Have you missed the festival spirit? Get ready! We bring the music to Babylon Soundgarden on September 9!
Gorgon City, The Drums, Anne-Marie, Sevdaliza, Kadebostany, Kalben, Whilk & Misky, Wax Tailor, Adamlar, Kabus Kerim, Hey! Douglas, Derrick May, Juju & Jordash, Cosmin TRG, Ahu, Sonido Tropico and many more will be with us.
This year, we are setting a camping site at Babylon Soundgarden for the first time, to help you enjoy the festival spirit fully. Take your tent and join us at the festival site at September 8, where you will be welcomed with a special DJ performance. Enjoy the true festival spirit with around-the-clock activities that will bring together music, technology, and art. We are welcoming all who are open to new experiences, friendships, and hope to Babylon Soundgarden. Join us while the passionate beats of masters and new talents from the local and international stages fuse with the energy of the sea, sand, sun, and the nature’s green in an explosive cocktail! Let’s bring the power of music to Kilyos at September 9 and enjoy it together!
Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott’s project, Gorgon City, gets the dance floor moving with a touch of house, dance-pop and garage. The British duo broke onto the scene in 2012 with their EP called The Crypt. They continue to build on that success with their album, Kingdom, released this year.
The Drums made their mark with their self-titled debut album and the track, ‘Let’s Go Surfing’. Their music is reminiscent of the energetic clatter-punk of 1970s British DIY bands. The band burst onto the music charts with the singles ‘Heart Basel’ and ‘Blood Under My Belt’ from their new album. The Drums seem to combine The Smiths’ hyper-dramatic effect and The Clean’s Literary Pop style.
English singer and song writer Anne-Marie, whose joint album ‘Rockabye’ with Clean Bandit and Sean Paul hit the top of all global music charts, will be taking the stage at Babylon on Saturday night, September 9! The musician gained recognition for her works with names like Magnetic Man, Gorgon City, Rudimental, Will Heard, and Dizzee Rascal and was regarded by The Sunday Times as “one of pop's brightest new stars”. One of the best recent breakthrough musicians, Anne-Marie won many awards including the BRIT and the MTV Europe Music Award.
A multidisciplinary artist of Iranian origin, Sevdaliza gained recognition for her electronic, trip-hop, grime and avant-garde music. Her lyrics contain philosophical queries and are influenced by famous novelists. Sevdaliza released the EPs ‘The Suspended Kid’ and ‘Children of Silk’, followed by the album ‘ISON’ this year.
Known for the hit songs ‘Walking with a Ghost’ and ‘Castle in the Snow’, Kadebostany played at various festivals like Sziget, Paleo, Fusion, Montreux Jazz Festival and Montreal en Lumiere as well as prestigious venues like Berghain, Rotonde, Hoxton and Zenith. Getting ready to expand their reach and push the boundaries of the pop culture with their new album ‘Monumental’, the band will take the stage at Babylon Soundgarden.
With her debut album Kalben reach out a unique fanbase from Zonguldak to Berlin, from Diyarbakır to Brüksel. She will join us at Babylon Soundgarden along with her songs written by herself.
Whilk & Misky
Catching the attention of many with their track ‘Clap Your Hands’, Whilk & Misky released their new EP ‘My Round’ on 26 May. Combining conventional instruments with minimal electronic backing tracks, the duo reached over 30 million plays on Hype Machine with Clap Your Hands. Solomun’s remix of the track remained in the Top 5 for 15 weeks at Shazam, Billboard and Mixmag’s Top Tracks of the Summer.
One of the most influential names of the downtempo, trip-hop and hip-hop scenes, Wax Tailor has released 4 studio and 2 live albums, totalling 6 albums to this day. The French producer performed at over 600 events in 50 countries, and featured artists like Marina Quaisse, Charlotte Savary, Mr Gib and Madwreck & Mattic. Wax Tailor manages to smoothly combine soul, funk, hip-hop and 1960s pop music, and will present some of the most vibrant examples of his work at the festival.
Turkish alternative music quartet Adamlar, well known with their dynamic performances, will be at Babylon Soundgarden for this summer’s final show. Members of the four-piece rock band are Tolga Akdoğan on vocals, Emre Malikler on guitar, Can Aydemir on bass and Berkan Tilavel on drums.
Hey Douglas is one of the successful solo projects of recent times. He blends 1970s’ psychedelic, funk and soul songs with 1970s’ disco beats.
One of the most inspiring figures in electronic music, Derrick May –a.k.a. Rhythim is Rhythim and Mayday– has shaped the ‘high-tech soul’ genre with his early songs, masterfully crafting funk with futuristic elements. Along with the likes of Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May was instrumental in taking Detroit’s unique techno movement to the world. He is considered as one of the most important living figures of Detroit. Having featured many artists like Carl Craig and Kenny Larking on a countless number of tracks, Derrick May has recently played on the pianist Francesco Tristano’s album ‘Surface Tension’. Derrick May will now take the Red Bull Academy Stage at Babylon Soundgarden.
Juju & Jordash
Juju & Jordash by Gal Aner and Jordan Czamanski is known for covering a large scope of genres such as bebop, acid and dub, with house and techno being the focal point. The duo released three albums from the label Dekmantel, and performed in important clubs including Panorama Bar and Fabric; at cult events like Freerotation; and in art gatherings like Mutek. Juju & Jordash will play the Red Bull Music Academy Stage at Babylon Soundgarden.
Coming from the underground scene of São Paulo, Sonido Trópico comprises seven DJs. Sonido Trópico has performed 22 gigs in 10 weeks during their tour of the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Croatia and Tel-Aviv, sharing the stage with the likes of Rampue, Chancha via Circuito, Nicola Cruz, Oceanvs Orientalis, Matanza, Curssen, Barrio Lindo and Holger Hecler. The group, accompanied by the Brazilian music master Salvador Araguaya, Kurup and the techno queen Cerverita, will play at Babylon Soundgarden this year.