EP. 062 - Tarcan Gul (My DJ Story Podcast)

Name: Tarcan Gul


Instagram: @targulcannn

Primary Genre: House

Other Genres: EDM, R&B, Hip-Hop, Salsa



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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: what's going on everybody Darrell freighter the club CEO here and we have another amazing episode of the my DJ story podcast.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: brought to you by the club APP the number one online Community for DJ we can stream for free and not get cut off today we have Tarzan goal and he's going to tell his amazing story as a DJ brother, can you please introduce yourself to the people who you are and where you're from.


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Tarcan Gul: or still, thank you for having me so my name is Tara john and my surname is good and i'm originally DJ from Istanbul, Turkey, I grew up in that place called.


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Tarcan Gul: Russa, but they're my family was in Istanbul right now I am studying computer science in purdue university, so I mean i'm looking this fits indiana but yeah i'm very into DJ for many years, I started very young.


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Tarcan Gul: I want to say when I was 12 and I get started to get into get into producing as well, I used to produce dirty the House if you guys are familiar and I got my first label deal when I was 14 and from a label in Scotland and and then after that that's how I my journey started.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: that's amazing man at a very young age, already working with labels and and making money and traveling like this is amazing story now can you walk us through you know what was the process of being so young and getting these kind of deals, how do you go about getting that.


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Tarcan Gul: that's really good question so.


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Tarcan Gul: How I did was so.


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Tarcan Gul: My first ever track I did, and so.


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Tarcan Gul: there's a very famous label called spinning records you guys may have heard of they still hold something called the talent pool where.


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Tarcan Gul: You know, young producers or underground producers, like us, would put our tracks and I tried to get as much volts as possible.


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Tarcan Gul: And if your track was in the first 1010 like one of the label and our managers will like listening so like I tried to put it there.


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Tarcan Gul: I couldn't get enough was I was telling my friends good again guys won't be this global I was like 30 Come on, but then the.


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Tarcan Gul: This next check I realized the talent pool was so like I guess overcrowded and like I was just like I didn't have any fan base at all so like asked for words so.


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Tarcan Gul: I just put my tracks on soundcloud and some clothes, back then, was actually very good, in a sense that they had something called groups where I could just.


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Tarcan Gul: share my like song to like the particular group I was in in this case I house and then I would get a few hundred plays without like the needle followers and then one of the there was like a very small label called decoys dance floor it was based on Scotland and appear like the.


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Tarcan Gul: David David Nicole is the owner he saw my track and he saw was on science and the enemy in some calls saying like, would you be interested.


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Tarcan Gul: In like deal and and of course sure, and I want to clarify one thing I really right now I make music, for I guess eight years nine years, I really didn't earn that much money like because the music business is a very.


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Tarcan Gul: interesting one, to study like definitely you can hear a lot of musicians not getting paid enough or like is included a lot of people ask for donations and stuff.


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Tarcan Gul: yeah.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: I understand, but it's still great that you made, something you know a lot of people can't say that they made something from actually you know, DJ and producing music at that age so kudos to you.


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Darrel Frater, TheClub CEO: Regardless of the amount that it was kudos for you, you know for getting you know these opportunities and capitalizing on it man, so you know talk to us a little bit about the early journey, you know you're 14 you're working with these labels, you know where did you go from there.


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Tarcan Gul: Right so basically and I had some labels that I liked in mind, it wasn't very big labels, so I didn't shoot for big labels yet because.


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Tarcan Gul: The way to reach out if you don't have any connections beforehand is like you send them a DEMO.


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Tarcan Gul: But then like they don't listen it's like takes one want to even respond, even if they respond like that's even a question, but if they responded like they reject and like.


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Tarcan Gul: We basically as musicians and like waste time so it's like I shoot for smaller labels there's particular labels like digital empire records that I work with a lot.


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