Elektro Hafiz was born and raised in Istanbul, and has recently moved to Cologne.
The sound of Elektro Hafiz, reminds us of the hypnotic wedding music heard in border villages of southeastern Anatolia. When the mind-blowing energy of this state of mind and Hafız’s overdrive tones come together, you will be the one who should decide whether this is psychedelic or punk! This open and experimental approach is still his trademark. His diverse compositions are heavily influenced by his Anatolian roots, which are reflected in his instrument of choice, the microtonal electric saz, in most of his pieces.
His first solo album “Elektro Hafiz” is released by Guerssen Records. All songs are additionally released as dubmix versions done by different producers and DJs on a separate album, which is released at the same time, separately. Elektro Hafiz brought together many alternative saz players from around Europe. Saz Power album was released as a result of this multicultural and international cooperation. Elektro Hafiz is the producer and the curator of the album. The compilation was released by Ironhand Records in 2018. The latest album of Elektro Hafiz and Grup Ses “Varyete” was released by Zelzele Records in 2019.