Wed 4 Dec
Chick Ganimian - Eğilmez Başın Gibi Gökler Bulutlu Efem
Charles ‘Chick’ Ganimian is an Armenian-American musician known mostly for playing the oud. Live 1984 Philadelphia.
Fri 8 Nov
Taylan - 1914 (Randoman Remix)
Marko Melkon - The Little Refugee
Melkon was born Marko Alemsherian in 1895, an Armenian in Ottoman Smyrna (now Izmir, in Turkey). To avoid being drafted into the Ottoman army, he fled to Athens in 1912 before making his way to New York in 1921. [via]
Thu 24 Oct
Grup Ses Beats & Coco Bryce - GSBCB
New GSB E.P coming soon in 2014 featuring Coco Bryce, Elektro Hafız, a remix by Levni and more. Label&release date: TBA
Tue 10 Sep
Kurtuluş Türkgüven - Çeşm-İ Siyah
One of the most underrated musicians of the 80s Turkish music scene, the late Kurtuluş Türkgüven live with his band.
Sun 18 Aug
Ergenekon Destanı - Her şey Yalan Her şey Bomboş (Wang Yu Summer Remix)
Kolsuz Kahraman Wang Yu’dan yeni bir remix.
Sun 10 Mar
Erkin Gören - Üstüme
Our favourite Turkish/Berliner artist Erkin Gören has a new video for Üstüme from the album Robust. Downloadable here :: http://bit.ly/12EzK2j ::
Music & Video : Erkin Gören
Mon 17 Dec
Hello Skinny - Turkish Bath Mixtape
Hello Skinny mixes tape of 7” records bought in Istanbul feat. Barış Manço, Erkin Koray, Ajda Pekkan, Zafir Dilek, Selda and more.
Tue 20 Nov
Onur Engin - Turkish Funk Mix
Turkish funk rarities from 60 & 70s..
Fikret Kizilok - Haberin Var Mi / Aybatti (Instrumental)
Aydin Tansel & Esin Engin Orkestrasi - Bu Engeller Arasinda
Aksu Orkestrasi - Bermuda Seytan Ucgeni
Cici Kizlar - Vakko
Okay Temiz - Penguin
Mogollar - Toroslar
Mustafa Ozkent Orkestrasi - Uskudar
Erol Buyukburc - Hop Dedik
Baris Manco - Tavuklara Kiss De
Arda Kardes - Adam Olmayacagim
Figen Han - Pisi Pisi
Erkin Koray - Magarada Dügün
Koray Oktay - Yildiz Dans Havasi
Zafer Dilek - Yekte
Mazhar ve Fuat - Sür Efem Atini
Çigrisim Folk Dörtlüsü - Cigrisim Oyun Havasi
3 Hürel - Anadolu Dansi
Ferdi Ozbegen - Kopruden Gecti Gelin
Sun 16 Sep
Erol Pekcan Orchestra - Take Five Live (1978)
The late drummer and band leader Erol Pekcan, a pioneer for Turkish Jazz covers Dave Brubeck standard Take Five with his orchestra. Broadcast on the state television TRT, 1978.
Thu 19 Apr
Toz ve Toz - Roketler Ağlamaz
Roketler Ağlamaz (Rockets don’t cry) from Toz ve Toz, spaced out exotic faux-bossanova from one of the better groups of Istanbul underground.
Mon 9 Apr
Kolsuz Kahraman Wang Yu - Turkish Bootlegs Vol. 1
Been waiting in my drafts for a week. Turkish bootlegs selected by Kolsuz Kahraman Wang Yu.
Mon 5 Dec
Neşet Ertaş - Ahirim Sensin
If there’s one person to somehow match John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme in feeling, it’s the Turkish aşık Neşet Ertaş. Here he sings “Ahirim Sensin”, like prodding through an open wound. English translation.
Sat 3 Dec
Grup Ses Beats - Damar Operasyonu