BOBMO (real name Hugues Rey) is a young producer who moved to Paris from Bordeaux a couple of years ago. While in high school, with no musical training, he launched a short-lived rap career, making beats on his Playstation (no, really!), spitting awkward tales of murder and woe. Then he got himself a PC and found a new faith when he discovered legendary labels Dancemania and Trax. Promptly signed by Institubes on the strength of an early demo, he’s released four widely-played and playlisted singles--Let’s Go Bobmo!, To The Bobmobile, 3000% YES and Falling From The Crescent Moon --and toured extensively, from small Australian clubs to Dutch mega raves.
It’s always easier when people are living stereotypes, real-life equivalents of bad sitcom characters. Then you can just whip out the descriptors and tell the world how too-cool-for-school they are. The thing with Bobmo is that this doesn’t work: he’s a complex piece of work, a bunch of riddles wrapped in lots of contradictions. With his last EP, Bobmo moved to claim the throne: three new tracks and a bonus suite revisiting of one of the boy’s greatest tracks: «Rock The» from 3000% YES, reworked by Feadz, Goon & Koyote and Bobmo himself.
In addition to acclaim and nods from an ever-growing worldwide extended family and community of A-list Bobmo fans, as well as the UK and French dance press, singles from Falling From The Crescent Moon have been played countless times on Radio 1 night shows by the likes of Annie Mac (Essential Mix), Andy George & Jaymo, Rob Da Bank, Kissy Sell Out, Alex Metric...
Bobmo has performed at the following festivals: We Love Sounds (Australia), les Ardentes & les Francofolies de Spa (Belgium), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), MEG (Canada), Electroni[k] (France), WMC (Miami), Eurosonic & Amsterdam Dance Event (Netherlands)... toured North America, Japan, Australia as well as every capital and big venue in Europe.
Bobmo is also part of the HIGH POWERED BOYS duo with his friend Surkin.
"Let's Go Bobmo" (EP) — 2006, Institubes
"To The Bobmobile" (EP) — 2006, Institubes
"3000% YES" (EP) — 2007, Institubes
"Songs Of Cain (High Powered Boys)" (EP) — 2008, Institubes
"Falling From The Crescent Moon" (EP) — 2010, Institubes
"Bring It" (EP) — 2010, Institubes
"Songs For Abel (High Powered Boys)" (EP) — 2010, Institubes
"Hardbells" (EP) — 2011, BNR Trax
"Marble Anthem (Marble Players) " (EP) — 2011, Marble
"Marble Summer (Marble Players) " (EP) — 2011, Marble
Jape «Floating» (V2 Records)
David Rubato & Teki Latex «Institubes Express 999» (Institubes)
Scenario Rock «Perfect Love Antidote» (Jive)
Malente & Dex «Hyperactive» (Exploited)
Surkin «Kid Gloves» (Institubes)
Hey Today «If I Was Wonderman» (Bang Gang 12 inches)
Dre Skull «I Want You» (Mixpak)
Teki Latex «Dinosaurs With Guns» (Sound Pellegrino)