5. A folk attitude
You seem to have a strong idea behind your tracks. For example, ‘200’ has a strong cultural and social idea.
I don’t know, maybe it’s the folk attitude that I love…
It was initially released on Nation, from Chicago.
Yes. But I had some complaints from some people, because the rest of the compilation had nothing to do with this track, and a lot of people told me that they had to buy the entire compilation for that song.
They want their money back?
Rusu of Khidja:
Twitter was important in Istanbul for the revolution, right?
Yeah, it will be in a few months again.
While you were playing at Sonar in 2013, and a girl came on stage with a placard written ‘resist Istanbul’, I was thinking that you also use music as a weapon to fight for peace.
The riots in Taksim square were right on my street; right on the neighborhood where we live, where we work, where we hang out. There was three main streets where the clashes were going on, and one of them, maybe the biggest, was our street. And even now there’s still protest every weekend and there’s burnings, something is clashing or the police comes. So there’s no way you can’t be in.
Some people did some songs about Gezi park after, and now there’s even a compilation, but… Come on.
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