Basil Sebek


A wise man once " music is a elegant method to exorcise the shadow content of the psyche to introduce it to the conscious mind " . I am basil 24 years old from Cairo Egypt. currently living in Rotterdam. I am looking forward to collaborate with fellow musicians , as a guitarist or a producer or both. I am currently working on an album but i still struggle with finding band members that are dedicated to making music.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

music is the ultimate abstraction of our reality. music is basically my tool of expression and the realm of chaos and endless potential, it gives me a home.

What is your music dream?

My dream is to share my music with the world and work with other musicians that are passionate about their art. I wish toi make a living of selling my music and playing gigs.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

erase hate , egoism for starters. and then i would love change the consumer mentality especially when it comes to music. I would love to see a world where musicians are taken more seriously so that they have the financial comfort to create more art.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I think Echoes- Pink Floyd . its a bizar orchestration of a mysterious realm that is familiar in a very peculiar way. no artist could ever make that, its one of those things that come out of a unique place

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I think Opeth as band have formed me musically, especially Mikael Akerfeldt . also steven Wilson taught me a lot as musician and producer.

What inspires you to make music?

the paradox of life, emotions, intellect, duality. the manifestation of our collective consciousness. I mean its not only one place is get my inspiration from. Alchemy is also a source of inspiration , the occult , mythology, archetypes.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Reflecting on reality i guess, but then again there not only one message i want to send. there are several themes like getting to know your demons so you could keep them in check. apart from the message I think my goal is to integrate the vulnerability of humans in the music, so that people listen to it and can identify with that. so they don't feel alone in their struggles, realising someone somewhere in the world shares the same feelings, struggles, hope .

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Like I am tapping in the collective consciousness and channeling wisdom, struggles, light , darkness, vaulnrability, abstraction , ideas, Art.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Well thats a tough one. Its a rough reality musicians struggle to make a living. The music industry is dominated by money. Now everything is online you know. Most musicians struggle with a day job to be able to live thats why they can't focus their attention on making music. you see musicians deserve more for their music you know, for example on spotify musicians earn a minuscule amount of money for streaming while spotify makes millions on ads, something is wrong man its not fair, if your a musician u understand that writing a song requires sweat and blood. and i can go on and on, but musicians are passionate and tough like a Pheonix that rises from its ashes over and over, they'll survive and keep making art, and i hope the online platforms will thrive again so that musicians could make a living and keep making their art.

What do you think of Drooble?

its a wonderful initiative that connects musicians , its the future.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

well, if my gear goes kaput. when i can't buy the gear i need to be able to make music, that i don't have the money to buy a new PC that handles my heavy productions, thats personally. and also what frustrates me is that the art of listening to music is degrading due to the consumer mentality i mentioned earlier. Just sitting down with no screen and listening to what the music wants to tell you.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

well I try as much as i can, but you know I am busy trying to keep my music alive so i can contribute to the scene in the future.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Aside from making good music they need to embrace the business side of it to be able to promote theirselves. which could be frustrating for some musicians because they spend that time well , not making music. But yeah nowadays being a musician requires some online marketing skills and knowledge

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Anilah is an artist from British Colombia she has the voice of an angel, i even can't give a genre to her music so you have to listen to it yourself. Ayten is also beautiful.