New Mix: DJ D’Lish – IstanbuLove
For the LONGEST time, I have wanted to put together a mix of house music with a middle eastern influence – well the time has finally come! This mix is close to my heart, as a lot of the songs are produced and performed by Turkish DJs (I’m part Turkish). It is always a joy to travel to Istanbul, Turkey every summer and listen to some of these non-mainstream artists capture the essence of this beautiful country in their music & integrate these authentic sounds into the lounge and house genres.
My favorite time of year is quickly approaching (yes it’s Summer)… even though it isn’t considered to begin until the 20/21st of June, warm weather & sunny days are getting me in the mood for summer tunes. While I can’t be in Europe just yet for vacation, I CAN pretend I’m sitting on a tropical beach sipping on some sangria, listening to my Latin House music! I’m DJ’ing an event on May 23rd called Bosphorus on the Pacific Summer Nights Cruise/Dinner in Newport Beach & have already started compiling a playlist of the newest hits from overseas. One album that I just downloaded, Suat Atesdagli’s Blackk, is full of middle eastern and spanish inspired tunes. I will also most likely be playing songs from all the Bosphorus Nights compilations, Chill Out Istanbul 2009, the Cafe Archy Lounge Collection, and more!
**Stereo Palma – Andale (Nicola Fasano, Steve Forest South Beach Mix)
Otherview – So Long (Rivaz Club Mix) This one was definitely inspired by Edward Maya’s Stereo Love from last year!
Wawa ft. Fabal – Sombrita (Wawa Club Mix)
Italian Disco Mafia – Italiano
Yolanda Be Cool – We No Speak Americano (yes I featured this one my most recent mix & in another post. It just made the top 10 on the Beatport charts so I felt compelled to include it yet AGAIN)