Turkish psychedelic rock from the Netherlands.
Altın Gün offer an exciting mix of Turkish folk, psychedelia, funk and rock. After performing in Istanbul with Jacco Gardner, bassist Jasper Verhulst became fascinated by the Turkish sound of the 70s.
At that time, artists like Selda, Barış Manço and Erkin Koray combined traditional music with western rock influences. Along with bandmates Ben Rider (guitar) and Nic Mauskovic (drums), Verhulst searched for Turkish musicians to revive this sound. They found Merve Dasdemir (vocals) and Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit (vocals, saz, keys) through Facebook.
Jungle by Night’s energetic percussionist Gino Groeneveld joined the group and the band was complete. Altın Gün play songs from the aforementioned artists from the 70’s and their lesser-known contemporaries and also make their own arrangements of Turkish traditionals. This way different worlds meet and form a refreshing danceable sound.

Amsterdam based Turkish psych folk band Altin Gün bring together bassist Jasper Verhulst, guitarist Ben Rider and drummer Nick Mauskovic with Turkish singer Merve Dasdemir and saz and keyboard player Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit, whom they met via Facebook. Jungle By Night percussionist Gino Groeneveld completes the line-up. Together they explore 1970s Turkish sounds by the likes of Selda, Barıs Manço and Erkin Koray, whose 1972 single “Goca Dünya” is covered here. The Wire Magazine

First 7” released on Bongo Joe

soundcloud link to first ep tracks

Video live

Altın Gün @ Psych Lab Eindhoven 2017

from 2:27 Altin Gün (Jäger Music)

Altin Gün Tatli Dile & Goca Dünya (Tilburg, Psycho Mind, 16-9-2017)

from Metropolis festival