25.08.2018
27e Festival de la Valsainte
Suisse
http://www.aqv.ch
17.08.2018
MS Dockville 2018
Hamburg
https://bit.ly/2l9Lhnb
03.08.2018
L-Mag Party @ Schwuz
Berlin
28.07.2018
Gayhane SO36
Berlin
http://www.so36.de
05.07.2018
Spoundports Festival @ Cabaret Aleatoire
Marseille
https://bit.ly/2HQozcP
30.06.2018
Gayhane SO36
Berlin/Kreuzberg
http://www.so36.de
26.06.2018
Bigsas Literatur Festival, Performative reading NSU- Blumen für Otello. & DJ-Set
Bayreuth
https://bit.ly/2MuIOQx
23.06.2018
Festival Resonanzraum
Hamburg
https://bit.ly/2JMmm3z
22.06.2018
DJ Ipek & Hakan Vreskala Live National Dag
Luxemburg
15.06.2018
Yalla lass feiern 3
Berlin
https://bit.ly/2HSL1lm
09.06.2018
La Nuit
d’Antigone
01.06.2018
Letz Be On SchwuZ
Berlin
25.05.2018
L-Tunes Spindler/Klatt
Berlin
01.05.2018
MyFest ImPort ExPort Stage @Heinrichplatz
Berlin/Kreuzberg
28.04.2018
Gayhane SO36
Berlin/Kreuzberg
http://www.so36.de
28.04.2018
Heart Beatz solifest - Bi Nuu
Berlin
21.04.2018
Südblock »Support Gladt«
Berlin/Kreuzberg
29.01- 26.03.2018
Artist residence at Villa Sur at Goethe Institut in Salvador de Bahia
Brasil
20.01.2018
La Nuitd’Antigone Paris –Institut des Cultures d’Islam
Paris
19.01.2018
Peniche Anako
Paris
13.01.2018
The Yard
London
12.01.2018
Tasty @ Schwuz
Berlin
11.01.2018
Club Yuka
Tunis
09.-11.01.2018
Goethe Institut Tunis DJ-Workshop for females
Tunis
31.12.2017
Silvester / New Year’s Eve Party @ Radialsystem
Berlin
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İpek İpekçİoğlu

 »When Ipek plays people listen, they dance, they scream, they want more. That goes for Berlin, that goes for Stockholm and that goes for New York. At the moment she’s waiting for gigs in Hong Kong and Tokyo, then all the dance floors of this world will be hers.«
Magazine Sylvia, Stockholm, SE

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Based between Berlin and Istanbul, queer-living DJ, producer and curator, İpek İpekçioğlu has an established reputation across nightlife scenes worldwide. She has performed her music at the Glastonburry, Fusion, Sziget, At.tension, Berlin Festival and many more international electronic and world music festivals. Ipek has been creating a buzz amongst international crowds from New York City to the desert Sahara of Mali, developing an exclusive brand name with her unique & hybrid Soundmix and she regarded is one of the most popular DJ of the Berlin club scene and internationally as known as Queen of Eklektik BerlinIstan.

In her musical spectrum, psychedelic turkish funk meets disco, balkanfolk to minimal, Anatolian folk to deep house, kurdish halay to electro, turkish tango to break beat, bhangra to moombahton, dabke to reaggaton, albanian folk to twerk, iranian bandari to techno. Her EthnikFolkElektronikMix is free of conventionality, and it refuses to be limited by style, tempo or genres. Her »Eklektik BerlinIstan« sets provide surprising breaks to the steady course of club music today. Inspired by her passion for ethnic music and genre-hopping dance beats, Ipek spins tunes from Turkey, Middle East, Anatolia (Mesopotamia) and Balkans.

At her »electronic only« sets, Ipek takes you into deep-house, tech-house, minimal and techno spiced up with ethnic - folk tunes, fuelled by kicking beats and dramatic basslines.and she creates live-remixes. This vibrant mix has earned her a place as »one of Berlin’s most important cultural contributors« [Zitty Magazine]. She proudly carries the title of »MC of cross-cultural understanding« (Daniel Bax - TAZ).

After touring across Spain with NuFlamenco Band Ojos de Brujos and playing at clubs and festivals in Salvador de Bahia, Marseille, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Novosibirsk, UK, Erbil and São Paulo, she made exclusive tours through China, Egypt, Yemen and India. Resident DJ at popular venues such as Gayhane-HomOriental-Party@SO36, Kanakwood-PostMigrantSounds, Berlinale, Radialsystem and Maxim-Gorki-Theater, she also curates the successful Beyond Istanbul Live Sessions, which have been hosting bands such as Brenna MacCrimmon, Fairuz Derin Bulut, Replikas, Bandista, Hakan Vreskala. Korhan Erel.

Aside from DJ’ing, remixing and producing İpek is active as curator and working as the music director of CrossKultur-Festival. For the 1st May event MyFest in Kreuzberg she designs her own stage called ImPort-ExPort, inviting bands to perform for an audience of up to 10,000 people. Last but not least, Ipek also is a board member of the radio station Reboot Fm and a member of the female electronic musicians network female:pressure. She is also a patron of the »Schools without racism - Schools with courage« initiative in Berlin, and leads workshops and lectures about transcultural clubbing. Besides all these activities Ipek shares her knowledge in DJ-workshops and lectures about hybride and queer identities plus transcultural clubbing.

Ipek Ipekcioglu focuses on social-political issues of everyday life and playing with them as an instrument in her musical productions. Ipek has a very political perception related with womyn, immigrant, queer issues and she has a high interest in culturally diverse musical projects that she has curated and participated. Ipek is a wellknown DJ for her live-collaborations with different musicians and for theater, opera pieces, films and documentaries.

As a compiler Ipek is publisher of the award-winning Beyond Istanbul CD series by the label Trikont, and she has released also in Doublemoon Turkey, and at the Berliner Break Beat Label DDR. She has curated »New Sounds of Istanbul« at Radialsystem, Berlin in 2014 and 2015, Berlistanbul#25 , Berlin Festival and she runs her own ImPort-ExPort stage at MyFest in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

2018/New Release:
»BİR ÇİFT TURNA«
by İPEK İPEKÇİOĞLU & HAKAN VRESKALA

Berlin DJ / producer İpek İpekçioğlu and Stockholm-based world music artist Hakan Vreskala released their new collaboration »Bir Çift Turna« via Epic Istanbul.

 

DJ / producer İpek İpekçioğlu, a.k.a. DJ Ipek, who fascinates electronic music listeners all over the world and her long-time collaborator, Hakan Vreskala, who managed to create an original and dynamic universe in world music reunited for an electrifying single, »Bir Çift Turna«. Released by Epic Istanbul, a division of Sony Music Turkey on May 4 and now available at all digital music providers, the single is a unique blend of traditional Anatolian melodies and modern house music & minimal techno elements. – Listen here. By an organic-electronic approach, the duo combines many traditional instruments such as bendir, davul, end-blown flute, and caglama with elements from diverse electronic music genres such as nu-disco, house, and minimal techno. This formula creates an extraordinary interpretation of the 500-year-old anonymous folk song »Bir Çift Turna«.

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#disPlaced - #rePlaced
Cultural Transition of Istanbul and Berlin

displaced

New and traditional music, electronic, dance performances, video collages and club culture: from July 28th to 30th the German-Turkish interdisciplinary festival #disPlaced - #rePlaced presents artists of Turkish origin in the foreground of the current political situation in their homeland. The focus will be directed towards those who have been uprooted and have re-rooted themselves in either the European or Berlin diaspora.

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SO36Book

The Book SO36

The SO36 club is an iconic music club on Oranienstrasse in Berlin - Kreuzberg, Germany. Just in time for SO36's 36th anniversary, a brand-new book - 240-page punk rock magnum opus - illuminates the history, present and future of the iconic club SO36 in Berlin-Kreuzberg through personal texts, stories, unpublished photos, interviews and even a complete gigography of the shows.

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Katermukke
Berlin

Katermukke

Katermukke, is one of he most well known electronic labels in Berlin and it is the official label of the infamous KaterBlau club in Berlin. Soundcloud, Katermukke, Listen to my recent Katermukke Podcast for Katermukke

Omerar Nanda – Huma Kusu
(Ipek Ipekcioglu Remix)

HumaKusuRemixA mythical creature of Iranian legends and fables, the Huma bird is also a common motif in Sufi and Diwan poetry. Although there are many legends about this bird, common to all is that the Huma is said never to land on the ground, and instead lives its entire life flying invisibly high above the earth.

Comfortzone CookBook

ComfortzoneCookBook

I contributed three typical food-recipies from Turkey. Comfort Zone is a unique bilingual Berlin cookbook featuring the stories of more than 25 migrant Berliners and the foods and recipes that represent their multi-cultural journeys. With over 50 recipes from all over the world, this book celebrates the cosmopolitan nature of Berlin and explores the concept of what »home« means in our globalised world. The Comfort Zone - Berlin Cookbook will offer readers an insight into the people, places and cuisines that have, and continue to contribute to the distinct and diverse vibrancy that characterizes Berlin. The English-German bilingual book consists of 328 pages, more than 200 photos, 54 recipes, with foreword by Mary Scherpe. Links: Comfortzone, Buy

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