Sol Selectas is pleased to welcome the mysterious Turkish duo Derun, with two original tracks full of emotions and organic textures. The sacred geography of their homeland is rich with history, and it is from these tales and legends, that Derun pulls their inspiration from.
The title track “Yedi Kule” tells us the story of the ancient “Seven Towers” in Istanbul, a fortress which throughout time has been a defense post, a treasury, and also a prison. The downtempo groove takes us through each stage of the Seven Towers existence, and the vocals sing about it's past.
“Kordelio” is the ancient Greek name of the Karsiyaka district of Turkey, and is a sight of many historic battles. This track and its vocals, are in the memory of the lives that were lost in these conflicts.
On remix duties we welcome two new names to Sol Selectas, Iorie from Germany, and PHCK from Sweden. Iorie’s “Decapella” mix strips back the vocals on the original “Yedi Kule” creating a moodier more dubbed out version with exciting sonic surprises at each breakdown. PHCK smooths out the original Kordelio, and add their signature deep house groove to round out the EP.
The artwork by Helia Jamali takes us deep into the unique landscapes of Turkey, where nature has her own secrets and mystery.