ABOVE: GOBBY. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
“I don’t really know [what I’m making] until the final product,” elusive producer Gobby says of his creative method. With the artist’s throng of musical directions (see the eerie, cinematic sound collage “Aantezeksyll” with Mykki Blanco and Ian Isiah’s gritty club track “Fulani“), it seems like instinctual spontaneity is at the heart of his process. Gobby is constantly creating, although recently he’s been forced to slow down. “My computer broke,” the multi-talented artist laments. “But it’s good, I think I was doing too much. I’ve been drawing more now—I’ve been focusing on comics.”
Luckily before technology failed him, Gobby churned out a beat compilation simply titled Beats by Gobby for UNO NYC, home to Blanco and Isiah, among other experimental artists. We are proud to premiere the compilation’s first offering, “Erk,” right here on Interview. An ominous banger with throbbing bass, wandering synth riffs, and a well-placed cowbell, the track has open space for a brave vocalist.
“I’ve been messing a lot with orchestra sounds in Logic,” Gobby mentions in regards to what’s next. “Composing violin parts, upright cello and shit.” With so much under his belt already, it’s only natural for Gobby to dig into worlds he has yet to publically experiment with—for example, new Gobby T-shirts adorned with the Goodwill logo will soon be on sale via VFILES.
FOR MORE ON GOBBY, VISIT HIS SOUNDCLOUD.