Istanbul may not be a traditional hub of electronic music but a scene is emerging that’s getting us pretty excited. Gantz broke the mould with his Turkish infused dubstep, and Tektosag Records does a great job of giving young producers a foot up. Another Istanbul offering is Algerian born, El Mahdy Jr. His influence of Islamic and Turkish culture makes for some of the most original stuff around and his latest EP, Gasba Grime, is a testament. By adding a dark twist to Turkish folk instruments and utilising call to prayer samples, the five-track EP transport us headlong into a Sin City of the Middle East… link