Cem Yildiz
  • country:Türkiye
  • style(s):World, Electro
  • label:Self managed
  • type:Duo
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:vocal, electronic, visual, lute
  • artist posted by:Caféturc Music & Arts

Line up

  • Cem Yildiz (saz, electro, vocals)
  • Emre Geriş (electro)


Anatolian Electro Folk

Welcome to the shamanic and folk acid universe straight out of Istanbul and Anatolia!

On tour in Turkey, Switzerland, Germany …


Acknowledged as a modern-day Aşık, a troubadour, CEM YILDIZ has been relentlessly pushing the boundaries of modern Anatolian music, inspired by poets and folk musicians, such as Yunus Emre or Ali Ekber Çiçek.

His idiosyncratic combination of shamanic folk acid, spiritual lyrics, and techno creates a hypnotic atmosphere on stage as well as on the dancefloor: this is where Cem is most passionately improvising with his beloved electric bağlama.

His characteristic sound is deeply embedded in club bangers, such as “Stil” and “Ejma” with Acid Arab, and in his earlier works with Orient Expressions and İnsanlar.

Having a prolific career with solo works, series/film soundtracks and collaboration with the international hit Acid Arab, CEM YILDIZ toured in world-famous music festivals and stages in Turkey and Europe, like Montreux Jazz Festival, Sonar in Barcelona, Dekmantel in Amsterdam, or Kilbi.


Recent and upcoming concerts:

Moods Jazz (Switzerland), Babylon (Istanbul), Sonar Barcelona (Spain), Gazhane Museum (Istanbul), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Import Export (Munich/Germany), Chill-Out Festival (Turkey), Dekmantel Festival (Holland), Nuits Sonores (France), Bad Bonn Kilbi (Switzerland) …