Influences: Subcora (Pachamama)
Subcora has gained momentum with her DJing in eclectic and melodic house field, seen in her podcasts for labels and events such as Magician on Duty, Zero, Deep Klassified, Ethereal Kollektiv, Dream Culture and Sunset Grooves.
Istanbul born, Liverpool based DJ Subcora has gained momentum with her DJing in eclectic and melodic house field, seen in her podcasts for labels and events such as Magician on Duty, Zero, Deep Klassified, Ethereal Kollektiv, Dream Culture and Sunset Grooves.
Having performed in festivals like Afrikaburn and the Africa Oye festival, Subcora is one Liverpool’s rising stars, who also hosts a show on Melodic Distraction Radio. She’s also part of Istanbul based collective Soul Engineers and London based collective Pachamama, with a sound that spans all areas of house as well as global grooves.
Joining the Pachamama showcase at Leave No Trace alongside Chaim, YokoO, Yotam Avni and many more on Saturday March 23rd, Subcora shares five tracks which have inspired her along her journey.
St Germain - Rose Rouge
Rose Rouge is one of my favourite tunes from the very special album “Tourist” by St Germain. It’s the rose of a wisely and soulfully crafted timeless, legendary album. It never ceases to amaze me with its sophisticated instrumental build up. Whenever I play this track in DJ sets, either original or Joris Voorn remix, it’s a special moment. There is always someone who appreciates that unexpected reference to a timeless classic. It’s like a mind opening, collectively experienced flow of jazz.
DJ Koze- I Want To Sleep
I haven’t always been a dedicated house music fan or a house DJ. I was much more focused on other types of electronic music in the past, more like IDM or experimental type of electronica that is usually characterized with irregularity or sophistication in track structure. This track, by the master DJ Koze, has a special place in warming me up into house music more and teaching me how get lost in the regularity of beats. It taught me more about the therapeutic and captivating side of “less is more” approach.
I have grown up listening some awesome funky Turkish tracks and my musical heroes like Barış Manço has a big role in shaping my first perceptions about music. Mehmet Aslan’s absolutely brilliant remix of 70’s track by Erkun Taçkın has a particular role in inspiring me to bring more funky grooves into my DJ sets. I love the slightly hysterical, existential rebel conveyed in the lyrics as well (i.e., Where do I come from where am I heading? I want to know if I am a human!?).
Till Von Sein- The Manifest feat. Mr. V (Pablo Fierro Remix)
This is one of my favourite percussion driven tracks that I play very often, since the early days of my DJing journey. I played this one at special events like Afrikaburn and Africa Oye festival, where the audience had strong appreciation for African influenced music, and it fired up the dance floor every time. Playing this hypnotic track is my way own of respecting the motherland and bringing our deeper connections with it.
Rey & Kjavik - Baba City (Rkadash Version)
One of my favourite tunes from Rey & Kjavik, along with the track’s original version. It is very mystical, spiritual, hypnotic and very groovy at the same time. It inspires me as the ultimate eclectic blend of all different vibes that I also aim to collate in DJing. I know that Rey & Kjavik has visited and stayed in Istanbul, my former hometown, for a while in the past. So, I guess that the song probably has some Bosphorus inspirations, which is giving me a bit of nostalgic feeling.