Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Roots


Sounds like

Kendrick Lamar, J Dilla, Childish Gambino, Logic, MF Doom, Jackie Brown Jr


band members

Rhyan Clapham


Influences

Kendrick Lamar, L Fresh The Lion, Sampa The Great, Remi, Jackie Brown Jr, Robert Glasper


Unearthed artists we like

Jackie Brown Jr, Le Tour de Funk


Website

onepagelink.com/dobby/

Bio

DOBBY is a rapper, drummer, speaker and workshop facilitator. Aged 25, he proudly identifies as a Filipino and Aboriginal musician, whose family is from Brewarrina on Ngemba land, and is a member of the Murrawarri Republic in Weilmoringle, NSW. He is also a skilled composer, and is the 2017 recipient for the bi-annual Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship.

DOBBY’s musical training began at age 7. He studied classical piano and achieved AMEB grade 6 and grade 2 musicianship. At age 14, he learned jazz drumkit, and in 2012 performed as part of the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music in California and Nevada, USA. DOBBY has completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of NSW, and an Indigenous Studies Honours (focusing on Aboriginal Hip Hop music) in 2015.

He has performed as a rapper and drummer for a variety of events such as BIGSOUND 2017/18, The Plot Festival, Yabun Festival, UNSW corporate and academic functions, Koori Radio events and at numerous NAIDOC celebrations across Australia. He recently spoke on a panel as part of VIVID Sydney’s VIVID Ideas Exchange.

DOBBY is also a rapper and drummer for Sydney band Jackie Brown Jr in various events and festivals such as Wollombi Music Festival, Rabbits Eat Lettuce and Psyfari Festival.

He currently facilitates Hip Hop and drum workshops in community centres and schools throughout Sydney and rural NSW. DOBBY co-hosts the Hip Hop show “Sunsets with DOBBY and DIOLA” on FBi Radio. He is also currently an academic tutor in Indigenous Studies at UNSW.

Review

I CAN’T BREATHE Feat. BARKAA

DOBBY

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

02 Jul 2020

Triple J
45

Commanding and full of fire. It's the wake up call for action we all need to hear. DOBBY and Barkaa deliver this with strength, relentless emotion, fierce words and production to drive that energy to want to do something about it. Huge track!

Commanding and full of fire. It's the wake up call for action we all need to hear. DOBBY and Barkaa deliver this with strength, relentless emotion, fierce words and production to drive that energy to want to do something about it. Huge track!

Review

I CAN’T BREATHE Feat. BARKAA

DOBBY

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

30 Jun 2020

Triple J
45

Searing stuff on this track. It's full of conviction and soul alight. We knew Dobby had the bars but the extra verse from Barkaa makes it a real home run.

Searing stuff on this track. It's full of conviction and soul alight. We knew Dobby had the bars but the extra verse from Barkaa makes it a real home run.

Review

I CAN’T BREATHE Feat. BARKAA

DOBBY

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

30 Jun 2020

Triple J
40

it's emphatic, powerful and catchy. dobby and barkaa have made something everyone should hear.

it's emphatic, powerful and catchy. dobby and barkaa have made something everyone should hear.