EDHID SHORTCUT: Eren Eren (TUR)
We’ve been watching Vesvese’s very own Eren for a while and like his fine taste in house and techno. Reason enough for us to catch him for our SHORTCUT series.
Where do you feel home?
I’m living in Kurtulus for more than 10 years now so that’s where I feel home.
When was your first contact with music?
First contact was playing air guitar on MFO songs with my father’s tennis racquets when I was 6 or 7 years old. Eventually, I started to play electric guitar at the age of 15.
Which was your first record bought and what memories do you associate with it?
It was Aphex Twin’s On EP and I had bought it from Kod Muzik Beyoglu with the money I set aside for my trip back home to Izmir. It caused me a 1 day delay and some trouble with my parents.
Do you collect vinyl? If yes, which is your favourite record store?
Juno is still the primary online store for me. Also Analog Kultur in Galata is my favourite local store in town.
What brought you to do DJing?
The satisfaction I get from digging, listening, collecting and sharing.
When and what was your first mix?
It was a mixtape I compiled on a cassette for my friends around 1999. Mostly electronica stuff.
How would you describe your style?
I like it raw and soulful.
Which medium do you use to play?
Vinyl and USB drives.
What are your favourite spots to play?
Suma Beach was the highlight of our past two summers and we all had great time there, then there is Wake Up Call of course. Minimuzikhol and 1888 are home to me. And I really enjoy hosting my weekly radio show at Dinamo.fm.
Which record is your secret weapon?
It’s changing constantly so I got none.
What is the best and what is worst thing about DJing?
Music is the best thing about DJing. Worst thing is playing to people who don’t simply get this.
What is your personal hangover killer?
A barrel (119.24l) of orange juice.
Which art comes second for you after music?
What comes in your mind when thinking of Istanbul?
What can we expect next?
Well, I’m an incorrigible track deleter production-wise so you can expect that to change soon.
Eren Eren on Soundcloud