Magnifico is a chansonnier, a cowboy, a balkan chameleon.
With his first three albums – “Od srca od srca” (1993), “Gdo je čefur” (1996) and “Sexy Boy” (1999) – he established himself as an unorthodoxly versatile composer and musician in the ex-yu region. With his borderless music he often brought up lively public reaction. In 2002 his provocations reached as far as European Parliament: Magnifico was the mastermind behind the Slovenian entry in that year’s Eurovision Song Contest. “Only Love / Samo ljubezen” was sung by a trio of transvestites “Sestre” and sparked anti-gay protests across Slovenia and furious debate in Slovenian Parliament, reaching as far as the European level. As a result of this and his later works like “Magnifico is a faggot / Magnifico je peder“, he obtained an iconic status among the LGBT community.
Magnifico’s music is deeply inspired by the ex-yugoslav schlager music scene, spiced with unique blend of latin, reggae, surf and balkan elements.