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İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey | SELF

İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey | SELF
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"Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project"

Solardip is more than just a band. They create a standing and a radical gathering, offering something a little wild, a little trash. As one of Istanbul's favorite Electro-Indie bands, Solardip is gaining steady momentum.

Who is Solardip?
Yigit: We are three young people, born and raised in Istanbul. We make music.
Duygu: Solardip is not just the band, now it's a standing - a little wild, a little trash.
Emir: Solardip is now a radical gathering. A fear of manipulation, a shallow entertainment and the power of cheap tricks. Solardip gains its power from the infamous lightning branding and together, we forget all our problems, greed, money and focus on brutality.. Brutality on mind without the technique, without any question mark and elitism. Pure entertainment.

Your debut is about to be released. How does it sound?
Emir: A heavier sound, more vibrant and raw. We've changed and put our emotional sequence into this as the playlist grows on. It is wilder than before, and more 'rock'. We hope that listeners will feel the indie taste in electro and bang the floor. We wanted you to feel like, you would sometimes destroy your MP3 player by throwing and kicking it.
Duygu: Just like he said, a wilder sound! And our first single ‘Dance Like Wolves’ comes in with a sexy video directed by our friend Cihan Alpgiray.
Yigit: In addition to five new tracks, we remixed five of our old songs and they somehow turned out to be even greater, as if they are totally new songs!

Do you have any bizzare live performance memories?
Duygu: Actually I remember one. That guy after our gig in Amsterdam, he jumped into the backstage, put an MP3 player in my hand, saying "We want you to sing with us, please?!" In the morning I put on the earphones; that MP3 player included their songs, all HEAVY METAL - with brutal vocals. Right into the trash!

What do you think about the underground music scene in Istanbul?
Emir: Istanbul consumes really fast. It is pretty hard to do a sustainable project because of the dynamics of the city. This is the year 2011, and we still face with a crowd who has a very irrational, locational based approach towards the music and musical acts they will listen to. But this will be over very soon, hopefully.

What are some of the new sounds coming out in Istanbul?
Yigit: There are some significant examples in the genres IDM, glitch, instrumental, hip-hop, electro-pop, nu jazz, chillwave, new wave and drone, all of which were claimed to be impossible to be practiced by Turkish musicians just until a few years ago. Especially for some specific genres, you'll see that this number will rise in the near future, and these musician will turn out to be more visionary, bold, brave and unique. They no longer standardized with the norms of Turkey.

What are the three main facts that define the nightlife of Istanbul?
Yigit: First of all, night is not the sequel of day in Istanbul. The nights here are pretty long, without any sleep. Second, anything may happen on night in Istanbul. And last but not least, most nights in Istanbul end with food -above 500 calories.
Duygu: Agreed, if you go out at night, no chances coming home before the sun.
Emir: Who wants to come home before dawn?

Your favorite performance venues and clubs in which to both and hang out in Istanbul?
Duygu: Places like Babylon, IKSV Salon, Ghetto are the best for live gigs
Emir: For DJ performances, Otto and Skandal! are pretty nice. - VICE Magazine


Discography

Dip Inside (EP) 2009
Diply In Love (EP) 2010
Future Now (Debut LP) 2012

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Istanbul electro-indie trio solardip is one of the most remarkable bands coming out from Turkey.

solardip is not just the band, now it's a standing - a little wild, a little trash. This band is now a radical gathering. A fear of manipulation, a shallow entertainment and the power of cheap tricks. Solardip gains its power from the infamous lightning branding and together, they focus on brutality.. Brutality on mind without the technique, without any question mark and elitism. Pure entertainment.

With their French Electro, Indie influenced sound, the band is one of the few live acts of their genre in the country. Having released the 1st EP 'Dip Inside' in August 2009 which was downloaded legally by more than 10.000 unique users, the band has appeared on many major blogs and websites, having been broadcasted by well-known Turkish radio stations.

In a short time, theese three youngsters invaded the audience: 'Dip Inside EP' was downloaded legally by thousands of unique user. The band that has become more well-known and been lauded by press & media after the 2nd EP 'Diply In Love', released in April 2010. Soon recognized as one of Istanbul's most favored Electro-Indie bands, solardip has given concerts in renowned local & international venues like Babylon, Peyote, Indigo, Ghetto, Dogztar, Tamirane, BronxPi and played in such events, festivals like EXIT Festival (Serbia), Spirit OF Burgas (Bulgaria), Winston (Amsterdam/NED), Adidas 'all originals' Party, Demonation Festival, Babylon Newcomers Festival and many more.

They stage their music along with impressive visuals and many of the songs from the recent EPs' and debut album were remixed by renowned DJs and bands. Debut album Future Now was digitaly released on March 2012 by Remoov Records after the release of the spactacular single&video of 'Dance Like Wolves'