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Oy Oy Emine 03:36
Kürk 04:00


A groovy and trippy double-sided 7-inch by Outernational pop-group Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek!

After the melancholic, heart-melting Nem Kaldı, the quintet delivers a light upbeat piece, Oy Oy Emine, a traditional Turkish song interpreted in the spirit of the group: the Bağlama (Turkish lute) introduces the melody before a warm and dynamic rhythm section kicks in, over which Derya's superb voice jousts with wah-wah guitars and acid synthesizers.

Oy Oy Emine is a seduction song anyone in Turkey can sing along to, about a man's mad love for a beautiful woman called Emine. Although many versions have been recorded, not many pop/rock groups have attempted to interpret it (one exception being Elektro Dschungel in the late 80's) and Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek offer a fresh, subtle arrangement that suits their 70's psychedelic sound.

Talking psychedelia, Kürk on side B brings us deeper in the band's search for slow, groovy floor-movers with stretched basslines and trippy melodies. The East-West connection Turkish bands had with Western psych-rock back in the day is just as real today with Grup Şimşek's various influences, its musicians originating from Turkey, England, France, Italy and... more
released December 14, 2018
Catapulte Records & Bongo Joe

Derya Yıldırım: vocals, saz
Greta Eacott: drums, percussion
Antonin Voyant: guitar, flute
Andrea Piro: bass
Graham Mushnik: organ, synth, percussion

Recorded and mixed by Antonin Voyant & Graham Mushnik at Larsen & Catapulte Studios, France, 2017
Master by Tim Stollenwerk
Artwork by Félix Vincent


released December 22, 2018


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Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek Hamburg, Germany

Grup Şimşek is a fresh and modern super-quintet which performs an electrified and highly danceable set of Turkish music led by Derya Yıldırım’s hypnotizing Saz and vocals. It combines Anatolian Folk and modern grooves, often contaminated by hints of Psychedelia, Jazz and Funk. ... more

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