DJ Chatko (Hr)


DJ Chatko (Matko Čaja) was born in 1982 in Zagreb. He began his musical education at the age of 10, playing guitar, block flute and learning solfeggio. Even though he was just a kid, his curious nature kicked in and he started researching and absorbing every interesting sound from his environment. Chatko continues to broaden his horizons untill his college days when, led by the desire to get more active in music, he became a member of disco section in the club KSET. As a member of the youngest generation of Croatian drum & breaks DJs, he presented his thorough knowledge of musical directions and the audience liked his groove. Soon DJ Chatko became known mostly by his dance mixes, special stage performance and a mixture of all types of breakbeat, big beat, baile, funk and dancehall. A young man whose DJ sets guarantee joy, fun, and a full dance floor! After a while he became a co-founder and member of the popular city crew JabbaTon, where he became an experienced DJ and attracted his own audience and fans. After several years, Chatko leaves JabbaTon, adds another musical direction to his repertoire, and then quite unexpectedly became a member of the widely known Bass Invaders, whose audience, thrilled by a DJ who smoothly changes breakbeat, dancehall and drum & bass in his sets, always searches for more.


Through the 2008. and 2009. Chatko has acted within Beat Busters collective that brings together top musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, designers and authors. After sucessful ending of Bass Invaders series and deserved break from DJing and organization, Chatko turns to new projects, REWIND and Lemon Funk, in order to revitalize the staggered drum&bass and breakbeat scene of Zagreb. Hopefully DJ Chatko, along with several others, represents the future of the Croatian clubbing.

So far he has collaborated or shared the stage with the following breakbeat and drum&bass stars: Marcus Intalex, Jenna G, Kabuki, Phace, ASC, Boj Lucki, Friction, Makoto, Deeizm, Cyantific, Noisia, Alix Perez, Freestylers, John B, Misanthrop, L-Vis 1990, Total Science, MC Coppa, DJ Mutiny, Eddy Ramich…