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Istanbul’s hottest DJs right now

These three local beat authorities will make you dance until dawn

If smooth deep house is what you’re after, Kerem Önger serves you an irresistible mix of fine tunes at the upscale restobar Madeo in Karaköy. Rub shoulders with the city’s well-heeled party crowd underneath mirrored ceilings and crystal chandeliers.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/keremonger

Izmir-born DJ and producer Doruk Güralp is known to rump-shaking locals as a member of the Lust DJ team that bestowed many sweaty trap and hip hop nights onto us already. As a solo DJ, he works his way through house, techno, and electronic, always aiming for that atmospheric beat that keeps you dancing until dawn. Best enjoyed at Istanbul’s latest hotspot Klein in Harbiye.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/dorukguralp

Mr. Sür, the mastermind behind the now defunct Wake Up Call club in Taksim and the newly opened Hütte in Asmali Mescit, is providing his audience with crisp house and techno tunes at various clubs and bars around town, the nightlife institution Mini Müzikhol in Cihangir being just one of them. With a distinctive nod to Turkish classics, disco and world music woven into his super addictive sets, he never fails to surprise.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/mrsur