Born and raised in Basel, Switzerland to a Turkish immigrant family, and now based in Berlin, Mehmet Aslan has been driven by questions related to the fluidity of his own post-migrant identity since his breakthrough EP, ‘Mechanical Turk’, was released on Glasgow’s Huntleys + Palmers in 2014.

The subsequent years have seen Aslan grow as an artist as he interrogated the answers to these questions through music production & live performance, DJing and graphic design, leading to 2022’s debut studio album, ‘The Sun Is Parallel’.

Released on released on Basel’s Planisphere Editorial, the album also featured contributions from Italian percussionist & composer Valentina Magaletti, Spanish composer Niño de Elche and Mehmet Aslan live band members Alican Tezer (drums) and Daniel Pankau (guitar).

The album will subsequently be followed in 2023 and beyond by more live tour dates and further musical projects, both solo and collaborative.

Photo © Robbie Campbell


COUNTRIES PLAYED: Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Scotland, Romania, Israel, Sweden, Netherland, Belgium, Turkey, Azerbaijan, India, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan, Vietnam, Brasil, Mexico, USA

HIGHLIGHTS: Nuits Sonores Lyon + Brussels, Robert Johnson Offenbach, Phonox London show with Haai, Tel Aviv headline show Al Saraya Theater , Le Sucre Lyon, Razzmatazz Barcelona, Le Transbordeur Lyon with Omar Souleyman & Ge-Ology, Headline Tour through middle East & Asia, Dunes Electronique Tunesia. MAS Art Center Dubai, MECAinhotim Contemprary Arts Center Brasil