Duman bring a grunge feel combined with Turkish folk themes and an Arabic vocal style and is a massive influence in the modern Turkish rock scene. Duman are comprised of three permanent members: Kaan Tangoze (vocals/guitars), Ari Borakas (bass), and Batuhan Mutlugil (guitars). The first roots of the band can be found in Mad Madam, which was a cover band with a set list full of songs from Seattle rock groups. Kaan Tangoze and Ari Borakas were together in Mad Madam until Tangoze flew to Seattle to earn a graduate degree. Upon returning to Turkey with a handful of songs molded in the spirit of the Seattle scene, Tangoze formed Duman with his former band mates and the rest is history.