What do you get when you mix the finesse of a Steve Vai, punchy-ness of a Greg Howe, unpredictability of a Guthrie Govan, and speed of a Shawn Lane? Feodor Dosumov, that’s who. Easily one of the most jaw-dropping artists we’ve heard as of late, we first became acquainted with Feodor through JamTrackCentral; which seems to be the birthplace for a lot of our favorite artists nowadays. Nonetheless, Feodor has surely proven to be in a league of his own. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feodor became acquainted with music as a hobby at the age of 7, but despite his intense passion for music, his parents insisted that he attend a University for Information Technology. Feodor obliged, going on to graduate with a degree and become a fiber-optic link engineer. But like any passionate musician, he found himself yearning for the creative energy of music again.
Guitar was Feodor’s instrument of choice, and with it he would be colorfully awarded for his talents. After winning the “Flower children” International Rock Festival for best solo-guitarist, he went on to attend State Gnessins Music College in Moscow, Russia to hone in on his skills even further. He went on to enter the “Guitar’s many faces” competition where he was again awarded “best guitar player”. It was at that moment that Feodor found himself bitten by the “guitar bug”, dedicating himself to music from that point on.
As his ventures expanded, Feodor would gain the opportunity to collaborate with established musicians like Billy Cobham, Eric Marienthal, Damien Schmitt, Dave Koz, and Phil Perry. It was during this time that Feodor’s style began to develop the most rapidly, borrowing approaches from some of the most renowned musicians in the business. But individuality is too underwhelming of a word to describe Feodor Dosumov. We don’t really know too many players with the control, technical proficiency, and musical voice of Feodor, let alone the speed. His arsenal is jam packed with exciting tapping licks, legato lines, and slides-out-of-nowhere. Not to mention his effortless use of the tremolo arm for those screaming harmonics and note-flutters to keep things extra-interesting. Couple all of this with his punchy tone and creative writing style, and you’ve got a sound all of it’s own.
During Feodor’s time in Moscow he would meet bass player Anton Davidyants and drummer Damien Schmitt, both of whom would share similar approaches to music and influence the birth of their fusion band, “Impact Fuze”. The trio would go on to release the album “Moscow” which would quickly become the piece of work that put Feodor’s playing on the world map. We recommend listening to “Idea”, a track that truly showcases Feodor’s dynamic playing abilities, and experimental approach to writing. Today, you can find Feodor in a number of videos released by JamTrackCentral showing off his improvisational skills on a number of cool Suhr Modern models. Although, Feodor has recently switched over to Ibanez, now sporting a slick RG652 model. As always, we’ve compiled some of our favorite pieces of work from Feodor below, and we only hope that you enjoy them as much as we do. You can keep up with him and all of his musical endeavors via his Facebook or YouTube channel! Also, be sure to check out Feodor’s equally-talented twin brother, bassist Farko Dosumov!
-written by Walter Bryant