Artist Spotlight! Dobchinsky
Dobchinsky is a music project from Moscow of two people called Mikhail Antonov & Dmitry Soldatov. We combine electronic sounds and beats with the live sound of electric violin, bass guitar and percussion on stage.
How would you describe the Dobchinsky-style?
The band mixes styles such as Funky Chill, Lounge, Funk, Downtempo and Indie Electro.
What are the highlights of your career so far?
- “Station Lab” released on February 24th, 2017
- EP “Dob Dub” released on March 24th, 2017
- EP “Time is Magic” released on August 4th, 2017
- “Ramabama” released May 14th, 2018
- Official Video “Station Lab” released in January, 2018
What gear do you use?
Ableton Live, Korg Microkorg, Novation Mininova, Roland SPD–SX, Akai APC20, bass guitars, electric guitar and an electric violin.
There are two of us in the project, Mikhail and Dmitry. Both compose music and are equally involved in creating tracks. A percussionist sometimes participates as a third person when we are performing live. Dmitry basically does the beats & percussion and the overall arrangement, writes keyboards, guitar and bass. Mikhail makes an arrangement, creates a melody, plays the electric violin and synthesizer, and also deals with mixing and mastering tracks. Of course, sometimes there are disputes in the process of creativity and in the creation of tracks, but we try to find a compromise and come to an agreement in order to move forward. In live shows, Mikhail plays the electric violin, Dmitry plays the bass, and both sometimes play keyboards and percussion.
We would love to know more about the song “Clouds”, which you are going to release on BMR. Who came up with the idea, and can you tell us more about the production process?
Well, first Michael created a beat, samples and recorded atmospheric chill chords on keyboards. Then Dmitry recorded the bass line of the track, and we got a characteristic bass tense ripple on a chill bass. Dmitry recorded a sketch with a melody on the bass guitar, and we decided to make that one the main melody of the track, which Mikhail played on the electric violin, and also played solo. The song “Cloud” is generally speaking quite typical for Dobchinsky, as it combines a leading and solo electric violin line, bass pulsation and an electric chill bass.
Which other artists are most inspiring to you?
We would like to make our listeners, fans of the Dobchinsky–style, funky chill! We also want to make interesting live shows, and of course continue to make good quality music.