Moved by the desire for knowledge and new experiences, NEYBUU spent the better part of ten years studying tabla under a prominent teacher in the sacred city of Varanasi, India. We can add that she’s been inspired by the Indian culture and today’s technology. After finishing this interview with NEYBUU, I have come to the conclusion that she’s an original music producer, and she’s someone our society needs as it seems art is slowly dying with the strict commercial formula of dance music. Learn more about the artist below.
1 – Your journey towards becoming a DJ could be a very interesting story. Tell us more about it.
I actually don’t consider myself a DJ. I am a producer first and foremost. I really like DJ’ing, though. It’s a great way to play all your favorite songs and find new ways to mash them together.
2 – How would you describe your music?
I make music for dancing (160 bpm tabla-infused footwork)
3 – What are your thoughts on the current electronic music scene?
As usual, there’s a lot of good stuff and a lot of shit.
4 – What makes your sets different from the rest?
Well, I actually use my gear. I don’t just press buttons. My gear allows me to do a lot of live improv. Also, I am a female classically-trained tabla player. I don’t see many of us around…
5 – What kind of gear do you use?
I use my 100 year old pair of tabla and my beloved Elektron machines; the Octatrack and Rytm. Also, I’m almost done building my TTSH synthesizer and will be implementing that into my live setup.
6 – What is the main purpose of playing live music in front of a crowd?
It makes what I do real. If I’m always in the studio and not connecting my music in real life with people, I’m missing out.
7 – Three things you NEYBUU can’t live without
Water, love and music.
8 –You have a new song called “Berghain”, which was inspired in a famous club from Germany, tell us about that.
Yeah, I thought it’d be fun to write a song about the “it” club of this era. Everyone wants to play there and everyone wants to go there, and everyone has an opinion about how cool or not cool it is anymore. I find that kind of thing fascinating so I made a song about it.
9 – What do you have planned for the rest of the year?
I have an EP coming out in November, and I am going to start touring this coming year.
10 – What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you!!!! Keep an eye out for me, I have a lot of new stuff in the works!!!