Bop was featured in “The Russian Revolution” article in DJ Mag this month talking about “The Future Sound Of Russia”, Microfunk and more…
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Photographed by Pavel Sidorov / Video Editing – Jalex. From left > right Bop, Jalex, Oak.
The latest project from Bop, Oak and Jalex is “Microfunk Live” – an inspired concept, involving the collection of 30 samples from members of their microfunk.ru site and the composition of six tunes which were then performed live and filmed. We spoke to Bop to find out more…
“Everyone was able to send to us one sample and then from all this material we wanted to make a tune. After some attempts and because of the extraordinary variety of the samples we changed the concept of the project a little. We decided to produce more tunes, then play it live and make a video of it. So, we took our sampler with chopped one-shots, drum synthesizer, laptop + some other devices and had fun with it.”
“We got around 30 samples. The samples was taken and collated in December last year. So it has taken around six months to make 6 tunes, as well as do the live performance and do the video in my previous rented apartment.”
Equipment we used:
1x Korg Electribe ES-1 MK2
1x Korg Electribe ER-1
2x Midi Keyboard
1x E-mu 0404 usb Audio/MIDI Interface
1x Usb hub
1x Duck toy
There are plans to start more interesting projects so keep watching on microfunk.ru
Bop teamed up with friends and fellow Saint Petersburg producers Oak and Jalex – all part of the “Microfunk Crew” – to put on a Microfunk night at the White Ryno club.
Check out what was played on the SoundCloud player below.
Rockwell – Everything & U [Darkestral]
Synkro – Open Arms [Exit]
Commix – Japanese Electronics (Instra:Metal Moog Remix) [Metalheadz]
Bop – The Amazing Adventures Of One Curious Pixel [Med School]
Two months ago, microfunk.ru launched a project called “Applied Minimalism” and encouraged all producers to submit tracks with the condition that it was created from only one sample – the kick drum of the classic Roland TR-808 drum machine.
Over 70 tunes were sent in by various artists (including Subwave, Nphonix, Oak, Bop and others) and finally, after accurately mixing all the tracks together, the Microfunk crew are proud to present the final mix of ”Applied Minimalism”.
Listen to the mix here…