How it all begun?
Back in the time when Hendrix and the doors were the best acid tracks around, UV and zirkin, best friends since age 11, started DJ’ing and organizing rock parties in their home town. Years passed and after travelling the world, both discovered electronic music and set their mind on doing something about it. In 1996, After living in Amsterdam and gathering vinyls, tapes and some gear, they headed back to Israel with a party in their mind. Together with two good friends, Barkash and Rontal.
The Doof Project was born. 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 lives in the Doof parties that still happen every now and then.
In the middle of 2000 after 5 years of partying, they realized that all the fantastic music they were making was only heard by a few hundreds of crazy trippers coming to the parties. They decided it’s time to share this.
music with the rest of the world, and founded Doof records that soon became known worldwide for its distinct psychedelic sound.
Few years later, as part of the trance scene progression, and the evolution in the musical taste of some of the home artists.
Doof Records presented its musical offspring – DOOFLEX which is active since 2005 and releasing lighter psychedelics.
Since 2004 they have been organizing the Doof Festival on the shores of the magical Sea of Galilee. This event brings together beautiful psychedelic people from all over Israel and the world for 4 days of music nature and smiles. Today, UV and Zirkin are managing the label and with Barkash and Rontal spend a few minutes every year dreaming and producing the Doof festival. In the spare time, UV completed his Ph.D in nanotechnology and does research in UCLA, and Zirkin is developing his musical career as well as doing the mastering for the label, and working on his Ph.D in biology (he’s the oldest dude in class…) Rontal is a professional cat-catcher for a street cat sterilization project and turning into a recycling guru. Barkash is our computer specialist, working as a system administrator in a large computer company and goes sky diving whenever he can take a break.
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