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Robag Wruhme

A prolific, beloved member of the German techno community, Jena-based producer/DJ Gabor Schablitzki released a wide assortment of EPs throughout the late '90s and 2000s as DJ Robag, Die Dub Rolle, Machiste, Themroc, Rolf Oksen, and, most commonly, Robag Wruhme.

While the 2005 Wruhme album Wuzzelbud KK, issued on Musik Krause, was a set of predominantly all-new tracks, it provided something of a gateway into Schablitzki's work, offering not just streamlined techno that clicked, roiled, and wobbled, but downtempo hip-hop as well. An alliance with Sören Bodner was dubbed the Wighnomy Brothers; the two DJ'd under the name, and Schablitzki used the alias as an outlet for some of his most popular productions -- alternately foreboding and rollicking tracks like "Wurz + Blosse" (Kompakt Extra, 2004), "Wombat" (Kompakt Extra, 2005), and "Moppal Kiff" (Freude Am Tanzen, 2006). Under the Wighnomy name, Schablitzki released Metawuffmischfelge (Freude Am Tanzen, April 2008), an elaborately layered mix of contemporary minimal techno. He followed it with Wuppdeckmishmampflow (Kompakt, January 2011), a relatively subdued set. Another mixed set, Olgamikks (Natchtdigital, August 2012), showcased some of Wruhme's remix work. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi

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