Elektro Hafiz is a musician, born and raised in Istanbul, who has recently moved to Cologne, Germany.
Already well known in Turkey, he can look back on 20 years as a professional musician. With his former band ‘Fairuz Derin Bulut’ he created and released three albums, which represent a milestone in the Anatolian psychedelic rock music of the 2nd generation in Turkey.
Elektro Hafiz has shown and proven openness to various and sometimes contradicting music by mixing eastern instruments like the electric saz, darbuka and finger cymbals with different genres.
He loves to play with opposites and through that creating new compositions.
This open and experimental approach is still his trademark, as well as his charming provocative style that is complemented by a healthy dose of humour. His diverse compositions are heavily influenced by his Anatolian roots, which are reflected in his instrument of choice the electric saz in most of his pieces.
A further ingenious characteristic of his is using the electric guitar as a rock instrument while at the same time applying the Anatolian harmony system (scale).