Location: Sarajevo, FBiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Biography: The band Velahavle was formed in 1998 in Sarajevo. Armin Hujic (guitars), Dzanan Hujic (drums), Rizvan Mehmedbaaic (keyboards) and Samir Hodovic (frontman, bass, and vocals) make the backbone of the band. Music that Velahavle plays can be characterized as a crossover of Trip-hop and Breaks sound. First single "Cosanostra" was recorded in 1999. Already then it was apparent that audience was interested in the new sound Velahavle represented. Band stoped their concert activities in 2001 in order to record and produce their first album. A four year long process was completed in march 2005. "Reconnect" was recorded at "Pavarotti Music Centar" Mostar (BiH), "Signius" Sarajevo (BiH), and "Arsla" Sarajevo (BiH). The album was produced at "Cryptic Audio" Glasgow (Scotland) and "Studio 5" Paris (France) Many collaborators were included in realization of the first album but one should especially be mentioned, Kemal Okan, who finalized complete production of the album at "Cryptic Audio" studio. Also a great contribution to sound of the album was given by bh. music producer Sloven Anzulovic, a member of Sarajevo d'n'b crew "Kontra". Album "Reconnect" contains 8 songs (44min). CD was published by Marketing agency Promotim d.o.o., Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The cover book was designed by designer studio Poeta Pista. The song "Prituri se planinata" is first single of the album. Special guest of this song is Ralitsa Kashova from Bulgaria. A video clip made for this single was filmed by No Pork Production in New Zeland. Reconnect was released for sale in November of 2005.
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