the '80s Mitar Subotic published demo recordings with well-known
guest - stars, like Milan Mladenovic, Massimo Savic, Marina
Perazic, Igor Popovic and many others. Acclaimed as a
real, authentic over ground star on his way to the top, he
was proven as a hit maker by eclectic version of James Brown's
"Sex Machine" with Milan Mladenovic, jazzy
song "Plava jutra" with Marina Perazic and
"Arabia" with Igor Popovic - He couldn't manage
to publish any of those hits. Later, when Vita Simurdic from
radio Novi Sad managed to persuade him to publish the LP "Disillusioned"
there were only 500 copies! There was no more vinyl.
Even now, this record is considered one of the last really
well thought concepts of pop/alternative music in Yugoslavia.
SubotiŠ rearranged the ways of creating pop music - his work,
called "Thanx, Mr.Rorschah" was eclectic, hush noise
answer to Erik Saties work, assembled as journey through Rorschach's
psycho-tests. That work helped him to make collaboration with
Saties fund, and finally he got his chance. He moved to Paris.
In a year of 1988 UNESCO gave him an award for promotion of
culture for an installation "Dream bird, In the Moon
cage" created with Goran Vejvoda. Installation
was something called "Music for the Cities" and
it was based on sounds recorded on Madagascar. Only part of
this material was published in Brazil in 1994. Part of this
work as an inspiration has old Yugoslavian lullabies. He was
redrawing music maps once again!
this installation he throwed away pseudonym Rex Illusivi.
Finally, he leaves Europe and stars all over again.
In Sao Paolo, Suba makes music for theater, fashion shows
and commercials. At the same time, he sets new standards in
approach to music and production. In spring of 1994 with Milan
Mladenovic and other friends he made "Angel's
Breath" - fascinating amalgamation of Brazilian
and Balkan folk motives with bitterness of Milan Mladenovics
lyrics. Tragically, this was actually the last cooperation
of these two artists who could be considered the greatest
artists in this part of the Europe. Milan died in November
Since then Suba withdraw himself from public eye of Yugoslavia.
He appeared just for one moment when he sent his message to
support 1996/1997 demonstrations that were organized by the
students of Belgrade University. Sometimes we could hear some
news of him, and brilliant albums on which he worked as a
producer, arranger and composer. Again he was making an enchanting
kind of music. Then demo version of his new album "Sao
Paulo Confessions" was sent to Belgrade and it
was announcing the most beautiful creation of decade, fabulous
bossanova record - created by the man from totally different
was preparing for the inauguration.
1999 came horrible news: Mitar Subotic died in a fire in his
studio while he was trying to save original recordings of
Bebel Gilberto new album "Tanto Tempo". That is
the legend and we didn't want to investigate. Heroic death,
chivalry gesture, some would say "an authentic ironic
death of music" after which remains only silence.
site was made in order to remove that silence.
to the King.