• Main label: Pampa Records
  • Other associations: Kompakt
  • City of origin: Jena
  • Currently located: Weimar/Quito

The artistic (and even non-artistic!) vita of Gabor Schablitzki, rather known to the raver as Robag Wruhme, is a story of gleaming moments of glory and brilliant achievements. The most brilliant of them all must be to have survived for a couple of decades in the ego-show that is the Techno-biz without a copy/paste-prepped testimonial like this one right here. Hats off to that! Although, time and time again, second-hand-information concerning Mr. Wruhme not uncommonly led to ludicrous distortion of reality. Therefore now and here, the confirmed yet no less vibrant and epic truth about the groove-maestro from the southern part of the eastern zone.

July 3rd 1983 – Schablitzki sees the light of day – or rather: the greyed out real-socialistic sight of Rudolstadt. The educated reader will instantly be hit by the significance of the date as if it was a bookshelf, collapsed under the weight of too many Reclam-volumes. Until today, Schablitzki indulges in the imagination of breathing the 100 year old reincarnated ghost of Franz Kafka into his bars and loops.

Birth is followed by being raised in Apolda. Apolda sadly is carving out an existence as overlooked spot on the map. The eye tends to be magnetized by the flashier places Jena and Weimar in the neighbourhood. So let’s have a little excursus on Apolda. The biggest bell of the Cologne Cathedral stems from Apolda. Apolda = bell town. Apolda holds his own car manufacturing – the Apollo Werke. In 1904 the first ever automobile is chugging off right there – and that’s before MB, BMW, VW, Porsche, Audi et al are in the picture. Apolda = car town. The dog breed Dobermann has its roots in Apolda, too. Mr. Dobermann was dog-taxman at the time and began his concrete dog-work between 1875 and 1880. The eponymous woof-woof being the outcome. Apolda = Dobermanntown. End of excursus.

Young Schablitzki gets exposed to Breakdance and HipHop – astoundingly even assisted by the top- ranks of the Politburo. The socialist civil rights activist and entertainer Harry Belafonte gets some serious homeboy-treatment by Honni (Erich Honecker) himself. So the Belafonte produced streetdance-flick “Beat Street” is made publicly available and shown in schools across the GDR. Little did the Volkskammer-dudes know, what kind of buzz this movie would create. Electric Beat Crew, Pioniermanöver, Gramont City Dancers – and Schablitzki is f***in’ hooked!

And suddenly, the iron curtain falls. Everyone’s kinda confused. After the initial euphoria receded, it seemed not that easy to align the compass. While socialism was up and running, Schablitzki tended to try out art and music studies. After the wall came down, priorities shifted. He decided to invest his “welcome dough” (100 DM) in 7 inches and to take things as they come.

Several band-projects followed. Bands that borrowed some source-material from East- and West- German scene-standards and covered their way from Die Art and Sandow through to Einstürzende Neubauten. The first proper release was laid down by Beefcake, a project together with Volker Kahl. At that point the knack for electronic experiments unfolded.

Soon after, Schablitzki felt the urge to also provide dancefloors with quality material. An undertaking, he pursued with the now legendary Wighnomy Brothers venture. He produced all of their stuff. Many of those tunes are collectively known as club classics.

Meanwhile, Schablitzki recalls the funny idea to spell names backwards – a very popular concept in primary school! So Gabor turns into Robag. With his family name being just an unsolvable phonetic obstacle, the much easier pronounceable Wruhme comes into play. An unbridled solo career takes its course. From that point on, business is booming.

Then one day, DJ Koze rings up and whispers the tender salutation “Na, Dicker…” through the receiver. Begin of a long lasting friendship. The [kəʊ.zi]-curated imprint Pampa Records opens its doors for Wruhme and it is indeed very [kəʊ.zi] there, so Wruhme stays and releases quite a few

records. One of them being the 2011 issued opus magnum “Thora Vukk”. Now rumour has it that 2019 will be the year, the album-saga continues…

(ES)

La carrera musical de Gabor Schablitzki está íntimamente ligada a la del proyecto Wighnomy Brothers que compartía con Sören Bodner desde principios de la década pasada. Hasta que los dos decidieron caminar por separado y entonces Gabor tuvo que centrarse exclusivamente en su proyecto en solitario conocido como Robag Wruhme. Con este seudónimo el productor de la exuda ha grabado dos álbumes Wuzzelbud “KK”  (Musik Krause/2004) y Thora Vukk (Pampa Records/2011). También hizo sus primeros pasos en Kompakt con la selección y mezcla del mix en 2011 de Wuppdeckmischmampflow que incluía material de Ricardo Villalobos, Claro Intelecto  y Four Tet, entre otros). Vakant, Sonar Kollektiv, Contexterrior y Milnor Modern han sido otros de los sellos que han publicado material de pequeño barbudo con pinta de osito.  Sus últimos lanzamientos han visto la luz entre Hart & Tief, en el que lanzó su EP Wuzzelbuf FF, Kompakt Records donde publica su EP Topinambur en noviembre de 2019; y Pampa Records, sello de Dj Koze al que regresó en 2019 para publicar su último álbum, Venq Tolep.  Su estilo se ha situado siempre en el terrero del minimal techno y el microhouse. Veremos a ver en el futuro por donde van los tiros de un productor inclasificable.

AlbumsLabelYear
Thora VukkPampa Records2011
Wuzzelbud "KK"Musik Krause, Musik Krause2004
Cellular Electrique / The MosaicThrill Beat Construction2004
Venq TolepPampa Records2019
Singles & EPsLabelYear
Zwei Maenner Im SplitMusik Krause2002
BackkatalogMusik Krause2002
KopfnikkerMusik Krause2003
Leistenhans Zwo EPMusik Krause2012
CybekksPampa Records2015
Sky And Sand (Robag's Borsi Alpakka 3 Rehand)Not On Label (Robag Wruhme)2014
Taktell / Thora VukkPampa Records2011
DonnerkuppelKompakt, Kompakt2011
Nachti Zehn ZollNachtdigital2011
ProviantCircus Company2010
DreiklangkapriolenMusik Krause, Musik Krause2010
Rekksmi SessionsFAT12inch2010
Teaser 3Total (2)2010
Abusus AddeVakant2009
LampeteeMovida Records2009
Dash ShopperFreude Am Tanzen2008
The Lost Archive ❦ 1998 - 2007Musik Krause2008
Bart Eins EPFreude Am Tanzen2007
Okkasion EPFreude Am Tanzen2006
Moppal KiffFreude Am Tanzen2006
Wortkabular (Remixes)Musik Krause, Musik Krause2005
Stekkrüben EPVakant2004
Wuzzelbud "KK"Musik Krause2004
Jena Makks EPMilnor Modern2004
K.T.B.Sonar Kollektiv2004
KopfnikkerMusik Krause, Musik Krause2003
Zwei Maenner Im SplitMusik Krause, Musik Krause2002
BackkatalogMusik Krause2002
Driven / X-mop 198Hart & Tief2016
Wuzzelbud FFHart & Tief, Hart & Tief2018
Nata Alma / Venq TolepPampa Records2019
CompilationsLabelYear
OlgamikksPampa Records2012
DJ MixesLabelYear
OlgamikksNachtdigital2012
WuppdeckmischmampflowKompakt2011
Podcast 201XLR8R2011
RA.256Resident Advisor2011
RemixesLabelYear
Kontor Sunset Chill 2017Kontor Records2017
Domino Remixes (Vol. 1)sapiens2017
RemixedResopal Schallware2017
Domino Remixes (Vol. 2)sapiens2017
Domino (Remixes)Sapiens2017
One Of The LivingCapitol Records, Capitol Records1985
PrimusGewalt Am Objekt2001
Kontor Sunset Chill 2016Kontor Records2016
Pressing MattersHypercolour2016
FallingFayer2016
In The (Last) MomentCrosstown Rebels2016
Action And Reaction (Critique Of Leisure Consumption)Adventures In Reality Recordings1983
Heads Above RemixesShanti Radio Moscow2015
Two BodiesFuture Classic2014
Post LivePolydor2004
My Boy LollipopIsland Records1980
Emoticons Stole My FaceNoistorm2006
LaunchpadOr Music2004
Electronic Imperiah: Psychedelic TranceMoon Records (2)2002
Stranger On The ShoreColumbia Records1961
Hi-Coup Butta BeatsMax'n1996
Black JerusalemIbadan, Ibadan2014
The Morning After The Night BeforeMinistry Of Sound2014
Shitkatapult #BeatportDecade ElectronicaShitkatapult2014
Mixmag Germany: Episode 005Mixmag Germany2014
Fabric 100Fabric (2)2018
DifferentResopal Schallware2018
The AlchemistSystematic Recordings2018
One Hundred Billion Sparks RemixedMesh (2)2019
Deep House Paris, Vol. 9City Noises2019
EinseinsSouvenir2019