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Parisian producer and DJ, Obbie is a purveyor of rich harmonies and crisp and warm sounds that transport souls. His live sets are filled with moments of high drama where blankets of melancholia are draped around your shoulders in warm embraces, and his productions are no less eventful. Now, Obbie joins The Gardens of Babylon with his latest EP, ‘Golden Linings’, which is beautifully remixed by Omer Tayar & Omer Bar.
EG caught up with the French DJ & producer Obbie to celebrate the drop of ‘Golden Linings’ on The Gardens of Babylon, and learn more about the rising artist.
EG: Hi Obbie, what’s your real name, and where were you born?
Obbie: My real name is Olivier Bennaïm and I was born in Paris, France
EG: Describe your music in 3 words?
Obbie: Groove, color and …synths
EG: Where are you based?
Obbie: I am based in Paris. Almost always lived there besides a few years living in New York between 2014 and 2017.
EG: What labels have you released on in your career?
Obbie: None, this is my first official release ever! Before this I only had uploaded a free download on Deep house LA which was an edit of ‘Eleanor Rigby’, by the Beatles.
EG: Can you tell us 3 artists you aspire to / have influenced you?
Obbie: Roy Rosenfeld, Sébastien Léger, and Tim Green. Those three guys really make amazing music, and all their releases have something special every time which is very impressive.
EG: How long have you been producing music?
Obbie: I have been producing for two years now.
EG: Three things you can’t live without on the road when touring?
Obbie: My earphones, my phone, and my earplugs. Can’t sleep without these.
EG: Can you tell us about your next release?
Obbie: It should come out on All Day I Dream this summer. Fun fact about this one, as for my latest release on The Gardens Of Babylon, I submitted it during an online feedback session with Bona Fide and Vander. Later Bona Fide played it on a streamed set and finally Lee Burridge asked for it! It was a long way and I couldn’t have expected this but now it’s in good hands!
EG: One piece of advice you can give to other aspiring producers?
Obbie: Don’t listen to hundreds of feedbacks, just listen to your own opinion, if it sounds good to you then move forward.
Obbie’s ‘Golden Linings’ is out via The Gardens Of Babylon. Purchase your copy of the EP here.