Diskoton

Diskoton

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Yugoslav record label Diskoton was formally established in 1972 in Sarajevo at the instigation of Asim Haverić, then an employee of Beograd Disk record label. He persuaded Jovo Beatović, manager of the city public utility company Park in Sarajevo, to organize a record production within his enterprise, which otherwise took care of city parks and green areas. Record production started in 1973 and Diskoton operated as a subsidiary of Park until 1977 when it became independent. Diskoton premises were located in Pionirska dolina, a popular city park and zoo maintained by Park company. The label acquired its name through a public call advertized by a popular magazine Ven, opting to pick a name suggested by young musician Brano Likić, later the founder and leader of the band Rezonansa.

Diskoton’s first equipment were French-made automatic press machines Materiel Applications Plastiques (MAP) for 7” record manufacturing. In the earliest months of operation, due to unskilled staff, a large quantity of PVC was wasted because the machines turned out defected records, which were then trashed. Diskoton could manufacture only singles and EP records until the late 1975, when they acquired the equipment for manufacturing LP records as well as cassettes. Starting from 1980 Diskoton began occassionally using the service pressing of Jugoton pressing plant, while it became almost entirely dependent on the service pressing of PGP RTB pressing plant by the late 1980s. CD production started in 1990, shortly before the label and its facilities were destroyed during the war operations at the beginning of the Siege of Sarajevo in summer of 1992.

Since 1984 Diskoton operated under the Yugoslav socialist labour law as a “work organization” (RO) (RO "Diskoton") within the “composite organization of associated labour” (SOUR) "Svjetlost" (SOUR "Svjetlost") publishing house in Sarajevo until 1991 when under the new market-oriented legal reform it was restructured as a joint-stock company (limited by shares) (d.d.). As of 1983 Diskoton produced about 200 releases annually, including programmes of folk, pop and film soundtrack music, often in co-production with RTV Sarajevo. Up until 1983 Diskoton achieved the most success through the licence agreement with Motown Record Corporation, thereby releasing selected titles of soul music (Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, the Jackson 5, the Commodores etc.) for the Yugoslav market. The most prominent A&R executives of Diskoton were Vajo Milošević and Slobodan Vujović, the latter being formerly the leader of the band Ambasadori.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
22T55052 Indexi The Best Of... Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Take It Or Leave It Records 22T55052 Serbia and Montenegro 2004 Sell This Version
22T55054 Kemal Monteno Moje Najdraže Pjesme(CD, Comp) Take It Or Leave It Records 22T55054 Serbia and Montenegro 2004 Sell This Version
22T55055 Zabranjeno Pušenje Male Priče O Pišonji I Žugi(CD, Comp) Take It Or Leave It Records 22T55055 Serbia 2004 Sell This Version
6066 Samir Radetinac Skitnica(Cass, Album) Diskoton 6066 Yugoslavia 1993 Sell This Version
BSCP-30072 Dusko Gojkovich With His International Quintet* Blues In The Gutter(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Cosmic Sounds, Substance (2), Diskoton BSCP-30072 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
BSCP-30073 Dusko Goykovich Snap Shot(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Cosmic Sounds, Substance (2), Diskoton BSCP-30073 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
CD 000 402 Various Hitovi Osamdesetih Pop-Rock 1982-83.(CD, Album, Comp) City Records (2) CD 000 402 Serbia 2005 Sell This Version
CD 47063 Bijelo Dugme Bijelo Dugme(CDr, Album, RE) Diskoton, Kamarad CD 47063 Bosnia & Herzegovina Unknown Sell This Version
CD 47064 Bijelo Dugme Pljuni I Zapjevaj Moja Jugoslavijo(CDr, Album, RE) Diskoton, Kamarad CD 47064 Bosnia & Herzegovina Unknown Sell This Version
CDD 10216 Zdravko Čolić Ti Si Mi U Krvi(CD, Album, RE) Hi-Fi Centar CDD 10216 Yugoslavia 1999 Sell This Version
CDD 10217 Zdravko Čolić Zdravko Čolić(CD, Album, RE) Hi-Fi Centar CDD 10217 Yugoslavia 1999 Sell This Version
CD Dallas 565 Arsen Dedić & Zoran Predin Arsen Dedić & Zoran Predin - Svjedoci Priče(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Dallas Records CD Dallas 565 Croatia 2009 Sell This Version
DCD 11001 Bijelo Dugme Nakon Svih Ovih Godina(CD, Album, Comp) Diskoton DCD 11001 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
DCD-11002 Lepa Brena & Slatki Greh Lepa Brena & Slatki Greh - Lepa Brena & Slatki Greh (CD, Comp) Diskoton DCD-11002 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
DCD-11003 Halid Muslimović Halid Muslimović(CD, Comp) Diskoton, Diskoton DCD-11003 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
DCD 11004 Halid Bešlić Halid Bešlić(CD, Album, Comp) Diskoton DCD 11004 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
DCD 11005 Merlin (9) Merlin(CD, Comp) Diskoton DCD 11005 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
DCD-11006 Safet Isović Safet Isović(CD, Comp) Diskoton DCD-11006 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
DCD 11008 Oliver* Jedina(CD, Album) Diskoton DCD 11008 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
DCD 11009 Hanka Paldum Hanka(CD, Album, Comp) Diskoton DCD 11009 Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
DCD 11010 Neda* Poslije Nas(CD, Album) Diskoton, Diskoton DCD 11010 Yugoslavia 1990 Sell This Version
DCD 11011 Haris Džinović Haris (Comp, Album) DCD 11011 Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
DCD 11013 Indexi Indexi(2xCD, Comp) Diskoton DCD 11013 Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
DCD 11014 Plavi Orkestar Simpatija(CD, Album) Diskoton DCD 11014 Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
DCD 11016 Đole* Marim Ja...(CD, Album) Diskoton DCD 11016 Yugoslavia 1991 Sell This Version
DKL 9253 Rod Stewart The Best Of(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DKL 9253 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
DKL 9258 Pete McDonald End Of The Line... (Cass, Album) Diskoton, Creole Records DKL 9258 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
DKL 9267 Various Hit Songs Of: Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner And Others(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DKL 9267 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
DKL 9321 Various Black Soul(Cass, Comp) Diskoton, Diskoton DKL 9321 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
DKL 9322 Various Raver's Rock - Vol.2(Cass, Comp) Diskoton, Diskoton DKL 9322 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
DKL-9331 Unknown Artist Born In The U.S.A.(Cass, Comp) Diskoton, Diskoton DKL-9331 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
DKL 9398 Boris Gardiner Everything To Me(Cass, Album) Diskoton DKL 9398 Yugoslavia 1986 Sell This Version
DKL 9496 Peter Green (2) Legend(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DKL 9496 Yugoslavia 1988 Sell This Version
dtcd 9707 Halid Bešlić Tri ruze(CD, Album) Diskoton dtcd 9707 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
DTK 0222 Ambasadori Ambasadori(Cass) Diskoton DTK 0222 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK-0223 Hanka Paldum Voljela Sam Oči Nevjerne(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK-0223 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK 0224 Indexi Indexi (Comp) DTK 0224 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK 0226 Muhamed Mujkanović M. Mujkanović(Cass) Diskoton, Diskoton DTK 0226 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK 0253 Various Diskoton Hit Koktel 2(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 0253 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
DTK 0257 Indexi Indexi (Comp) DTK 0257 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
DTK 0332 The Temptations Masterpiece (Album) DTK 0332 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK 0333 Stevie Wonder Talking Book (Album) DTK 0333 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK 0336 Safet* Safet(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 0336 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK - 0337 Various Vaš Šlager Sezone(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK - 0337 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK - 0338 Neda Ukraden Neda (Comp, Album) DTK - 0338 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK 0341 Various Opatija '78 - Dani Jugoslovenske Zabavne Muzike(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 0341 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK-0351 Duet Braća Bajić* I Ansambl Branka Milenovića Duet Braća Bajić* I Ansambl Branka Milenovića - Duet Braća Bajić I Ansambl Branka Milenovića(Cass, Album) Diskoton, Diskoton DTK-0351 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
DTK - 0353 Bora Drljača I Ansambl Branka Milenovića Bora Drljača I Ansambl Branka Milenovića - Bora Drljača(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK - 0353 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK 0365 Ćazim Čolaković Ćazim Čolaković(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 0365 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK - 0366 Toma Zdravković, Slobodan Lalić Toma Zdravković, Slobodan Lalić - Toma Zdravković - Slobodan Lalić(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK - 0366 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0367 Ambasadori Ambasadori(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 0367 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK - 0374 Fadil Toskić - Seid Memić Vajta Fadil Toskić - Seid Memić Vajta(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK - 0374 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
DTK 0381 Stevie Wonder Innervisions (Album) DTK 0381 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK-0382 Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale(Cass, Album) Diskoton, Diskoton DTK-0382 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK 0383 The Temptations 1990(Cass, Album) Diskoton, Gordy DTK 0383 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK - 0385 The Temptations A Song For You(Cass, Album) Diskoton, Diskoton DTK - 0385 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK-0386 Diana* & Marvin* Diana* & Marvin* - Diana & Marvin(Cass, Album) Diskoton, Diskoton DTK-0386 Yugoslavia 1975 Sell This Version
DTK - 0387 Diana Ross Diana Ross' Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK - 0387 Yugoslavia 1977 Sell This Version
DTK 0393 Commodores Commodores(Cass, Album) Diskoton, Diskoton DTK 0393 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK 0411 Senad Od Bosne Made In London(Cass) Diskoton DTK 0411 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0420 Vajta* Zlatna Ribica(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 0420 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0422 Duet Borce I Lidija Dukovski Duet Borce I Lidija(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 0422 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0423 Indexi Retrospektiva(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 0423 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0430 Various Hit Koktel (Voljela Sam, Voljela)(Cass, Comp) Diskoton, Diskoton DTK 0430 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0435 Vatreni Poljubac Vatreni Poljubac (Album) DTK 0435 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK 0437 Kemal Monteno „Zemljo Moja”(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 0437 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0448 Ismeta Krvavac Ismeta Krvavac(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 0448 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0453 Edin Pandur Starogradske Pjesme(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 0453 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0462 The Temptations Greatest Hits (Comp) DTK 0462 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 0463 Smokey Robinson Love Breeze(Cass) Diskoton DTK 0463 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK 0477 Safet Isović Biseri Sevdaha(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 0477 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
DTK 0485 Rezonansa Rezonansa(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 0485 Yugoslavia 1979 Sell This Version
DTK 9011 Various Živjela Jugoslavija(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 9011 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
DTK 9015 Duet Selimova – Želčevski* »Edno E Malo Mome« (Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9015 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
DTK 9019 Anđelka Govedarović* »Divan Je Kićeni Srem« (Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9019 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
DTK 9021 Various Jugoslavijo (Comp) DTK 9021 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
DTK-9027 Vajta* Vajta 2 (Ponoćni Valcer)(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK-9027 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
DTK-9029 Safet* Malenim Sokakom Ne Prolazim Više (Album) DTK-9029 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
DTK 9032 Alma* Skreni Lijevo(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9032 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK-9034 Ansambl Bakije Bakića Ansambl Bakije Bakića(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK-9034 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
DTK 9035 Halid Bešlić Halid Bešlić(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9035 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9042 Braća Babajić Braća Babajić(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9042 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9044 Šobić* Ožiljak(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9044 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9049 Ćazim Čolaković Marizela Zašto Me Ostavljaš Ti(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9049 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9053 Divlje Jagode Stakleni Hotel(Cass) Diskoton DTK 9053 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9054 Ansambl 'Resiteana'* Resita Romania(Cass) Diskoton DTK 9054 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
DTK 9055 Vajta* Vajta 3 (Album) DTK 9055 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9057 Lutajuća Srca Strepnja(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9057 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9059 Various Raspjevana Jugoslavija(Cass, Comp) Diskoton, Diskoton DTK 9059 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9060 Mijat Božović Plava Žena Topla Zima | Mala Iz Novog Pazara(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9060 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
DTK 9061 Various Split '81 (Comp) DTK 9061 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9062 Jadranka Stojaković Svitanje(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9062 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9075 Stop (5) Želim Da Ostanem Svoj(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9075 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
DTK 9076 Seid Memić-Vajta* Vajta 4 (14 Hitova)(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 9076 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK-9079 Drvosječe Drvosječe(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK-9079 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9080 Sar E Roma ...Kao Cigani!(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9080 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
DTK 9093 Klapa "Koludrt" Klapa Koludrt(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9093 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
DTK 9095 Boomerang (5) Na Zapadu Ništa Novo(Cass, Album) Diskoton DTK 9095 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
DTK 9096 Seid Memić Vajta Vajtafest(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 9096 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
DTK 9100 Various Vaš Šlager Sezone 1982 Opatija DJZM(Cass, Comp) Diskoton DTK 9100 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version