Barış K. & Ozan Maral & Menqui
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. Insanlar returned last year with an epic 45 minute shamanistic techno folk song, split over two sides. With ‘Demedim Mi’, the Istanbul born group ft. the renowned Baris K and multi-instrumentalist Cem Yıldız, offer another off-kilter journey through deep, esoteric Turkish electronic music.
Ozan Maral is the regular presence on the underground music scene of Istanbul. After running one of the oldest record shop in town; Deform Music, and booking for arkaoda Istanbul, now based in Berlin and currently partner & booker at arkaoda Berlin. He plays a wide variety of music styles from cosmic synth-drum oddities to avant pop, disco and beyond...
Menqui is a berlin based music enthusiast always on the hunt for musical treasures ranging from obscure disco over synth pop, wave, proto house and many other fields. Besides sharing his music from behind the decks he has also been involved in a variety of different projects – f.e. by taking care of the newly established R-i-O Label or by contributing a track to the new Serious Trouble EP as Dolphins togehter with Nadia D'Alò and Benedikt Frey. While Menqui’s mixtapes mostly invite you to float and dream away, he also feels at home in a more dancefloor oriented environment.