Gnossienne No.1 - Erkan Oğur

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Gnossienne No.1 - Erkan Oğur

“Hailing from Elazig, a town in East Anatolia, but born in Ankara in 1954, Erkan Oğur started on violin as a child and learned cumbus, a small fretless lute, from local musicians playing traditional dances at weddings. Hearing Jimi Hendrix on the radio was a major shock, and in high school he began studying guitar…

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Goca Dunya - Erkin Koray

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Goca Dunya - Erkin Koray

“The King of Rock”, Erkin Koray is one of the fathers of Turkish psychedelic rock music. He is one of the three legends of the genre. The others are Barış Manço and Cem Karaca. He has a great voice and unique guitar skills but also he is an inventor,…

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Kınalıada - Nilipek

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Kınalıada - Nilipek

Nilipek. is a Istanbul-based singer-songwriter who blends her own stories with common emotions while singing calmly on a music that varies from acoustic pop to alternative rock…

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Eylül  Akşamı - Bülent Ortaçgil

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Eylül Akşamı - Bülent Ortaçgil

Admittedly one of the best Turkish songwriters, Bülent Ortaçgil is the life jacket for the intellectual music listener. Over the years, getting more and more upset at being thought of as making peaceful songs, he combined his acoustic creations with his deeply thought, multi-layered critical lyrics and recorded with some of the best musicians in the country…

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Gypsy Love - Light In Babylon

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Gypsy Love - Light In Babylon

The core trio of the band (vocals and percussion: Michal Elia Kamal, santour: Metehan Çifçi, guitar: Julien Demarque) met in 2010, in İstanbul. They started their music career performing on the street, mainly on the famous İstiklal Avenue of İstanbul. After that, Stuart Dickson and Jack Butler joined as support to their stage performances…

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İnce İnce (Hey Douglas Remix) - Selda Bağcan

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İnce İnce (Hey Douglas Remix) - Selda Bağcan

Selda Bağcan is one of the most influential artists of the psychedelic scene of Turkey. She started her music career in the 70s. She immediately attained success and started her concerts, mainly in Turkey and Germany. She also starred in traditional Turkish movies known as ‘Yeşilçam movies’…

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Islak Islak - Cem Karaca

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Islak Islak - Cem Karaca

Turkish rock pioneer Cem Karaca was born April 5, 1945 to professional actors Mehmet Ibrahim Karaca and Irma Felekyan. He first performed in a cover band called "the Dynamites," followed an Elvis Presley tribute group called "the Jaguars"; and from there Karaca eventually began writing his own original songs, honing a massively influential style that combined traditional Anatolian lyrics with cutting-edge contemporary rock melodies…

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Dönence  - Barış Manço

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Dönence - Barış Manço

Although he didn't have an outstanding voice, Barış Manço became one of the most popular figures in modern Turkish music history. In a time when his country was swimming in a sea of political madness, he managed to hold back his personal view and reach out to every single possible listener, no matter what origin or religion they were coming from…

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Helva Selva - Timboletti

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Helva Selva - Timboletti

“Rumours have it that he escaped from a confetti factory in some faraway place, and that he was on the road with a flea circus afterwards. That would explain why all those sepia-coloured scenes from exotic places appear before the inner eye of his listeners: With the steady, hypnotic rattle of a steam train in the background, they show sequences from Middle East, South America, India, and from the infinite realms of Inner Space.

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Benimle Uçmak İster Misin? - Yavuz Çetin

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Benimle Uçmak İster Misin? - Yavuz Çetin

A talent lost when barely into his thirties, Yavuz Çetin -- later referred to as the Golden Kid -- can easily be regarded as one the best Turkish guitar players. Aside from his solo albums, he was most famous for being the touring guitarist for MFÖ, but was also a favorite session player…

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Breath - Belau

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Breath - Belau

Belau originally started as a solo project by Péter Kedves in 2015. He was inspired by his travels and adventures abroad. The idea to translate his experiences into music came to him in a beautiful, remote village on the pristine Croatian seashore. In the world of Belau a constant buoyant mood and a sense of optimism meets innovative electronic

beats.

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Kimse  Bilmez - Mehmet Güreli

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Kimse Bilmez - Mehmet Güreli

Mehmet Güreli is a Turkish writer, painter, director and musician born in 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from Istanbul University, majoring in Philosophy. He started working in Hürriyet newspaper in 1976. He is one of the few Turkish artists producing in different art areas…

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Selvi  Boylum Al Yazmalım - Jehan Barbur

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Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım - Jehan Barbur

Jehan Barbur is a Turkish singer/songwriter with an Arabic origin. After graduating from university, she moved to İstanbul to start her professional music career. She didn’t know anyone from the industry when she first came to the city. She went to concerts and bars to meet musicians. After two years, she started live concerts…

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binalar - 123

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binalar - 123

Starting their musical journey back in 2004, 123, in other words "one, two, three", released their debut album "aksel" in November 2009. "aksel" includes 14 songs, that tells the first part of an intersecting story of three characters created by the band's drummer Berke Can Özcan. "aksel" is a CD/Book with 230 pages of illustrations made by Huban Korman.

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Cambaz  - Mor ve Ötesi

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Cambaz - Mor ve Ötesi

Mor ve Ötesi (literally Purple and Beyond; a play on the word morötesi, meaning ultraviolet) is a Turkish alternative rock band from Istanbul. The classic sound of Turkish alternative rock can be heard in Mor ve Ötesi’s songs…

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Memleket Türküsü - Ezginin Günlüğü

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Memleket Türküsü - Ezginin Günlüğü

When I was a child, we used to go on roadtrips, a lot. Even though we had the choice to take the plane to our destination, we still preferred going there by car. The reason is: roadtrips allowed us to listen to a lot of music…

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Aya Bak Yıldıza Bak - Replikas

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Aya Bak Yıldıza Bak - Replikas

“Replikas comprises Gökçe Akçelik, Barkın Engin, Orçun Baştürk, Selçuk Artut and Burak Tamer. Their debut album “Köledoyuran” (2000) and second album “Dadaruhi” (2002) were released by the Ada Music label.The band’s third album Avaz was produced by Wharton Tiers who is known for his work with bands such as: Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Helmet and Dinosaur Jr. The album was released in May 2005 by the Doublemoon label.

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Kaçamak - NADAS

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Kaçamak - NADAS

With Fırat Ağacık (vocals - guitar), Haluk Fırat Özdemir (drums) and Doğa Dikbayır (lead guitar)’s close friendship turning to the desire of making music together, Nadas was formed…

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Emmoğlu  - Mustafa Özkent

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Emmoğlu - Mustafa Özkent

Mustafa Özkent is a musician, composer and arranger that synthesizes Turkish folk songs with funk elements.  Best known for his 1973 album, Gençlik İle Elele, he also earned a reputation as a demanded session player, arranger, and producer,...

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