Minor Empire

Roxody Presents

Minor Empire

Mechanical Turk

Thu · October 18, 2018

8:00 pm

$30.00 - $35.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Minor Empire
Minor Empire
Minor Empire are a Turkish-Canadian progressive music group formed in 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Since releasing its debut recording, Second Nature in January 2011 Toronto ensemble Minor Empire has been performing a blend of psychedelia, electronica, jazz & traditional Turkish music. Not only has "Second Nature" hit #1 on national world music radio charts in Canada, but CBC Radio and Toronto Sun music columnist Errol Nazareth noted that "the CD marks an important way forward for Turkish and world music, in general.”
David Dacks of Exclaim! magazine calls their debut Second Nature "successfully dreamy" and says "the record will leave you wanting to see the band live.", and TJ Nelson of World Music Central describes the album as "bold, expertly worked and voluptuous."
Minor Empire is the brainchild of guitarist/composer/producer Ozan Boz and vocalist Ozgu Ozman. Inspired by the traditional music of their homeland of Turkey, they have forged a sound that is simultaneously contemporary and traditional, adventurous yet accessible. Fleshing out their unique sonic vision is a stellar cast of musicians including Michael Occhipinti (guitar), Chris Gartner (bass), Debashis Sinha (percussion) from Toronto; Ismail Hakki Fencioglu (oud) and Didem Basar (kanun) from Montreal, while internationally acclaimed Istanbul-based clarinet player Selim Sesler guests on the album.
Mechanical Turk
Mechanical Turk
Mechanical Turk is a true Silicon Valley story — formed by 4 musicians with a variety of backgrounds in engineering. They shared the impulse of bringing some of the finest tunes to West Coast in 2015 and played at 3 shows in San Francisco since then. Their playlist has a major focus on Turkish Pop/ Rock, but it does also consist wide range of mash-ups of 80's and 90's classics. They offer up the covers of the catchiest rock beats, strong hooks and fantastic live event that is described as “not to be missed” among its growing audience. The Turkish rock outfit—vocalist Kaan, guitarists Can, Sedat and drummer Sonat—not only know where they’re going, but have a solid rock history that put them here today. Together they decided to follow their dream to bring a musical taste of their homeland to California; and since last year they reached large number of audience. They’ve been featured on CNN Turk’s 5N1K and a number of online news portals in this short period of time.
Venue Information:
Chop Suey
1325 E Madison St
Seattle, WA, 98122
http://www.chopsuey.com/