A collective music edit project from Istanbul.
FOC Edits started out as an edit project in late 2010 by two Scorpios, Kaan Düzarat and Mehmet Koryürek (aksak - Mr. Pink) in İstanbul. The idea was to edit and rework some tracks that they've enjoyed listening but were not necessarily able to play out and dance to at all. The first track was a love song by Özdemir Erdoğan called Aç Kapıyı Gir İçeri. The edit was so successful both domestically and internationally the duo kept working (or FOCing) tracks as they deemed appropriate.
Along the way the project got new members and collaborations with the househeads of İstanbul, Ali Çetinkaya (Ave Astra), Anıl Devran, Emrah Arslan (Fattish), Eren Eren, Doğu Çivicik and Osman Başaran (Kozmonot). All had some part in FOCing with the tracks of local legends Barış Manço, Ajda Pekkan, Moğollar, Fikret Kızılok, MFÖ, Erkin Koray, Ayla Algan and Bülent Ortaçgil as well as international musicians like MJ, Geraldine Hunt, Curtis Mayfield, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Horace Silver and Dennis Parker.
Some 25 tracks have been shared on soundcloud with close to 450k plays and many more to follow. The tracks have gotten airplay on radios both domestic and international and have been playlisted by the likes of Tim Sweeny (BIS Radio) and Simon Harrison (Basic Soul).
Founding duo (Kaan and Mehmet) have a diverse background of music ranging from jazz to rock, classical to hip hop, reggae to ambient, Turkish folk to blues and have been heavily influenced by Detroit and Berlin sounds of the last five decades. With such heavy influences the duo followed their hearts and got their hands dirty with FOCing away.
The team is currently developing a Flavor Of Cuts live project as well as FOCing new tracks while keeping up DJing, radio programming for Dinamo FM 103.8 and working on their other personal projects.