Dümtek presents Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek + Anadol (DJ Set)
Obentrautstraße 19-21, 10963 Berlin, Germany
Grup Şimşek is a fresh and modern super-quartett which performs an electrified and highly danceable set of music from Turkey. It combines Anatolian folk and modern grooves, often contaminated by hints of pychedelia, jazz and funk. Led by Derya Yıldırım’s hypnotizing saz and vocals, Grup Şimşek deliver their own interpretation of Turkish jewels (by artists such as Selda Bağcan, Mahzuni Şerif, Özdemir Erdoğan), but also draw their originality from beautiful compositions and a fantastic ability in improvising. Two years after the success of 'Nem Kaldı', outernational psych-pop sensation Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek delivered their debut album, 'Kar Yağar' - and it was worth the wait! Over the course of 12 tracks, the powerful sound of the bağlama (Turkish lute) and Derya Yıldırım’s stunning vocals, build and unravel stories together with the guitars, organs, drums, flute and bass. Kar Yağar (which translates as 'Snow Falls') has the dynamics of an epic journey through the Anatolian highlands; where deep-rooted folk effortlessly switches to sparkly improvisation or dancy pop tracks. The album was self produced at their studio in the French Alps, and the band's tour de force resides in their ability to develop their personal sound and approach whilst keeping their heart tuned to Derya Yıldırım's Anatolian roots. Gözen Atila aka Anadol will be warming up the vibe of the night.
Dümtek events in 2019 are co-funded by Musicboard Berlin and Initiative Musik.