Davotab Gookbo No. 1
Davotab national treasure no. 1? As you all know, national treasure no. 1 is Namdaemun and Dabotab is no. 20. This a little differently spelt Davotab is an independent Korean label established and run by Bagagee Viphex13 who is known as the DJ Bagagee. This label pursues electronic music based on underground sound.
As the name Bagagee shows his Korean naming style, Davotab also follows the same style, which relates to the label's regular compilation series 'Gookbo.' The name shows the label's ambition to represent Korean electronic music as Dabotab is actually one of Korean national treasure and present music which quality is as high as national treasure.
Producers who shares their musical directivity and perspective gathered from all over Korea and the world for the highly anticipated compilation album 'Gookbo No. 1,' resulted in spectacular album which contains precious and unique songs of ten artists. The album which contains techno, tech house, bass house and progressive shows Korean producers' competence whose struggling to make living but skills don't go behind world-class producers. Also this album shows how the label Davotab communicates with producers around the world.
1. Serhio Vegas, Desyn - No Money, No Honey (5:29)
The album starts with The brand new music of the funky master of Ukraine and Kazakhstan Serhio Vegas and Desyn is disclosed through Gookbo. They've been showing their uniqueness with techno, funky house, tech house and any genre. Now, they're presenting their bass house with 'No Money, No Honey.'
2. Voidrover - Simple Things (5:48)
The resident member of Davotab Voidrover is a DJ and a producer who interacts with the label owner Bagagee Viphex13, he participated in this album again. Simple Things is the most developed production of his, which shows his preference to minimal style. The groovy bass and cute percussion pattern, dark but funky track, it is undoubted that this track is excellent.
3. Ehyun - Beautiful Obsession (7:20)
Talented Techno producer Ehyun's track. The track is completed with a temperate progress and placement of instruments but various automation and texture. This track received favorable reviews from international music blogs even before the release. A lot of anticipation is on this track and it shows Ehyun's potential.
4. KPEN - Lost My Mau5 (5:45)
The duo KPEN sent an astonishingly cool techno track. This is more surprising because they made different style of music before. This track emphasize the great end-of-the-world atmosphere melody line and it's perfect for any occasion whether chilling or banging the dance floor. This track is so good that it's unbelievable this is their first techno track.
5. Chris Park - Just Know (5:20)
This is Korea's bright DJ and a producer who mostly does his work in Daegu, Chris Park's track. He always presented high-quality house tracks and made noticeable accomplishment internationally. The participated track Just Know is a driving tech house music that makes the name Chris Park noticeable once again.
6. Rydel - Tree oh Tree (7:46)
A good friend of Davotab, Rydel, sent a track full of funk from Slovenia. Tree oh Tree is a funny expression of 303 in the legendary bass line synthesizer TB-303. This track is mixed with 303's unique acid synth sound, gently echoed down male vocal sample and Rydel's groovy rythem to be born as a No.1 song to set the dance floor on fire.
7. Soseol - Black Out (6:14)
The darkest track of the album, Soseol's Black Out shows pure techno itself. Without any unnecessity and using minimum elements of techno, it reflects Soseol's musical view thus giving him identity. Black Out Ep is disclosed in Davotab first and currently still on sale. This track will also be introduced as a background music in a movie.
8. Irregular Synth - Feelong (7:08)
Irregular Synth, whose busy tour schedule proves his success, also participated in Gookbo. His new track will be released in single later due to the schedule problem, but maintains the relationship with Davotab by having one of his old tracks in Gookbo. Although this is not a new track, this one is still cool.
9. Diatonik - Pulse
Diatonik pursues his career actively in mainly India, Pune. He's already walking a path to success by performing in many festivals and DJing internationally. Now he aims to enter Korean market thus interacting with Davotab. Progressive and techno DJ Diatonik presents his unique deep melodic techno through 'Pulse.'
10. Bagagee Viphex13 - Metamorphosis (8:58)
The finale of the album is done by the music of Bagagee Viphex13, the head of Davotab. This track is rare for his production because it's melodic compared to his previous work. Like its title, variously modified sound, endlessly changing arpeggio note and many patterns of rhythm of this track is impressive. Acclamation on dance floor is already proved by his tours and gigs.
The carefully made album Gookbo No.1 will be sponsored by Pioneer DJ Korea distributor DJ Korea, will be released not only in digital media but also physical media CD, have celebratory showcase around cities in Korea and the world. Gookbo series will be keep on released, try to find talented artists and create healthy atmosphere for competing.