Active since 2001, Istanbul based Ayyuka was one of the first bands to look back at 70’s Turkish music to find a new voice.
Not caught up in the Retromania but reincarnating Turkish Psychedelic within their own style, the band managed to develop an unmistakeable unique sound. Inspirations of Dick Dale, John Frusciante and local heroes like Erkin Koray, Orhan Gencebay make their music more guitar oriented but their fascination with film music and improvisation creates unexpected twists within their songs.
Right after their eponymous debut in 2007, the band shared stage with Sonic Youth and Jonathan Richman. Heading to a completely instrumental music, their 3rd studio recording “Sömestr” had already become a cult album for record collectors.
They’ve collaborated with Orlando Julius, Ilhan Ersahin and had guests on almost every album. The new release will be a creative collaboration with Calibro 35 genius Tommaso Colliva. For every new album Ayyuka is experimenting with techniques of music writing and flirting with genres like afro-beat, funk, dub or arabesque, and the last chapter of this journey is coming out in October.