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new single ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

Today we released

B&T 980 = Ain’t No Love – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

A double-bass-driven psychedelic electro blues song… and the fifth single release from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions”

Between 1998 and 2020 Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe several times each year and a lot of music was written and recorded during these tours.  The current pandemic put that on hold . But with the help of the internet and Chris Brown in St Louis, the guys from ElectroBluesSociety (Netherlands) started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis (USA). 

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.

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new single on Bone Union Records

Today we released a new single on Bone Union Records.

BUR 1106 – The Underdogz – Black Eyed Dog

Founded as a local cover band by Suat Vergili and Sarp Keskiner in 2016 under the synonym “Almost Rock’n Roll”, THE UNDERDOGZ (Izmir) recorded this obscure modal nugget of Nick Drake for a compilation album, curated by In the Void collective (based in Istanbul). Enjoy a rarity from the band that had disbanded in 2018, featuring the one and only female rock drummer based in Izmir.

  • Sarp Keskiner: vocals, guitar, harmonica, ocarina, jews harp, percussion
  • Suat Vergili: guitar
  • Ufuk Sinkil: bass
  • Oyku Celik: drums, backing vocals

Arranged, mixed and produced by: Suat Vergili and Sarp Keskiner (2017 / University of 9 Eylul – Department of Musical Sciences / Izmir, Turkey)
Cover Photo: Sarp Keskiner
Graphic Design: Elfin Yuksektepe (2021 / Bandha / Izmir, Turkey)

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.

Bone Union Records was founded in June 2020 by Sarp Keskiner (TR) and Jan Mittendorp (NL). The label aims to document a neglected musical scene in Turkey not just by releasing archival material from mid-90’s to this date; but also keen on releasing brand new material from Turkish artists. Though the scope mainly consist rare recordings of local traditional blues, urban blues and gospel acts, the material varies wildly by inclusion of folk, funk, dub, noise and experimental releases, that goes way beyond the borders of conventional blues. Thus, the label supports any musical efforts to improve the chances of exchange of blues and neighboring genres between Netherlands and Turkey.

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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

Today we released on Black and Tan Records:

B&T 979 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – It’s A Sad Thing

This is the fourth single release from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions’.

From 1998 up to 2020 Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe several times each year and a lot of music was written and recorded during these tours. Covid-19 crated a (temporarily) stop to that tradition. But with the help of the internet and Chris Brown in St Louis, the guys from ElectroBluesSociety started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis (USA) and their studio in the Netherlands. 

The track is available on all the download and streaming platforms:

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new single ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

today we released a new single on Black and Tan Records

Third single release from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions’.

Between 1998 and 2020 Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe several times each year and we recorded a lot of his music during these tours. Because of Covid 19 this is not possible at the moment. There for the guys from ElectroBluesSociety started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis (special thanks to Chris Brown).

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.

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Boo Boo Davis

Today we released:

B&T 977 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – See A Better Day

Boo Boo Davis

Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe at least 2 or 3 times each year since 1998. Usually, we also recorded a lot of his music during these tours.

Because of Covid 19 this is not possible at the moment.

There for we started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis. That way we were still able to create new music together.

Here is the second single from these ‘quarantaine sessions’ and this time it’s a song of hope that things will change for the better. 

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:

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new EP BLu ACiD

today we released on BLu ACiD Records:

BA 522 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake EP

This EP is the result of a recording session that BLu ACiD did in 2016 with John Blake; a mysterious singer hailing from the Deep East of Holland.

Like moonshine, this music was slow brewed in seclusion during all-night-and-day marathons attended only by the two members and the ghosts of the past, who were eager to have their voices echo into the modern world. Two of the tracks (Gallows Tree and Georgia) can best described as a 21st century take on the work songs that Alan Lomax recorded in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950’s.  All four tracks were released earlier as string of singles and now they are put together in this new EP.

The EP is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:

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new single ElectroBluesScoeity feat Boo Boo Davis

today we released a new single

B&T 976 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Secret

Since 1998 we have been touring with Boo Boo Davis in Europe at least 2 or 3 times each year since 1998. Usually, we also wrote and recorded a lot of new music during these tours. At first Covid-19 meant a complete stop to all this. But the music couldn’t be stopped, and we started to exchange musical ideas and send them back and forth between the Netherlands and East St Louis (where Boo Boo is living).  Special thanks go to Chris Brown for helping with this.

So, despite the fact that we cannot be at the same spot right now we are still able to create new music together. This single is the first result of that new way of working, and it is available on all digital platforms

We are working on a lot more songs and we will release them them in the coming months. Stay tuned.

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new single Bone Union Records

Today we released a new single on Bone Union Records.

BUR 1104 – Mechanical Rooster – Holy Shit

As locals of Denizli, founded in 2016 by Mustafa Kaçar and Onur Çağlar in Izmir, Turkey; Mechanical Rooster is proud to present their first single “Holy Shit!”

Supervised by Turkish blues veteran / producer Sarp Keskiner, the band suggests an innovative formula by blending urban blues with old school hip hop while preaching their idiosyncratic view on daily issues in a cut-up tradition, reminding pioneers of the Beat Generation.

Musicians:
Mustafa Kaçar: Vocals, lyrics, harmonicas, synthesizer
Onur Çağlar: Vocals, lyrics, sampling, turntable, fx
Special guest) Sarp Keskiner: Guitars, bass, percussion

Arranged, mixed and produced by Mechanical Rooster (2020 Izmir, Turkey)
Supervised by Sarp Keskiner (Bone Union Records, 2020, Izmir, Turkey)
Mastering by Burak Ataş (Maven Mastering, 2020, Izmir, Turkey)

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.

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new single Bone Union Records

Today we released a new single on Bone Union Records.

BUR 1103 – Sarp Keskiner & Kemal Begtas – Nobody Has No Time (to Listen to Music Completely)

Coming from overtly eclectic backgrounds by means of musical tastes and practices, “Nobody Has No Time (to Listen to Music Completely)” is a singular collaboration effort of two veterans of Smyrnian music scene. Recorded in 2017 and only broadcasted on Vimeo briefly before, the unreleased track suggests a unique blend, based on old school Mancunian beats resembling early 90’s, with a pinch of Mediterranean salt and a spoonful of gravy. This track shall be called and treated as a strict imposer of “Izmir sound”.

Kemal Begtaş: Irish bouzouki, bass, beats
Sarp Keskiner: electric rhythm and slide guitars

Recorded, arranged, edited and mixed by Kemal Begtas (Izmir, Turkey – 2017)

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:

Bone Union Records was founded in June 2020 by Sarp Keskiner (TR) and Jan Mittendorp (NL) in order to create a ground for mutual cultural exchange. The label aims to document a neglected musical scene in Turkey not just by releasing archival material from mid-90’s to this date; but also keen on releasing brand new material from Turkish artists. Though the scope mainly consist rare recordings of local traditional blues, urban blues and gospel acts, the material varies wildly by inclusion of folk, funk, dub, noise and experimental releases, that goes way beyond the borders of conventional blues. Thus, the label supports any musical efforts to improve the chances of exchange of blues and neighboring genres between Netherlands and Turkey.