Great words, but we know we can make them come true. Before we decided to establish our own label, we gathered experience, technical and musical, in several styles of music. For the near future we restrict ourselves to the music of the Balkans, especially Sevdah and the Gypsy music. But the contacts are there to produce records of astonishing performances of the artists from the Balkans and the Middle East and more.
Snail Records is a record company that has been established in March 2002. We are a small bunch of people that have a common love: the music that has it roots in the region where it is created, that preserved it’s original identity, that did not loose it’s authenticity by giving in to the enticement of commerce and mass consumption.
We also strive for a high quality production and have the means – a good ear, knowledge, experience, endurance and self criticism – to achieve this goal.
We support / promote High Resolution Audio & Vinyl as our main future platforms for delivery.
Snail Records is in itsnature interested to join partnerships with artists, producers & engineers around the globe to start working on musically and challenging artistic projects.
Bosnia and Herzegovina. / Mostar
Dragi is a music producer, sound engineer, director of music video clips and snailrecords label owner.
In 1998 he founded the first Bosnian World Music band – Mostar Sevdah Reunion. He rediscovered almost forgotten Gypsy music legends from ex-Yugoslavia Šaban Bajramović and Ljiljana Buttler-Petrović and brought them into the spotlight of the international World Music scene.
His work involved many of the Balkan stars, including the Queen of Gyspies Esma Redžepova, Boban Marković, Naat Veliov, Amira Medunjanin, Fulgerica, Ljubiša Stojanović – Louis and many more. His work can be found on many World Music compilations, but most of it is on his record label Snail Records – founded in 2002. He lives and works in the Netherlands, but since august 2015 he’s back and working in Mostar.