Portecho is an electronica/indie band based in Istanbul and New York.
In 2005 Istanbul’s club scene was turned on its head overnight by the emergence of Portecho, the electronica act, whose riveting live presence, driving beats, and skinny ties defined a new, unprecedented performance paradigm as they played to packed venues across Turkey, Europe, and the US. Their 2006 debut Undertone (released on Elec-Trip Records), captured the club vibe of their stage shows perfectly. Over the years, Portecho’s musical palette expanded and Studio Plastico, which was released in 2009, proved that the band were not afraid to push the boundaries of the sound they pioneered. In their new release Motherboy on Babajim Records, Portecho takes a quantum leap forward, taking all their idiosyncratic elements into deeper, more organic reaches. All the synthesizers used are analog, and played live. This time around, the grooves have a much funkier and more retro quality. The lyrics and the effects are both more textured and nuanced, and the resulting sound is darker with a straight-off-vinyl feel. This Portecho is indie electronica both old-school and bleeding-edge, and shows artists with a consistent worldview who are yet unafraid of experimentation and reinvention.
booking and Management: Timur Celikyay email@example.com
Tan Tunçağ: Vocals / Synths
Deniz Cuylan: Vocals / Guitars
Joining Portecho on stage for live shows;
Feryin Kaya: Bass Guitar
Ulaş Özbiçer: Drums