Ivan Shopov (Cooh)
Started playing bass guitar in a hardcore-metal band when at 16 and
got involved with creating electronic music at the age of 18.
Producing Drum And Bass for 8 years, now at the age of 26, he has 25 vinyl and 7 bootleg CD releases.
Together with Valery Sholevski (Ogonek), in 2002 he began intense promotion of drum and bass in the boarders of Bulgaria, sending "patriotic" messages to the young generation and playing a lot in the busiest clubs in Sofia (the capital city of Bulgaria.), mainly with the H.M.S.U. crew .As time passed by, his style improved significantly until finally he adopted the contemporary hard and dark dnb sound.
With a lot of hard work behind his back, Cooh is now releasing for some of the well known and respected drum and bass labels: Position Chrome, Obsessions, Sinuous, TOV, G2, Bass Rejects, Reapa and more. His energetic author tracks are often played by leading artists in the genre: Raiden, Panacea, Limewax, Audio, BSE, Tech itch, Future Prophecies, Evol Intent , Counterstrike, Vengeanze , The Sect, Infiltrata, EBK, etc.
Cooh has had appearances in many parts of the world. So far he has played in Russia, France, Belgium, Poland, Germany and Romania, and is booked for performing in Spain, Portugal, Lithuania and USA. He has a special knowledge of how to make the crowds go crazy and loves to share his own emotions with the people on the dance floor.
In the meantime Cooh has also been working in the field of liquid & atmospheric dnb, as well as in dubstep, breakbeat , IDM and downtempo, and last but not least - jazz music. He has played at some of the biggest jazz festivals in Bulgaria as part of The Stoyan Yankuolov Quintete also with one the best Bulgarian jazz musicans - Theodosii Spassov.
Paralel with making music , he is also active in the sphere of fine arts, studying and drawing graphic prints and has created a remarkable collection of works.
Cooh has collaborated and remixed with the following artists :
Ogonek (BG); Diode(USA); Odity (UK); Audio (UK); Donny (UK); RAkoon
(GER); DJ Jeph (CAN); Future Blues (UK); Black Science Project (UK);
Liquid Beats (UK); AdamC (USA); Shultz (SRB); Paralizah (RUS); Kind Of
Has played as support to :
Noisia; Raiden; Dylan, Audio, Adam F, Shy Fx, Dom&Roland; Gridlok; Tech Itch; The Panacea; Teebee; RobynChaos; Infiltrata; Pendulum; Bad Company; Spor; Future Prophecies; DJ SS; Goldie; Killa Kella; Psychofreud; MC Jamalski; Zen; Twisted Individual; Hoodlum; Spree; Ez Rollerz; JFB; Deekline & Dona Dee; Ed Solo; Ragga Twins; Sunchase; Bryan Gee; Ray Keith; Transglobal Underground; Jimi Tenor; Subject13….
Ogonek&Cooh - "Fem'02"- Bootleg CD (2002)
Ogonek&Cooh - "Sick of Amen" - Bootleg CD (2002)
Ogonek&Cooh - "Beauty" - Bootleg CD (2002)
Ogonek&Cooh - "Drum And Bass Massacre" - Bootleg CD (2003)
Ogonek&Cooh - "After Coma" - Bootleg CD (2003)
EASTERN SOUND ARCHITECTS Vol. 1: East-European Drum'n'Bass Compilation CD
- Cooh & Black Science Project – Mirage / Cooh - Fear (2004)
1.Diode&Cooh - Cylcone / Diode - Final Night (Signal Recordings) (2005)
2.Diode&Cooh - Bonkers / Diode - Spoken Word (Signal Recordings) (2005)
3.Odity&Cooh - Gnome Kill / Odity&Cooh - Dark Seeds (Signal Recordings) (2005)
4.Lunacy Has Found Me Ep - Odity&Cooh - Gnome Kill (GPK Remix) (Signal
5.Psychofreud&Sunjammer - Murda Dem / Cooh - Murda Dem (Bass Rejects) (2006)
6.HARM * - Scary / HARM - Scary * project by :: Cooh, Diode & Odity (GAIN) (2006)
7.Cooh - Remaker / Redeyes - Rivers Of Dub (TOV music) (2006)
8.Here Comes The Trouble EP - Cooh - Meet Me (TOV music) (2006)
9.Unfinished Business vol 2 EP - Cooh - Seen (TOV music) (2006)
10.Cooh - Love In Cage / Cooh - Breath Stop (G2) (2006)
11.Tomic & Barracuda - Kill 'em all / Kill 'em all (Cooh Remix) (G2) (2007)
12.Cooh - Ganja Lighter / Cooh - Ganja DUB Lighter (Bass Rejects) (2007)
13.GPK - Most Henious (Cooh&Odity RMX) (REAPA) (2007)
14.Cooh - Armeny (Obsession)
15.Cooh - Noisy Sneaker // (Sinuous) sin017 Evolution of mind E.P
16.Woody McBride - Off The Ceiling / (Subsistenz)
17.Cooh - Be Blast / HARM - Head Stomp ( PRSPCT)
18.Cooh - Duuure / Cooh - Ventil (Position Chrome 69 )
Cooh&Vengeanze - Pussy Debra (Habit Digital)
Cooh - Stomana EP (Offkey) GET IT HERE
forthcomming releases :
Cooh - Bongia (Offkey)
Cooh LP (8 tracks) (Position Chrome)
Cooh & Counterstrike - Fission (Counterstrike Recs)
Cooh - Triller / Obel (Commercial Suicide)
Cooh - New Lay / Froger (LB)
Cooh - Trigrad / Crypt (Obscene)
Cooh & Vengeanze - Infected / Love Control (HABIT)
Cooh - Deadline (Audio Fiction)
Cooh - Black Monday (Future Sickness)
Psychofreud - Bad Man / Bad Man (Cooh RMX) (Bass Rejects)