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Dirty Harp Records ia a blog intended to promote the releases and albums on which I was involved with the harmonica, so if you like dirty garage punk trash blues soul... then you're in the right place. Order the CD or vinyl, and support the bands and underground rock'n'roll scene.


Igor Djeke aka Iggy Knucklehead, was born in Vinkovci, Croatia in 1976. His interest in harmonica began at the age of 20. By playing blues and garage classics he taught himself the harmonica and built his own style. He began playing actively around 1999. at the various jam sessions. 

At the end of 2001., he forms the garage band Thee Knuckleheads with his friends with whom he spent nine years playing from obscure 50s and 60s rock’n’roll instrumentals, over garage punk'n'roll covers to their original material in the style they named garage soul. The band has a heap of concerts and gigs behind them, various album releases and flaming harp as the trademark. http://www.myspace.com/theeknuckleheads

In 2005. Iggy starts the Harp Player blog, gathering the harmonica enthusiasts. The blog grew to a portal, today the only web page dedicated to the harp players and new-created harmonica scene in
Croatia.  http://harpplayer.blog.hr/

Iggy is the regular attendee of the blues harp festivals, teacher on harmonica workshops and has appeared on albums of couple of regional garage bands (The Babies, Erotic Biljan & His Heretics, Gatuzo, SUS ...). For a while he played with the reggae dub band Sopotopot and currently performs as a one man band Harp Explosion. http://www.myspace.com/iggyknucklehead

As Harp Explosion, Iggy is playing dirty garage blues using only harps, vocal and tambourine with live overdubbing over drum loops.
So far he has self recorded and released a few demo albums and appeared on a couple of compilations.

E-mail: igordjeke@hotmail.com

Harp Explosion discography:

Explosion – Bootleg Explosion Vol.1 – Dirty Harp Records 2010.

Harp Explosion – In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. - Dirty Harp Records 2010

V/A – It Came From the Garage – Wombat Records 2010.

Harp Explosion – Bootleg Explosion Vol.2 – Dirty Harp Records 2010.

V/A – BlueSax! Live Season 2009/10 – Spona 2011.

Harp Explosion – Take Cover - Dirty Harp Records 2011.

Other related links:



Harmonica Space

Harp Explosion facebook group

Sound Cloud
Harp Player blog

Harmonica Workshop

Dirty Harp Records