101 with Robert Babicz

Robert Babicz has been redefining the boundaries of electronic music since the early 1990s. His unique artistry encompasses sound, vision, emotion and spirituality. From releasing and performing acid techno as Rob Acid, to his role as a highly-sought after producer and studio wizard infusing technical perfection with deep emotion, to his striking photos, everything Robert does expresses his desire to celebrate beauty and humanity, and to live each moment with utmost consciousness. Robert's art and philosophy are so distinctive there's a word for it: Babiczstyle.

Robert continuously pushes the limits as an artist, consultant, teacher, and engineer. Among Robert's more than 1000 releases are seven albums and a flood of tracks for labels including Bedrock, INTEC, Mille Plateaux, Systematic, Audiomatique, K2, Treibstoff, SUGA, Punkt and Praxxiz. In recent years, he has focused increasingly on his own imprint, Babiczstyle, which epitomises his sound, emotions and ethos. We've spoken with him prior to his upcoming Slovenian gig which will be on April's fools day in Ambasada Gavioli. Check the FB event HERE.

What’s your favourite piece of gear – something you couldn’t live without?

My ears, without them, i would not be able to make my magic.

Which do you prefer – playing at enormous festivals or intimate clubs?

Both things are very different, i like the energy at big festivals, but long intimate sets in clubs are going deeper.

Which is the most mesmerising club that you’ve ever played at?

I play now almost 27 years, it impossible to pick just one place, the planet have so much to offer.

What is your best and worst experience at a gig and why?

Same answer as above. But at the moment, my favourite ones are when I play all night long. The worst has to be, when somebody asks me to play M. Jackson and then I say that I'm the light guy and the DJ is on the other side of the club.

Do you have any interests beside music?

I love making pictures with my camera and i love nature.

Do you enjoy sunset or sunrise sets?

Both are fun, I don't want to be black or white, I'm colorful!

What do you like and what do you hate about the music industry?

I like that I' able to live from music, while I don't like that for some people, business is often more important than music itself.

If you could pick any artist to do a b2b set, who would it be?

I enjoy playing b2b with Marc Romboy.

What’s your biggest fear?

That there is no more music with us.

What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you on a gig?

Once I fell of the stage because I was drunk and 20 minutes later I came back because the same loop was playing all the time. Everybody applauded me and I continued to play.

Could you pick one timeless track?

Robert Babicz - Sin

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

Open your heart because there is so much to see through it!   

By Saša, edited on 29 May 2018