dÉbruit Atta Turk

Debruit in his bespoke fez
When we first played a track by dÉbruit (Xavier Thomas) he was so young in his career, that he was giving away tunes. Nowadays he's touring the world and playing at Gilles Peterson's festival and doing far more than surviving from the revenue of his releases and performances.
And so he deserves it! His early track Persian Funk is a masterpiece, as original as it is considered.
Tonight we play his mix of Turkish music, what he calls "a tasteful balance between traditional and modern, exploration and roots."

Interestingly, for whom he made the mix, discuss the producer's move to a Turkish part of London as the starting inspiration for this mix. Neighbourhoods replace nation states, neighbourhoods represent nation states.

dÉbruit moved from Paris to a Turkish neighborhood in London, the sounds that he found spurred him on to seek out more of the same. He traveled to the very source, and in Istanbul he inspected traditional Turkish folk instruments, gathering the knowledge of the local craftsmen, instrument tuners and specialist shopkeepers that he met.
 His travels also spurred on the production of a four part release: Şiş Sürpriz ( “Skewer Surprise”)

01. Erkin Koray – Mesafeler Apka Ynamyyorum
02. Selda – Yaz Gazeteci Yaz
03. Sevmek İstiyorum
04. Erkin koray – Anma Arkada
05. Okay Temiz – Denizalti Ruzgarlan Yesilcam
06. Ihsan Al-Munzer – Jamileh
07. Erol pekcan Orkestrasi – Gel Sevigilim Yesilcam
08. Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi – Su Derenin Sulari
09. débruit – MEZDÉ

After that we drop three unrelated tunes for you.....see if you can recognise them, as disparate as they are.

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