Janko Nilović + The Soul Surfers: PRELUDE

“PRELUDE” serves as the introduction to 80-year-old Turkish pianist Janko Nilović and Russian “raw soul” group The Soul Surfers’ collaborative album, Maze of Sounds, which debuted on 6 November from Broc Recordz. Nilović (a Grammy Award-winning composer credited on Jay-Z’s “DOA,” Dr Dre’s “Loose Cannons” and more) offers cinematic piano, while the four-piece funk group does the rest. The entire album is around 30 minutes, …

The Bodrum EDITION Embraces the Aegean Topography

A decadent hotel offering stunning views, delicious dining and glorious wellness programs

Despite its local popularity, Bodrum—on the Aegean Sea in Turkey—often gets overlooked for locations like Ibiza, Mykonos, Mallorca, St Tropez and Sardinia. The Bodrum EDITION, which opened last summer in the town of Yalıkavak, is changing that. Known for their high standards on design and even higher lifestyle offerings, the EDITION has found an ideal stretch of Bodrum on the Tilkicik Bay to create a …

Ancient Bathroom Humor Discovered

Uncovered this week in Turkey, inside what was once a Roman latrine, are a bunch of dirty jokes that date back to the second century. Two mosaics depict well-known Greek and Roman characters, Narcissus and Ganymede—only the scenes are a little different than the myths we know. In one, Narcissus is staring at his penis, obsessed; in the other, Ganymede (who was kidnapped by the eagle of Zeus) …