Sunday, November 6, 2016, 8 pm
DJ İpek İpekçioğlu
Eklektik Berlinİstan
Anadolu Turkey, MidEast, Balkan, Elektro Fusion


Berlin and Istanbul based queer DJ and producer İpek Ipekçioglu has established her reputation in the heterogeneous landscape of the international club scene. She enjoys playing with musical clichés and at the same time brings previously unknown tracks to the dance floor, where she seeks to cater for enthusiastic encounters and ecstatic border crossings—without passport controls and integration tests. In 2006 and 2009, she released two albums, both titled Beyond Istanbul and, in 2007, her compilation Import Export a la Turka, which comprises German-Turkish music from three decades. She is a resident DJ at renowned events like the Gayhane-HomOriental party at SO36—one of the main events of the Berlin LGBTQ scene—the Kanakwood-PostMigrantSounds, the Berlinale, as well as cultural institutions such as Radialsystem and Maxim-Gorki-Theater. In addition, appearances at festivals (incl. in Amsterdam, Salvador da Bahia, New York, Cairo, Yemen and Beijing) expand her radius.

Ipekçioglu, who studied social education, also passes on her knowledge in DJ workshops and lectures on hybrid and queer identities / multiple affiliations and transcultural clubbing. Finally, DJ Ipek is patron of “Schule ohne Rassismus – Schule mit Courage” (School without Racism—School with Courage) and is politically committed to the rights of migrants, lesbians and gays, she has written numerous essays on respective topics, as well as founded, inter alia, the intersectionally oriented association GLADT. In 2001, she published, as a co-author, the volume
Lebenswelten von Migrantinnen und Migranten in Berlin (Migrant Worlds in Berlin). İpek İpekçioğlu’s heterogeneous as well as poignant work seeks to communicate transcultural realities and at that makes use of various channels and methods.

At n.b.k., DJ İpek presents one of her eclectic sets: Psychedelic Turkish Funk meets Disco, Balkan Folk meets House, Kurdish Halay meets Electro, Turkish Tango meets Breakbeat, Bhangra meets Moombahton, Albanian Pop meets Twerk, Iranian Folk meets Techno.

Free admission