This mini-mixtape series contains two of my all time favorite mixtapes: “When Turkish Breaks Ruled The World” by gottSOUL. Both consist of Turkish soul, funk and jazz from the 60s, 70s and 80s only. And I don’t understand one word of what the artists on this tape are singing about. I don’t care. Music is esperanto and I just dig the vibe of this eclectic mix.
Perfect for both a BBQ with friends and relaxing and getting your head straight by yourself. Although, if you’re in a mellow kind of mood, I’d advise you to kick things off with part 2!
When Turkish Breaks Ruled The World Pt. 1
Ersen – Dostlar Merhaba
Erkin Koray – Estarabim
Erkin Koray – Aska Inanmyorum
Mavi Isiklar – Gül Dali
Ersen – Dostlar Beni Hatirlasin
Ozdemir Erdogan – Take Five
Baris Manco – Gülme Ha Gülme
When Turkish Breaks Ruled The World Pt. 2
Özdemir Erdogan – Ac Kapiyi Gir Iceri
Erkin Koray – Cicek Dagi
Ersen – Gunese Don Cicegim
Baris Manco – Gönül Dagi
Osman Ismen Orkestrasi – Üsküdardan Diskotege Giderken
Ozdemir Erdogan – This Is My Soul
Ozdemir Erdogan – Saglik Olsun
Bülent Ortaçgil – Olmal? m? Olmamal? m?
Ayla Dikmen – Ask Defteri
Ersen – Ne Sevdigin Belli Ne Sevmedigin
Kamuran Akkor – Ikimiz Bir Fidaniz
Mavi Isiklar – Ask Cicegi
Ersen – Yine Seni Tanirim
Pic via Frank Kovalcheck/Flickr.