Biblo is an electronic music producer based in İstanbul. Since 2007, she has published self-released albums and EPs, and on labels such as Quetzi Recordings (2010), Terranian Recordings (2012), EICV7” (2012), Aentitainment (2013), Tektosag Records and C sides Records (2014). Her music is mostly based on samples, field recordings, sounds of digital or acoustic errors and complex beats; brought together in an ambivalent and simple songwriting.
1: I am a proud killjoy.
2: I’m having fun at realizing, people who are against political correctness and identity politics happen to be mostly white powerful men.
3: I have a big Rihanna poster on my bedroom wall.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Other people’s music.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I got into making music when I was fourteen through the electronic guitar I made my parents buy for me. Then I was singing over songs I have recorded to tape from radio. Then I finally saved up some money to buy my first keyboard, after a while my sister asked me to join her band and I started playing bass. So it was a non stop evolution from very early on till now.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Rhythm and Sound – See me Yah
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid Maad City
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
A few of my best friends.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
I bought the digital version of Ezhel’s debut album ‘Müptezhel’, a rapper from Ankara, Turkey.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
I think it was the 09.05.14 Taborkirche, Berlin gig in which I have played as one of the opener acts for Glitterbug, alongside Jasmine Guffond and John Kameel Farah.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Very important. I use my laptop as my main instrument, so I need the electric power supply.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
Yes, I have three sisters. One of them is also a musician, Ekin Fil. The other two are pretty supportive and curious as well.
Biblo performs on the second day of contemporary Electronic Music festival EAVESDROP on Friday, 23rd November 2018.
Photo © Ronni Shendar