We’re happy to welcome Robert Yang aka Bezier to the Sinchi mix series. Also know for being one third of the irrepressible Honey SoundSystem . After lighting up Love international, we caught up in Amsterdam as the tour continued around Europe. In his own words in the podcast ‘This mix was a collection of songs I had on my playlist when I was having and intense Acid meltdown in Croatia. I was watching the sunrise from my room and watching the birds fly around the sea in sync with the music, I set about recording this moment of time in this mix’.
Who are you?
Bézier here from San Francisco by way of SoCal by way of Rhode Island.
What have been your highlights from the last 12 months?
The magic of community wherever you go, the power of intention and the ability to keep going when things seem to fall apart….
What do you have lined up for the coming year?
We’re well underway our European tour with Honey Soundsystem as a crew. But also looking forward to more shows in the US and Asia in November.
Which track in the mix is your favourite right now?
All stuff by Jasen Loveland I can’t get enough of, Desert Sound Colony’s Holding Hands label is pretty hot for me right now and all the stuff from IS/Was Was/IS is always in heavy rotation in my sets.
What is your favourite track of the last 12 months?
Definitely Desert Sound Colony’s Lose My Rhythm on SC&P. It’s the track I play over and over while the audience explodes on the dance floor.
What is the last record you bought?
Valentino Mora + Yoshitake Expe on Mora’s IDO label: I became a fan after seeing him play at Organik.
Who or what are your biggest musical influences?
When I stumbled upon Autechre’s LP5 my listening habits changed drastically. Electronic music was the only thing I cared about from this point. The first track Acroyear7 rewired everything for me. I bought this CD in 1997 at a Tower Records in Newport Beach when I was at University. I ended up spending all my time on Soulseek downloading live-recorded shows from Warp artists at the time and finding all the rare releases like the Mask series on SKAM.
Do you have a ritual before you start playing or straight after?
I suppose the hour before I play I try to sit near the dj booth to get a sense of what direction the show is going, how loud the system is and reading what state the audience is. This could be considered a meditative practice before the set.
What is your favourite and or Venue / Festival to play at and why?
Right now my favorite festivals are the ones in Asia. Equation in Vietnam and Organik in Taiwan. They have a very tightly curated lineup with insane natural settings. I’ve noticed that the people who come to these festivals are very open, tolerant and extremely well behaved and very much prepared for the experience.