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R.O.B.T.F.

R.O.B.T.F.

R.O.B.T.F.


R.O.B.T.F. (Robot Orbital Base Techno Factory) is one of the most originally sounding bands on Bulgarian music scene. The keyboardist/programmer Zdravko “ZZ” Mineff formed the band in 1997 as an experimental solo project. The first record “Robot Labs” (1998) is entirely produced and recorded by himself, including drummer Michael “Tzuro” Ylanadjiev as a consultant and support.In these early years, the R.O.B.T.F. music style is mainly orientated in psychedelic trance, ambient and goa. Read more on Last.fm
R.O.B.T.F. (Robot Orbital Base Techno Factory) is one of the most originally sounding bands on Bulgarian music scene. The keyboardist/programmer Zdravko “ZZ” Mineff formed the band in 1997 as an experimental solo project. The first record “Robot Labs” (1998) is entirely produced and recorded by himself, including drummer Michael “Tzuro” Ylanadjiev as a consultant and support.In these early years, the R.O.B.T.F.

music style is mainly orientated in psychedelic trance, ambient and goa. Their first live performances are mostly club gigs and the first major event for the band is their participation as a support act for Metalheadz concert in Sofia in September 1999. R.O.B.T.F. also is one of the major acts in “Festival For Electronic Music”, promoted by DS Music in Indigo Club in Sofia in 1999.

Few months later guitarist Dobrin “Malkia” Philipov enters the band. By the way, band’s specific style turned to generally drum’n’bass direction. Main difference between R.O.B.T.F. and the other electronic projects in Bulgaria is their idea to present electronic music by active partaking of acoustic instruments.

In 2000 the second R.O.B.T.F. album “Ability To Connect” is recorded, but still not officially released. R.O.B.T.F. gain wide popularity in audience and critics.

The track “Learn to Manipulate the Energy” enters the first official electronic compilation in Bulgaria, released by Rhythm Magazine in 2000. At the same time, a side project of ZZ Mineff unofficially was released containing 50-minutes remixes of the cult Bulgarian band New Generation. In 2000, R.O.B.T.F. remixed the Babyface Clan song “The Robot”, officially released in their “Romantica” album.

Few months later bassist Boyan “Epeto” Zlatkov join the band. He is notable for his work with Obscure and Plastic Hi Fi. Moreover, the last band member entering R.O.B.T.F. was vocalist / MC Dimiter “Nufry” Vassilev - famous figure of Bulgarian music scene.

This finally shaped the R.O.B.T.F. new face, completely relying on the mixture of electronic sound and live instruments. In the summer of 2002 third record “Green Level” was live recorded at O Shipka Plaza, produced and released by R.O.B.T.F. The track of the same name “Green Level” was included in the “O Shipka” compilation, released by Toxity Records.

A month later R.O.B.T.F. performed at the next edition of “Festival for Electronic Music”, promoted by DS Music, shearing the stage with Jimi Tenor, Transglobal Underground and Fun Da Mental. R.O.B.T.F. is an initiator and originator of Jim Beam Cube Festival which first edition was in April 2003 in The Military Club, Sofia.

R.O.B.T.F. and Panican Whyasker were the headliners of the festival. The second edition of Jim Beam Cube Festival was few months later in Sozopol where 11 bands took part on a larger scale. R.O.B.T.F.

already have a new bass player – Alexander Yanev, playing with Panican Whyasker and Nassecomix. In the fall of 2003, the band was a participator for the 15th issue of the International Computer Art Forum “Computer Space”. After many club gigs in Bulgaria R.O.B.T.F. become headliners of the third edition of Jim Beam Cube Festival in the Summer Theatre, Sofia in September 2003.

“Eco-Teleporter” (2004) is the last official band record, produced by R.O.B.T.F. and realized by Vitality Music. Through the years their music style undergo many changes and the critics describes it as an interesting mixture of jungle, Drum’n’Bass, breakbeat and ambient. The musicians characterize themselves as a wave of “Green Energy Fusion”.

In 2005 R.O.B.T.F. was nominated in the category “Best alternative album” on the annual awards of ММ Music Television. Later on R.O.B.T.F., participate to the compilation “40 Years Coca Cola in Bulgaria” with cover version of the cult Bulgarian band Review song “Direktor na Vodopad”. Read more on Last.fm.

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