The Mauskovic Dance Band
After two years of intensive touring around the world with the Jacco Gardner band and Eerie Wanda,
Nicola Mauskovic was ready to start a new project in another direction. Some months of experimenting in his home-studio with His Mauskovic’s friends resulted in :
The Mauskovic dance band.
full of 70’s afro-beat and columbian cumbia blended with the early 80’s New york no-wave sound of ESG and Liquid Liquid, the band has one main goal : make people dance!
Altın Gün offer an exciting mix of Turkish folk, psychedelia, funk and rock. After performing in Istanbul with Jacco Gardner, bassist Jasper Verhulst became fascinated by the Turkish sound of the 70s. At that time, artists like Selda, Barış Manço and Erkin Koray combined traditional music with western rock influences.
Along with bandmates Ben Rider (guitar) and Nic Mauskovic (drums), Verhulst searched for Turkish musicians to revive this sound. They found Merve Dasdemir (vocals) and Erdinc Yildiz Ecevit (vocals, saz, keys) through Facebook. Jungle by Night’s energetic percussionist Gino Groeneveld joined the group and the band was complete. Altın Gün play songs from the aforementioned artists from the 70’s and their lesser-known contemporaries and also make their own arrangements of Turkish traditionals. This way different worlds meet and form a refreshing danceable sound.
An evening full of wonder and worldly tunes! An evening to remember!