In Istanbul: From GOKHAN KARAKUS:
ome of the music links back to stuff I was listening to back in the late 80s….Laswell, Eno, Byrne, Einsturzende Neubaten…the turkish/istanbul complement if there is any would probably start with these guys, Baba Zula who have collaboarted with Alexander Hacke of E.N.
Also there is a long tradition of pychedelic rock in Turkish music dating back to the 1960s. You can find it here…
The main artists are Bariş Manço, Erkin Koray and Cem Karaca.
And some new mixes here by DJ Baris K
The Berlin-Istanbul connection is definitely an interesting pair for what it presents historically but at the same time for what it lacks. With so many Turks in Berlin the mixing is more visible there then here. Its something to talk about.