BARIS K

Baris K's been a leading force in istanbul nightlife since he got behind the decks with a mix of post rock, electronica and break beat in the legendary jazz cafe Gizli Bahçe, where he worked as a waiter for a year in 1996.. Back then he played 7 days a week, 12 hours a day, which was a good chance for him to develop his mixing skills. 

At the time he was also working at Istanbul's first indy record store, label, organization company Kod Muzik, where he joined forces together with late dj fellow, Ismet. Together they started a series of soul, funk, rare groove parties and produced the radio show “Satürn” on açik radyo for more than 7 years, focusing deeply into underground-indy hip hop and black music of all kinds.                        

By 2001, he became a resident at the legendary istanbul club, (((godet)))’s 2nd floor lounge, red room.

In 2007, his Eurasia mixes, which are a series of original and eclectic mixes, focusing intensely on turkey's hidden psychedelic funk-disco-folk music heritage, received him global acclaim. His first solo release "Show you love", with his notable falsetto vocals came out on Mad Bros Records, Paris in 2008. Later, his Eurasia edits were released in “Istanbul 70“ compilation on Nublu Records, New York, propelling him into the premier league of dance music, followed by the release of his remix for Pollyester’s “Voices” on Permanent Vacation, Munich.

Baris is one of the co-founders of (((godet)))’s predecessor, MiniMuzikhol club in Istanbul, where he still holds a monthly residency. He is also one of the two core members of the istanbul based live folk fusion project, Insanlar. Their first 12” vinyl release, “Kime Ne”, came out on K's own made label Aboov Plak in December 2013 in Istanbul. 

In 2014 a collaboration with turkish mega diva Sezen Aksu and young talent dj Moguz was released in her "Yeni ve Yeni Kalanlar" single. And he released two remix work in 2015, one for a field recording project for Vox Populi records and the other for Ayyuka's collaboration with legendary Nigerian sax player Orlando Julius.

All depending on time, line-up and crowd, turkish psychedelic dance music finds its way into K's dj-bag, which mainly includes house music and disco re-edits.

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