31.12.2018
New Years Eve @ Radialsystem
Berlin
https://radialsystem.de/
29.12.2018
GayHane @ SO36
Berlin
https://so36.com/events/
14.12.2018
Live Session with Hakan Vreskala @ Nayah
Istanbul
https://www.facebook.com/nayahistanbul/
13.12.2018
Live Session with Hakan Vreskala @ eSkiyEni
Ankara
https://www.facebook.com/eSkiyEni.ankara
08.12.2018
Sweet Spot @ Beate Uwe
Berlin
http://beate-uwe.de/
08.12.2018
Minor Cosmopolitan @ HKW
Berlin
https://www.uni-potsdam.de/minorcosmopolitanweekend/
06.12.2018
Kamai Label Night @ Klunkerkranich
Berlin
http://klunkerkranich.org/events/2018-12-06-kamai-friends-labelnight/
05.12.2018
Begegnungsfest @ Universität Osnabrück
Osnabrück
https://www.asta.uni-osnabrueck.de/
01.12.2018
World-AIDS-Day
Goslar
https://www.niedersachsen.aidshilfe.de/artikel/veranstaltungshinweis-goslar-goes-homoriental
29.11.2018
StreetFootballWorld
Berlin
http://www.streetfootballworld.org
24.11.2018
GayHane @ SO36
Berlin
https://so36.com/events/
17.11.2018
5-Years Schwuz Birthday Party
Schwuz/Berlin
http://www.schwuz.de
09.11.2018
20-Years female pressure @ Mensch Meier
Berlin
http://www.femalepressure.net/fempress.html
03.11.2018
Zor
Istanbul
https://www.facebook.com/zor.istanbul/
02.11.2018
Jahreskonferenz Musikland Niedersachsen
Wolfenbüttel
http://www.musikland-niedersachsen.de/ressourcen/jahreskonferenz/
01.11.2018
Gaye Su Akyol & Afterparty
Yaam/Berlin
https://www.facebook.com/events/2100117796871621/?ti=icl
27.10.2018
Gayhane @ SO36
Berlin
http://www.so36.com
19.10.2018
Radialsystem tba
Berlin
https://radialsystem.de/
13.10.2018
#Unteilbar @Amnesty International Truck
Berlin
12.10.2018
Tasty @ Schwuz
Berlin
http://www.schwuz.de
29.09.2018
Gayhane @ SO36
Berlin
http://www.so36.de
22.9.2018
GlobalKonser
Izmir/Turkey
https://www.facebook.com/events/471489180032451/?ti=icl
24.-28.09.2018
GSA – Conference
Pitthsburg/USA
22.09.2018
Globlokal Konser / İpek İpekçioğlu & Hakan Vreskala Lokal Tasarim Atölyesi
Izmir
https://www.facebook.com/events/471489180032451/
17.08.2018
MS Dockville 2018
Hamburg
https://bit.ly/2l9Lhnb
25.08.2018
27e Festival de la Valsainte
Suisse
http://www.aqv.ch
03.08.2018
L-Mag Party @ Schwuz
Berlin
28.07.2018
Gayhane SO36
Berlin
http://www.so36.de
05.07.2018
Spoundports Festival @ Cabaret Aleatoire
Marseille
https://bit.ly/2HQozcP
30.06.2018
Gayhane SO36
Berlin/Kreuzberg
http://www.so36.de

İpek İpekçİoğlu

 »When Ipek plays people listen, they dance, they scream, they want more. That goes for Berlin, that goes for Stockholm and that goes for New York. At the moment she’s waiting for gigs in Hong Kong and Tokyo, then all the dance floors of this world will be hers.«
Magazine Sylvia, Stockholm, SE

ipek web 090422

 

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 Glastonburry, 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 desert Sahara of Mali, developing an exclusive brand name with her unique & hybrid Soundmix and she regarded is one of the most popular DJ of the Berlin club scene and internationally as known as Queen of Eklektik BerlinIstan.

In her musical spectrum, psychedelic turkish funk meets disco, balkanfolk to minimal, Anatolian folk to deep house, kurdish halay to electro, turkish tango to break beat, bhangra to moombahton, dabke to reaggaton, albanian folk to twerk, iranian bandari to techno. Her EthnikFolkElektronikMix is free of conventionality, and it refuses 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 Balkans.

At her »electronic only« sets, Ipek takes you into deep-house, tech-house, minimal and techno spiced up with ethnic - folk tunes, fuelled by kicking beats and dramatic basslines.and she creates live-remixes. 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. Korhan Erel.

Aside from DJ’ing, remixing and producing İpek is active as curator and working as the music director of CrossKultur-Festival. For the 1st May 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 hybride and queer identities plus transcultural clubbing.

Ipek Ipekcioglu focuses on social-political issues of everyday life and playing with them as an instrument in her musical productions. Ipek has a very political perception related with womyn, immigrant, queer issues and she has a high interest in culturally diverse musical projects that she has curated and participated. Ipek is a wellknown 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 in Doublemoon Turkey, and at the Berliner Break Beat Label DDR. She has curated »New Sounds of Istanbul« at Radialsystem, Berlin in 2014 and 2015, Berlistanbul#25 , Berlin Festival and she runs her own ImPort-ExPort stage at MyFest in Berlin-Kreuzberg.

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