Subterranean Music From Venice Calypso
Sebastian Bartz aka Venice Calypso is a potent club musician in London via Poland. His sound is bold and energetic, so we wanted to have a quick chat. His music manages to be both murky and slick. It crispy clean club music but it's almost as if it's subterranean, played through layers and layers of emotion and attitude. For sure, Sebastian's music can't be described as repetitive and boring. It's rhythmic and melodic, the drum percussions and beat all deliver a punch. Actually, Sebastian himself is all of the above. He's bold and certainly delivers a punch. When we talk about the people he'd like to collaborate with, he almost dismisses the idea of wanting to work with someone that's already dead. "If someone's dead it means they've had their time. Now it's mine," he says. True enough - and it's not like he's running out of options anyway. From doing soundtracks for catwalks and working with designers and video makers, he's keeping himself busy. Perfect day in the studio?
I'm lucky enough to have my own studio, so I pretty much spend most of the free time there. I love working alone - can never get bored of making music. Recently I've been working with more hardware and I love re-patching everything and sending stuff out of the box. Fashion favourites?
My style icon is Ada Zanditon (from Ada + Nik) with whom I collaborate a lot - I wear her clothes for performances. I'm also inspired by Klaus Nomi, Natalia Brilli and Rick Owens... I like black and leather as much as I like white andhHigh definition trash. The best unknown spot in London?
It's amazing to see Canary Wharf in the middle of the night, it feels like switched off hologram of London from 28 days later. My other favourite spot in London was Stunners - one of the most legendary fetish underground parties in London that got closed due to death of the owner.
Hear more of his music here