// Who now?
Wob! We’re a Dublin trio who play a blend of electronica and drum & bass in a live setting.
Founded in 2013 by drummer Nenad Djordjevic (aka Djollie), the line-up also includes Paul O’Hare on guitar, effects, synth and Stephen Kerr on keyboards and sampler. We also love to bring in guest musicians, vocalists, MCs, and visual collaborators, the more the merrier!
// Listen how?
We have recorded a bunch of live videos which you can watch on our wobsite or have a listen on bandcamp, but come along to #GoldenBeck in the Workman’s this Thursday if you really want to see what it’s all about!
//WOB! have a very unusual approach to your sound. Where did the idea for playing what is traditionally an electronic genre with live instrumentation?
We were very insecure with girls when we were in secondary school, so we learned to play an instrument. That didn’t really pay off, so none of us wanted to pick up DJ-ing. Now we’re only trying to recreate the sounds we like with toys we know how to use.
// Team GP danced our asses off at your EP set last year. Do your live sets usually attract a lot of new fans?
We used to bang Jungle beats during soundchecks at the festivals with one psycho-pop band we played in, and would normally gather ridiculous amount of happy dancers. That’s how we started WOB!. For us, that’s what it’s all about – creating a great live show where you can dance yourself silly. And kiss a stranger. Or eat a glowstick.
// Who are your favourite Irish artists at the moment?
// We love what we’ve heard from WOB! so far, but we’re thirsty for more. When might we expect a new release?
Although we’ve focused on the live show and videos in the past, over the last couple of months we have been in studio producing our debut EP and we are very excited to release it to the world very soon! Keep an eye on our wobsite for updates on that!
// The last text message you sent is your next album title. What is it?
‘I love you.’
// Send us a photo and explain…
This was from Knockanstockan last year, a really great show where both the band and the crowd were going for it! We look forward to having the same impact at festivals this summer.
// Hows the rest of the year looking for the band – what plans are afoot?
We’re playing Vantastival this Sunday, Cricketers’ Balls @ 10.30pm.
Apart from the festivals we very much enjoy to play, we’re starting a new weekly Live DnB night in Dublin. Expect lots of jungle vibes, international Live DnB acts, we’ll also give local artists a chance to join in and collaborate with us. We’d really like to inspire young musicians to start experimenting with electronic music, and map Dublin as an important hub on the European clubbing scene.
// You can only hear one song for the rest of your life – what is it?
dBridge – True Romance. To be honest I hear it most of the time anyway because it keeps playing over and over inside my head.
// The one song that you always bust out at a house party?
Oh that’s easy, a piece of dance history: