Sunday, August 14, 2016

Free Your Soul: Baba Zula and Mad Professor with "Özgür Ruh"

Today's random tune is by Turkish group Baba Zula in collaboration with Guyanese producer Mad Professor. Founded in 1996, Baba Zula is an alternative group that creates a psychedelic sound combining traditional Turkish instruments, electronica, reggae and dub. At the core of their sound is the saz, a Turkish bouzouki-like stringed instrument with a bright, high-pitched sound. Baba Zula became well known outside of Turkey when they appeared in the 2005 documentary Crossing the Bridge, and have since performed in many high profile world music festivals. They have released eight albums. Mad Professor is a dub music producer and engineer from Guyana known for original productions and remix work. He is a leading figure of dub's second generation and as such has been instrumental in bringing dub into the digital age. This song, Özgür Ruh, is from Baba Zula with Mad Professor's 2005 album Duble Oryantal.