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Djanan Turan UK debut EP ‘Artigo’

Video for 'Cikis Var' taken from her UK debut EP ‘Artigo’, from Turkish born artist Djanan Turan released in 2011.

A beautiful collection of poignant and exhilarating songs, co-produced with London-based producer/drummer Tansay Omar (Bjork, Lokkhi Terra, Smoke City)

“Sly, arch, capricious, carelessly, effortlessly excellent” Unpeeled

A unique collection of kooky and playful songs the EP saw Djanan establish herself and her music on various new music shows around the UK, resulting in airplay for her track Goldfish a serious plaudits from industry tastemakers resulting in a One to Watch feature on the highly respected Gaydar website.

Djanan’s live CV is equally impressive with appearances already chalked up at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, World London Festival in Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Rollright Fayre, and Playgroup as well as numerous live appearances around Europe and 2012 promises to be busy with numerous festivals already aware of Djanan’s burgeoning talent.

"She has an amazing song writing ability that is instantly infectious and only grows ever more intriguing over time."
DJ CousCous (Lizard Stage)

“…a haunting sound”
Music News

Arriving in the UK, Djanan studied singing, harmony and composition with Timur Selcuk who is an acclaimed Turkish composer/conductor/singer. She quickly got involved with the global club music scene and began performing and collaborating with various UK based bands such as Oojami, Gillbert , Awale, Sam and The Womp and Voices of Nature and with the Nabiz Project of Istanbul based percussionist Engin Gurkey.

She has recently completed a small tour of her native Turkey, performing a mixture of her Turkish and English songs. Djanan also featured in Mike Figgis’s London Documentary which was shown in Trafalgar Square for the closing of the London Film Festival and as also appeared as a special guest on DJ Ritu’s BBC Radio ‘World in London’ music show. She has also composed and recorded music with Max Ringham, in collaboration with Layla Roza, a London based curator and trapeze artist for her various shows such as What If and Shake. She have performed for the show she has directed with Circus Space for the closing show of St Magnus Festival.

“Djanan Turan proves there is plenty of musical talent out there beyond the blandness that dominates the charts”
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