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Mario Lovakovic aka Umbo is an artist that is on the fast train to success. Hailing from Germany but now based in Croatia his blend of disco influenced funky breaks is being well received all over and has catapulted him into the spotlight thanks to a slew of well-received releases and remixes for the likes of Wack, Bombastic Jam, Breakbeat Paradise, Rocstar and his favourite label Goodgroove Records.
Having picked up a guitar in the early 90’s he soon got the bug and taught himself how to play the keys and the bass. Playing in live bands and drawing from his early influences of bossa and jazz he then progressed into electronic music and started spinning funky and afro house before finally settling on breaks, although always with a funky edge. As well as his DJing and playing in bands he decided to add another string to his bow and so the music production followed.
His first release came in 2008 on the Greek label Timewarp Music alongside studio partner Balatz who he met whilst in the band Dogo Argentino. Their prolific release schedule continued earning them critical acclaim
and this led to further output as a solo artist and alongside other collaborators on several top labels.
Today sees Umbo working on a very busy release schedule as well as running Suppadupa Grooves which is the top funky breaks night in Croatia. Things are set to blow in 2011 and he is currently putting the finishing touches to a European tour which will no doubt bring more exposure and help him to achieve his goal which is at the top of his game.
Umbo & Balatz – Dirty – Timewarp Music (2008)
Umbo & Balatz – Pump It – Timewarp Music (2008)
Umbo & Pips – Bee Sting – Timewarp Music (2009)
Umbo & Balatz feat. Jaksa Jordes – Groove On – Goodgroove Rec. (2009)
Umbo & Balatz feat. Jaksa Jordes – Groove On – Aniligital US (2010)
Umbo & balatz – Disco Thang – Timewarp Music (2010)
Umbo & Bad Monkeys – Come Together feat Jazzmin – Bombastic Jam (2011)
Dogo Argentino – Diskonautik – Timewarp (2011)
S.M.O.V. & Umbo – Cumin Home – Wack rec (2011)
Onur Engin – We be Groovin (Umbo & Pips rmx) – Timewarp Music (2009)
Basement Freaks begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting – Gypsy Breaks (Umbo rmx) – Aniligital US (2009)
PulpFusion – Turn on, Tune in & Drop out (Umbo & Balatz rmx) – Pig Balls Rec. (2009)
Zamali – Famous Butt (Umbo & Balatz rmx) – Timewarp Music (2009)
Funkanomics – Circle Kid (Umbo & Pips rmx) – Rocstar Rec. (2009)
The Jackson 5 – Get it Together (Umbo edit) – Goodgroove Rec. (2009)
Timewarp Inc. – Funky Bob Timbales (Umbo & Balatz rmx) – Timewarp Music (2009)
Dj Kid Stretch – Just Ready To Dance (Umbo rmx) – Warriorz (2009)
Jayl Funk & Quincy Jointz – Fresh Funky Dude (Umbo & Pips rmx) – Breakbeat Paradise Rec. (2009)
Leon – Moi J’ve Faire Spiderman (Umbo rmx) – Timewarp Music (2009)
Trotter – Is the Feeling (Umbo rmx) – Royal Soul Rec. (2010)
Mick & Marc – Crazy Music (Umbo rmx) – Big M Productions (2010)
Basement Freaks – Soul Men (Umbo rmx) – Bombastic Jam (2010)
Zamali & Julie E Gordon – Golden Plans (Umbo rmx) – Timewarp Music (2010)
Valique feat. Michael Wheatley – Kick out party (umbo rmx) – Iskra Disco! (2010)
The O’Jays – Give the People what they want (umbo edit) – Free track (2011)
Don Covay – See Saw (umbo edit) – Free track (2011)
Freestyle 4 Funk – Timewarp Music (2008)
Down & Dirty – Timewarp Music (2008)
Dancing B(e)ar Lounge 2 – Dancing Bear (2008)
KM5 Ibiza – NEWS Belgium (2009)