DZ’OB is an electroacoustic band from Dnipro, Ukraine striving to combine classical music tradition with contemporary electronic approach. DZ’OB not only synthesizes genres like classics, IDM, techno, dubstep, but also comes up with unique, eclectic sounds that blur the lines within ages, and traditions.
The band was founded in 2014 and consists of 5 instruments: oboe, bassoon, violin, cello and electronics. Ensemble starts by re-imagining tracks of the most eccentric electronic composers like Aphex Twin and Squarepusher and mixing them with Shostakovich and Haydn. Currently the band’s repertory consists of pieces composed by its members and collaborations created with modern composers.
In Ukrainian media, DZ’OB is often called the undisputed leader of the local avant-garde scene. Their recognizable sound, which the band defines as «electroacoustic IDM», is unique not only for the Ukrainian but also for the European scene.
In just a few years DZ’OB managed to perform almost at all Ukrainian festivals within their genre. Among them are Koktebel Jazz Festival, Hedonism Festival, Plan B, Am I Jazz, Respublica FEST, Jazz on the Dnieper, Zaporizhzhia Jazzy, Via Carpathia, Docudays UA, Book Arsenal. DZ’OB live shows are impressive: the drive and power of electronic music doubled in a pair with the accuracy of academic music.
DZ’OB frequently collaborate with electronic producers and musicians.