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Monday, March 31 2014

Rahdan Vandal - “İstanbul Çök Üstüme” (stream)

A haunting paean to one's home city.


Monday, August 5 2013

Istanbul Calling: Hip-Hop in the Melting Pot

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

Turkish Beatmaker Da Poet Offers Up a Great New Record with ‘Beattape’

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

Rahdan & Buğra Milat feat. Kerim Erduran - “Yatsı Vakti” (video)

Three Turkish rappers take aim with a polemically-charged and a socially-conscious number.


Thursday, April 12 2012

Yes, It’s Genocide: Armenian Artists and the Obligations of History

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

Baba Zula: Gecekondu

Self-proclaimed "psychebelly dance music" pioneers hit one out of the park.


Thursday, July 28 2011

Kaleidoscopic Istanbul

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

Various Artists: To Scratch Your Heart: Early Recordings from Istanbul

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.


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