Write: Buket Baydar
You are involved in all stages of your album. Could this be related to your multi-faceted musical background?
Certainly. I started off with Death Metal, then I was into Alternative Rock, later I moved toward this direction. I started looking at the issue from this point, a little: I always say that there is a world of difference between being a good musician and being a good producer. I could make good music before, but I couldn’t look at it from an outsider’s view and picture the whole thing together. These days I know what to do about it and I can see the whole picture, I can say that “I am a producer”. In the meantime, I am also a musician who can write hit songs, who has a lot of hits.
Seeing the whole picture is not possible for everyone, but it’s also tiresome...
Actually, everything develops naturally. You can think it difficult, but every beautiful thing is difficult to come about. Life is difficult, timing is difficult, one needs to concentrate on what they are doing all the time. Besides, I know very well what difficulty is. My father is a brain surgeon. Just think about it. A life is in your hands. Everything can come to an end in a very short period. What I mean is that I can easily understand what certain things mean; and for that, I don’t attach great meanings to certain things that I do. If you can think right, your thoughts find their way; you don’t need to rush.
Shall we talk a little about your new album ‘Go’?
‘Go’ ended up to be a good album. In music, you can listen at home for long periods and can be quite happy about the music that you listen to; however, when you listen to the same music in a club, the sound can be bad and you may not like it. When you look at club stuff, they are more pop; you can not listen to them by headphones, and after a while you get fed up. This is a juxtaposition of two worlds actually.The difference in this album is this that I used to ‘mix’ the records. I did the recordings and mixing on my own again. However, this time, we mixed with Çağlar Türkmen. We tried to form a new sound together, as we went over the mixes. It usually goes something like this: “Let’s have a look outside the country, see what they have done, and do a similar job”. In ‘Go’, we produced a new song from scratch, I think. The people abroad may say “let’s get that and investigate”.
We can say that you’ve been everyone’s nominee to Eurovision for several years now. What do you think about this?
(Laughs) I don’t know man, it can be possible; however, it should happen under my conditions of course. Eurovision is fun, but it doesn’t need to be a nationalist occasion. If I participate in Eurovision, I shall guarantee a hit for sure, but if they place some conditions – like traditional drums– it cannot work.
Does popularity bring along interesting stories in your life?
After becoming popular, bad things started to happen more often; but I like it. You’re entering a business which defines you, and whoever’s in front of you defines themselves according to whether they like you or not. When the pizza delivery guy arrives at the door and says “Oh my God, Bedük”, it freaks me out cause I’m still not used to it. Sometimes, I feel like an agent stuck in the world of celebrity, however I continue to be normal.
Can you tell us something which is minor for the world, but major for the humanity?
‘Go’, because it’s unique. It is minor for the world, because millions of songs are made each year. It is a major thing for humanit because it is a power which can change 70 million people’s vision, a power which can change the entire pop music sector.
What is the meaning of dancing for you?
‘Da Funkmaker’ is what plays when somebody calls me to get them dancing too.
What are your projects for the new season?
There was a Faithless concert on July 17th. We shall be visiting summer resorts; Kuşadası, Bodrum, etc. There will be another tour in September and we are obliged to shoot videos non-stop. Everything will happen slowly, but everything will be beautiful.
Finally, do you have a message for AnadoluJet readers?
Bedük wishes you a pleasant flight.