High-level representatives of the intergalactic disco-electro-pop, ethno-rockʼnʼroll and related genres—Hudba z Marsu (translates as Music from Mars) will also perform at Pohoda. Last year, they returned on stages after a five-year break, celebrated the 20 years of band with a great series of concerts, and on 1st May, they released the sixth album called “Sonda”. We are glad that they will play their hit songs and introduce the new album in less than two months at our festival.
Štofo, Sigi, and other musicians founded Hudba z Marsu in 1996. The rocket success of the “Martians” on the Slovak scene was provided already by their first demo, of which became popular especially songs such as “Slečna” and “Letoleto”. On 1st January 1998, they released their debut “Supervýlet” that contained the hit “Klára a Gogo”. The breakthrough album was Cosmodisc with hits such as “Astronaut”, “Som tuleň”, “90. roky”, “Utopia”, and the very popular song “Šakalík”. With their third ethnopop album, Trávnice, they overtook the current wave of merging folk and pop by a decade. In particular, “Fialový kvet”, “Nahaj ma!”, and “Výberové vibrácie” were often played on radios. Their other album Idoli had rather dance songs such as “Disko” and “Tanečná”. The fifth album “Orchester z Marsu” linked them with interesting names of the Slovak pop music. After that, Štofo focused mainly on the Dynamo Team project, which received the Radio_Head Awards in 2011 and was praised in the Austrian Radio FM4.
On 1st May this year, they released the sixth album entitled Sonda. The classical cast (guitar, trumpet, accordion, and Roland Jupiter) was completed with a vibraphone (Stroon) and flute (Bohuš Szegény). This electropop dance work contains eight new tracks and two bonus tracks that were released as singles last year. The concert set list of Martiansʼs Sonda Tour includes a number of new pieces, a Czasdas megamix composed of the greatest Gypsy music hits, and a pop megamix composed of older songs (such as “Klára a Gogo”, “Som tuleň”) that the band usually does not perform. You will, of course, hear also all old good hits. The show will also feature the screening of latest video clips including the exclusive premiere of the video clip to the song “Som tu a žijem”.