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Debora İpekel, DJ

  Would it be fair to call you a record collector? If that is the case, let’s ask you the one questions collectors hate the most, what is your most valued record? I’ve been collecting for a few years now and every new discovery is an excitement. It’s impossible to choose one record but I recently found a 7″ – Bermuda Şeytan Üçgeni by Ümit Aksu, crazy 70s psychedelic Jazz-Funk track from Turkey! What is the down side of “belonging to nightlife?” Kids gotta take care of themselves....

Duygu Yegül

How did Custom Rebels begin? I could say that it all started when my boyfriend Deniz bought a bike. I designed a jacket for him as a gift. That followed with requests from friends. Then we realized we began getting orders from people that we didn’t know and Deniz (Özgün), Cem (Cem Alex Uster) and…

Mustafa Salar, Stage Manager at Zorlu PSM

Prior to being a stage manager, you were in productions like Fire of Anatolia as a dancer. What steered your career in another direction? I always had an interest in the technical and coordination side of the job due to the different perspectives I got from my studies at a technical high school. As nice…

Alican Yazıcıoğlu

How did your passion for music start? I started taking piano lessons when I was 4 but my family wanted me to focus on school, so I had to stop in elementary school. Later on in high school I started taking guitar lessons and continued it as a hobby. I have always found peace in…

Bahadır Gürceer, GM of Lucca Group

Although there are several complaints about İstanbul’s night life, the city has a structure that never sleeps, and places that are open if one wishes to go to at any point in the night. What is the problem here? İstanbul’s night life has a different structure compared to any other city in the world. As…

Elif Erdost, Babylon Venue Director

What does it mean to “entertain” people?

To energise life! Who wouldn’t get recharged after a happy night?

How did you story with Babylon begin?

My introduction to Pozitif happened in 1998, at Fujifilm Music Week-Ends at Kasımpala Un Fabrikası. I was so excited about the idea of a job like this after attending their events for the first time and going backstage thanks to a friend. My friend told me they had bought a carpenter’s shop in Asmalımescit and they were working on making the place a live-music venue. That was a lock for me of course. Without wasting any time, we first talked in a friendly environment, then at their office. I told them that this was the job of my dreams, that I was ready to do whatever they wanted me to and that I could take on as much responsibility as they saw fit. I was desperate for the job and I got it. 

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Kaan Dedeoğlu

DJs… We all know them, we all hear about them; those people that make our heart race with tunes which make one’s mood go from “I’d rather stay in and read a book” to “Let’s partay!” (with an a, yes.) Introducing one of our personal favorites, Kaan Dedeoğlu....

Melis Şinik, Designer

Melis is one of those people who works on her style, and has fashion as the center of her life… While some of us get dressed to not look ridiculous without clothes on, she uses looks to impress how she feels, which is why her new brand NAKKISH by Melissa sounds as exciting as it does....

Merve & Deniz of Nyks

Who would have thought we would come across two people that loved candles as much as we do? Not only candles, these two have a way with copper brass nickel and glass – creating each object at NYKS; from martini glasses to serving trays, with attention and care....

Bonne Reijn, Designer

The school of life is befitted and meant for a one-time suit with varying degrees of styles, accord- ing to Bonne Reijn; the man be- hind the eclectic and very original brand Bonne Suits....