Turkish dance music label Future Forward Music celebrates third anniversary with 40-track compilation, The Void

Featuring a cross section of Turkey’s finest talents including KRCLKarakterUgur Project and more The Void will be the first multiple artist compilation consisting of new music available exclusively as an NFT via Rarible

Stream The Void – Mixes here

Purchase The Void as an NFT here

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Istanbul-based record label Future Forward Music today celebrates its 3rd anniversary with the release of a 40-track compilation mix album, The Void. Now available to stream and purchase as a NFT (Non-Fungible Token) release, The Void features 40 previously unreleased tracks by a selection of Turkey’s finest dance music talents. Furthermore, it is the first multiple artist compilation consisting of new music to be available in the emerging crypto world. The compilation marks Future Forward Music’s 9th standalone release and the 200th release in total including all of its sub-labels and imprints.

Additionally, shining a light on a dance music scene which may be unfamiliar to some, The Void joins 44 artists in celebration. Traversing through many different electronic genres, the compilation encompasses essential elements of both rhythm-heavy sounds and melodic energy. From techno to house, electro to breaks, electronica to progressive trance and more, the wide sphere of influences on The Void is an impressive showcase of talents from Turkish artists based both in and out of the country.

The Void – First Compilation

“The Void has been the first compilation gathering Turkish producers under a single roof. The electronic music scene in Turkey had been growing before the COVID-19 crisis. One of the main motives of this compilation is to show the whole world the local artists’ successful progress. 

When curating The Void, we paid attention to bringing rising talents and established artists together while featuring differencing musical approaches. After the release of this compilation, Future Forward Music will release further album tracks together with remixes by other compilation artists within individual EPs throughout the year, in order to solidify the relations between the producers in the local scene, create interactions between different genres and broaden the artists’ community by pushing their music out to different audiences.” – Zahid Sarıhan (Label Head)

The Void features a number of artists who are well-known within Turkey and also across Europe. However, the now Frankfurt-based KRCL has already garnered support from Mixmag and has broken into the top 5 placement in Turkey’s iTunes chart on several occasions. Suppling the euphoric and vocal-heavy track of I’ll Follow You is Karakter. Additionally, an audio / visual live act who merges dance music elements with live instrumentation, Karakter’s recent productions have appeared across Sony Music and more, with his live show being exhibited at many of Turkey’s key events including Sonar IstanbulFuture Forward Music also welcomes WolfsonUgur ProjectTriart who between them have shared stages with the likes of Carl CoxDeborah De LucaMatadorLen FakiANNASama’ and many more.

Future Forward Music

Presenting the album exclusively in the emerging NFT format, Future Forward Music deliver the album in the format of audio and visually enriched video that will include artwork designed specifically for the project by the designer behind the album artwork. Although three continuous mixes by Ege Saglam (Disc 1), Hard Reset (Disc 2) and Minstrel (Disc 3) will be available on streaming services. Additionally, each continuous mix reflects three different moods fitting Future Forward Music’s corresponding imprints.

However, as a constantly evolving record label and brand, Future Forward Music is the parent label of three other sub-labels focusing on different styles in the realm of dance music. The label is also part of a creative media collective and entertainment brand named Future Forward Media which has been active in the scene for several years.

Future Forward Music – V.A Compilation – ‘The Void’:

Disc 1:

1 – Cagan Tunali – Retired Seagull
2 – Caner Seval – A Lost Pixie Girl
3 – Turker – Still Breathing
4 – Serkan Eles – Welcome to Reality
5 – Stefan Addo, Ozgul Bolat – Pandora
6 – Moziz – Lacuna
7 – Umutbooy – No One In The World
8 – Minstrel – Singularis (Ege Saglam Remix)
9 – Sercan Yanbay – Progressive Minds
10 – SEM Music Project – Polar Lights
11 – Voluntas – Enzeru

Disc 2

1 – Bahadırhan Koçer – Wechwieb
2 – Pleizel – Pneuma
3 – widerberg – Faded Memories
4 – Wolfson – Ups & Downs
5 – Can Durmus – Red Threads (Breaks Edit)
6 – Ayhan Akca – Fame Circus
7 – Karakter, ILÆY – I’ll Follow You
8 – KRCL, SIRMA – Not All (Club Mix)
9 – Savrun Brothers – Amygdala
10 – Evren Ulusoy – Medea
11 – Batıkan Abız – After the Storm
12 – Samet Zorlu – Between the Clouds
13 – Triart – After the Fall
14 – Sezer Uysal, VIIA – Luciole
15 – Hard Reset – Rendezvous
16 – Erdem Tunali – Ideal
17 – Onur Ates – Extraterrestrial Highway
18 – Erel – MMM (Make More Mistakes)

Disc 3

1 – Ayhan Aygun – Fire Damage
2 – Procombo – Silent Minds
3 – UGR – Interplanetary
4 – Emirgan – Echo Chamber
5 – Mehmet Ozbek – Red Alert
6 – Pina Tesla – Bombsight
7 – Ugur Project – Axis
8 – Zafer Atabey – Conjunction
9 – Riza Gobelez – 2905
10 – Minstrel – Chosenness
11 – MWM, Kedimari, Purple Phase – Genius Witch