Mercan Dede; electro-sufi musician
Mercan Dede; is an accomplished DJ; musician and producer of electro-sufi music. His diverse mix of traditional music and modern beats has brought him a vast number of fans and critical acclaim across various cultures. Born Arkin Ilicali in Bursa in 1966; Mercan Dede moved into music after flying to Canada to teach Turkish oil painting art of Ebru. He gained fame using the stage name Dj Arkin Allen. After returning home to Turkey; he opened a new music studio in Istanbul and started producing under his name Mercan Dede.
Mercan Dede’s latest album “800” is not only a breathtaking piece of art; but also mirrors the essence of Sufism with his harmonious combination of musical contrasts: the mutual antagonism as a part of the whole. Just as with