As Zandari Festa 2018 gets into full swing, we at Rock N Seoul wanted to give readers the opportunity to learn more about the artists who’ll be bringing Hongdae to its knees for one of the city’s most unforgettable annual music events.
I have a soft spot in my heart for any band that manages to meld their preferred genre with a variety of others. In particular I have strong adoration for anyone who can mesh the elements of psychedelia with elements of anything old-school. The ways in which certain artists manage to do that are always fascinating. DTSQ’s brand of rock is a fusion of a number of subgenres. They meld jazz, pop, and yes, some psychedelic ’70s-inspired rock to create something somewhat trippy but completely unique and enthralling.
While preparing for their Zandari Festa performance, guitarist and vocalist Kim Suhyun took some time out ot answer a few questions for Rock N Seoul.
What is the most exciting part of Zandari Festa?
Meeting and talking with people from the music industry that we can’t meet usually in Korea.
What makes your music unique?
We play rock, but it’s not only rock music. We have multiple influences in there such as blues, electronica, psychedelic, pop and even a bit of jazz. We don’t like old-fashioned structures in music. I always want to do something fresh and unpredictable whenever I make a song.
What did you want to be when growing up?
I wanted to be a punk rocker.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Try to live in other countries.
What is the most important thing you want people attending Zandari Festa to know about you and your music?
Some bands try to tell audiences how to react to their music when they’re performing. We don’t like that. We want people to just listen and watch without any thoughts. That will help them figure out naturally how to react to our music.
If you could be a super hero, what would be your name and your power?
Mr. Well-Educated and I’d have the power to learn and do everything at a professional level as soon as I saw how to do it.
DTSQ play on Saturday, October 6 at 8:30 pm at Veloso.