BOA Life provides artist management services to musicians and DJs who want to retain their indie freedom while getting the guidance and support they need to succeed. We specialize in live electronic acts and DJs from Europe. BOA provides its artists with tour management, booking and general management services.
While we accept unsolicited submissions, BOA maintains a limited roster in order to better serve our clients. Please take a look at our website and check out the artists we have worked with to see if you might be a fit before submitting. In general, we like to work with up-and-coming dance/indie artists, primarily in the Electro genre (though we’ve been known to have a soft spot for drum’n’bass too). We never knock it ‘til we’ve tried it, though, so feel free to contact us if you think you have something really special to offer!
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DJ IPEK IPEKCIOGLU
In the mid-nineties, DJ İpek İpekçioğlu stormed the multilayered Berlin club scene and gradually her eclectic music and characteristic mixes turned into the foundation of a new style emerging in the clubs and nightlife – OrAsian soundfusion. Ipek’s contribution to the trend was acknowledged by the widespread magazine Zitty when they ranked DJ İpek İpekçioğlu as one of Berlin’s most important cultural contributors. Since then, DJ İpek has developed herself into an exclusive Berlin export, visiting festivals and clubs all over the world: the desert Sahara of Mali, Salvador de Bahia, Stockholm, Istanbul, Glasgow, Shanghai, Peking and so many more. She has toured in Spain with Ojos de Brujos, conducted an exclusive tour throughout China and has undisputedly earned herself a reputation in the heterogeneous landscape of international nightlife.
Ipek’s signature style, Eklektik BerlinIstan, is a groovy mix of Middle Eastern & Asian & Balkan folk and dance music, fusioned with Berlin electro, Breakbeatz and Pop. Through her sets, DJ İpek Ipekçioğlu takes her audience on an aural journey through the cultures and music of Turkey, North-Africa, Israel, Persia, the Balkans, Greece, and Bollywood, as well as carefully planned escapades to the UK and USA. Her hybrid characteristic sound provides surprising breaks to the steady course of club music. Ipek has djayed along artists like dZihan & Kamien, Niyaz, Goran Bregovic, Baba Zula; Hüsnü Şenlendirici, Mercan Dede and Nitin Sawney.
DJ İpek is resident at a row of popular clubs and events in Berlin: SO36, Transurban.tv, BalkanBalkanParty, Absolut Balkanissimo, Kanakwood-PostMigrantSounds, and Popdeurope. In addition to this, she regularly hosts the Re:Orient Club in Stockholm, Sweden and is one of the masterminds behind the Berlin cult club night Gayhane – House of Halay. Ipek is also the music director of the Theater and Performing Art Space Ballhaus Naunystr. Iin Berlin – Kreuzberg.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung has called Ipek a musical and political “visionary”, whose eclectic adventure journey leads immediately into a country of radical social change, far beyond the clichés and known Pop exports. Her album, Beyond Istanbul, “which is a cross-section, free of blinkers and ideology” (Rolling Stone), was voted as the album of the month by the Bavarian Radio Broadcasting’s program “World Receiver.”
“Europe’s Hippest DJ” – QX Magazine
“…first and foremost, the Berlin nightlife can’t do without her anymore.” – EMMA
“the Master of Ceremony of the transcultural understanding and has set important milestones” – Daniel Bax, Music Critic
“This night, that which İpek plays is the collision of the Orient and the Occident. She mixes the oriental musical heritage with electronic House and Techno sequences. This event was the first one to put oriental House and Pop music on the German club landscape(…)Turks, Arabs, Greeks, Israelis, Irans, Germans, Americans and people from other culture celebrates. They are gays, heteros, they are christians, muslims, jews, atheists and everything in between…” – Ulf Schubert, Berliner Zeitung