May
08
2015
2

Müzik ve Ben

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Claire Evren – Müzik ve Ben

To my surprise Vomatron didn’t post this one. So let me introduce this Turkish/French disco wonder from ’81. To my knowledge Claire was a Turkish singer living in France. The track is produced in France, but only released on the turkish Öncü label (the one that looks like a redbull logo). The lyrics are in french except the chorus which is turkish. What a blend!

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Apr
16
2015
0

Never Enough Chicks

Sevda & Biddu on vac

Whats your preferred way to spend saturday night- classy discotheque or campfire dancing?

Biddu Orchestra – Chic-Chica-Chic-Chica-Chic

Sevda Karaca – Çık ortaya

 

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Mar
02
2015
0

24 Hours More

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I posted the original version of 24 Saat last summer. This newer version is from a later Rıza Silahlı Poda solo album. Slower, more electronic, and a lot more hypnotizing.

Rıza Silahlı Poda – 24 Saat

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Feb
27
2014
2

Ayva Çiçek

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This post is long overdue, but what better time than now, a day away from moving to Istanbul myself. Overlooked until recently (outside of Turkey that is), the Ayva Çiçek Açmış LP – released in the late 70’s on the consistently interesting and playful label Bip! – is one of those records that just breaks whatever ethnic sound barrier one might previously have generated towards turkish music. It manages to excert a notable club-oriented sound and production, while still maintaining a strong traditional music identity.

The long instrumental parts in and between tracks makes for great variation and mixing ideas, and some nice edits of some of the songs have indeed been around for a while now, for example by Istanbul music collective Çerikunda and Arsivplak.

But of course, nothing beats the album as a whole. I have included samples here from 3 of the best songs, but really it can be heard from start to finish. And while it doesn’t seem to be a hard-to-find album, I would recommend buying it soon, before it becomes exactly that.

İstanbul Şarkıcıları – Ayva Çiçek Açmış
İstanbul Şarkıcıları – Koroglu Daglari
İstanbul Şarkıcıları – Oooh…Ooh!

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Oct
20
2013
1
Jul
22
2012
4

The Lover Gang Minimix

As usual, it’s wild, strange, and full of exotic curiosities. This time it even features South Koreans singing a Russian lullaby, and, apparently, a song about shish kebabs and how good they are.

Various Artists – The Lover Gang Minimix

A kind of follow-up to the Die Unersättlichen mix.

Thanks go out to Discotruper, Italocarlito, Mike Burns, and Dimitri.

  1. Модо – Играй ещё (1981)
  2. Şenay – Honki Ponki (Turkish Version) (Re-Edit) (1979)
  3. Modern Folk Üçlüsü – Dönme Dolap (Baris K Edit) (1981)
  4. Urfalı Babi – Karisk Kebap 3 (Baris K Edit) (1978)
  5. D.D.Sound – She’s Not a Disco Lady (Edit) (1978)
  6. C. Jérôme – Discopyright (1978)
  7. Janina Miščiukaitė – Amžinas šokis (1980)
  8. Raffaella Carrá – Rumore (1974)
  9. Feliciana di S. ‎– Io Es (1978)
  10. The ‎Electric Kids – Schizoid “Disco” Kid (1978)
  11. Продакшн-библиотека – демо-версия 1 (1981)
  12. Arirang Singers – Dark Eyes (1979)
  13. Magic Mail – She Loves The Whip (1981)
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