Real Name:
Roberts Gobziņš
Latvian Old School Hip Hopper and one of the very first TJs ("Tape Jockey" = scratching with a tape recorder called "MARK" out of a lack of Western vinyl records in the USSR) who made it to play in the Western hemisphere way back in 1989. In that particular year his friend Indulis Bilzens of "Bräunungsstudio Malaria" presented Western-styled underground videos in a club in Riga including one in which Westbam says "My name is Westfalia Bambaataa and I scratch with records". Robert immediately said "My name is Rigafalia Bambaataa and I scratch with tapes" and his alias "EastBam" was born. Same year he appeared as rapper on the track "Go Eastbam" which appeared on Westbam's album "The Cabinet" and shortly after his 1st own 12" "AKA AKA" appeared on Low Spirit Records from Berlin.

Nowadays Gobziņš is still working as a DJ and rapper in the underrated Baltic scene and appeared on the track and video "Aka Hip Aka Hop" by Latvian Hip Hop Star and producer "Gustavo" in the early 2Ks (the video even shows old snippets from German TV in which EastBam appears).
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EastBam Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

EastBam - Aka Aka album art East Bam* Aka Aka (Maxi) Low Spirit Recordings Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Tumba001 EastBam - Hiphop LV (Aka Hip Aka Hop) album art AG* & Raitis* Feat. EastBam, Gustavo (6), Džuzepe*, Čižiks AG* & Raitis* Feat. EastBam, Gustavo (6), Džuzepe*, Čižiks - Hiphop LV (Aka Hip Aka Hop)(12") Tumba Tumba001 Latvia 2003 Sell This Version


MRCC 019 EastBam - Labākie Dzejoļi Un Dejas (Ar Vārdiem) album art Roberts Gobziņš aka EAST BAM* Roberts Gobziņš aka EAST BAM* - Labākie Dzejoļi Un Dejas (Ar Vārdiem)(Cass, Comp) Microphone Records, RiTonis MRCC 019 Latvia 1993 Sell This Version