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


Bio

DOBBY is a rapper, drummer, speaker and workshop facilitator. Aged 26, 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. DOBBY is a skilled music composer, and the 2017 recipient for the bi-annual Peter Sculthorpe Fellowship. DOBBY released his self-titled ‘DOBBY’ EP in September 2018, which he wrote and produced. The EP tour (2018/19) took DOBBY worldwide, with shows including BIGSOUND, Sydney Opera House, Bluesfest/ Boomerang Festival, Dancerites, OzAsia Festival (ADL), The Great Escape (UK) New Skool Rules (NL), Indigenous Music Sumit (NOLA), Aussie BBQ (Brighton, London, Berlin) and Reeperbahn Festival (GER).

Review

I CAN’T BREATHE Feat. BARKAA

DOBBY

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

10 Jul 2020

Triple J
40

Dobby with some heart truths and some hard bars. A song that, unfortunately, needs to be sung.

Dobby with some heart truths and some hard bars. A song that, unfortunately, needs to be sung.

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.