I’ve been a bit blown away by some of the Artists who featured on the Browntourage Mixtape series we blogged yesterday and so I thought I’d shine some singular spotlight on some of them.
First up is the amazing 8ulentina who is an Oakland based DJ and producer of Turkish descent whose name comes from legendary Turkish trans singer Bulent Ersoy.
Their glorious mixtapes take dance beats from diverse genres and places like the Middle East, Africa, Turkish Pop and South America and also include some Generation Bass releases to boot.
They have also produced some really interesting Turkish Pop edits, not everything works but it’s def heading in really interesting directions incorporating underground Bass genres and f**ked up Industrial shit.
First up is this one of Turkish singer Ceylan:
Next up is a really f**ked up one of Turkish Pop diva Ajda Pekkan:
Esmeray, of Afro-Turkish descent doesn’t escape 8ulentina’s attention either, this one is quite mesmerizing:
The Elvis of Turkish Arabesque Ibrahim Tatlises is on the radar too and they turn this one into a haunting futuristic space age soundtrack:
Finally we have what they describe as “looped mess sampling the best doumbek player in the world & Ugur Onur playing Rabab”:
We’ll finish with a great mixtape that they just turned in for the dancepit. I’d suggest you keep watch over this artist as you’re likely to hear more great things from them in the near future:
8ULENTINA – SARYAGTA
Mechatok & Toxe – Half Life
Siete Catorce – Jungala
Uninamise – The Ages (Reborn)
STUD1NT – RUIN
Sarantis – Timewarp
Demet Akalın – Ders Olsun ( Engin Özkan Remix )
Nuxito – Nzoto Na Nzoto
Haifa Wehbe/هيفا وهبي – Samaani Remix
HITMAKERCHINX – Return of Chun Li x HITMAKERCHINX x BONECRUSHER
8ULENTINA – desiretaso
Elissa – 3abali Habibi (DJ TKL remix)
Furkan Karakılıç – Kulak Tiryakisi
L.X.M.B – Caraças beat
Dj Ferdi Özkan – Bomba
Heavy K – Sweetie Feat. Nokwazi (Main Mix)
Mechatok – Mass Appeal
Jennifer Lopez – Play (mobilegirl bootleg)