Bturn #009 podcast: DJ Borka

DJ Borka, listening to a retro iPod on a bus

Co-owner of the cult Slovenian label rx:tx, Borka has been spinning records for more than 10 years. “Started with breaks but now it’s a bit more hectic, usually with a mixture of funk, soul, hip hop, beats, breaks and such.”

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Kiseli Kupus: the Balkan hardcore pickle guide

Illustration by Blanka Boskov

Praised for its gastronomical and allegedly healing qualities, the famous Balkan dish is simultaneously seasonal, historic, local and of course, even a bit macho Anybody who has been to the United States recently (or watched the Portlandia skit making fun

Resonate 2013 New Media Festival @Belgrade (SER)

Golan Levin, Resonate 2013

Following the success of the first Resonate festival that took place in March 2012, Magnetic Field B in collaboration with CreativeApplications.Net and Dom Omladine in Belgrade are pleased to announce the new edition of the festival, taking place 21-23 March

Let them eat horse: Everything you wanted to know about horsemeat but were afraid to ask Tesco


Out here in the Balkan wilderness, horsemeat is less of a scandal, more of a delicacy. Here’s a quick overview of horse restaurants and recipes from around the region, including fruity horsemeat roast and Croatian horsemeat zgvacet Horsemeat panic has

Keep calm and move to Romania: British ad campaign backfires despite Government efforts

Romanian answer to UK negative campaign in Romania

The UK government’s recently proposed strategy to discourage a new influx of eastern European immigrants has made some Romanians respond with a counter-attack, prompting a diplomatic row between the two countries In one of the latest attempts to make the

Sworn Virgins: Balkan women who spend their lives living as men

Photo © Jill Peters

Photographer Jill Peters has travelled to the remote mountain villages of Albania to capture the extraordinary lives of “Burnesha” – women forced to live their entire lives as men. The result is a fascinating series of portraits of some of

Meet Bata KanKan, the most stylish football club owner in the world

"Kanye who?" Bata Kan Kan relaxing in matching armchair.

Why this ex-bodyguard and hotellier-turned-football club owner is the indisputable king of fashion, on and off the sports pitch People say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but then again, those very same people say that clothes

The great pretenders

Marina and Slavoj, beauty and the beast.

The anonymous Slovenian meme-art collective Smetnjak shows no respect to some canonical figures of mainstream art and philosophy, from Marina Abramović to Žižek. But who will have the last laugh? Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest pretender of

The confluence of the Diff and the Danube: a Welsh-Serbian wedding

Photo: Jelena Pesic

‘The wild dark Balkans might enthral orientalist romantics but that prescription was never correct, Belgrade for me is one of the best European cities, as placed and transient as any other’ ‘Belgrade…because I love it’ says the map they give

“Galebovi”, gigolos of the Adriatic

Illustration by Blanka Boskov

What happened to the once widespread male prostitution on the Croatian coastline? Our editor Lily Lynch gets in touch with some of the boys still operating Bronzed, brawny and glistening with suntan oil, the gigolos of coastal Croatia have long

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