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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.

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new EP ElectroBluesSociety

after a few singles releases in July and August we now release the full new EP by ElectroBluesSociety on Instrumental Blues Records.

IB 718 – ElectroBluesSociety – Riffs & Blues EP

After exploring possibilities with loops and samples the guys from ElectroBluesSociety go back to basic on this one. Just two instruments (drums and guitar), recorded in one take; simple, loud and raw.

The EP is available on all digital platforms and here you can have a listen:

Sync License

We certainly do not cover all musical styles but if you are looking for some real blues (or related music) we can provide the right music for your upcoming film, television and advertisement projects.

We would love to become your ‘trusted source” in case you are looking for blues and related music.

In recent years we had over 45 placements of our music in popular tv series, films and commercials.  Our music was used in film (a.o. Refugio), commercials (a.o. 5-Hour-Energy-Drink, Flipboard) and lots of tv programs (Sons Of Anarchy, Suits, American Idol, Fox Sports, NCIS, Banshee, Graceland, Scorpion, Wentworth, Lilyhammer, Ice, The Leftovers, Celblok H, Six and many others).

Our catalogue contains  a wide variety of blues and blues related music (780 tracks at this moment) and we constantly keep adding new ones. Over 550 tracks are one-stop and most of the rest is very easy to clear. Besides more traditional blues / roots music we also have some interesting projects that mix blues with (electronic) elements of modern dance music. Just contact us with the details of your music needs and we’ll immediately get to work compiling a playlist for you to preview.  And if we don’t have music that fits your needs, we will also tell you so. Below you will find some playlists with examples from our catalogue

Black Keys replacers

electro blues

gospel blues

techno blues

instrumental blues

blues covers

modern work songs / Alan Lomax re-visited

one chord blues

hip hop blues

riff based blues with strong rock vibe

remixing the blues

acoustic blues