Club Chai’s 8ULENTINA shines a highlight on non-Western sounds on this rapid-fire, club-focused combine.
Growing up in San Diego, Esra Canoğulları quickly realized the restrictions of their location. They realized to DJ at 15 years previous, however and not using a neighborhood of like-minded collaborators, put the curiosity on maintain till a transfer to Oakland nearly a decade in the past. There, Canoğulları was surrounded by inspiration and started to solidify a novel signature, mixing sounds and conceptualizing a creative area for ladies, trans folks and other people of coloration.
Canoğulları’s artist title, 8ULENTINA, is a nod to Turkish transwoman singer and actress Bülent Ersoy and highlights the truth that their artistic course of is an exploration of their household’s Turkish, Arab and Jewish roots. They had been at an artwork occasion in Oakland, peeling cucumbers to make çoban salatası, a standard Turkish salad, after they met Lara Sarkissian, aka FOOZOOL, an area artist and filmmaker who immediately acknowledged the dish.
The two bonded over their Middle Eastern heritage and shared ardour for visible artwork, movie making and music and earlier than lengthy they had been collaborating commonly. Soon, the duo launched Club Chai, first a membership night time and later a file label and curatorial venture.
8ULENTINA’s FACT combine is a rapid-fire mix of clattering percussion, Middle Eastern sounds and fragments of membership music torn from typically problematic roots and re-contextualized fully. Tear down partitions, reject binaries, don’t assimilate – the longer term is right here.
On Wednesday October 24, 8ULENTINA can be performing alongside FOOZOOL, Jasmine Infiniti and Quest?onmarc at Brooklyn’s Mood Ring.
Listen subsequent: FACT combine 671 – FOOZOOL