The xx are an English indie pop band, formed in Wandsworth, London in 2005. Oliver Sim and Romy Madley-Croft started the band as a duo when they
were 15. Guitarist Baria Qureshi joined once they began performing in
2005, with Jamie Smith joining a year after. Their debut album was released in August 2009 by British independent label Young Turks. It became an instant classic.
The xx will be live on stage in Istanbul on August 7th at Park Orman. Entrance doors open at 6pm. You can get tickets at biletix ranging from 60 to 100 TL.
This is a 30 seconds long TV commercial for KFC in Poland, produced by our friends at Garaz. KFC introduced a Kebap wrap in Poland and had some lines in Turkish. We recorded the Turkish Voice Over in our studio.
Daughter are an English indie folk band originating from London in 2010. Originally the solo work of Elena Tonra, they are now a trio with the addition of guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella. After releasing three EPs in 2010 and 2011, they were signed by 4AD and are set to release their first full-length album, If You Leave, in March 2013.
They will be live on stage in Istanbul on April 2nd (tomorrow) at 9.30 pm. I know tomorrow is the huge UEFA match between Real Madrid and Galatasaray - but if you want to take a break from football and enjoy some nice music - we recommend you to go to IKSV salon. You can get tickets at Biletix for 39 TL.
Today we had the honor to record a few interviews with Ara Güler. Ara Güler is a Turkish photojournalist and nicknamed "The Eye of Istanbul". Trust us if we say, this man is a living legend.
The interviews where made in two different locations. The first parts we did in the Tophane-i Amire Kültür Sanat Merkezi, where currently an exhibition of Ara Güler's work is being presented. The other parts where recorded in a very crowded cay bahce in Istiniye, Sariyer.
The Scandinavian and British jazz band Phronesis will visit Istanbul in a couple of days. They have the ability to excite,
inspire and move people in a way that few bands are able to do. Led by
London-based Danish double-bass player Jasper Høiby, their charismatic
live performances have captured the hearts and minds of audiences
worldwide and prompted Jon Newey (Editor of Jazzwise Magazine) to
describe them as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since
They will play live in Istanbul on March 27th 2013 9.30 pm at Salon IKSV. You can get tickets at Biletix from 28 to 39 TL.
Totally different - Istanbul's strong women, is a 30 minute documentary, which potraits four young women going their own way. A feature by Gunnar Köhne in German language. It aired on WDR (West German Broadcasting) on March 05th 2013. We cannot embed the video to our blog, but the link below will redirect you to WDR's video player.
Today we wanted to replace the hard disc of our mobile Avid system, which runs on an 15 inch macbook pro. We aquired a beautiful 750GB 720 GB hybrid ssd drive from Seagate (Momentus XT). After we cloned our system partition...
Castrol is a brand of industrial and automotive lubricants that is applied to a large range of oils, greases and similar products for most lubrication applications. The Castrol brand is part of the BP's Group of Companies, but has retained its separate identity.
Last week we recorded the voice over for BP's Castrol 30 and 15 seconds TV commercial.
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