Istanbul'a

by Santi & Tuğçe

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İSTANBUL’A Nereye gidersem gideyim sonunda döndüğüm Her köşesi ayak izlerimle dolu labirent Sende gizli durgunluğum Her şeyi başlatan ezgisi cocukluğumun Belki bir gün yeniden karşılaşırsak senle ben Hic bir seyin aynı olamayacağını bilen Ve yine de hayal eden iki eski dost gibi Sarılacağız ve susacağız TO ISTANBUL Wherever I go, the one I always return to The labyrinth whose every corner is filled with my footsteps In you hides my stillness, The tune of my childhood that started all If one day, we meet again Like two old friends who know that nothing will be the same again And yet, who still imagine, We will embrace and keep quiet
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İSTANBUL’A Nereye gidersem gideyim sonunda döndüğüm Her köşesi ayak izlerimle dolu labirent Sende gizli durgunluğum Her şeyi başlatan ezgisi cocukluğumun Belki bir gün yeniden karşılaşırsak senle ben Hic bir seyin aynı olamayacağını bilen Ve yine de hayal eden iki eski dost gibi Sarılacağız ve susacağız TO ISTANBUL Wherever I go, the one I always return to The labyrinth whose every corner is filled with my footsteps In you hides my stillness, The tune of my childhood that started all If one day, we meet again Like two old friends who know that nothing will be the same again And yet, who still imagine, We will embrace and keep quiet
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Istanbul’a is a song written for the ancient city Istanbul that evokes timeless questions: Can one ever leave behind one’s home? Can one ever truly arrive at a home that was once abandoned yet never quite forgotten?

The original version of this haunting track was first released in 2017 in the aftermath of political events that filled the city with great uncertainty, much like the current moment in which we find ourselves. Even more so than at the time of its original release, today Istanbul’a captures a widespread sentiment of liminality and uprootedness that echoes all around and gains new meaning in our world as we ask: Can we go back to a past that is long gone? Will things ever be the same again?

Dunkelbunt’s version features his signature of transglobal electronic-instrumental sound that is full of energy, swing and a sense of eclecticism that is as layered as the ancient city Istanbul itself.

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released September 11, 2020

Original Track: Santi & Tuğçe
Vocals and Lyrics: Tuğçe Kurtiş
Composition: Santi

Remix:
Vocals and Lyrics: Tuğçe Kurtiş
Composition: Ulf Lindemann

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dunkelbunt Vienna, Austria

Ulf Lindemann aka [dunkelbunt] was born in Hamburg in 1979. At the beginning of the millennium in his Vienna studio, he began to merge electronic music with Balkan, Gypsy and Swing sounds and along with his contemporaries like Waldeck, Parov Stelar and Shantel who helped popularize the new music genres, „Electro Swing“ and „Balkan Beats“. ... more

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