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Labelprofile: Doof / Dooflex

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Label concept & philosophy?
Doof is devoted to promoting the music we love.

Number of releases up to now:
Soon passing our 30’th CD
Dooflex – 5 CD’s all funky and groovy music

copies per release:
1500-2000

best selling release:
BONKY, our first release. (but those were different times)

Who are the people behind the doof?
Doof records was started by uv and zirkin, who are best friends since the age of 11.

Back at the time when Hendrix and the doors were the best acid around, uv and zirkin started Dj’ing and organizing rock parties. After traveling the world for a while, both discovered electronic music and set their mind on doing something about it.

After living together some time in Amsterdam and gathering up gear, vinyls and some tapes they headed back to Israel with a party in their mind. Time passed and together with two good friends, Barkash and Rontal The Doof Project party organization was born.

Today, uv and zirkin are managing the label and in the spare time, uv completed his PhD in nano-technology and does research in UCLA, and zirkin is developing his musical career as well as doing the mastering for the label, and studying biology in the university (He’s the oldest dude in class)

Describe your project / music:
The doof project was born in 1996 as an underground party organization, making low-cost psychedelic trance parties in the Israeli deserts and forests. The vibe and spirit of the good old days still live in the doof parties and we still make a few free parties every now and then. For the last four years we have been organizing the Doof Festival on the shores of the magical Sea of Galilee. This event brings together psychedelic people from all over Israel and the world for 4 days of music nature and smiles.

In the middle of 2001 after 5 years of partying, we realized that all the fantastic music our friends and we make is only heard by a few hundreds of crazy trippers coming to our parties. We decided its time to share our music with the rest of the world, and opened Doof records. As part of the trance scene progression, and the evolution in the musical taste of some of our home artists. DOOF Records presented its musical offspring – DOOFLEX which is active since 2005 releasing lighter psychedelics.

Our label has two guidelines: 1) we release only music we like; and 2) all profits are shared equally with the artists. This is not a good way to get rich, but it’s the best way to stay happy.

Artist pool:
Bonky, R.I.P, we miss you mate.
Zirkin, UV, Entropy, REV, Double R.E.L, ccL, Zebra-N, Terranoise, Cactus, U-recken and some more

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