I think it was 2003 or 2004. Those days my only tool to make music was my keyboard. I could only make use of its own memory card to record songs which I could lose with an electricity cut. How difficult these things were back then!
However I started discovering softwares (such as Sony Vegas Pro) with more technology and internet in our lives. This is how I started to make music on adigital platforms.
In this sense BAZEN is not actually my first song. As soon as I started testing, I wrote a couple of songs, one after another. Those times myspace.com was very popular. So I opened a profile there and immediately uploaded these songs.
Shortly after this, I received an e-mail from an independent internet radio channel in the US saying that they were willing to play three of my songs on their channel and they needed a written agreement signed by me if I agreed. It was obviously easier to reach this type of promotion channels those times.
Whatever, back to the story our song. BAZEN was born on such conditions. I was so motivated by the radio thing that I decided to enter an online song contest held by Nokia. I had one more song besides BAZEN, which was suitable for this contest.
SCHIZOPHRENIA was a song in English. While BAZEN was a very calm song, SCHIZOPHRENIA was quite electronic and extraordinary. I eliminated BAZEN after having listened to the other entries. Eventually I didn’t get any successful result from the contest but saw that BAZEN stayed as the most listened song on myspace in the following years.
After almost 15 years, by the end of 2019, I decided to release an album in turkish and to add BAZEN to this album. It’s one the most important and touchstone songs for me with its music and lyrics. Certainly the music was not like this originally. I had to rewrite it on Garageband on iPad.
Today what you are listening to is it’s new version. I also made a remix version. I wish I had the original one also so you could see the difference. Eventually today we have two BAZENs quite different than the original.
…those which land on each note of my song like the petals of a rose… (from the lyrics of BAZEN)
Listen to BAZEN on Spotify
Listen to BAZEN REMIX on Spotify
🇬🇧 Today I’m continuing to share world music from different parts. This one from Emel Mathlouthi is called Naci en Palestina (I was born in Palestine). Thanks to M&E from France for suggesting this song to me. I had never listened to this beautiful voice before. Shame on me! By the way, you can also share with me some non-madonna song by CLICKING HERE.
🇪🇸 Hoy siguo compartiendo otra cancion de música del mundo. Esta es de Emel Mathlouthi y es titulada “Naci en Palestina”. Gracias a M&E (de Francia) por sugerirme esta canción. Nunca había escuchado esta hermosa voz. Vergüenza! Por cierto, puedes también compartir conmigo unas non-madonna canciones. HAZ CLICK AQUÍ
Emel Mathlouthi (Arabic: آمال المثلوثي) (born January 11, 1982) is a Tunisian singer-songwriter best known for her protest songs “Ya Tounes Ya Meskina” (“Poor Tunisia”) and “Kelmti Horra” (“My Word is Free”), which became anthems for the Tunisian revolution. Her first studio album, also titled Kelmti Horra, was released worldwide by Harmonia Mundi in 2012 to critical acclaim. MORE INFO
I am actually making a new collection and planning on setting up a playlist on Spotify. I’m coming across with new people especially after having moved to Barcelona. Obviously music has been one of the ice breakers on making conversations with these new people. I ask them to make a small list of artists or bands, along with a few songs of theirs that they like. The only condition is that these artists or bands shouldn’t be worldwide famous. So no madonnas in the list. In this aspect today’s song is from O&E from Turkey.
Buika – Jodida pero Contenta
Would you like to add your favorite to the list? Please fill the form on my contact page
María Concepción Balboa Buika (born May 11, 1972) known as Concha Buika and by the stage name Buika, is a Spanish singer. Her album Niña de Fuego was nominated for the 2008 Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year and La Noche Más Larga was nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in 2014. MORE INFO
Sanırım kendimi en iyi ifade ediş biçimim böyle. Suruç’ta katledilen gencecik canlar için elimden (en azından şimdilik) bu kadarı geliyor… Ancak tüm o toz toprağın altında bir umut da görüyorum. Barış her zaman kazanır.