Globalism: DJ Ipek (Berlin), DJ Pandemic, DJ Formosa

Globalism: DJ Ipek (Berlin), DJ Pandemic, DJ Formosa

an evening of worldwide dance music
Globalism: featuring Turkish-German DJ from Berlinistan
DJ Pandemic
and DJ Formosa (of Jellyfish)

Wed Sep 26 9 pm doors $5 at the door 21+ event
Cattivo, 146 44th St., Lawrenceville 412-687-2157
portion of the proceeds benefits Classrooms Without Borders

Based between Berlin and Istanbul....queer-living DJ, producer and curator İpek İpekçioğlu has an established reputation across nightlife scenes worldwide. She has performed her music at the Glastonbury, Fusion, Sziget, At.tension, Berlin Festival and many more international electronic and world music festivals. Ipek has been creating a buzz amongst international crowds from New York City to the Sahara Desert in Mali, developing an exclusive brand name with her unique & hybrid soundmix. She is regarded as one of the most popular DJs of the Berlin club scene and internationally as known as Queen of Eklektik Berlinistan.

In her musical spectrum, psychedelic Turkish funk meets disco, Balkan beats to minimal, Anadolu folk to deep house, Kurdish halay to electro, Turkish tango to breakbeat, bhangra to moombahton, dabke to reaggaton, Albanian folk to twerk, Iranian bandari to techno. Her EthnikFolkElektronikMix is free of conventionality, refusing to be limited by style, tempo or genres.

Her »Eklektik Berlinistan« sets provide surprising breaks to the steady course of club music today. Inspired by her passion for ethnic music and genre-hopping dance beats, Ipek spins tunes from Turkey, Middle East, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and the Balkans.
This vibrant mix has earned her a place as »one of Berlin’s most important cultural contributors« [Zitty Magazine]. She proudly carries the title of »MC of cross-cultural understanding« (Daniel Bax - TAZ).

After touring across Spain with NuFlamenco band Ojos de Brujos and playing at clubs and festivals in Salvador de Bahia, Marseille, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Novosibirsk, UK, Erbil and São Paulo, she made exclusive tours through China, Egypt, Yemen and India. Resident DJ at popular venues such as Gayhane-HomOriental-Party@SO36, Kanakwood-PostMigrantSounds, Berlinale, Radialsystem and Maxim-Gorki-Theater, she also curates the successful Beyond Istanbul Live Sessions, which have been hosting bands such as Brenna MacCrimmon, Fairuz Derin Bulut, Replikas, Bandista, Hakan Vreskala and Korhan Erel.

Aside from DJing, remixing and producing, İpek is active as curator and working as the music director of CrossKultur-Festival. For the May 1 event, MyFest in Kreuzberg, she designs her own stage called ImPort-ExPort, inviting bands to perform for an audience of up to 10,000 people. Last but not least, Ipek also is a board member of the radio station Reboot Fm and a member of the female electronic musicians network female:pressure. She is also a patron of the »Schools without racism - Schools with courage« initiative in Berlin, and leads workshops and lectures about transcultural clubbing. Besides all these activities Ipek shares her knowledge in DJ-workshops and lectures about hybrid and queer identities.

Ipek Ipekcioglu focuses on sociopolitical issues of everyday life and plays with them as an instrument in her musical productions. Ipek has a very political perception related to women, immigrants, and queer issues, and she has a high interest in culturally diverse musical projects that she has curated and participated. Ipek is a well-known DJ for her live-collaborations with different musicians and for theater, opera pieces, films and documentaries.

As a compiler Ipek is publisher of the award-winning Beyond Istanbul CD series by the label Trikont, and she has released also on Doublemoon Turkey, and on the Berliner Break Beat Label DDR. She curated »New Sounds of Istanbul« at Radialsystem, Berlin in 2014 and 2015.


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