Monday, March 31 2014
A haunting paean to one's home city.
Monday, August 5 2013
At once ancient and modern, Istanbul, one of the world's most eclectic and evolving cities, adds yet another element into its cultural melting pot: hip-hop, a music and subculture that has impassioned many Turks -- and infuriated others.
Friday, June 28 2013
The beatmaker and rapper from Turkey offers up a moody cocktail of sumptious jazz samples, arabesque sounds and chilled hip-hop rhythms on his latest instrumental outing.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
Three Turkish rappers take aim with a polemically-charged and a socially-conscious number.
Thursday, April 12 2012
For many artists of Armenian descent, engaging with the legacy of the 1915 genocide is more than dutiful; it's of crucial importance to how we understand and confront the modern world and its troubles.
Monday, October 3 2011
Self-proclaimed "psychebelly dance music" pioneers hit one out of the park.
Thursday, July 28 2011
Perhaps more than any other world city, Istanbul transforms with the seasons. In this kaleidoscopic city, thriving and chaotic, cosmopolitan with entrenched provincial colour, you sometimes feel like you’re at the centre of the world.
Monday, September 27 2010
The closeness of a Bing Crosby murmuring his ba-ba-boo into the microphone's ear was just around the corner, but for the length of these two discs we're still in the grand old age of raw projection.