Music City Sessions: Kandur

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For our newest Music City Sessions video, we are excited to present: Kandur!

When the political climate in his home of Istanbul started to take drastic turns for the worse, Ilker Kandur decided to relocate himself to one of the western world’s most historically progressive locales, and the home of many of his musical influences, San Francisco.

"Music City Hotel was my first home when I moved to San Francisco in the end of October 2013 (then known as Encore Express). I stayed there about two weeks, while I was discovering San Francisco. Since then I’ve been coming back to Music City for auditioning band members, rehearsals and jam sessions. I wrote my second single "Save Me" in one of the rehearsal rooms when I was casually jamming with my drummer Diana, with whom we hit the road to Austin as a duo to play Music City x Balanced Breakfast SxSW Showcase".

Teaming up with Berkeley’s legendary Fantasy Studios to handle production duties, Kandur was partnered with Dawn Richardson (4 Non Blondes, Tracy Chapman) on the drums and the pair immediately bonded over classic rock influences. The resulting EP, aptly titled Fantasy, features four heavy-hitting-yet-melodic alternative rock tracks that span the breadth of their creator’s influences. Check out the acoustic rendition of their song "Did You Ever", performed on a Music City Sessions video. 

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