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CHRONIC SUNSHINES FOREVER

Cosmo Pyke is one those who remind us that World is still a beautiful place. He says that he gets inspired by everything in life, hates industrialism and enjoys spending time in pubs and having a quick word with people. This only 18, new graduate is a skater, street artist, and model… and in my…

You can not force it!

The story of Fatima Al Qadri (who goes beyond the descriptions of musician, producer and artist) that stretches from Senegal to Brooklyn, her interest in visual arts, and extraordinary relationship with electronic music are one of the most inspiring things of our time. In this age when the discussion about the interaction between technology and…

A Lonely Process – Maxime Sokolinski

“Music chooses you, and then you spend the rest of your life figuring out how to make a living out of it!” says Maxime Sokolinski. We catch him after he finished his solo album called ‘Before the Rain Stops’. As he said making solo project is a “lonely process” but you will see how good is he to handle this. We had a brief disclosure between Istanbul and Paris with Maxime and his thoughts; his answers are to the point. ...

Something to Tell You from California Sun: Haim

Haim is a band of three sisters - Este Haim, Alana Haim, ve Danielle Haim -born and raised in the rural area of San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. Having played in a pop-rock band called Valli Girls in adolescent years, the oldest and middle sister started their own music project thinking “No one can understand us like we do.” Meanwhile, the youngest sister, Danielle, toured with Jenny Lewis. During the tour, Danielle managed to get Julian Casablancas’ attention who were there to listen to Lewis. Danielle began to accompany the young gentlemen from The Strokes in his solo performance. Having experienced the music industry from the doorstep, Danielle listened to Calablancas’ advice “to write stronger songs and focus on recording,” and returned to her sisters. This would be the beginning of Haim....

Sometimes it expresses pain, sometimes it expresses longing: Shye Ben Tzur

What would happen if you were to put Radiohead’s guitarist Jonny Greenwood, Indian band The Rajathan Express and Israeli musician Shye Ben Tzur in the Mehrangarh Fort in India for three weeks? The answer is Junun. The trio collective’s eponymous album recorded in the spring of 2015 strangely blends the music of the West and the East. Performing in many European cities this year, Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajathan Express will also visit Istanbul as part of Istanbul Jazz Film Festival organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. We talked to Shye Ben Tzur before his concert at Kundra, Beykoz on July 7. ...

Out of Ordinary: Yaron Herman

A psychology, mathematics and philosophy enthusiast; the recipient of many prestigious awards including Choc Jazzman, Disque d’émoi Jazz Magazine and Victoires du Jazz; a man of adventure and experiment… How many pianists fit this description? We know at least one – Yaron Herman. ...

The Cool Cat: İlhan Erşahin

İlhan Erşahin is a man of many definitions – saxophonist, composer, producer, club owner, jazz festival curator, and owner of a record company. He started playing the saxophone at the age of 16 and has never stopped since then. Impressing his audience with his charisma and relaxed attitude as much as his music, Erşahin is…

Andreea Magdalina

Unfortunately, the order in which women are often attempted to be discouraged still continue on everywhere! But when we manage to resist, we make way to wonderful things. ...

Björk’s Amazing Notget Video

Having shown as a virtual reality video at last years Björk Digital exhibitions, the music video of Björk’s song Notget is made available to the general public for the first time. The video that is directed by Warren Du Perez and Nick Thornton Jones with the creative direction and mask designs by James Merry and…