Artemis Günebakanlı

Radio Host — Istanbul

Name, where are you from?
Artemis Günebakanlı, Istanbul.

What do you do?
I’m a radio host and music writer among many other things.

Describe your style in 3 words?
Comfy, warm, simple.

What British music icons inspire you today?
Damon Albarn, Robert Smith, David Bowie.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Mostly punk, mod, Britpop, grunge, shoegaze and post-punk.

What music defines the teenage you?
A mixture of Radiohead, The Prodigy and Blur.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
This is hard to answer but I could say Dave Gahan for surviving hard times while kicking it on stage and still keeping up the awesome work.

You can make a record with anyone from history?
Although I’m not a musician, I would love to come together and create something with Damon Albarn. He’s versatile, creative and seems to be full of exciting ideas.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history?
Probably Jim Jarmusch. Because his films make me feel at home and less awkward. He also has great taste in music.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Blur, Sziget Festival 2013.

A song from your favourite album?
'The Same Deep Water As You' by The Cure.

What is the first song you played on repeat?
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana.

A song lyric that inspires you?
“The diamond in your mind is cut from wonder.” 

From 'The Gravy Train' by Ian Brown.

Music icons that have inspired you…
Radiohead, The Clash, The Beatles, Joy Division.

What music did you listen to growing up?
Massive Attack, Slowdive, The Smiths.

One record you would keep forever?
'Parklife' by Blur.

What song do you put on first thing in the morning?
'Celestial Annihilation' by UNKLE.

Name a song that makes you smile?
'Night Boat to Cairo' by Madness.

Name a song that reminds you of your childhood?
'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen.

The best love song of all time?
'Electrical Storm' by U2.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix)' by Primal Scream.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
Anything by The Prodigy.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'Everything Will Flow' by Suede.

Best song to bring people together?
'Never Let Me Down Again' by Depeche Mode.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'2 Become 1' by Spice Girls.

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
black midi, Slowthai.

Four new songs you can’t stop listening to right now?
'Momentary Bliss' by Gorillaz.
'Cue Synthesizer' by Destroyer.
'Nervelevers' by Squarepusher.
'Stoned Again' by King Krule.

Name, where are you from?
Artemis Günebakanlı, Istanbul.

What do you do?
I’m a radio host and music writer among many other things.

Describe your style in 3 words?
Comfy, warm, simple.

What British music icons inspire you today?
Damon Albarn, Robert Smith, David Bowie.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Mostly punk, mod, Britpop, grunge, shoegaze and post-punk.

What music defines the teenage you?
A mixture of Radiohead, The Prodigy and Blur.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
This is hard to answer but I could say Dave Gahan for surviving hard times while kicking it on stage and still keeping up the awesome work.

You can make a record with anyone from history?
Although I’m not a musician, I would love to come together and create something with Damon Albarn. He’s versatile, creative and seems to be full of exciting ideas.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history?
Probably Jim Jarmusch. Because his films make me feel at home and less awkward. He also has great taste in music.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Blur, Sziget Festival 2013.

A song from your favourite album?
'The Same Deep Water As You' by The Cure.

What is the first song you played on repeat?
'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana.

A song lyric that inspires you?
“The diamond in your mind is cut from wonder.” 

From 'The Gravy Train' by Ian Brown.

Music icons that have inspired you…
Radiohead, The Clash, The Beatles, Joy Division.

What music did you listen to growing up?
Massive Attack, Slowdive, The Smiths.

One record you would keep forever?
'Parklife' by Blur.

What song do you put on first thing in the morning?
'Celestial Annihilation' by UNKLE.

Name a song that makes you smile?
'Night Boat to Cairo' by Madness.

Name a song that reminds you of your childhood?
'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen.

The best love song of all time?
'Electrical Storm' by U2.

Best song to turn up loud?
'Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix)' by Primal Scream.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
Anything by The Prodigy.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'Everything Will Flow' by Suede.

Best song to bring people together?
'Never Let Me Down Again' by Depeche Mode.

Is there a song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
'2 Become 1' by Spice Girls.

Any new bands you are listening to right now?
black midi, Slowthai.

Four new songs you can’t stop listening to right now?
'Momentary Bliss' by Gorillaz.
'Cue Synthesizer' by Destroyer.
'Nervelevers' by Squarepusher.
'Stoned Again' by King Krule.

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