The Modern Beats of Istanbul

Various Artists

The Sex, the City, The Music: Istanbul (Petrol Records Petrol036,

The artists featured in this compilation represent the contemporary
face of Turkish music. Some of them are based in Turkey, others are expatriates.
Two of the most captivating are Aziza A and Sultana. Both artists combine
Turkish music with hip hop and electronica. Other artists featured include
, who is based in
the trance-like sounds of Wax Poetic and Oojami; and the dub reggae of Brooklyn
Funk Essentials.

This album demonstrates how you can combine modern dance grooves with
traditional instruments in a way that is refreshing and highly creative.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.