Dest at Miami Art Basel Week

Majnoon's debut at Muscat

Last week famous global Turkish brand Huqqa opened up its new branch in Muscat, Oman.

Majnoon made a live performance in the opening. Whirling dervishes joined Majnoon during the show.


Davido at Masquerade Istanbul

Davido At Masquerade

Dest
Friday, April 19, 2019
Gospel, NYC

An Epic Night at Masquerade with Davido

Masquarade, Istanbul’s largest indoor VIP club, has hosted Davido last Sunday.

Since 8 years, the club hosts Istanbul’s biggest Sunday Nights RNB ON THE BED. Just as like the past events the club was again packed up, tables sold out!

Looking forward to host Davido soon back in the club.

About Davido

Nigerian vocalist/producer Davido was born David Adedeji Adeleke in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1992. His interest in music began while attending Oakwood University in his late teens, and he started making his own beats and investigating music production. He dropped out of school and began pursuing music full-time, relocating to Lagos, Nigeria, and releasing his debut single, “Back When,” in 2011. The single received some attention for its mix of clubby production, high-energy vocals, and Afro-pop rhythms, and was followed shortly by second single “Dami Duro.” Work began on his debut album, Omo Baba Olowo, which was released in 2012 and produced a plethora of singles.

Success came quickly for Davido, and he sated his fans with a string of new tracks released over the next several years while work was being done on his sophomore album, The Baddest. Between 2013 and 2017, singles like “Gobe,” “Aye,” and “Pere” (among many others) piled up, sometimes featuring collaborations with bigger-name rappers like Meek Mill or Young Thug. In the time between albums, Davido also inked a deal with RCA and began his own label, although The Baddest still remained unreleased in mid-2017. The following year saw Davido issue the singles “Wonder Woman” and “NWA Baby.” In 2019, he paired with Chris Brown for the track “Blow My Mind.” ~ Fred Thomas


Majnoon performs at Muscat, Omman

Davido At Masquerade

Majnoon's debut at Muscat

Last week famous global Turkish brand Huqqa opened up its new branch in Muscat, Oman.

Majnoon made a live performance in the opening. Whirling dervishes joined Majnoon during the show.


Anadolu EP feat. MTU | Dj Khaikhan

Dj Khaikhan feat. Mtu - Anadolu EP

Oriental, ethnic and spiritual touch of values and culture to the present!
Generation repackaged with the present pattern and present to the whole universe. A deep experimental journey, providing a cinematic soundscape allowing the receivers to celebrate the light and dark parts of existence.

Feat. Remixes by
Anatolian Sessions, Mel7em, Laroz Camel Rider

Release Date: June 3, 2019
Label: Bercana Music
Catalog No: BM031

NEW MUSIC


Acid Pauli plays "Mihrap" at Garni Temple for Cercle

Dj Khaikhan & Dest's "Mihrap" Laroz Remix, Acid Pauli Edit

Acid Pauli plays his own edit of “Mihrap” by DJ Khaikhan & Dest (Laroz Remix) at an exclusive live set performance at Garni Temple in Armenia for Cercle.


DEST plays at Gospel, NYC

Dest
Friday, April 19, 2019
Gospel, NYC

About Gospel

Nestled in the heart of SoHo, GOSPËL, is a cutting edge collective space, restaurant, and lounge, centered around Friendship, Music & Arts.

GOSPËL blurs boundaries with an original concept, merging a combined restaurant, bar-nightclub, art space, and home for our creative community. The multi-floor design is reflective of our BABËL ethos, allowing for content creation, self-actualization, spiritual growth, and transformative music events.

Inspiration

Gospel’s mantra is ‘light up the darkness,’ inspired by the legendary Bob Marley. When asked how he could perform two days after being shot, Marley responded: ‘The people who were trying to make this place worse are not taking the day off. Why should I? We say: ‘Light up the darkness.’ We are ready to share ‘The Light’ and return to a time when music was the strongest GOSPËL, a revolutionary force carried with a message of love. We’re spreading the revolution with GOSPËL and the belief that music and all creative expression is the most powerful spiritual connection to unify and inspire.


RIST Playa Vibes: Burningman 2019

RIST at the Black Rock City

RIST (Radio Istanbul) will be supporting a very special project at Burningman.

Majnoon and Dest will be at the playa too.

More details coming soon..


Tyga is coming to Masquerade Club, Istanbul

TYGA
April 21, 2019
Masquerade Club
Istanbul, Turkey

Tyga will be performing at Masquerade Club Istanbul at April 21 for the second time.

Masquerade Club hosts Istanbul’s biggest R’n’B night on Sundays. In the “RNB ON THE BED” event series names such as 50 Cent, Akon, Far East Movement, Fat Joe, Fatman Scoop, Wacka Flocka Flame, LMFAO, Neyo, Ace Hood, Ciara, Floyd Mayweather and many more took stage before.

Tyga’s live performance at Masquerade Club, Istanbul in 2014


Majnoon Live at Scorpios Mykonos

SCORPIOS UNPLUGGED With MAJNOON (Live)
Friday, June 21, 2019
5:00pm – 11:00pm

SCORPIOS UNPLUGGED With MAJNOON (Live)
Friday, August 23, 2019
5:00pm – 11:00pm

Scorpios Summer 2019 dates have just been announced.

Majnoon will be playing at Scorpios, Mykonos 2 dates in June and August.

Scorpios Unplugged explores the musicians who come together to only transform, once in rhythm, into completely new sonic experience. Blending together instrumentals with live electronic sets, From synthesized vocals with live electronic sets to acoustic guitar and electronic violin – the stage will welcome artists challenging the status-quo in a new age of electronic-based groups and collectives.

For more info you can visit Scorpios website.


Witchdoctor's Son | Okay Temiz, Johnny Dyani

Originally released in 1976, Re-issued on Vinyl For Only 1000 Copies

One of the earliest works of Yonca Music, a unique collaboration by the legendary Turkish jazz percussionist Okay Temiz and Johnny Dyani.

A forgotten gem of the South African jazz diaspora – the 1976 Istanbul session featuring Johnny Dyani and Okay Temiz fusing deep roots and new routes, integrating folklore and rhythm within an experimental, avant-garde vision of love and life.

Recorded by Ergin Bener in 1976, Remastered by Frank Merrit at the Carvery, Witchdoctor’s Son include new liner notes by Ergin Bener, Francis Gooding and previously unpublished photographs by Hank O’Neal.

Available for the first time since Yonca Records originally released, only 1000 copies in Turkey, this album has remained an elusive and sought after landmark in South African exile Johnny Dyani’s discography.

The recording captures a complex, funky and musically together exploration of folk themes, jazz messages and popular directions. After many years together discovering both South African and Turkish sources, Temiz and Dyani were intimately versed in each other’s traditions. Side one features material arranged by Temiz, and the second has material arranged and composed by Dyani – including a stunning arrangement of Don Cherry’s Elhamdulilhah Marimba with Dyani on piano and voice.

‘The visionary Turkish percussionist and the great South African bassist were introduced by Don Cherry in 1969, when Dyani moved to Sweden after the break-up of The Blue Notes. They worked together regularly over the next decade, starting out with Cherry in the Eternal Ethnic Music trio.

“Another world,” recalls Temiz. “At that time I was trying to learn as a big band jazz drummer, and when I met Don Cherry, I said, forget it. We played another kind of music. Indian music, Turkish music, Bulgarian, Chinese, you know… All kinds of music.” “Every musician,” Dyani said later, “should realize and acknowledge that folk music is the backbone of every music.”

Recorded in Istanbul in 1976; originally released in an edition of one thousand copies only, on the Turkish label Yonca. The first side features Turkish material arranged by Temiz; the second, SA-oriented music put together by Dyani, opening with a stunning interpretation of Cherry’s Marimba (Goddess Of Music).

In a handsome gatefold sleeve, with excellent notes and previously unpublished photos.

Release Date: September 18, 2017

FULL DIGITAL ALBUM AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP

LIMITED EDITION VINYL COPIES ARE AVAILABLE AT ONLINE STORES

NEW MUSIC