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Originİstanbul, Turkey
GenresRock, experimental rock, psychedelic rock
Years active1996–present
LabelsAda Music, Doublemoon, Peyote Muzik
Associated actsReverie Falls On All, Kırıka
MembersGökçe Akçelik
Barkın Engin
Orçun Baṣtürk
Selçuk Artut
Burak Tamer
Past membersErden Özer Yalçınkaya

Replikas is a Turkish rock band from Istanbul. The band features consist of Gökçe Akçelik (vocals, guitar), Barkın Engin (guitar), Selçuk Artut (bass guitar), Orçun Baştürk (drums) and Burak Tamer (electronics).


Their debut album, Köledoyuran was released in 2000, by the Ada Music label.[1] Their second album, Dadaruhi followed in 2002.

The band’s third album Avaz was produced by Wharton Tiers who is known for his work with bands such as: Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Helmet and Dinosaur Jr. The album was released in May 2005 by the Doublemoon label.

Alongside releasing albums and playing concerts, Replikas wrote music for films too. The first soundtrack by the band was in 2001 for the movie Maruf by Serdar Akar. In 2005 the band composed music for] Kutluğ Ataman’s movie titled İki Genç Kız which won them the best film music award by SİYAD in 2006. The soundtracks were collected into an album named “Film Müzikleri” which was released by Pozitif in October 2006.

Replikas band took part in Fatih Akın’s documentary Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul; pieces from their albums have been used in various short and feature-length movies.

The band recorded their fifth album Zerre in a complex that they transformed into a studio environment, formerly a prison located in the Gökçeada Island. Peyote Music released Zerre in November 2008.

The sixth album “Biz Burada Yok İken” consists of covers from the 1965-75 Anatolian Pop period. Biz Burada Yok İken was released by Ada Music in April 2012.

Since March 2013, the band started to share unreleased previously recordings on Soundcloud audio archive page.

EP No: 1, containing seven new instrumental tracks, was released in May 2013. A box set, including remastered versions of Köledoyuran and Dadaruhi and also EP No: 1 was also released by Ada Music in May 2013.

"Alfred Hitchcock's Blackmail - Live at Istanbul Modern" was released in February 2014 from band's Bandcamp page.


Studio albums
Compilation albums


  1. ^ "Bir kez daha 'Köledoyuran'", Habertürk (in Turkish), 22 December 2010, retrieved 12 March 2011

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