FINDIKE

This week our global talent search heads to Turkey, as Istanbul based DJ and producer Findike records our latest undiscovered mix!

Where are you based and what made you decide to start DJing?

I’m based in Istanbul, I’m a producer and have been asked to create radio sets for Progressive Beat Radio in Berlin and for the Labyrinth show on Frisky Radio

Can you remember your first gig? Where was it and did you rock it?

I hve done few private parties but my real first club event was at Temple Club Istanbul. It was a few months ago and a great experience to get people rocking!

What’s the local underground scene like for the music you play? Plus where are the best places to play?

The Local Underground scene in turquie is all most inexistant excepte in private party or on secret location .

Talk to us about your DJ setup when you’re performing? How would you describe your style?

Had the chance to do my Temple set on a Pioneer it was magic touch to use ,my style is Progressive house with bit of tech

How often are you DJing?

Not a lot as i am busy producing

Do the promoters you know take chances on local talent? Or are they mainly booking big names?

Promoters prefer to book the big names as they get a better return on investment I guess?

How difficult is it to get promoters to take you seriously and what strategies did you use to get their attention?

My big problem is that my English is not very good and I have not met a good promoter yet! 🙂

What’s your country’s attitude towards dance culture like?

In turkey as you may know they are only few music event. The government is totally intolerant on drugs and over the years some place have shut down.

What’s been your biggest achievement this year?

Well to do my own label Findike records and finishing my album who is going to be on my label! It will be released in January

which countries would you like to start playing next?

I would love to play in Barcelona, Ibiza , Oasis Festival and do a Berlin Boiler Room that is my dreams for 2018

Finally please share with us your current top 5

Goda brother” Memories ”
Volkan Erman remix of GBrown” Belive by 2 hemisphere”
Nicola Rada” Cumulonimbus”
Ricardo Piedra “Wings of Wind”
Folowing Light &Rimberg “Truths”
And also by me Emrah Findik AKA Findike ” Atmosphere ” (that’s 6 ed!)

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  • Mark Betteridge

    Mark Betteridge is C-U's owner and founder. C-U was formed to support up and coming artists in the underground and promote genres that were being ignored by the dance music media.