Delighted to introduce Boshoco as the latest addition to the Sinchi & Friends mix series. We first had contact with the Syrian duo late last year when they sent us a demo of their latest track ‘Semsem’ , which we instantly fell in love with and will be the next release on the Sinchi label, with remixes from Shubostar and Damon Jee,.
Not only do we consider them as an exciting talent, they have some story, part of which you can pick up from their interview below, the rest will have to await until the release itself. Whilst you wait , I can tell you that the track can be found in the middle of the podcast and was the inspiration for full 90min mix. Enjoy!
1) Introduce yourself?
We are Boshoco, a duo from Aleppo in Syria that enjoy making music, playing music and dancing (we also work in humanitarian and development with NGOs, we actually met working in a refugee camp south of Turkey).
2) What have been your highlights from the last 12 months?
Moving to Europe – Touring in Europe with our friend Hello Psychaleppo – Playing a secret location in Damascus, Syria for the first time – Getting in contact with Sinchi.
3) What do you have lined up for the coming year?
2 EPs, Semsem and Zalghouta, singles and collabs with Syrian artists.
4) Which track in the mix is your favourite right now?
Fake Robots By Ulises Arrieta & Javier Martinez
Delias by Stevie R feat. Djanan Turan & Master Dani (Simple Symmetry Edition)
5) What is your favourite track of the last 12 months?
1995 by &ME
6) What is the last record you bought?
Broken Heart by David Jackson
7) Whats your number 1 go to track of all time?
The Prophetess by Henry Saiz and Tentacle
8) Who or what are your biggest musical influences?
Old Syrian music and Tarab, synths, Old French music, (Barbara, Aznavour, Brel, Dalida), Pink Floyd, Sade, Madonna, Michael Jackson and the list goes on (we are answering for two)
9) Tell us about 3 DJ’s / Producer’s we may not know but should be looking out for?
BAKISA (Formerly Jack the Fish)
10) What is your favourite Venue or Festival to play at and why?
We love to play intimate places with lots of happy familiar faces but any inclusive dance-floor where people can be themselves is where we like to be at (behind the decks, dancing or both).
11) Do you have a ritual before you start playing or straight after?
Nihad smokes a joint, Philippe drinks Arak (Anis seed based Mediterranean alcohol)
12) What is your favourite bit of kit?
Ketron Vega digital synth, prophet 12 analogue synth
13) What is your favourite film score?
Eternity and a day – Eleni Karandirou
Chariots of fire – Vangelis
14) What is your dream destination?
Our next one.
15) What makes you smile?
Philippe: The sound of the piano, the landing of a plane when I’m in a window seat.
Nihad: People dancing, a plate of Kebbeh (minced meat stuffed with minced meat topped with minced meat).