Merdan Taplak

Merdan Taplak

 Antwerpen, Flanders, BEL

The future of dancefloor folk! We like it naked. And also nude.


MERDAN TAPLAK ORKESTAR One deejay, one accordionist and four brass musicians, all originating from Antwerp, Belgium. No golden teeth, no suspenders or hats, no gipsy roots, but one hell of a fiesta balkananica! Mashed up with electronica, bridging the gap between balkan- and popclassics. Oppaah!

MERDAN TAPLAK - Grocer in sounds
Merdan Taplak, born in Antwerp and raised Asianly, is without doubt the next big thing in the Belgian and European deejay scene. Rocking all stages of all major festivals in Belgium, Merdan Taplak is hitting the crowd and he is hitting them hard.

Often referred to as "the Bosphorus’ third bridge", he creates a new world with new sounds through melodies from across the globe, passionately reconciled into electronic worldgroove. Like a Turkish grocer, trafficking in sounds. A fresh shop, always discovering new flavours which take you by surprise. You won’t believe your ears. Not even mentioning your legs.

Merdans international acclaim is growing steadily, due to his energetic dj-sets and upcomming electro-world productions. His latest single, "MARCH OF THE SULTANS" is supported by lots of worldmusic deejays, worldfamous deejay Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio One) called it "a festival banger!". The track has been compiled on the infamous "BALKAN BEATS" compilation by Robert Soko. The METISSE EP covers both sides of Merdans musical spectrum: a heavily electrified track topped with african vocals, an absolute floorfiller.

Merdan is highly positioned as a deejay/producer but he keeps on going. Attending every (world)music festival, he is acknowledged by international connoisseurs as one of the rising stars in his genre. From New York to Vienna, from Brussels to Berlin, Merdan Taplak mashes it up globally!


In the studio right now, working on our LP.

Merdan Taplak: music is compiled on BALKAN BEATS vol 4 (a night in Berlin), MADE IN TURKEY vol 5, I LOVE ISTANBUL

Set List

Our set takes about 75 minutes of time, and about 2litres of sweat. We mash up balkan rhythms with electro classics.

bumpy balkan
pass the wodka on
snack my bitch up
push up