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Meet Bosphoroots… a Roots Reggae band based in Istanbul, Turkey. Bosphoroots has been performing on stage in different festivals and places in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir since January 2015. Bosphoroots built their foundation on the common base of Roots Reggae and also use Dub and Reggae Revival styles in their music. The positive vibes and meaningful content they give to their listener is formed out of the universal message of Reggae has to offer with a twist of inspiration they get from their land.
Release Date: May 22, 2020
Copyright: 2020 Bosphoroots
Total Length: 32:00
Total Tracks: 9
They released their debut single, ‘This Is How I Want’, back in October 2015. In May 2016, they released their debut EP, ‘3 Azgın’, which means ‘3 Wicked Men’, through digital stores and platforms like iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, etc. Besides performing their own song, they also perform covers of song from legends like Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Israel Vibration, Gladiators, Max Romeo, Wailing Souls, The Abyssinians, Groundation, etc. Bosphoroots continue to improve their own sound based on vibes that reflect their worldview and senses!
Members of Bosphoroots include: Koray ‘Levvera’ Sürücü (Vocals), Yagız Kayaoglu (Drum), Yüce Akın (Keys), Fırat Bodur (Bass), Ergin Can Turhan (Guitar), Murat Tolga (Percussions), and Önder Mutlu (Tenor Sax).
Bosphoroots is proud to present their debut album, ‘Rizom’, featuring ten solid roots reggae tracks that truly express an ‘original Bosphoroots sound’. Editor-in-Chief, Nico aka ZOOLOOK, writes, “If the goal of the band was to create an ‘original Bosphoroots sound’ in the genre of roots reggae and dub, they have succeeded! Bosphoroots is contagious reggae music! IRIE approved!” IRIE invites you to become a fan of Bosphoroots and stream ‘Rizom’ today! And be sure to check out ‘Peaceland’ because ZOOLOOK says so!
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