About Bop

Hailing from Saint-Petersburg in Russia, Bop is a new breed of producer intent on re-writing the rulebook with an intoxicating ice-cold sound; embracing influences from deep house, dub techno and IDM through to minimalist dubstep and ambient drum & bass. Inspired by the likes of Photek and Paradox, he has swiftly carved out a sounds of his own. On heavy rotation on the Bop home stereo you’re as likely to hear dub techno as you are free jazz, trip hop and even hardcore punk.

Bop is a banana-eating fruitarian with a 6 year old dog named Booyaka, who despite the calming and soothing nature of his music frequently gets mad when there’s no hot water in his Saint-Petersburg apartment. He also says he can’t see without his glasses, but fortunately for us his ears are in perfect working order! When he’s not busy playing classic 8-bit computer games from the eighties, Bop finds time to run co-venture free label and musical community Microfunk with Oak and Despot (Jalex and Stepan) called Microcircuit.

Bop made his Med School debut with the stunningly beautiful “Song About My Dog” and glitch-ridden “Random Thoughts” which sold out rapidly and was subsequently re-pressed on vinyl. Bop and his dog Booyaka returned from intergalactic space again in summer 2009 with more super fresh subtleties in Bop’s debut album ‘Clear Your Mind’. Then in May 2010, the Bop ‘Remix Your Mind EP’ was released, featuring re-works by Blu Mar Ten, Lynx, Subwave, Thinnen (iambop.com remix competition winner) and Unquote.

Since then, Bop has been lost in translation, experimenting with detail and structure in his compositions. Taking inspiration from fellow Saint Petersburg musicians such as Oak, Jalex, Dissident, Diagram, Korsun as well as James Blake, Consequence, Luke Vibert, Flying Lotus, he has been busy crafting his sophomore album, “The Amazing Adventures Of One Curious Pixel”, due for release on 30th May 2011.

Expect the unexpected and cast aside your drum & bass aspersions; Bop is an artist light-years ahead of the game and he’s determined to win the symphonic space race by stretching the parameters of electronic music.

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20 comments!!!

  1. Hey man, massive fan of your work! Helped me doze off a couple of times :D Truly unique style going on and I love it, for this reason me and my cousin have remixed “Song About My Dog” (I know we’re late for the competition). It’d be really awesome to have you actually listen to it so check it out here: http://soundcloud.com/cautioncrisis/song-about-my-dog-ccremix. Keep up the awesome music!

    Harvey

  2. HeavyBeats says:

    Hey :) Brilliant sound, I like it very much :) Which kind of DAW you use, if this question is allowed Ableton, Cubase?

  3. Валерия says:

    ОГО! Просто и слов нет. Ваша музыка вызвыает столько приятных чувств,состояний,словно все волнения улетают высоко-высоко в небо и в голове остается всё только хорошее. И еще невозможно не стучать пальцами по столу в такт музыке ведь звуки кажутся такими маленькими и “только руки их могут повторить”. ))))Спасибо большое за столь великолепную деятельность!

  4. mat7thew says:

    bop…thank you.

    post script…maybe someday we will cross paths and swap stories about our dogs (although i prefer to call him my bestfriend)

  5. KYRO (Red Mist Recordings) says:

    Ez mate !! Big Big Stuff man….. Respect for keeping the ATMOS alive !!!!!