Belgrade, Serbia (2007)
| Jelena Miletić
Nipplepeople, Lollobrigida, Stray Dogg, Goribor
Inje (usually spelled lower-case - inje; Serbian Cyrillic: иње; trans. Hoar frost) is a Serbian electropop band from Belgrade, formed in 2007. Serbian daily newspaper Politika described inje as "minimal, dream-like, electro-pop with ethereal female vocals".
Their first self-released single "Skrivenosemenica" (2008) entered independent local charts, got remixed by Serbian music producer Felony Flats and was featured on "D:S volume 1", a compilation of "industrial/gothic/dark-wave" music from Balkans. Subsequently the band was announced the second best debut act of the year 2008 by the webzine Popboks critics.
After few more internet-only releases, their first official CD (maxi single "Lego"), was released in 2009 on Serbian independent record label UZROK. Same year, inje covered "Jugoslovenka", a song by famous Serbian folk singer Lepa Brena for purposes of the compilation "Dark Tribute to Lepa Brena". In a review on music portal Terapija their cover was described as one of the most memorable from the compilation, "rough, dancefloor-oriented disco-electro EBM with sweet female vocals and processed guitar solos".
Their maxi-single "Danas" (Uzrok, 2010, featuring a B-side and five remixes) gathers attention of a wider audience and enters top 10 lists of relevant Serbian TV and radio stations such as, RTV Studio B, and Jelen Top 10, also reaching positions on the official yearly music charts on B92 (16) and Popboks (14) for 2010. It also appeared on the compilation KOMPOT curated by Croatian magazine Pot-lista.
In 2011. inje released their first album "Protok" which was described by critics as "good for dance-floor and chill-out at the same time", and "reserved, repetitive but very melodic and emotional. Weekly newspaper Novi Magazin saw it as "modern combination of electro-pop, rock and industrial with very suggestive, almost innocent vocals" and Indieoteque as "extremely high quality electro-pop", while UrbanLook compared sound of Protok with Gus Gus and Ladytron.
In the contest held by MTV for the best remix of a song by Lollobrigida ("Volim te"), inje was one of the five winners. They also did remixes for Jenny Wilson and Nipplepeople.
Among the most important live performances of the band are two in Belgrade Arena as a warm-up act for Faithless and Hurts. They also performed on EXIT festival (Exit Music Live stage 2009 and Elektrana stage 2010, 2011), Mikser Festival 2010, and many cities in Balkans including Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zagreb, Subotica, Banja Luka, Tuzla, Šabac, Zaječar, Pančevo among others. They are also performing as a DJ set.
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