Art Diktator
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Art Diktator

İstanbul, Turkey | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

İstanbul, Turkey | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Duo Electronic Synth




"Art Diktator Interview"

‘‘Hakan Nurcanlı; who has given life to Deathroom, Neoplast, and Art Diktator projects; with gaining mass followers on each of them, continues his music journey...’’ - -Çağlan Tekil, Blue Jean Magazine

"''Ultimo Disco Inferno'' EP Review"

“Ultimo Disco Inferno” might sound like a gimmick pro-wrestler, but it might actually be one of the best EP’s you’ll hear this year. Right from the start, there’s an unmistakeable Combichrist-style vibe which just drips with energy and attitude. ‘’ - -Tom Humber, Dark Asylum Industrial Radio

"''Ultimo Disco Inferno'' EP Review"

''This duo manages to sound focused and deliver some dance-floor anthems. Thankfully,they avoid sounding cheesy. The strange fact regarding their work is the constant use of the Turkish language.This provides a certain point of originality to their material, without compromising the typical, contemporary status of a modern electro band.'' - -Isabelle S, Subexistance Music Production


Still working on that hot first release.



Art Diktator; is an experimental electronic act from Istanbul, founded in 2008 by Hakan Nurcanlı.

He started to work under the monicker ''Art Diktator'' in 1997, as the leader of his previous darkwave/industrial/fetish band Neoplast. While Neoplast disbanded in 2008, in the same period he met Adviye and continued to use ''Art Diktator'' for his new project.

With the dark lyrics, and the high energy as the main characteristics of their music, the duo describe their genre as ‘‘dark energy’’. Along with deep & strong male vocals, and melancholic female backing vocals; 70's old school hand-played basses, 80's drum machines, and 90's techno/trance synths can be typically heard in their music.
They released many limited singles and music videos between 2008 and 2011 before releasing their 6 track EP, ‘’Ultimo Disco Inferno’’ in 2012, which was a new cornerstone for them. The band gained a lot of positive reviews in many magazines, as well as featured a variety of complitation albums worldwide such as Unscene Magazine & Devolution Magazine's covermount cd's, The Gothy Horror Picture Show soundtrack album, Sintuned Records Echoes of the Night Vol I & II sampler cd's, and so on...The band currently working on their new album, which will be released in 2017.

Art Diktator are known for their strong live performances and continuously gig at well known night clubs of Istanbul. They had also played at international festivals in Canada, Finland, Denmark, and Ukraine until now. The duo have recently played at the Canadian Music Week in May 2016.

Besides their music; the band use visuals, drawn by Hakan Nurcanlı and accompanies to band’s live performance which are consist of futurism, individualism, nature, sex, religion, violance, fetishism, bondage, abnormalities, and death.

Art Diktator is not only a band. It's a spiritual and visual movement with a strong attitude. Brief way of self-expression, way of survival...

Welcome to Art Diktator’s provocative world!

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