Many beautiful years have past between their first monster hit Give It Up and now. Born as first generation house producers, a complete musical revolution has taken place right in front of Zki & Dobres eyes: From the first simple sampler, to a complete digital studio built into a laptop. DJ Zki & Dobre; who are they and what are they up to? Two simple but pressing questions which are not easy to answer. The Dutch producers Zki & Dobre are responsible for so many productions in all kinds of styles under so many different names that they are extremely difficult to categorize. Their studio remains their favorite place, but as DJ’s they make music to be heard out, and to be heard out loud! Great examples are I Wanna Be U (2001), A Star Is Born (2003) and Always And Forever (2006) which they released under their alter ego Chocolate Puma.
They signed to the Defected imprint in 2008 and compiled the first “Defected In The House Amsterdam” album for this label in 2009. Also their collaborations with the Bingo Players “Touch Me” and “Disco Electrique” signed to Strictly Rhythm were big records and made it to #1 and #2 in the Beatport chart. From 1992 till now Zki & Dobre released records like there lives depended on it. In total over 200 releases and 60 remixes for the likes of Roger Sanchez, Flo Rida, David Guetta, Britney Spears, Copyright, Bob Sinclar, Fedde Le Grand & Funkerman and Laidback Luke.
As DJ’s Chocolate Puma is privileged to be able choose from all these hundreds of records to make sure they maintain and create a unique sound. Their unique sets consist 100% of their own productions & remixes or re-edits of their favorite producer’s tracks. The true nature of their inspiration will always be a secret to them but Zki & Dobre have the gift of always reinventing themselves. Some highlights so far: the classic Vallee de Larmes (1993), the Jark Prongo project including Movin’ Thru Your System (1998) and Sweet Little Thing (2001), Chocolate Puma with the floor fillers I Wanna Be U, A Star Is Born, Touch Me to name a couple. They also gained success with projects like Basco, Klatsch! and Tomba Vira.
One thing is clear though and that is that everything Zki & Dobre create stands for quality. Today a whole new generation appreciates the music of Zki and Dobre without knowing the full history of it.