Symbiz represents Berlin’s global Bass scene, notorious for their live performances with their custom controller. Definitely rooted in Reggae while taking a cue from Africa and South America, their version is a dance floor killer, rocking festivals and stages all over the world. In November 2016, their latest E.P Broken Chinese was released in full Cantonese, putting an asian stamp on this yellow bass unit! From Berlin, with love.
We only use our own musical material and therefore it made sense to not play like a DJ, with all the limitation it brings to always play full tracks. We load all our tracks into Ableton Live (altered with Max For Live) so that we can loop them, mix them, tear them apart with effects etc. It just gives us the flexibility that we think is interesting to have in a live situation. Together with the live vocals it is actually what makes it alive and as close to live as you can get with playing computer-based pre-produced music.
Fusion Festival… This is probably our favourite festival of all the festivals we’ve seen around the world. We’ve already played there five or six times. It’s huge (sold out with about 65k tickets every year without ever announcing any line-up), beautifully decorated, extremely versatile in styles featuring countless stages with famous and unknown small bands/DJs, with a great sense of community, on the runway of an abandoned airport, without security checks and (once you are there) without any police, since it is on private property, no separation between stages and camping and so on. Need I say more?