b2b Interview: Germany’s Finest – VIZE & HBz
Almost 15 years in to your HBz story, what has been the highlight so far?
[HBz] Oh, where do we begin? There have been so many highlights throughout this journey that it’s hard to choose just one. But if we had to, we’d say that the first time we performed on a main stage remains unparalleled. The energy, the unity, the vibe, it was indescribable. Watching thousands of people dancing to our music was a humbling and exhilarating experience. That was the moment we realized the impact of our music, which goes beyond mere entertainment. It connects people from all walks of life, and that’s a beautiful thing. Of course, every new track we release, every new milestone we achieve, adds to this ongoing highlight reel, but that moment on a huge stage in front of thousands… it’s still a vivid and cherished memory.
What can we expect from you guys in the future?
[HBz] We are always striving to push our boundaries and explore new horizons in the realm of our music. Expect the unexpected. We’ll be experimenting with various sub-genres, bringing fresh sounds and beats, and collaborating with other talented artists. We’re particularly excited about a few upcoming tracks that blend the intensity of our roots with more global sounds. We believe music is an evolving language, and we intend to be part of its evolution. So stay tuned for some thrilling and above all, an enriched HBz experience.
Describe the experience of working with VIZE & ItaloBrothers?[HBz] Working with VIZE & ItaloBrothers was truly an enriching experience. Their unique approach towards music is refreshing and inspires creativity. We were on the same wavelength when it came to our shared love for music, and that made our collaboration even more fun. There’s a certain magic when different artists come together – you take your distinctive sounds, blend them, and create something new and extraordinary. That’s exactly what happened with VIZE & ItaloBrothers. We learned from each other, and the result was an unforgettable track. We are looking forward to more such collaborations in the future.
How would you describe your sound to those unaware?[VIZE] Our sound developed a lot within the last few years. It started with Slap House, a completely new genre that we founded. It was an interpretation of house and a bass that “slaps”. Nowadays, we created a new sound that we call “Hyper House”. It is a lot faster than before but still sounds like VIZE.
You have remixed some huge names in the industry – if you could remix any song in history, which would it be and why?[VIZE] Justin Bieber – Love Yourself haha! Working with him generally is actually a dream as he’s an insanely good vocalist and super exciting person.
How did this collaboration with HBz & ItaloBrothers come about?[VIZE] We had planned to work on music for quite some time with both artists. When “Forever” “happened” in the studio, we all thought: THIS is it. And the idea came up: how could this demo sound if not only one but both artists put their magic hands on it. The result is outstanding!