Bringing professional visuals to the stage, of a retro set-up and contemporary dance-fusion performance, producer Dobie and singer Xavier Clayton join forces once more – presenting the soulful classic that is Again.
Creatively blending industrial rhythms with an edge of funk and a quickly anthem-like spoken vocal to mix things up all the more so – this four-way collaborative release makes light work of eclectic artistry.
As their brand new single Drowning continues to grace the airwaves online, we caught up with newly collaborating duo Dobie and Xavier Clayton to talk about their creative process, the meaning behind the song, and their plans for the future.
An interesting release, blending genres and opting for a somewhat more authentic performance than most EDM tracks of late. Dobie never fails to mix things up.
Music is art, but also, music is an exact science. It has soul and represents mathematical principles. The number of possible combinations is enormous and by adding two sources of codes the number of combinations multiply. We recognized each other as good sources of these combinations.
My rehabilitation therapist said that I would recover quicker if I would sing a lot. I enjoyed it so much and my voice recovered very well.
Dublin Rain is a totally hypnotic and inspiring audio soundscape that offers a brilliant hit of euphoria whenever you need it. Dobie’s catalogue to date never fails to amaze.
Versatility is the sign of a truly great artist & this version of Without You is the perfect example of why. This track takes basically everything we’ve known about Dobie & turns it on its head, and I’ve never been more interested in him as an artist.
The introduction’s sparkling mix fades into violin strings, oscillating between high & low – hope & despair. The sweet simplicity calls back beginnings, a sort of naive angst present in any childhood (the elation to grow tinged with the fear of obscurity).
A welcome reminder of the classic Depeche Mode approach to music & performance, the likes of which aren’t found all that often in modern music. There’s a sense of seductive drama to it all, the essence of which Dobie has captured pretty perfectly.
Stunning. The louder you listen, the more profound & all-encompassing the effect becomes. Three minutes of musical heaven for those who appreciate & love the art of electronic musicianship.
The ambiance is eclectic & interesting, the pace & brightness of the track’s rhythm drives its way into your consciousness from the first few moments.