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Exclusive Premiere: Şatellites “Saskin”

Today’s special delivery is another sure shot banger from Batov Records’ Middle Eastern Grooves series. This time courtesy of Tel Aviv’s Şatellites. On “Şaskin”, Şatellites deliver a deadly instrumental jam, putting on a raw and uptempo psych-rock spin, à la Jefferson Airplane, on the traditional original. This version is tailor-made …

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Exclusive Premiere: Sababa 5 “Baksheesh”

Persian groove specialists, Sababa 5, are due to return later this month with another essential 45 for the Batov Records Middle Eastern Grooves series. We are excited to share the electrifying B-Side, “Baksheesh”. Having cut their teeth playing with the likes of Kutiman and Liraz Charhi, Sababa 5’s knack for …

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Exclusive Premiere: Y Bülbül Ft. Rose Glass “Aspiration Nation”

Y Bülbül follows his kaleidoscopic ‘Fever’ LP with a double dose of avant-pop mixed with spiritual awareness recorded in collaboration with award winning film maker Rose Glass. Turkish-born, London-based musician and producer, Y (for Yiğit) Bülbül, crafts his own contemporary avant-garde pop projections with a rich musical heritage shining through …

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Exclusive Premiere: Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek “Sunrise” (Forthcoming on Bongo Joe)

Anatolian psych-pop sensations Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek (pronounced ‘Shimshek’) share the dreamy lost-future sounds of “Sunrise”, the synth-led closing song from their essential forthcoming second album, ‘Dost 1’, the first volume of two ‘Dost’ (meaning ‘friend’) releases. The band is fronted by Berlin based, Turkish singer and multi-instrumentalist Derya …

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Future Classics

Wild Honey ‘Ruinas Futuras’

A new Madrileño soundtrack. Guillermo Farré’s hushed vocals are buoyed by cinematic strings & brass arrangements, and the tight drums & percussion of Shawn Lee. ‘Ruinas Futuras’ was composed in fragments on phone voice memos, between fatherhood and office work. Slowly accumulated before their rediscovery one day on a train. …

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Exclusive Premiere: Cloud Of I “Sod”

We are excited to premiere the dreamy-yet-intense psychedelic pop sounds of “Sod” by Cloud of I. Taken from the forthcoming ‘Gazing’ EP on Batov Records. Cloud of I was conceptualised by singer, songwriter and front woman, Yuli Shafiri, in a Paris squat, and realised back home in Tel Aviv. Inspired …

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