Hot Rods & Pin-Ups, Atomic Sunset
Featuring Djordje Stijepovic

Atomic Sunset is a rockabilly trio formed in 2003 in Belgrade, Serbia. Music roots vary from rawness of 50's Sun stuff to modern day rockers. The band combines rockabilly, surf, punk, swing and everything that takes to create unique and energetic modern rock'n'roll sound. They have been touring few times across Europe.

Atomic Sunset is a brainchild of one of the world's best upright slap bassists Djordje Stijepovic (Deke Dickerson, Lemmy Kilmister, Slim Jim Phantom, Scotty Moore band, Wanda Jackson). Accomplished guitarist Drazen Skaric (who was a co-leader of Havana Whisper with Djordje) is also a founding member of the band. The great recent addition is the drummer Atomic Alek (Soulfly, Bloodbath), well known for his long membership in one of the most famous Serbian rock bands Eyesburn.

Their debut album "Hot Rods & Pin-Ups" has been released in Serbia for Automatic/Mascom Records (BMG) in November 2007, and in the US for Ceklin Music in December 2007.

Djordje Stijepovic & Lemmy Kilmister

Djordje Stijepovic (vocals, upright bass): In recent years, Djordje gained his reputation as the best slap style upright bass player. He plays with Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Deke Dickerson, Scotty Moore band (Elvis Presley) and other jazz, blues, cajun, bluegrass bands. Besides his signature percussive technique, Djordje has developed a surf bowing style that has never been used before within this music genre (you can hear that in AS song Proud Hawk)! He played on more than 20 other artists' releases; most notable is the album of the gypsy band Kal that peaked #1 on World Music Charts Europe. Djordje also writes the first book about slap bass technique that will be released in 2008. He proudly endorses Thomastik-Infeld strings and Planet Wing pickups.

Drazen Skaric (vocals, guitar): Highly influenced by old and new guitar masters like Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Django Reinhardt, Brian Setzer, Tommy Emmanuel and others, Drazen developed his own rockin style. This rock'n'roll wizard has been involved in every great rockabilly project in Belgrade since the early 90's; Night Riders, Havana Whisper, Neon Kings, Mr Blue, to name a few.

"Atomic" Alek Petrovic (drums): The latest addition to the band, Alek is very well known as long time member of one of the most succesful Serbian bands Eyesburn. He has been playing with other successful bands, most notably Soulfly and Bloodbath.

2007 Hot Rods & Pin-Ups (Automatik Records/Ceklin Music)
2002 Flammable (Djordje and Drazen's band 'Havana Whisper')

Tracklisting Hot Rods & Pin-Ups:
Hot Rod Cat / Teenage Queen / Proud Hawk / Chattanooga Choo Choo / Lost Generation / Bloodhouse Worms / Behind The 8-Ball Man / Hot Rods & Pin-Ups / Shakin' All Over / Devil Woman / Atomic Boogie / Honey Hush / Train In Vain / High Octane Gal / Rock That Galaxy

For complete Djordje's discography go here: 

Contact information:
Djordje Stijepovic
1526 Irving Street
San Fransisco
CA 94122 U.S.A. 

Courtesy of Djordje Stijepovic, 2007
Used with permission