post Sun Splash Antalya 2011

Here are some of my favorite photos from the Sun Splash Antalya 2011 festival, photos were mostly provided by Lebby Anafu, Veronique Drapeau and Selim Soysal…

I was surprised by the number of new faces at this years Sun Splash festival, the family is definitely growing… fantastic line up… a few favorites; Rustam Ospanov’s dj set on the beach, very soulful, right across the border, technically very good too; Rainer Trubey’s evening set on Tuesday, he dropped some fantastic Detroit style house music, preparing us for a pumping Phil Asher set at the club; Gilles Peterson was extremely eclectic as usual, he was having a lot of fun dropping his tunes… I was a little tired after Gilles’s set on Thursday, so only managed to catch the first half hour of Louie Vega’s set, but no matter… that half hour was phenomenal, apparently he went on till 6, 6.30 in the morning… Lefto and Simbad killed it in the club on Friday, the crowd was going absolutely wild!!!  And of course… Jose James, wow… really enjoyed his performance… I was pleased with my sets too, though I’m not going to ramble on about them, all I can say is… the response was good.

Overall… good music, fantastic line up, friendly crowd, great food, luxurious venue, sun, sea and the beach… Even the odd patch of rain didn’t stop the crowd from partying.  So thanks to everybody who came down and made it happen, thanks to Hillside Su, and thanks Serkan for putting this together one more time.  More info about this festival at

Footage from the Jose James concert; Richard Spaven – Drums, Grant Windsor – Keys, Chris Smith – Bass


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