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ROTATE continue their exciting line up of summer gigs with the visit of MURAD L. of the funky house outfit hailing from Miami via istanbul “THE CRAFTSMEN” this coming Friday june 27th at their monthly spot at the Forum,waterford.The Craftsmen is the name of the house project formed in Istanbul via Miami. Turkish duo Murad L. Ozay and Cem Sarikelleoglu aka The Craftsmen have been crafting the house scene with their unique style since early 2004. Murad L Ozay, Born in Seattle Washington and raised in Istanbul-Turkey, Murad L. began his Djjing career playing underground parties and house music events throughout Istanbul. His original musical taste was based on Disco, Blues, Jazz and Funk. It was late 98 when Murad discovered a love for house music, which changed him forever. His DJ sets covered a wide variety of House styles including Deep, Tech, Disco, Jazz and Funk. Over the years he has performed for screaming crowds in Europe and US. While living in Istanbul club scene, Cem was inspired by the top DJs and producers of Turkey like Murat Uncuoglu, DJ U.F.U.K., Tangun, DJ Met and UHR. He worked as an audio sequencing software instructor for some years and has been producing for many years with productions and remixes, He loves DJing in his bedroom and playing his Bass Guitar. He is one of the most versatile producers in Istanbul claiming respect from DJs all over the country, he has some productions for Funkfield Recordings based in Istanbul. In 2004 they teamed up with Murad L., who is a very old friend sharing the same passion for house music, to create “The Craftsmen”.Murad has been booked out solid the past few months with dj slots at some of istanbuls biggest house clubs the “VICE and the “CRYSTAL” while also popping back to miami for the recent Miami music conference where is spun with all the big boys of house from Dj Sneak,Mark Farina & Johnny Fiasco.Also headling with MURAD on the night is Waterfords own Turkish import SOYDAN of yakuza recordings.support on the night is from two of the hot young djs doing the circuit in waterford at the minute SHANE MAHER from carrick & Lloyd Kenny form the deise.Well worth a trip to catch this gig to keep the summer vibe going people.July & August line ups T.B.A very soon so watch this space.
Doors open 11pm sharp.