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ABOP Short Info

ABOP (an acronym in Croatian for After is better than the party) is a prominent Croatian electronic music band. There’s a party on the dancefloor, except there are five exquisite musicians on the stage instead of a DJ. Rather than having a frontman they have two drummers sitting opposite of each other, kicking in the same bass drum and sharing one drum set. Both visual and auditory cen- trepiece of their music. After six years of stuffing clubs in Croatia and the region they’ve decided to release their first studio material simply named ABOP.

ABOP are drummers Ivan Levačić and Ivan Vodopijec, synth players Bogumil Kulaga and Ivan Božanić, bass player Erol Zejnilović and sound engineer Igor Ivanković. They’re all members of Croatian arena sized bands with wealth of experience in music.

The legend says they’ve organized an afterparty of an awful party sometime in 2010. They didn’t have any music source except the instruments, so they’ve decided to play. Everyone who witnessed the event liked it so much that they’ve decided to form a band. Next six years they’ve played clubs and festivals throughout Croatia and the region. Without any form of studio recording, the word of mouth of existing fans to the future ones created a myth about a band that you have to see live. You literally have to. Since it’s impossible to ignore this myth, shortly after forming, the band sold out numerous venues in Zagreb one after another.

Increasing number of followers provoked the band to finally record their first studio material. In April 2016 the band released their first 12’’ vinyl ABOP EP on PDV Records. The record was mas- tered by croatian techno pioneer Petar Dundov. Record release party packed Zagreb’s biggest club Tvornica Kulture. The audience was faced with not just a wall of sound but also a monumental video installation, since the visual is as important as auditory in ABOP’s performance.

ABOP - When party ends - After begins.

ABOP (an acronym in Croatian for After is better than the party) is a prominent Croatian electronic music band. There’s a party on the dancefloor, except there are five exquisite musicians on the stage instead of a DJ. Rather than having a frontman they have two drummers sitting opposite of each other, kicking in the same bass drum and sharing one drum set. Both visual and auditory cen- trepiece of their music. After six years of stuffing clubs in Croatia and the region they’ve decided to release their first studio material simply named ABOP.

ABOP are drummers Ivan Levačić and Ivan Vodopijec, synth players Bogumil Kulaga and Ivan Božani...

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Past Gigs ABOP

  • 05 | 2017 Zagreb AKC Attack
  • 03 | 2017 Nocera Inferiore Void
  • 11 | 2016 Zagreb Vintage Industrial Bar
  • 10 | 2016 Karlovac HD Mala Scena
  • 09 | 2016 Metlika Izza Grada
  • 09 | 2016 Skopje MOT Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Pula Dimensions Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Orahovica Ferragosto Jam
  • 07 | 2016 Pula Seasplash Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Peroj Minor Beach Bar
  • 07 | 2016 Desinić Tabor Film Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Zagreb Zagreb Pride
  • 06 | 2016 Zadar Rise Up Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Šibenik Azimut
  • 05 | 2016 Split Kocka
  • 05 | 2016 Kranj Trainstation Squat
  • 04 | 2016 Murska Sobota Mikk
  • 04 | 2016 Vienna DasWerk
  • 04 | 2016 Zagreb Tvornica Kulture
  • 02 | 2016 Different venues MENT Ljubljana
  • 08 | 2015 KRK Evo ti pa slušaj
  • 07 | 2015 PRIZREN NGOM FEST
  • 07 | 2015 Cavtat
  • 07 | 2015 Pula Seasplash Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Đakovo Arla Fest
  • 06 | 2015 Makarska DokuMa Film Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Maribor Stolp
  • 01 | 2015 Zagreb Vintage
  • 12 | 2014 Beograd KC Grad
  • 12 | 2014 Umag American Bar
  • 12 | 2014 Zagreb Tvornica Jedinstvo
  • 12 | 2014 Osijek Epic
  • 12 | 2014 Kragujevac SKC
  • 11 | 2014 Poreč Corner Caffe
  • 11 | 2014 Poreč Poreč Dox
  • 11 | 2014 Split Judino Drvo
  • 10 | 2014 Ljubljana
  • 08 | 2014 Šibenik Superuho Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Zagreb Muzej ulične umjetnosti
  • 07 | 2014 Orahovica Ferragosto
  • 07 | 2014 Metlika Teden Kulture na Placu
  • 06 | 2014 Sisak Festival Željezara
  • 05 | 2014 Zagreb Vintage
  • 05 | 2014 Pazin Buffet Bunker
  • 04 | 2014 Šibenik Azimut
  • 04 | 2014 Split O Hara
  • 04 | 2014 Osijek Exit
  • 03 | 2014 Split Split Karneval
  • 12 | 2013 Ljubljana Gala Hala
  • 12 | 2013 Imotski Yuma
  • 11 | 2013 Zagreb AKC Medika
  • 10 | 2013 Škofja Loka
  • 09 | 2013 Ljubljana Bi Ko Fe
  • 07 | 2013 Velenje Poletje v Velenju
  • 06 | 2013 Murska Sobota Mikk
  • 05 | 2013 Rijeka Život
  • 05 | 2013 Zagreb &TD
  • 04 | 2013 Beograd Božidarac
  • 04 | 2013 Zagreb Gričevanje
  • 03 | 2013 Zagreb Sonar Festival
  • 12 | 2012 Zadar Q Bar
  • 12 | 2012 Zagreb Purgeraj
  • 11 | 2012 Zagreb Filozofski Fakultet
  • 11 | 2012 Ljubljana Gromka
  • 11 | 2012 Zadar Q Bar
  • 11 | 2012 Murska Sobota Mikk
  • 11 | 2012 Split Circus
  • 08 | 2012 Šibenik Terraneo Festival
  • 08 | 2012 Pula SLURP! Festival
  • 08 | 2012 Osijek Pannonian Challenge Festival
  • 08 | 2012 Vis Češka Kuća
  • 07 | 2012 Rijeka Hartera
  • 07 | 2012 Zagreb Park In Ribnjak Festival
  • 07 | 2012 Maribor Lent Festival
  • 07 | 2012 Novalja Big Yellow House
  • 07 | 2012 Supetar Super Film Festival
  • 06 | 2012 Varaždin Imput Festival
  • 05 | 2012 Split O Hara
  • 05 | 2012 Zagreb Močvara
  • 02 | 2012 Split Minus 3
  • 11 | 2011 Zagreb Brucošijada FER-a
  • 08 | 2011 Šibenik Terraneo Festival

Discography ABOP

  • 2016 ABOP EP | PDV Records

Media

  • Video ABOP - Acid Trash
  • Video ABOP - Mind Manifest
  • Media ABOP

Fan Radar

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587 Follower

Origin

  • Zagreb HR

Founded

  • 2010

Members

  • Ivan Levačić Drums
  • Ivan Vodopijec Drums
  • Erol Zejnilović Bass
  • Ivan Božanić Synth
  • Bogumil Kulaga Synth
  • Igor Ivančević Sound Engineer