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Ilhan Ersahin


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A jazz saxophonist, Ersahin released She Said in 1996 and Home in 1997 to wide success, especially in his homeland of Turkey. But soon after he began to move in a different direction: fusing jazz with electronic dance music, a then-burgeoning genre.

The result was Wax Poetic, a group that had elements of Thievery Corporation and Joe Henderson all at once. Ilhan’s work with Wax Poetic brought him to collaborations with Saul Williams, N’Dea Davenport, and the then-unknown Norah Jones; and it also propelled him into the world of Nublu.

Nublu was the club Ersahin opened in the summer of 2002. Offering a truly unique, living-room-like environment for he and his fellow musicians, Nublu became a breeding ground for some of the most original and exciting music coming out of New York, incubating the live electronic music phenomenon Brazilian Girls; the electro-breakbeat outfit, Kudu; the Northeastern Brazilian buzz-starters, Forro In The Dark; Ilhan’s own Wax Poetic, Love Trio, and I Led Three Lives, Our Theory; live hip-hop powerhouse Real Live Show; and the Butch Morris-conducted Nublu Orchestra.

In addition to becoming a hothouse for live music, Ersahin’s Nublu also spawned a record label. With the talent that was exploding out of the walls of the club, he felt there was no other choice than to start a company to release recorded music from the bands that were forming every night.


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  • almightygorilla

    bokum gibin

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • kara-oy

    In turkish ı and i are different characters.Capital letter of the i(from ilhan) is İ So this is wrong name,correct is İlhan Erşahin

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
  • eersahin

    Are we relatives man?

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • DogTemple

    Sheer genius...

    12 Feb 2010 Reply
  • DJNikki

    Fly<3 Brilliant track!!

    11 Dec 2009 Reply
  • AykanG

    Ilhan Ersahinin muzigi mukemmel fakat ayni tadi alabilecegim baska isimleri bulmakta zorluk cekiyorum. Ilhan Ersahini cok seven birisine baska kimi onerirsiniz

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • CgnOky

    1965' te İsveç' te doğan İlhan Erşahin, müzik yaşamına oldukça geç başlamış. 16 yaşında ilk kez tenor saksafonu eline almış, 19 yaşında ciddi olarak etüd etmeye başlamış ve bugün başarıyla sürdürdüğü profesyonel müzik kariyerinin ilk tohumlarını atmış.

    8 Jan 2009 Reply
  • selim714

    And they called him il

    20 Nov 2008 Reply
  • polvorita

    His song "Fly" is so wonderful and magical.

    19 Oct 2008 Reply
  • melodit

    i like ilhan ersahin

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Tasoine


    31 Aug 2008 Reply
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    27 Apr 2008 Reply
  • mypleasure


    21 Oct 2007 Reply
  • escapism__

    haa.. para bok. beleşi varken ne die öle biş iyapıyım. emeğe mi saygı?

    26 Jul 2007 Reply
  • haindede

    satın almayı denemelisin!!

    21 Jul 2007 Reply
  • escapism__

    Biri bana ilhan erşahin indirbilceğim biyerler sölesin.. link zart zurt

    20 Jul 2007 Reply
  • eersahin

    He's a unique Ersahin bro!

    10 Jan 2007 Reply

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