1) Obi are made up from lead vocalist Damian Katkhuda, who also plays guitar, Tom Worsley on bass and keyboard, Dom Hazlehurst on electric guitar, and Ben Kempton on drums.
Obi formed back in 2000 and released the short album, "The Magic Land of Radio" in 2002. In 2003 they followed it up with "Diceman Lopez", which had been lovingly crafted during a stay in southern France, and recorded back in London that Spring.
Obi have a cult following and have been very popular in the UK with numerous tours, and band supports. They also played Glastonbury 2003 to great acclaim in the accoustic tent.
Having been quoted as been a cross between Coldplay and Beck, Obi are actually much more than that and have crafted their own unique style. The travel-friendly happy melodies of Magic Land have been followed by the Tim Burton-esque fairground soundtrack that is Diceman Lopez.
Obi currently appears to be on hiatus, with frontman Damian Katkhuda forming another band with film composer and music producer Damian Montagu.
2) Tobias Lüke, aka Obi, was born in 1982 in Greven, Germany. His first contact with music was in school when he started to play the drums. When he was 12 he got involved in electronic music. On his 14th birthday he got his first equipment to start mixing. At first he began to spin House music and Trance. By the age of 16 he played his first gigs at smaller events and private parties. By the age of 17 his style had turned into Techno. Slowly he got some gigs. He was 18 when he started to spin records in clubs. In February 2001 he was one of the winners of the new born DJ contest at fusion club-Münster. At the end of 2002 he started making his own events in his hometown, Greven. TekkTribe was born. At first it was only events, booking and promotion, but in April 2003 he started the label TekkTribe with his first release "Gehoersturz EP". Now, Tobias releases on different labels.
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