REAL NAME: Luka Per (Smooth) & Marko Zidaric (Markoman)
ALIASES: Markoman & Smooth
LABELS: Viper Recordings Red Light Records Bad Taste Recordings Eatbrain Close 2 Death
In 2009, two Slovenian producers started making some beats together out of pure curiosity and without even dreaming of what is about to happen in the next couple years. Smooth was just getting his first songs signed to Viper recordings and Markoman, having previous releases with Temper D, M-Atome and G2, their collaboration project was destined to succeed. After finishing their first tracks, they were immediately picked up by Breed 12 Inches and Viper Recordings. Getting play time by Pendulum and Dieselboy, among others, gave them an extra push.
In 2010 they got noticed by Blokhe4d and were picked up for their Bad Taste imprint. They released two of their tracks on the labels Bad Taste LP 4 compilation that came out in 2011 and they also released a single. The things just kept getting better and better in 2010. They have been recognized by the scene’s most respected producers and labels. They signed tunes to State of Mind Music, Viper recordings, Red Light Records, Obsessions and others, and also remixed Inpeak from the latest album by the mighty Black Sun Empire, which was then featured on their LP.
In 2013 they released their debut EP on Jade’s Eatbrain imprint featuring a collaboration with Concord Dawn and a massive anthem featuring Coppa which was very well received and played throughout the scene.
Continuing to release dancefloor-filling slammers on some the scene’s biggest imprints, they’ve shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon so you can expect much more to come from this Slovenian production duo.