Welcome to the world of Marko Nastic, the leading South Eastern European DJ. In a troubled Serbia of the 90’s, Marko and his buddies built one of the most vibrant club scenes in Eastern Europe, the one that inspired writers of Mixmag, The Face, DJ and NME to write accolades many moons ago. They resisted dark forces of political madness with electronic music and a celebration of life. DJing and music were always part of Marko Nastic’s background: even in his pre-teen years he was fascinated with synthesizers, drum machines and other sound making gadgets. When techno started filtering through to Serbia in the early 90’s, Marko eagerly entered the scene. Soon word on a teenage techno prodigy started spreading around town and this energy channeled into a young & aspiring DJ team called Teenage Techno Punks – all of whom were under 18, but performing like they were born on the 1210s. Nastic was the leader of the pack; soon to become the hottest talent of South Eastern Europe’s electronic scene. The queues to enter clubs in the region on the nights they performed were longer than ever. The word soon started to spread beyond the boundaries of Serbia. Just as techno music was becoming popular in Serbia, the Balkan conflict escalated. Marko admits that he was too young to fully realize the gravity of the situation, but it did have an impact on his life. “Things were tense, but a lot of it luckily went over my head,” he admits. “It also meant that buying records then was very difficult and the choice was poor”.