"I Fly, The Skies Fly"
(“Ben Uçarım Gökler Uçar”)
Anatolian Electro Folk
Merging Anatolian music with psychedelic and folk acid style, multi-instrumentalist Cem Yıldız's album "Ben Uçar Gökler Uçar" (I Fly, The Skies Fly) was released on digital platforms on April 15th. The acoustic version of Stil, his first collaboration with Acid Arab, is also included in the album.
Acknowledged as a "Modern Time Troubadour", Cem Yildiz graduated from the Istanbul Technical University State Conservatory. Having a prolific career with solo works, series/film soundtracks and collaboration with the international hit Acid Arab, Cem Yıldız has performed in world-famous electronic music festivals and stages in Turkey and Europe, like Montreux Jazz Festival and Sonar Barcelona.
Cem Yıldız and “Ben Uçarım Gökler Uçar” album:
“Since my conservatory period, I have always been in search of a different sound. In this process, I spent a lot of time connecting this sound with my instrument and Turkish folk music. In this journey that I started with Orient Expressions and continued with Insanlar bands, the contribution of my foreign musician friends with whom we have signed many collaborations is undeniable. My first solo recording KÜN in 2019, followed by ŞAH and BEN UÇARIM GÖKLER UÇAR albums released on digital platforms are the concrete state of this search for a sound that I have been following for a long time”.
Venues and festivals where Cem Yildiz performed:
Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Sonar Barcelona (Spain), CTM Festival (Germany), Dekmantel Festival (Holland), Nuits Sonores (France), Bad Bonn Kilbi (Switzerland), Love Rave (Denmark), Garbicz (Poland), Rencontres Trans Musicales (France), VuuV Festival (Germany), Chill-Out Festival (Turkey), Cappadox (Turkey), El Barrio De Europa (Germany), Baleapop Festival (France), Other Futures Festival (Holland)
Vocalist, guitarist, sound engineer, arranger and producer. He attended sound engineering, mixing and mastering trainings at Point Blank Music School and Morley College in London. After returning to Istanbul in 2012, his works as musician and vocalist were published by EMI/Universal Music Turkey, Garaj/Pasaj and its independent label. He has recorded, mixed, produced and mastered the works of important names of the Istanbul independent scene.