WOB! are a live act/electronic music production duo composed of Djollie (Drums) and Stephen (Synths). The duo formed in Dublin in 2013.
From their background as touring musicians, WOB! began experimenting with elements of electronic music in 2013. “Stretching the limits of genre-meshing” (Hotpress), WOB! craft a sound which translates the DJ-led genre of drum and bass to an instrument-driven live band setting.
Their debut EP ‘MOVE!’ was released in 2016 to widespread acclaim from radio, press and online media; “upbeat delight” (Nialler9), “essential release” (state.ie).
A busy season of touring climaxed with a return to Ireland’s leading festival Electric Picnic, with WOB! taking home the prize of ‘Best Band Name of 2016’ Award from The Irish Times.
The duo have released single ‘Higher’ in April 2017.
The 3:50 track has been mastered by legendary Stuart Hawkes of Metropolis London (Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Chase & Status), and combines live and electronic production techniques in the unique style of WOB!.
The single is accompanied by a dreamscape video filmed in Portugal by Crooked Gentlemen (Funeral Suits, The Blizzards), starring Los Angeles actress Chelsea Debo (Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey) and the musicians, which will take you to a world of seafront sunsets and 5am comedowns.
While the music video was selected as ‘Video of the Week’ by The Irish Times, the song was No 1. on Spin 103.8 Irish Alternative’s top 3 chart for five weeks, and has been selected as official Vantastival 2017 aftermovie soundtrack, powered by Volkswagen Ireland.
Winners of Best new band name Award at Electric Picnic 2016
Though they’ve been around since 2013, this is my first exposure to the onomatopoeic finery of Dublin drum-and-bass band Wob! (Exclamation mark theirs, though very much warranted.)
“WOB!” refers to the wobbly bassline that is a feature of this Dublin’ duo’s sound.
The title track of the EP is a upbeat delight, a bright synth groove with vocals by Sheena Styles that showcases the kind of style that WOB! are able to embody.
An essential release, familiarise yourself with WOB! and get set to MOVE!
Their truly unique blend of drum ‘n’ bass and electronica impressed the pants off the GoldenPlec crew at festivals including Knockanstockan, Vantastival and Electric Picnic last year. WOB!’s unmissable set is guaranteed to get you dancing.
The ability to recycle and upcycle music appears to be the challenge for most acts these days, especially within Electronica. But Dublin-based WOB! are flying the flag for the scene here in Ireland.
– The Irish Daily Star