Founded: June 2006
Location: Austin, Texas, United States of America
The story of GOBI begins in the far west corner of Texas, along the border of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where Justin Dillon and Phil Arciniega first met. Frequenting the clubs along Ciudad Juarez's strip, the two would be exposed to the relentless house beats and minimal tech sounds that echoed from the steaming clubs. The long nights dancing and being captive to the groove led them to a curious passion and relentless drive for the art of creating electronic music.
The two eventually moved into a house in the heart of San Marcos, Texas. While attending Texas State University, they began to produce for local hip-hop artists. It was in San Marcos that they first formed the sound that would become the raw spirit that fuels their music.
The "Lindsey House", in San Marcos, became infamous for dance parties, and inevitable chaos. Soon, it became known as the house where GOBI lived. When the two ventured up the street to attend a party, they stumbled upon the missing link. In a pitch black room, packed with swaying bodies, and the stiff stench of sweat, was a force igniting in the corner. Upon meeting Matthew Kevin Dunn, GOBI was born.
The group immediately recorded a demo in late 2006, and in 2007, moved to Austin. The trio is currently finishing their first ep "Music Save Me", due out in late spring.