Welcome to My Analog Journal
My Analog Journal is a YouTube channel that is hosted by Zag Erlat, London based music producer, Dj and filmmaker, was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey.
Back in 2015, Zag, being passionate about film photography, would go on a lot of trips in the
countryside where he would take a lot of pictures using analog cameras. He would then post
them on the YouTube and Instagram accounts, called ‘My Analog Journal’ precisely after the
analog photography. Because vinyl can be considered analog music, the connection was
easily made. “Eventually, the music content began to gain a lot more traction than the
By narrowing down the content, Zag was now able to focus more on the music and so he did
a lot of research on the Anatolian rock genre, its golden era, the 70s, and the DJs that used
to and are playing it. Through the magic of YouTube, he came to discover a lot of organic grooves
and hidden gems from all around the world, like Brazilian funk, Thai Luk Thung, USSR jazz,
Afro-funk and Japanese city pop (Japanese funk music). It’s fair to say that in the global
70’s and 80’s funk, his channel found its own voice.
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