Altın Gün’s irresistible sunny groove blurs the boundaries between past and present, East and West. The story of the band (“golden day” in Turkish) began when Dutch bassist Jasper Verhulst discovered Turkish rock in the 1970s, with artists such as Selda Bağcan. He then set out to revisit this trend and take it to new horizons, together with the voices of Merve Dasdemir and Erdinç Ecevit Yıldız, who also plays the saz (a type of lute). In 2020, their album Gece was nominated for a Grammy. Continuing their explorations between hypnotic folk and hallucinatory rock, the band even tried their hand at synthpop sounds on the brilliant album Yol, released this year.