- Honest Jon's Records
Kime Ne was the first record from the Turkish supergroup Insanlar. Originally released by Aboov Plak in 2013, it's now been reissued by Honest Jon's, backed with two remixes from Ricardo Villalobos. Recorded live at Mini Müzikhol (a venue run by group member Mini Bashekim), "Kimi Ne" ("So What") unites elements of acid house and Turkish folk music, reaching beyond the two traditions while staying true to each. The song comes from "Haydar Haydar," a poem by 17th century Alevi-Bektashi poet Kul Nesîmî that vocalizes an internal struggle with God. While traditional performances of "Haydar Haydar" carry a solemn, penitent tone, Insanlar's version channels a sense of rebellion via acid house's otherworldly textures. The result is a beautiful, haunting trip that highlights house's ability to synthesize both the divine and the hedonistic.