A Deep House version of a very less known Anatolian folk song – Meric releases “Hemshin” EP
trndmsk: What inspired you to produce the EP?
Meric: The unique multi-cultural character of Anatolia is inspiring many musicians. For a while, I am trying to make the re-interpretations of previously composed folk songs with an updated musical infrastructure; and making out new version to be played in the dance fields. The samples I used for the song “Hemshin” was inspired from the experienced musical figure Nezih Ünen’s legendary documentary “Lost Songs of Anatolia”. The documentary mentions the musical range of Turkey. I wanted to put front, to the dance floors, a Deep House version of a very less known Anatolian folk song.
Where did you record it? And how?
It was recorded in my house, directly from my home studio; using Ableton 9 and FL Studio softwares. I have chosen the samples to be added to the underlying melodies, which made a conclusion of a richer sound.
How did you get in contact with the record label?
After the first draft, I have sent the piece to Ladino Romance. They mentioned; they are interested in it; because it matches their streams. After their positive feedback, I have concluded the draft with my valuable friend’s Anatolian Sessions, Coss and Analog Context’s remixes. So, it is finalized as a rich EP.
What’s up next after the release? Are you working on any other projects?
I have some more projects that I continue working on and want to finalize them until the end of summer 2019. I want to come up with more powerful sounds by live instrument recordings.