam and Prti Bee Gee and many others. He is a member of the hip hop group Mrak Klan along with Povlo, Kiža and Džiboni. He has held many concerts throughout the countries of the former Yugoslavia.




With a successful music career spanning over two decades, Dzajkovski is without a doubt one of the most respected electronic artists in the Eastern European region with countless accolades from music critics. He is considered a legend in world music and is the founder of the global phenomenon known as Balkan Beat. Dzajkovski is one of the pioneer producers who introduced Balkan ethnic sounds into modern dance music production, and also a successful composer of film and theater music.




When SMUT started playing 25 years ago, there was no metalcore in Macedonia. Today we are talking about a band that is the founder of the style in the region and one of the most appreciated groups in this part of Europe. In 1996 in West Skopje, the group was formed by children who today are family people with five albums, a huge and probably the most loyal fan base on the scene and hundreds of concerts behind them, some of which together with Sick of It All, Biohazard, Integrity, Hatebreed, Madball, Ignite…




Vasil Dimovski professionally known as Strajk is a Macedonian rap artist, DJ and graffiti artist, member of the rap groups Legijata and STR2, as well as a solo artist. Strajk has been active on the music scene since 1997 as one of the founding members of Legijata and one of the first artists to collaborate with Shuriken Records. His music is recognizable for its underground street style in which he often deals with harsh themes about the street life in Skopje.




Vasil Dimovski professionally known as Strajk is a Macedonian rap artist, DJ and graffiti artist, member of the rap groups Legijata and STR2, as well as a solo artist. Strajk has been active on the music scene since 1997 as one of the founding members of Legijata and one of the first artists to collaborate with Shuriken Records. His music is recognizable for its underground street style in which he often deals with harsh themes about the street life in Skopje.

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About Taksirat

Fans of alternative music always get excited during late November and early December because this is when they find out when the annual Taksirat Festival will begin. This music event lasts several days and attracts an audience of approximately 15,000 visitors. Each year the number of music lovers increases and it always exceeds the capacity of the hall where this festival happens.

Taksirat is celebrating 20th anniversary this year. This festival is the biggest in Macedonia and it is the only winter music festival in South Eastern Europe. A lot of eminent domestic and foreign artists have performed here: Manu Chao, Kaiser Chiefs, Parov Stelar, Juliete Lewis, Guano Apes, Laibach, The Stranglers, Wailers, Kreator, Iggy Pop & the Stooges, Neville Staple (the Specials), Buzzcocks, Marki Ramon from The Ramones and many others.

This is the only festival in Macedonia that has won the prize Green’N’ Clean (2011) presented by the European Festival Association YOUROPE and it has been nominated in the categories for best small festival and for best indoor festival by the "European Festival Awards” for five years in a row.

The festival madness lasts all night long, the atmosphere is always hot, and the crowd is joyful and playful. Every performance will leave a powerful impression on you and it will raise your adrenaline levels to the maximum. Join the excitement and prepare yourself for guitar riffs and powerful sound. Punk, metal, rock, hip-hop, reggae or indie music – you can find everything there.


Таксират 24


La Pegatina, Buč Kesidi, Зад Аголот, Flooder, Ba$ha, Hiljson Mandela, Prince$$ Donatsu, Donplaya, Young Dadi



Sanatorium, Ann Clue, Z++ , Crni Cerak, Young Dadi, Bon Praskiza, Irie Scratch, Shorty P

Таксират 22


Fulu Miziki, Che Sudaka, Luboyna, Superhiks, Alexia C, Antione – AVP Project, ÄTNA, Bohemian Cristal Instrument, Džambo Aguševi Orchestra, Cut Your Nipple, Funky Fresh DJ’s, Guacáyo, Perija, Shelter Boy, Toka Shitet, Vydrapena Buzirka Punk System, Yon Idy, Crook the Kid

Таксират 21


Београдски Синдикат, Vojko Vrućina, Superhiks, Верка, MvrSvr Production, KUKU$ TV, Buntai, Klinac, 30 Zona

Таксират 20



Таксират 19


Баклава, Фолтин, Киборг, Културно Уметнички Работници, Палиндром

Таксират 18


Кирил Џајковски, Фолтин, Чиста Околина

Таксират 17


Laibach, La Pegatina, САФ, Тони Китановски & Little Big Band

Taксират 16


Bad Copy, Denis & Denis, LET 3, Conquering Lion, Vydrapena Buzirka Punk System…

Таксират 15


Bernays Propaganda, Majke, Београдски синдикат, Лоши Деца, Carl Craig, Dennis Ferrer, LD Pistolero & Гоце САФ, Самоил Радински, Porn, Дивизија, Репетитор, N’Toko, Фонија…

Taksirat 13


Fat Joe, Buraka Som Sistema, Т.Б. Трачери, Верка, B-Real, Atari Teenage Riot, Дубиоза колектив…

Таксират 14


Кирил Џајковски, Tanya Stephens, Чиста Околина, Che Sudaka, Суперхикс, Van Gogh…

Таксират 12


Smut, Pekinška Patka, Дубиоза колектив, Onyx

Таксират 11


Hladno Pivo, Elemental, Кирил Џајковски

Таксират 10


Swayzak, Neville Staple (The Specials), Суперхикс, Bernays Propaganda

Таксират 9


Hladno Pivo, Laibach, Дарко Рундек, Дубиоза колектив, PMG Kolektiv, Denny Te Chuva, Мирко Попов (DJ Set)

Таксират 8


Kultur Shock, Van Gogh, Blla Blla Blla, DJ Flooder, Robotek, DJ Monique

Таксират 7


Destruction, Фолтин, Edo Maajka, Disciplin A Kitschme, Кирил Џајковски, Goldie

Таксират 6


Let 3, Athena, Darkwood Dub

Таксират 5


Суперхикс, Laika, Pridigarji, Siniac, DJ Phil Hartnoll (Ex Orbital)

Таксират 4


Оружјем Против Отмичара, Вјештице, Roy Paci & Aretushka Band, Alex Paterson, DJ K. Hand, DJ Empress, Да Џака Накот

Таксират 3


Архангел, Санаториум, Дел Арно Бенд, Hladno Pivo, Чиста Околина, Анастасија, DJ Carlin

Таксират 2


Mozaique, Last Expedition, Партибрејкерс, Vlada Divljan & Old Stars Band, Рамбо Амадеус, Wickeda

Таксират 1


Забрањено Пушење, К.У.Р., Exic, Hipodil, Nuk Di, Korpu


Terms and guidelines for press credentials for Taksirat Festival

  • All members of the media may apply to become accredited to attend the events organized within the program of Taksirat Festival. However, space is limited and there are only a limited number of press passes available.
  • The application for press accreditations is open to a pre-determined date per event, approximately 10 days prior to the event. We kindly request that you register by this date for any registrations that arrive later shall not be considered.
  • All media companies that have their accreditation applications accepted will be duly informed via email by the associated notification date.

Applicants for media accreditation are asked to follow these guidelines:

  • In order to meet the accreditation criteria media companies should have at least three publications for the event, published within their media prior to the event date.
  • Television stations can apply for up to 3 (three) passes.
  • Radio stations, print and internet media can apply for up to 2 (two) passes.
  • Press passes will be issued using the full name and surname of the journalist, and they will not be transferable to another person from the same company.  If for any reason the accredited journalist is not able to cover the event, the pass can be issued to another journalist who will be taking their place only with an official letter from the media company (with an official stamp and signature of the editor or director) which states the full name, surname and personal details of both the person whose accreditation is cancelled and the person who is receiving the new pass.
  • All accredited journalists will receive their accreditation upon arrival at the venue, which they are required to carry for the duration of the event.
  • Please note that we are more than happy to receive any media coverage on our events. If you don’t have pre event announcements for the events, please send us the plan of onsite or after-event festival coverage. Thank you in advance for your effort in sending us these materials.  
  • You can send your original media plans, press clipping and links in digital format at katerina@password.mk .
  • If an applicant would like to guarantee access, all members of the media not accredited are welcome to purchase a ticket for the events while they’re still available.
  • For all other necessary information, please direct your questions and requests to katerina@password.mk .

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