Celine Bereyakan (Dicle Gülşahin) is a songwriter, producer, and DJ based in Rotterdam making covers and lo-fi beats sampled from Turkish pop music, and composing post-punk songs, all in DIY aesthetics. Her sets consist of the songs from her youth, widely regarded as ‘guilty pleasure’. While nostalgia is an essential dimension of her music; the true core of her practice relies on the musical quality of early samples of Turkish pop that features the authentic sound of the geography.
“During H3ritage Studios program, I’d like to explore the collage as a form of commemoration and musical interpretation, by repurposing samples from popular culture elements from Turkey and around. As a DIY-musician lacking proper musical education, I see the program’s offerings as a great opportunity to improve my vision and skills while learning from the experts and exchanging muses with participating fellows.”