May 27, 2022

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(Javier Díez-Ena (Zaragoza, 1974) is a Spanish bass and Theremin player (also journalist) active since early 1990s. Member of the groups Dead Capo, Ginferno and Forastero, part of "Insecto" and "Phono" in the 90s and the bands of Ainara LeGardon (2006-2009) and Aaron Thomas (2007-2011). Also collaborated in studio and / or direct with people like Hyperpotamus, Standstill, Damo Suzuki (Can), Víctor Coyote, Javier Corcobado, Julio de la Rosa, Javier Colis, Toundra, Bruno Galindo, The Horses of Düsseldorf, Eh! , Susana Cancer, Clint, Strand, Az Rotator, That Crooner From Nowhere, Biodramina Mood, Lark Bentley, Lava, Juan Belda and Mathis Haug 

Co-founder in 2001 of the record label Pueblo Records. Also leader on L'Exotighost theremin project).


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Altın Gün is a Dutch Amsterdam-based project founded in 2016, mixing Turkish folk, psychedelia, funk and rock. The band is formed by Jasper Verhulst (bass), Ben Rider (guitar), Merve Dasdemir (vocals), Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit (vocals, saz, keys), Gino Groeneveld (Percussion) and Daniel Smienk (drums).

Altin Gün ("Golden Day") plays 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. 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. They took the music played during the festive occasions and serious formalities of their childhood, folk songs backed by a traditional Turkish string instrument called the saz. To this, they added the techniques and vibes of their times and the result then went on to become a distinct Turkish sound during 1972-1977 which even today still sounds rich, danceable and heavily mind bending. 

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.  

In 2019 they were nominated for a Grammy for their album Gece in the category "Best World Music Album".



Cambodian Soul Sounds is a Cambodian Garage/Beat/Soul compilation, tracks were picked up by DJ & Producer Richard Rossa in Cambodia 2014 (most of them totally unknown). 

The music scene in Cambodia during the 50s - 70s was swinging hard; musicans of the era were influenced by western rhythm & blues, rock n' roll and music from Latin America. The combination of styles and culture created a truly unique touch to the vivid rock music of Cambodia. With incredible recordings from the late 60's and early 70's, Cambodian rock scene range from mad garage-band rave-ups to mystic go-go organ/fuzz guitar, with exotic female singers.

May 6, 2022


(downy is a Japanese Post Rock/Shoegaze band from Japan, formed in 2000 by Kazuhiro Nakamata, Robin Aoki, Takahiko Akiyama, Yutaka Aoki and Zakuro). 

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(Paprikázz Fel! (Best Of The Hungarian Rockscene 1965-1971) is a Garage/Beat/Psychedelic Hungarian compilation made by Dutch Grey Past Records label).