Namito (pictured), T-Puse and Laroz are among a group of artists featuring on ‘Stairs to Olympos’, a compilation album by Turkey’s Qualista Beach in Olympos which is a popular touristic area that was a city in ancient Lycia located in what is now Antalya in the southwestern coast of the country.
Having been founded in the Hellenistic period, Olympos today attracts tourists not only for the artefacts that can still be found, but also for its scenic landscapes supporting wild grapevines, flowering oleander, bay trees, figs and pines.
The 18-track compilation is dedicated to the historic aura of this special place which is also believed to be the home of Chimera, a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature in the Greek mythology.
It features new music also from artists such as Zigan Aldi, Solidmind, Kamilo Sanclemente, Jaalex, Audera, Beije, Shrii, Aidin Tarkian, Analog Context, Coxenberg, Meither, Beyhude, Majnoon, Leo Sagrado, Turker, Monohøle and Erhan Yilmaz.
The project has been curated by DJ/producer and Harabe Records founder Anatolian Sessions, who curated Qualista’s 2021 compilation ‘Tales of Patara’ as well.