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Altın Gün

turkish psychedelics, Netherlands
Management: Ronald Keizer
+31 (0)6 -53 62 82 77 - ronald@blipagency.com
Booker: Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346 - jeroen@blipagency.com
Territory: World
“In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors,” nineteenth century poet and novelist William Blake once beautifully suggested. To discover new things you sometimes need someone to open a door between the known and the unknown. Altin Gün (‘Golden Day’) is the band holding that door handle. And when the door swings open you smell, feel and hear a mix of sounds you may have heard before separately but never in this brilliant new context that sounds totally new.

On their debut album ‘On’ (Bongo Joe Records), the band show what happens when you open doors between Turkish folk songs which were passed on from generation to generation on the one hand and a dirty blend of funk rhythms, wah-wah guitars and analogue organs on the other. The Amsterdammers who come from various backgrounds (Turkish but also Indonesian and Dutch) comfortably create their work in the adventurous no-man’s land that exists between these two worlds.
Older generations of Turkish musicians have also experimented with opening doors between previously unconnected sonic worlds. During the seventies, artists such as Baris Manço, Selda Bağcan and Erkin Koray practiced a way of songwriting and composing similar to Altin Gün’s.

Manço, Bağcan and Koray have all influenced Altin Gün, but their foremost inspiration is Neşet Ertaş, a Turkish folk musician whose musical legacy is invaluable. Comparisons are almost impossible to make but imagine someone with the same impact and status as Bob Dylan or George Gerschwin and you’re getting close. Many of the songs he wrote have become standards in Turkey, national treasures which are cherished up until the present day. Altin Gün retain the lyrical and thematic structure of Ertaş’s songs, though they often alter their time signatures and add fuzzy bass sounds, sweltering organ sounds and raw saz riffs. Ertaş wrote the majority of the songs on the album even if these are hardly recognisable after all the work Altin Gün have done on them.

Let Altin Gün open that door for you and get ready to indulge in their fresh and beautiful sound. 

Altin Gün are
Ben Rider (guitar)
Lisa Ann Jonker (drums)
Jasper Verhulst (bass)
Merve Dasdemir (vocals)
Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit (saz, keys, vocals)
Gino Groenveld (percussion)

Booking Info

Booker

Jeroen van den Bogert
+31(0)6-20645346
jeroen@blipagency.com

Territory

World

Presskit

AGENDA

2018

Ariano Folk Festival
Ariano
Theatro Cicro
Braga
Cultura Nova
Heerlen
Caph Arts Naum Festival
Lafouche
Into The Great Wide Open
Vlieland (NL)
Forest Sounds
Vorst
Aperitivo al Verde
Castello di Godego
Reeperbahn Festival
Hamburg
Maison Folie Moulins
Lille
013 Poppodium Tilburg
Tilburg
Paard van Troje
Den Haag

HISTORY

2018

Wintherturer Festwochen
Wintherturer Festwochen
Open Air Kaserne
Basel
Burning Eagle Festival
Weinturm Open Air
Bad Windesheim
Hafen 2
Offenbach am Mein
Appletreegarden Festival
Diepholz
Festival Sinsal
Vigo
Das Fest
Karlsruhe
Viellies Charrues
Carhaix
Am Schluss Festival
Thun
Paleo Festival
Cabaret Frappe
Grenoble
North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam
La Noce
Chicoutimi
Festival d'été Québec
Ville de Québec
Festival d'été Québec
Ville de Québec
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL
Montreal
Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord
Duisburg
Extraschicht Festival
Duisburg
Festival Viellies Ecluses
Carrieres sous Poissy
Rio Loco
Toulouse
Joker Pub
Angers
Clandestino Festival
Best Kept Secret
Hilvarenbeek, NL
International Festival of Technology
Delft
Woodstock69
Bloemendaal
Tomavistas Festival
Madrid
Openluchttheater Vondelpark
Amsterdam
Roots & Hybrid Festival
Arhus
Alice
Copenhagen
Festival Les Nuits Sonores
Lyon
Bevrijdingsfestival Overijssel
Zwolle
Bevrijdingspop
Haarlem
Bevrijdingsfestival Haarlem
Haarlem
Ringlockschuppen
Bielefeld
Bitterzoet
Amsterdam
Ancienne Belgique
Brussels
Palma Festival
Caen
Banlieues Bleues
Paris
Babylon
Istanbul
Tremor Festival
The Azores
Stadschouwburg Leiden
Leiden
Astrolabe
Orleans
La Sirene
La Rochelle
Stereolux
Nantes
La Cooperative De Mai
Clermont Ferrand
La Maroquinerie
Paris
La Bobine
La Bobine
Hors Pistes
Annecy
Centre Culturel Le Nouveau
Fribourg
Willem Twee poppodium
Den Bosch
Noorderslag
Groningen
Eurosonic
Groningen

2017

La Maroquinerie
Paris
Transmusicales de Rennes
Rennes
Rotondes
Luxemburg
Face Z festival
Geneva
Bad Bonn
Düdingen
Intercultureel Centrum De Centrale
Gent
Lombok Festival
Utrecht
Le Guess Who?
Utrecht
Le Guess Who?
Utrecht
Garaj Istanbul
Istanbul
Paradiso (Noord Tolhuistuin)
Amsterdam (NL)
Simplon
Groningen (NL)
Ancienne Belgique
Brussel / Bruxelles
Nacht van de Kunst & Kennis
Leiden (NL)
013 Poppodium Tilburg
Tilburg
Woodstock69
Bloemendaal aan Zee (NL)
Into the Woods
Amersfoort (NL)
Into The Great Wide Open
Vlieland (NL)
Embassy Festival
Den Haag
Artis ZOOmeravonden
Amsterdam
Noorderzon Festival
Groningen (NL)
Maassilo
Rotterdam (NL)
Lowlands
Biddinghuizen
Zomerparkfeest
Venlo
Herbakkersfestival
Canadaplein
Dak
Rotterdam
Openluchttheater Vondelpark
Amsterdam (NL)
Duizel in het Park
Rotterdam
Micro Fest
Liege
Parksessies
Haarlem
Himmelstorm Festival
Hundested
Young Art Festival
Beverwijk
Valkhof Festival
Nijmegen
Wildeburg Festival
Kraggenburg
Zwarte Cross
Lichtenvoorde
De Parade
Rotterdam
Burgerweeshuis
Deventer (NL)
Metropolis
Rotterdam
Recyclart
Brussels
Amsterdam Roots
Amsterdam
Surfana
Hafen 2
Offenback am Main
Rasafari Open-Air
Schaffhausen
Reasonanz
Loreto
Beaches Brew
Ravenna
Serralves Museum
Porto
Paard van Troje
Den Haag (NL)
Eindhoven Psych Lab presents / Effenaar
Eindhoven
Theatertroep minifestival
Den Helder
Bevrijdingsfestival Haarlem
Haarlem
Bevrijdingsfestival Nijmegen
Nijmegen
Bevrijdingsfestival Wageningen
Wageningen
Bevrijdingsfestival Utrecht
Utrecht
De Ceuvel
Amsterdam
Motel Mozaique
Rotterdam
Grasnapolsky
Kootwijk
Grasnapolsky
Kootwijk
Patronaat
Haarlem (NL)
Doornroosje
Nijmegen (NL)
Simplon - Eurosonic Afterparty
Groningen