Category: Music

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The Godfathers of Turkish Psychedelic Rock

Roots The effects of the French Revolution in 1789 reached the Ottoman Empire nearly fifty years later. Starting from 1839 until 1876, during the regression period of Ottoman Empire, a set of reforms were implemented to modernise, centralise and improve the legal, economic, social and political structure of the government, which was called the Tanzimat […]

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Coronavirus: live music in crisis – help Save The Jazz Cafe

One of London’s most iconic live music venues has launched a crowdfunding appeal to try and survive the coronavirus pandemic. The Jazz Cafe has been an important platform for a diverse range of artists, including those of Turkish origin. Like other venues up and down the country, it was forced to shut its doors in […]

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France’s Believe buys majority stake in Turkey’s biggest record label DMC

DMC, the record label behind Turkey’s biggest pop stars Tarkan, Sezen Aksu and Ajda Pekkan, is being taken over by French digital music platform Believe. An agreement worth $23.4 million, signed on 17 April by Doğan Holding, Doğan Müzik Yapım’s (DMC) parent company, and Believe, will see the French company take a 60% stake in […]

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London first stop for electronic trio Islandman’s mini European tour

UPDATE, 12 March 2020: This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus   Istanbul based musician/producer Tolga Böyük set the wheels in motion for Islandman, a fictional character composing musical stories about a non-existent place… On stage, Islandman is an electro-acoustic trio serving up a tasty mix of mellow electronica and dance beats with […]

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London’s O2 Forum the next stop for superstar Ferhat Göçer

Artist Ferhat Göçer continues to defy expectations. The 49-year-old doctor-turned-singing sensation first burst onto Turkey’s musical scene in 2005 with his self-named diamond-certified debut release, and has remained at the top of the Turkish music charts ever since. Nine more studio albums, several compilations and EPs have followed, each providing a slew of number 1 […]

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B Young scores third Top 40 hit with new release Wine

B Young has seen his new single Wine enter the British pop charts at number 35. It is the third hit single for the young British born Turkish Cypriot rapper from Hackney, East London. The slow-tempo song has already chalked up over 1.3 million views following its release on 13 February, entering the UK Official […]