On the compilation Import Export a La Turka – Turkish Sounds From Germany (TRIKONT CD US-0373, 2007), DJ Ipek Ipekgioglu showcases the music of the Turkish diaspora. DJ Ipek Ipekcioglu is a well known figure in Berlin’s multicultural music scene. She travels frequently, visiting clubs throughout the world. Germany has one of the largest Turkish communities in the European Union and they have made a mark in modern German music.
With vocals in German, English and Turkish, the songs on Import Export a La Turka – Turkish Sounds From Germany show a wide variety of influences, including rock, hip hop, folk, captivating global electronica, and ska, The artists featured are: Sender Freie Rakete , Fresh Familee , Volkanik Mlan , Huilya , Metin Candan , Aziza A. , Beser Sahin, Stoneheads, Aleksey feat. Ozkan, Derya , Muri & Pegah Ferydoni, Karagozlum, Nure & Nubun, Bremen Immigrant Orchestra & Sema Mutlu, Muhabbet, Grup Unui, Sultan Tunc, Spark, and M.E.S.S. Berlin.
On Beyond Istanbul – Underground Grooves of Turkey (Trikont CD US-0355, 2006), released a year earlier by Ipekgioglu shows a portrait of the stimulating contemporary world music that is coming out of various parts of Turkey. On this compilation she includes a cosmopolitan collection of edgy global electronica, Turkish pop, contemporary folk, reggae, hip hop, and even rock.
The artists featured on Beyond Istanbul – Underground Grooves of Turkeyare The Night Session, Sivan Perwer, Cay Taylan, Nil Karaibrahimgil, Baba Zula, Orient Expressions, Ayhan Sicimoglu, dZhihan & Kamien, Ceza, Burhan Öçal feat. Emel Sayin, Baba Cay, Brooklyn Funk Essentials feat. Laco Tayfa, Burhan Öçal & Trakya All Stars, Goksel, Replikas and Taner Demiralp.