Ghent based restaurant-cum-dancefloor Amigo has invited some of their extended family members to curate a series of mixtapes, dedicated to make you feel just that little bit more hungry. And willing.

As always, no genres or boundaries — just for fun. The august edition is created by Aso Asin, an Antwerp favorite and will be broadcasted on Wednesday 20.08 from 13h till 14h15 via Aso Asin is an Antwerp based DJ who’s into collecting and sharing music from all corners of the world: from ’70s jazz-funk and progrock to ’90s hip-hop and electronic music. As a DJ, Aso Asin has shared the bill with celebrated artists such as Shigeto, Om Unit, Clark, Jameszoo, Kutmah, Selda, Omar Souleyman, Lefto and Andy Votel. His guest appearances on Drrrip, Kiosk Radio, Studio Brussel and The Lot Radio in New York showcase his versatility.

Besides his activities as a DJ, he’s also one of the founders of Champion Sound, a Belgium based concept that serves as a platform for promoting talented, local beatmakers.

In his own words: 

August is usually the month I get to travel in. Due to Covid-19, I won’t be able to do so this year. I know many other people are in the same situation, so I thought: let’s go on an imaginary vacation trip: starting in Anatolia, ending in Africa and of course, a bunch of stops in between. I cherrypicked songs that go well with this steamy, hot weather.

Ufuk was kind enough to share some of his current favorites, a selection of food, music & books to get you through the day. 

1. DEVS – TV show on HULU

‘Definitely one of my favorite TV shows of the year. I was a big fan of Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’. If you’re into the sci-fi/mystery genres, Devs is a must-watch.’

Watch the trailer

2. The Complex Sneakers Podcast

‘Great podcast for sneakerheads: from the history of classic silhouettes to updates on the latest releases. They also do great interviews with prominent figures in sneaker culture.’

Listen via Spotify

3. Dalilla Hermans – ‘Het laatste wat ik nog wil zeggen over racisme’ 

‘Black Lives Matter. Racism isn’t just a US problem. It’s something many POC deal with on a daily basis. Dalilla Hermans tells about her own experiences, tackles the issue from various perspectives and offers various solutions on how you and I can make a difference.’

Get the book here

4. Sema Kaygusuz – ‘Every Fire You Tend’

‘In 1938, in the remote Dersim region of Eastern Anatolia, the Turkish Republic launched an operation to erase an entire community of Zaza-speaking Alevi. My parents were born in Dersim. I was raised as a Zaza Alevi. Reading Sema Kaygusuz’ book felt like reading my own grandparents’ experiences during the genocide. Oh, and for those of you that didn’t know: the name ‘Aso Asin’ is the Zaza translation of my first and last name.’

Get the book here

5. NPR Code Switch 

‘Reading books isn’t really your thing? Then you should give the Code Switch podcasts a try. Fearless conversations about race, hosted by journalists of color.’

Check the podcast here

6. Questlove Supreme w/ Rick Rubin 

‘Questlove doesn’t need an introduction. Neither does Rick Rubin. When two prominent figures of the (hip-hop) music world get into a conversation, you listen.’

Listen to the podcast

7. Loa (Restaurant) 

‘One of my favorite street food spots. The place I usually take visiting friends to.’

Go to the website

8. The Last Dance

‘Everyone knows who Michael Jordan is. This Netflix documentary is all about his life, commitment and achievements. Probably the best sports documentary I’ve ever seen.’

Watch it on Netflix

9. Beastie Boys Story 

‘The story behind one of the freshest US rap groups? Yes, please. Bonus: check out the Broken Record podcast where Rick Rubin interviews beastie Boys members Mike D and Ad-Rock.’

Watch the teaser

10. Libanezza (Resto)

‘I love Lebanese food. There are a couple of ‘Lebanese’ restaurants in Antwerp, but Libanezza is one of the few that are actually owned by Lebanese people. A very warm and inviting place with amazing food. Highly recommended!’

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