GOING IN DEEP WITH SYMMETRY MUSIC FESTIVAL



For the island of Bali there is an admitted minority who crave that one night that is truly underground and beyond just being non commercial. Since we started up Secret Bali Life there has always been that outlet, whether it is KOH, UMALAGON, the HACIENDA rooftop parties but right now this element to the party scene in Bali has been somewhat lacking… until now maybe! 


There is a new kid on the block and they are a collective with a lot of experience in throwing truly underground parties. Originally hailing from Kazakhstan they have between travelled to many corners of God’s Earth absorbing and networking and the fact they then decided to set up camp and continue to do what they do in Bali could be the best thing they ever did… for us anyway! Many of you may have been to their Minimal Techno parties down on the beach in Canggu in recent weeks and months but now they are pushing it up a notch, well a couple actually, and are set to host a true Techno festival, for 4 days and 3 nights at the end of August with headliners from Indonesia, South Korea, Russia, Germany and Japan!!!

We asked the guys and girls behind the Festival on what to expect as well as digging deep to find out where they came from and what they can bring to Bali…



WHERE ARE YOU GUYS FROM AND WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO BALI?

Our project originates from Kazakhstan as part of our project back there called Vzletnaya MusicVzletnaya Bali is a collective, a community of people who share their philoshophy through intelligent electronic music. And this is what we try and hope to build up here on this wonderful island of Bali over time, a community of open-minded and forward-thinking people not bound by race, religion or any other social label, but all having a passion of sharing truthfulness and emotions through quality music and art. This hope and our love of sharing this with other people is what brought us here, we hope, as most of us reading this in Bali. 


WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND IN EVENTS AND DJ'ING?

We have about 8 years of experience in doing what we do. Project Vzletnaya was launched in Kazakhstan in 2012 and is now a well-established spot there. Over those years we've been glad to host Kaitaro (Tokyo), Tomash Ghz (Berlin), Abelle (Arma17), Dustin (Berlin), Anushka (Arma17), Ateq (Berlin), Timur Basha (Closer/Kiev), Bambu, Dasha Redkina, Noizar and many more. The first Symmetry festival 2016 that we held two years ago at Kirov factory hosted Nikita Zabelin (signed to Nina Kraviz's lable Трип), Sepp (Romania) and Sofia Rodina (Arma17). It was a unique experience for us and a great pleasure to fill an abandoned Soviet-era factory that used to produce torpedoes with music and art. Over the last few years we have also launched a record label, production studio and a dj school.

Vzletnaya live video

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE UNDERGROUND SCENE IN BALI CURRENTLY?

Evolving is a short answer, but having spent only 7 months around, we're relatively new to the island and we still keep meeting new talents here and we hope many more undiscovered yet. 

HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC POLICY?

In terms of music, and music only, we're open-minded and sceptical at the same time. Being sceptical towards soulless commercial electronic music, and being open minded toward intelligent sounds full of emotions that artists brings into it. The desire and a constant search for something new is what we value the most.
 

 WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT AT SYMMETRY AND WITH YOUR UNUSUAL FORMAT OF 3 NIGHTS IN 4 DAYS, SHOULD PEOPLE EXPECT ANYTHING DIFFERENT FROM EACH NIGHT IF THEY CAN MAKE ALL OF THEM?

The Symmetry is a synergy of intelligent electronic music and visual art that altogether create an atmosphere, a platphorm, a setting... The rest is all about your perception, feelings and imagination. The Symmetry festival 2018 will be hosted by Canggu's techno warung of Island Beach Bar and brings the lineup from all over the places as well as its music, from Tokyo's minimal to Berlin's Berghain style techno, from local tribal techno tunes to dark deep. 

Abelle | Sofia Rodina | 10.11.17

WHO ARE THE HEADLINERS?

Denis Kaznacheev (Arma17/Berlin), Yeonjun (Deviate/Seoul), Darkbark and Darryl (Panorasuna/Jakarta), Atsuki (Tokyo), The Nochva (live) (Kiev) and all others. You can find more info about the lineup on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

IF MONEY WAS NO OBJECT, WHO ELSE WOULD YOU HAVE ON THE BILL?

Inspiration we all try to share. 

YOU ALSO SUPPORT VISUAL ARTS, TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT AND WHAT PEOPLE CAN EXPECT AT SYMMETRY VISUAL WISE?  

We wanted to keep it secret until the festival itself. We're working with few artists from Ubud, the most interesting bit is to be displayed on 24-25th. 

Visual arts at Vzletnaya events

WHERE ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SPOTS IN BALI TO CHILL OUT?

We think Bali itself is a one big and beautiful spot for chilling out. In terms of more specific venues for us it's all about finding the right mix of music, people, light and overall atmosphere and aura. All have to be in place in the right time in the right moment. 

WHAT OTHER PLANS DO YOU HAVE AFTER SYMMETRY?

We have many more plans ahead all about bringing more quality music and art to Canggu that we will release on our page soon. 

 WHERE CAN PEOPLE BUY TICKETS FOR SYMMETRY AND HOW MUCH IS IT?

Wednesday 22nd is free, Friday and Saturday 24-25th of August are 100K + welcome drink each day, check-in at the entrance. See you at the Symmetry festival 2018!