Incredible compilation of tripped-out Turkish gems, curated by Bouzouki Joe. This thing is definitely filled to the brim with exotic breaks, some of which have a distinctly Western sound, while others carry a heavy Eastern vibe. If there's any overriding theme though, it's that all of this stuff is obscure as hell, so it's great to have it presented in one convenient place so the rest of us don't have to break the bank searching these tracks out. Check out tracks from Okay Temiz, Cem Karaka, Beyaz Kelebekler, Alpay, Ajda Pekkan, Baris Manco, Erkin Koray and Onder Bali. Last but not least, make sure to peep Ersen's "Gunese Don Cicegim," which features the drum break sampled by everyone from Mos Def to CFCF. 17 tracks in all spread over 2LPs, packaged in a thick gatefold sleeve with extensive liner notes that feature digging anecdotes and original cover scans for each track. Recommended.
- double vinyl pressing w/ gatefold sleeve
- music label: Bouzouki Joe Records 2010
reviewed by Hires 10/2010