Belgian trashy-electro-pop artist Yves Bash has been on my hit list for years. In the following interview he says that “In music everything is possible”. No stranger to large crowds, festivals and global events, he wishes to play at The Republic of Kazantip this year, and will continue working hard in the studio for some more monumental new tracks. He follows his own very unique style, to the bitter end.
It is with great respect in music, that I present, Yves Bash to BnB readers.
What inspires you about music?
I’ve always loved music since my younger age. I was influenced by electro body music, new wave, punk and rock. What I like about music is the melody and energy, and a very important thing for me it’s voices. But I think I’m inspired every-day by everything around me.
How would you describe your sound?
It’s always difficult to describe because I play a lot of things, but I will say electro-trashy-house
What is the strangest crowd you have ever seen while performing?
It was in Russia some years ago, it was my first time there, and I had a feeling of freshness when I played (certainly with the vodka LOL) . I experienced the feeling of having an audience with another listening ability, like some virgin ears. Epic.
The most favourite festival that you’ve either been to / or played at? Are you thinking of going to legendary Republic of Kazantip?
I have to say that if was the Dissonant festival in Belgium I really liked the atmosphere. It’s funny that you talk to me about Kazantip, because I would like to go as everyone great has played there. But perhaps my music is a little too hard. Anyway, I say it’s funny because this year I will certainly go to the Ukraine and to visit Kazantip. And you never ever know, maybe I’ll play there!
What are you looking forward to in this year?
I would certainly like to do more production work. And without a doubt, come play in South Africa 😉
What track changed your life musically growing up, that when you listened to the music of that band or that song, your life has never been the same?
All of the music from Depeche Mode. It is thanks to them that I began to love electronic music. The first track that really made me vibrate, has to be Kevin Saunderson – Rock to the Beat
Would you recommend a career in music for anyone?
When I started in the industry a few years ago yes, but honestly right now it is hard to reach a top level. You need to believe and work hard, because there are a lot of more DJs and producers than before. It’s with democratization since many years ago, towards the production and the arrival of digital where everyone becomes a “pseudo” DJ. But I believe that technology kills the true definition of the word DJ. But this is the inevitable evolution in the industry. I will say that first of all, an artist must do everything with pleasure in mind. And, if it works well and it is good, then this may be the way to a real profession. But first of all, it’s all about the fun!
What advice would you give a rock artist, wanting to change his style into a more electro and dance direction?
I think it’s necessary to keep it basic musically, and not try to copy but bring in some new things.
In music everything is possible.
TIP: I highly recommend getting hooked up to his monthly mixes from soundcloud, such as the following latest ones: