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Review: “Immersive and truly psychedelic” – Derin Derin by BaBa ZuLa, now out on Glitterbeat Records

Although the term ‘Istanbul Psychedelia’ defines the music of BaBa ZuLa pretty well, their inspiration is not just Istanbul, but the whole of Anatolia. The band is deeply fascinated by the sounds of the late 60s and 70s when Anatolian Pop, which later converged into Anatolian Rock, was king. Retaining this influence at their core, […]

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Trip out to the sounds of BaBa ZuLa, live in London in November

Oriental dub legends BaBa ZuLa’s extraordinary live performances are a legend unto themselves. By mixing traditional instruments such as the darbuka, electric saz, and spoons with electronics and dub, BaBa ZuLa create a unique sound. Known as the “Kings of Istanbul psychedelia”, their style of ‘rock’ rolls in a way that Westerners haven’t heard since […]

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Competition: two pairs of tickets to see BaBa ZuLa live in London

  Four lucky people have the chance to trip out to the eclectic sounds of BaBa ZuLa. Hailing from Istanbul, these ethno-electro specialists are globally renowned for their unique mix of Turkish folk, dance, dub, and rock, fused with politically-charged lyrics. Their gigs attract diverse audiences, from modern day shamans to veteran punk rockers and […]

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London’s Jazz Café set to host Oriental dub legends BaBa ZuLa

Probably Turkey’s best musical export, BaBa ZuLa has gained a huge global fanbase with their stunning delivery of Istanbul psychedelia. Performing since their student days at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul in the late 1980s, BaBa ZuLa’s authentic blend of Turkish folk, complete with electric saz and spoons, is fed through the musical filters of dub, […]

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BaBa ZuLa to play Kensington’s Nells Jazz & Blues

  The self-proclaimed masters of 21st Century Turkish psychedelic music have forged their own path since forming in 1996. Today, they are globally celebrated as the glorious purveyors of alternative Anatolian music, their hybrid music a perfect blend of electro, dub, funk, rock ‘n’ folk. Their origins date back to their student days at Boğaziçi […]

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BaBa ZuLa competition time! Win tickets to their London show

  Do you fancy seeing one of the most original bands on the planet? Hailing from Istanbul, BaBa ZuLa are sonic rebels who specialise in alternative Anatolian music – a hip psychedelic blend of electro, dub, funk, rock ‘n’ folk. Their live shows have a surreal quality about them. Currently on their Do NOT Obey […]

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Review: XX “captures perfectly BaBa ZuLa’s sonic adventures of the past two decades”

  Deep within their unruly, freedom-loving psychedelic vibe, there is a particularness about BaBa ZuLa’s world that I love. Their front covers are always carefully considered and stunningly constructed. They are particular about their experimental sound, which never fits into any one genre but effortlessly brings together Western and Eastern beats. And the lyrics for […]

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Masters of Istanbul psychedelia BaBa ZuLa are back in London this month

  Currently on their Do NOT Obey XX world tour, sonic rebels BaBa ZuLa return to the capital for an exclusive gig at the award-winning venue Under the Bridge, in southwest London on Thursday 27th April. Renowned for their ritual-like performances, expect a tantalizing audio-visual feast of Anatolian electro dub beats, belly dancers, elaborate costumes, […]

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BaBa ZuLa Do Not Obey tracklisting

Do Not Obey tracklisting İtaat Etme / Do not Obey Başka Bir Alem / Another World Gariplere Yer Yok / No Place For Strangers İlk Aşkım / My First Love Sinek Koca / Fly Husband Ufaklık / Little One Küçük Kurbağa / Froggie Direniş Destanı / The Legend Of Resistance BaBa ZuLa’s new album now out […]