Hailing from Saint-Petersburg, 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 niche 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. 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 co- run the free label and musical community Microfunk with Oak and Despot.
Bop made his Med School debut with the stunningly beautiful and rapidly sold-out “Song About My Dog” and glitch-ridden “Random Thoughts”.
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 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 and Flying Lotus. Bop released his second album, “The Amazing Adventures Of One Curious Pixel”, in 2011 and his third in 2014, “Punk’s Not Dead”, which features collaborations with the likes of Synkro, Diagram and Elsa Esmeralda.
Expect the unexpected and cast aside your drum & bass preconceptions; 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.