Altın Gün
Altın Gün at Vieilles Charrues Festival in 2018 (from left to right: Ben Rider, Erdinç Ecevit Yıldız, Merve Daşdemir, Jasper Verhulst)
Altın Gün at Vieilles Charrues Festival in 2018 (from left to right: Ben Rider, Erdinç Ecevit Yıldız, Merve Daşdemir, Jasper Verhulst)
Background information
OriginAmsterdam, Netherlands
Genres
Years active2016–present
Labels
Members
  • Jasper Verhulst
  • Denzel Sprenkeling
  • Daniel Smienk
  • Erdinç Ecevit Yıldız
  • Merve Daşdemir
  • Gino Groeneveld
Past members
  • Ben Rider

Altın Gün (meaning Golden Day in Turkish[1]) is an Anatolian rock band from Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was founded by guitarist Ben Rider and bassist Jasper Verhulst in 2016.[1][2][3] Their style has been described as "psychedelic" with a "dirty blend of funk rhythms, wah-wah guitars and analogue organs".[4] Altın Gün also performs psychedelic rock covers of Turkish folk music.[1] Both the band's vocalists, Merve Daşdemir and Erdinç Ecevit Yıldız, are of Turkish origin, while the other three members are Dutch.[1]

Their debut album was On, released in 2018.[5] In 2019, they released Gece which was nominated for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards (2019) in the Best World Music Album category.[6][7] The band's first American tour commenced in mid 2019.[8]

Members

Altın Gün are:[9]

  • Jasper Verhulst: Bass
  • Ben Rider: Guitar (former member)
  • Daniel Smienk: Drums (From 2019)
  • Erdinç Ecevit Yıldız: Vocals, keyboards, and bağlama
  • Merve Daşdemir: Vocals, keyboards, small percussion
  • Gino Groeneveld: Percussion

Discography

Albums

  • 2018 : On
  • 2019 : Gece
  • 2021 : Yol [10]
  • 2021 : Âlem [11]

Singles

  • 2017 : "Goca Dünya" / "Kırşehir'in Gülleri"
  • 2018 : "Tatlı Dile Güler Yüze" / "Hababam"
  • 2018 : "Cemalim" / "Vay Dünya"
  • 2019 : "Süpürgesi Yoncadan"
  • 2019 : "Gelin Halayı" / "Dıv Dıv"
  • 2020 : "Ordunun Dereleri" / "Bir Of Çeksem"
  • 2021 : "Yüce Dağ Başında"
  • 2021 : "Kara Toprak"

References

  1. ^ a b c d Marshall, Alex (2 March 2021). "One of Turkey's Hottest Rock Bands Has an Unlikely Source". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  2. ^ Jack Parker (30 July 2018). "Inside the World of Altın Gün". All Things Loud.
  3. ^ DJ Morgan (3 March 2018). "KEXP at Trans Musicales: Altın Gün". KEXP.
  4. ^ "Altın Gün on the album "On" resurrect Turkish Psychedelic Rock". New Model Radio, Bratislava, Slovakia. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  5. ^ Altın Gün at AllMusic
  6. ^ "Grammy Award Results for Altin Gün". Grammy Awards. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  7. ^ Cheryl Waters. "Altın Gün - Süpürgesi Yoncadan". Song of the day podcast. KEXP. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  8. ^ Aarushi Nanda (31 July 2019). "Amsterdam-based Turkish group Altın Gün takes on first U.S. tour". Riff (magazine).
  9. ^ "Altın Gün". Soyouz Folklore Moderne. Retrieved 14 January 2021.
  10. ^ LesCharts.com - Yol
  11. ^ [1]

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