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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