Mitar Subotić, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Mitar Subotić

Serbian musician

Date of Birth: 23-Jun-1961

Place of Birth: Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia

Date of Death: 02-Nov-1999

Profession: composer, singer, record producer, musician

Nationality: Brazil, Serbia

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Mitar Subotić

  • Mitar Subotic "Suba" (Serbian Cyrillic: ????? ??????? ????) (June 23, 1961 in Novi Sad, PR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia – November 2, 1999 in São Paulo, Brazil), also known as Rex Ilusivii (Latin for The King of Illusions), was a Serbian-born musician and composer who was set to become one of Brazil's most prominent producers when he died in November 1999.Subotic obtained a university degree in his hometown from the University of Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, before continuing electronic music studies in Belgrade.
  • He was a pioneer of electronic music in former Yugoslavia, since he mixed and produced a number of celebrated albums of Yugoslav new wave acts such as Ekatarina Velika, Haustor, Marina Perazic in the course of the 1980s.
  • In 1986, his fusion of electronic music and Yugoslav folk lullabies, In The Mooncage was awarded the International Fund for Promotion of Culture from UNESCO, which included a three-month scholarship to research Afro-Brazilian rhythms in Brazil.
  • Falling in love with the country and its music, he emigrated to São Paulo in the 1990s, where his fruitful production began and ended.
  • During that time he participated Milan Mladenovic's last project Angel's Breath, and recorded his famous album São Paulo Confessions. On November 2, 1999, he was working on the post-production of the album of his new-found diva, Bebel Gilberto, when his studio caught fire.
  • Overcome by smoke, he died trying to rescue the newly recorded material with her.
  • Suba died just a few days after the release of his album São Paulo Confessions, and shortly before the completion of Bebel Gilberto's acclaimed Tanto Tempo, the biggest selling Brazilian album outside Brazil.

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