Imran Ayata (1969) is a Turkish-German author, music compiler and sometime DJ. Together with Bülent Kullukçu, he put out a collection of immigrant music, Songs of Gastarbeiter Vol. 1  in 2013, after rediscovering and resuscitating the career of a little known Turkish balladeer, Ozan Ata Canani. Earlier this year Ayata and  Kullukçu came out with Songs of Gastarbeiter Vol. 2, the centerpiece being a new ...

“A soundtrack of freaks, gangsters, pimps and punks of the era.” So Uzelli Kaset bills their newly  released compilation of Turkish electric saz music, called Uzelli Elektro Saz (1976-1984), curated by Murat Ertel – the lead singer and saz player of Istanbul psych band BaBa Zula – with his wife, Esma Ertel. And as the blurb suggests, the LP is being ...