Synchronicity has been a FRISKY standard for over 6 years, featuring definitive mixtures of Progressive and Techno that are blended with purpose and precision. When she first began Synchronicity in 2012, Bee had already been a guest on multiple FRISKY shows including Stereo Wax (March 2008) Sleek (May 2009), Immersed (June 2011), and 2DC+1 (July 2012), with many appearances on X-Chrome and Chillout Sundays. It was obvious her sound was sought after by peers and listeners alike, and Synchronicity came to light with a fan base of followers already on board. With an aim to always take listeners on an adventure through sound, each episode has featured unique mixtures of genres that go beyond what’s trendy into what really moves you. As she says:
It’s all about engaging on a musical journey!
The next episode of Synchronicity marks the end of this journey, and we wanted to catch up with Bee to get some inside insight into her thoughts behind the series. Be sure to catch the final episode at 1PM EST [convert timezone] or listen on-demand anytime after.
What were your goals when you first began Synchronicity?
Synchronicity was a natural continuity to my previous contributions on FRISKY as part of X-Chrome and some guest appearances on regular shows back in 2010. The goal was to share my love of electronic music through very eclectic sounds without any genre boundary and show that progressive is a state of mind, not just a mere genre.
Did anything change in your approach to the show since the beginning?
I am a perfectionist at heart and playing music whether through DJing or gigs is all about sharing this particular experience with an audience. I was therefore keen on listening to the feedback of my followers on social media or direct messages as I wanted to know how they felt and how they experienced my music to serve them better. It’s the same experience a chef has when putting a dish out there and waiting for the reaction. This process helped me learn about my audience and pushed me to up my game everytime I release a set. My fan base is very picky and I love it. I grew technically through practice for sure, my signature tracks got more precise with time but I also crafted my sets through better story telling and progressions.
What are the most important things to you when making a mix?
Each track and their placement in a set are the foundations of the story I want to craft. I viewed every episode as a new story inspired by my surroundings, be it places, people, moods or weather. The opening track is the crucial piece of the set, once I had that settled in, it filled the canvas with a couple of lines on which I could build the rest of the journey. I rarely rehearsed before hitting the record button. 90% of the recorded sets were totally improvised on the spot, the remaining 10% were mixed on a train or a plane.
Do you have a favorite or special episode?
One of my favorite episode is the December 2017 one inspired by the city of Berlin. This city holds a very special place in my heart as it defined, in part, some of the sounds and the vibes I love to play. It was also the set I recorded for a friend’s birthday.
Could you share 5 tracks that you feel define what Synchronicity has been all about?
Tough call as Synchronicty is about the whole journey and not one particular track but here is my improvised selection:
Sasha – Cut Me Down Or I could say any of Sasha’s tracks basically as he is one of my biggest inspirations in the electronic music industry. The vocals on cut me down are a journey of their own.
Rick Pier O’Neil – They Got Away (Kamilo Sanclemente & Dabeat Remix) I always looked out for RPO’s phatty grooves with that Iberican touch as my DJing journey started around the Tribal House sounds.
Lowell Hales Jeff Wilson – So High (Sonic Future Remix) This is the Deep Progressive Bee Tech sounds I always look out for.
Francesco Pico – Taming Da Echoes (Kasper Koman Remix) has this dark melodic groovy vibe that makes me want to dance non-stop- Van Genkis – Yendo is the kind of weird eclectic track that I bet no one will throw on a set like that. It’s fresh and crazy and it’s full of good!
What has been your favorite part of hosting Synchronicity?
The whole process of preparing the show was special to me. Track hunting is always a surprising moment as there is no sure way to know if the new releases will please my ear or not, whether they will fit the story I had in mind or not. I used to buy a good batch of tracks, let them sit for a week or two then hit the record button and let the flow of the moment take over. I then looked out for my followers feedback as the show broadcast to see what they thought and felt through it just like the chef and his dish as stated earlier. There’s nothing better feeling than having an audience pleased and changed by the work you put out there.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with your listeners?
This is an amazing opportunity for me to thank every person who supported me and listened to my shows on FRISKY. I met amazing persons scattered around the globe, from San Diego, to India, to South Africa, to Russia and all the way to Sydney. What an amazing feeling to be contributing to your days and thank you for letting me be part of it. Another huge thanks goes to the FRISKY family who believed in my music and gave me a spot on the radio, we grew together through projects and friendships. FRISKY was one of the best experiences I have been part of. The music will never stop and I’ll continue broadcasting with maybe less consistency on Instagram live whenever I’ll have some time. Thanks again for the amazing 6-years plus journey! You have made one of my dearest dreams come true!