Baris K. & Khidja & Katzele
Barış K's been a leading force in Istanbul nightlife since the late 90's. In 2007, his Eurasia Mixes, which are a series of original and eclectic mixes, focusing intensely on Turkey's hidden psychedelic funk-disco-folk music heritage, featured on http://www.d-i-r-t-y.com/ http://lovefingers.org/ andhttp://www.beatsinspace.net/ and received him global acclaim and were released in “Istanbul 70“ compilation on Nublu Records, New York, propelling him into the premier league of dance music.
Barış is one of the co-founders of Mini Muzikhol club in Istanbul, where he still holds a monthly residency. In 2012, his remix for Pollyester’s “Voices” was released on Permanent Vacation, Munich.
Barış is also one of the two core members of the Istanbul based live folk fusion project, Insanlar. Their first 12” vinyl release, “Kime Ne”, came out on Barış’ own made label Aboov Plak in December 2013 in Istanbul.
Khidja’s sound was inspired by a mix of middle- eastern electronic music with a nod towards organic sounds, synthesizers combined with cult instruments like setar, ney or saz and grungy guitars that are reminiscent of the Krautrock era.
As of 2016 they feel another urge for evolving into a new hybrid that more accu- rately represents their latest musical taste. Imagine all the elements that de- scribed their sound in the past, enforced by more electronics and more drums. Part of the production stays true to the middle-eastern vibe they focused on in the past and part of it explores new areas closer to house, techno, new wave and industrial.
Remixes for artists such as : Psychic TV, Plus Instruments, The Rattler Proxy, Karpov Not Kasparov, Steaua de Mare, and Sound Voyage are due to be re- leased in the next months, this will give you a glimpse of what is happening in their heads right now.
Katzele is a veteran dj and party promoter from Tel Aviv, that has moved to Berlin. Under the caring eye of the Collective 84%Creativity which he and his partners in Tel Aviv launched in 2011, he and his partner Asaf Samuel launched Malka Tuti records in the beginning of 2015. Malka Tuti records is establishing a name for itself as an eclectic output for productions from the leftfield trippier side of the dance music spectrum. As a DJ his musical range is as eclectic as the Malka Tuti catalogue...