The rise of Doggtown's Boeboe

DJ/Producer Boeboe hit the scene in 2012 with debut EP ‘Act Stupid/Drop’. Combined with a few downloadable tracks on Soundcloud he gathered dj support from the likes of Boemklatsch, FS Green, Full Crate, Guerilla Speakerz, Daedelus and more. He formed a powerhouse called ‘Doggtown’ with fellow Dutch producers Guerilla Speakerz, Ganz, Subp Yao and Beaudamian.
Who are you, can you tell us something about yourself and where do we know you from?

My name is Morscha von Grumbkow aka Boeboe. I make music, and then go play that and other people’s music when I get booked to play a party or festival. You might know me from various releases on Saturate Records, Basserk, Doggtown (which is my home), HW&W, 22Tracks (go check 22BEATS – the album!), a shitload of remixes (including one for Laidback Luke which you probably know from that viral vid with the dancing kid).

I’m sure a lot of people ask themselves, where did the name Boeboe come from?

It was a nickname from an ex-girlfriend. After a while, my friends starting using it too to mess with me.

‘Bout time!

Posted by Boeboe on Friday, June 5, 2015

What other producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations – any leaders in the Dutch scene?

My inspiration comes from a lot of different artforms and genres within music. Some obvious stuff from before my time: Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis,John Coltrane, Beach Boys, Delfonics, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, James Brown, too many to mention actually. Some stuff that I bump regularly nowadays: Mr Carmack, Pomo, Lone, Tek.Lun, SOPHIE, U Know The Drill, Kendrick Lamar, DevelopMENT, Young Thug.

Leaders in the Dutch scene? I would say right now the whole Slapfunk movement.

You’re familiar with producing in a lot of different musical genres, what’s your favourite genre yet?

That would still be hiphop. It’s what I started out with and it’s still the genre in which I feel there’s the most freedom for a producer.

What piece of equipment would you most like to own and which one you can’t live without?

I would love to one day own a Fender Rhodes. It’s just a classic sound that survived many era’s of popular music and I actually fell in love with it before I even knew what it was. Right now I can’t live without my Macbook because it’s all I got haha. My Mac Pro power supply is busted so that one is collecting dust right now. So it’s me and my MB vs. the world for now.

Tell us about some spots in Lelystad that inspire you, or where you like to hang out.

I just moved to Amsterdam after living here before with a friend and I always wanted to come back. But I was born and raised in Lelystad indeed.

There are many areas in Lelystad which have inspired me. The area where my elementary school was situated;  I lived in a different neighborhood from where my school was, so in the lunch breaks and after school I would hang out with my friends who all lived in the area around school. Obviously, the neighborhood where I lived inspired me, it’s also where I started skateboarding. Just practicing flatland tricks on the parking lot of the tennis club where I used to take tennis classes.

Then there was this skatepark in ‘Lelystad Haven’ where I spent many summer days. And the many, many random house parties I went to. Lelystad is truly king of house parties, because the clubbing scene is basically non existent, except if you count shit clubs.

Boeboe’s mix for 3000Bass

What do you when you’re not producing?

Eating. Preferably my girlfriend’s onion soup, muffins or my own, not too shabby, pasta carbonara.

Tell us about one of your guilty pleasures.

Ariana Grande. I basically like all of her hits.

Any hidden talents nobody know about?

The aforementioned pasta carbonara.

What projects are you currently working on and what can we expect from you in the future?

I’ve got a whole bunch of tasty UK Garage tunes lined up for release. There’s tons of material with my Canadian bro Ramsay Almighty coming up. New stuff with Doggtown. Also, expect more of my productions in the Dutch hiphop scene. And of course, more remixes. More mixtapes!

There is one really cool project that unfortunately I can’t name yet. And I’m slowly working towards a full-length album filled with vocal guest contributions.

Who should we interview next?

Subp Yao!