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08

Nov

Listen Again To Erol Alkan On BBC 6 Music’s 6 Mix

You can now listen again to the the fifth & the final show of Erol Alkan’s 4th 6 Mix on BBC 6 Music residency which aired live on Friday November 7 here

Tracklist:
#01 C.A.R. – Idle Eyes (Roman Flügel Remix)
#02 Mia Dora – Un.Sub
#03 Cowboy Rhythmbox – We Got The Box
#04 D’Marc Cantu – Decay
#05 Jimmy Edgar – Burn
#06 Gunnar Haslam – Overcomplete
#07 U – The Kids Will Take Care Of Themselves
#08 Inkswel – Mercury Retrograde
#09 Jonathan Kusuma – Gong 3000
#10 Interpol – My Desire (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Animation)
#11 Museum of Love – Monotronic
#12 Pink & Black – Miss Fortune (Chuggy Edit)
#13 SVN & AU feat. PALEO – It Takes Time
#14 MFO – Motor
#15 Privacy – Chemical History
#16 FISHERMEN – Feist
#17 Nummer – Scion
#18 Mark du Mosch – Amulet
#19 Supertonic – Give It To Me (Uden Vokal)
#20 Andreas Gehm – Ego Confession
#21 Josh Wink – Talking To You
#22 Fumaça Preta – Tire Sua Máscara
#23 Jerome Hill – Paper Bag Acid
#24 James “Jack Rabbit” Martin – Rabbit Trax
#25 LFO – LFO (Leeds Warehouse Mix)

23

Oct

Erol Alkan’s October 2014 Chart

1. The Kids Will Take Care Of Themselves – U (Phantasy)
1. Talking To You – Josh Wink (Ovum Recordings)
1. Idle Eyes (Roman Flügel Remix) – C.A.R (Les disques de la mort)
1. Playtime – Trevino (Birdie)
1. Sub Conscious – Erol Alkan (Phantasy/Fabric)
1. Overcomplete – Gunner Haslam (Naif)
1. What Do You Need (Danny Daze Version) – Philipp Gorbachev (Cómeme)
1. Solar Two – Andreas Gehm (Solar One Music)
1. Motor – MFO (Dekmantel Music)
1. Guidecca (Gabe Gurnsey Factory Floor Remix) – Ghost Culture (Phantasy)

08

Oct

Insomniac Interview With Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan talks to Insomniac about his Fabriclive Mix, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and Phantasy – click here to read the interview

07

Oct

Erol Alkan – Sub Conscious LTD 10” Vinyl

“Londoner Erol Alkan has spent the last two decades building up a reputation as a sonic innovator. Finally stepping up to the FABRICLIVE mantle with aplomb, he brought a propulsive selection of acid house and oddball electro, also displaying his formidable production acumen on one of the mix’s standout cuts, the shimmering acid workout ‘Sub Conscious’. Appearing exclusively on FABRICLIVE 77, the track has been singled out to be committed to vinyl as part of the fabric series’ occasional 10″ series.

The other side showcases another acidic cut from the mix. Resurrecting a long-lost cut by Phreak, one of many aliases (alongside Atom™, Señor Coconut and countless more) of the idiosyncratic Uwe Schmidt, whose ‘Acid On’ represents the dirtier corners that Alkan explores on FABRICLIVE 77.

The 10″ sampler is strictly limited to 300 copies, and is exclusively available here to fabricfirst members & at Phantasy webstore here

28

Sep

Pete Tong’s Hall Of Fame: Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan has been inducted into the BBC Radio 1 Dance Music Pete Tong’s Hall Of Fame. Listen again here

28

Sep

MTV Between The Beats: Erol Alkan

To celebrate the release of his FABRICLIVE album, Erol Alkan invites MTV into his Phantasy studios – click here to watch the video

24

Sep

Dazed: Stream Erol Alkan’s Thunderous Fabric Electro Set

Dazed have a live mix from Erol Alkan’s FabricLive 77 album launch party at Fabric London. Listen here

22

Sep

FabricLive 77 Out Now

“Alkan’s timing, precision and ethos make this one of the best fabric mixes we’ve heard in ages.”
9/10 Album of the Month Mixmag

“A dance floor-igniting trip through a host of the freshest meat available including Erol’s own timely return to the production canon.”
16/20 Crack Magazine

“This mix is great fun… Pretenders may come and go, but no one does it like Erol.”
8.5/10 The Line of Best Fit

“For those seeking something that combines both the peaktime with the cerebral it’s got all the answers”
The Ransom Note

You can order the album from Fabric, Phantasy, Rough Trade, Phonica & iTunes

Listen to Erol Alkan’s ‘Sub Concious’ (exclusive track taken from the mix) here

18

Sep

Dummy Interview With Erol Alkan

“Sometimes these things in production are like problem solving. You’re just trying to capture the emotion that the artist wants to put forward. And sometimes people don’t know what it is – even though it’s their words or melody, it can feel really alien. All you’re trying to do is reunite the artist with the emotion, or that feeling, or that message, or whatever is that they want to put forward.”

Erol Alkan talks to Dummy about production, his FabricLive77 Mix Album & more – click here to read the interview

14

Sep

Beatport: Erol Alkan Server Up His Lucky 7 Peak Time Jams

We were super intrigued by Erol Alkan’s up-front musical taste and decided it was high-time he hand-picked some tracks for us. These are them. Now, without further adieu, here are his lucky seven peak-time dance tracks of the moment. Enjoy. – Beatport

Click here to see the article

11

Sep

FactMag Premiere: Erol Alkan – Sub Conscious

Later this month, Erol Alkan will release his entry in the long-running mix series, showcasing plenty of cuts from his own label plus a new one from Cowboy Rhythmbox and an exclusive airing of his track ‘Sub Conscious’ – Fact Mag

Click here to listen to the track

You can pre-order FabricLive77 CD from the official Fabric store here or download it from iTunes here

11

Sep

EDHID Talks Trash With Erol Alkan

EDHID spoke with Erol Alkan about early influences like Turkish psychedelic rock, the importance of a punk ethos, mathematical wonders like his back-to-backs with Trash-kid and protégé Daniel Avery, sharing music in the digital age and why everyone has the right to access music – click here to read the interview

11

Sep

Fabric In Conversation: Erol Alkan, Ron Morelli & Emperor Machine Discuss The Measure Of Their Successes

‘I feel that electronic music is the healthiest it’s been for a few years; the variety and depth of various labels, artists, club nights and producers is nothing short of inspiring. My previous favourite year in electronic music was 2005: an era where you could cherry pick releases from such a wide and diverse span of labels, such as Playhouse, Dubsided, Kompakt and the early days of Ed Banger. I found that how those records were put together to be a challenge, and for me personally, the catalyst for what happened in 2006. It’s something which I share in 2014. L.I.E.S. has certainly been a label which has kept surprising and exciting me since the very first releases…’ – Erol Alkan

Click here to read the interview

18

Aug

Farah Interview With Erol Alkan

“(…)I’ve been asked to do it a Fabric mix a few times in the past but, although it sounds like a bit of a copout thing to say, I was so busy I couldn’t really take any more on. I’ve loved so many Fabric mixes in the past, so of course I was very honoured to be asked. I liked John Peel’s for obvious reasons – his perspective on doing a mix was so different to anyone else’s and I really enjoyed that. Obviously I really like Dan Avery’s too, and Jacque Lu Cont’s from quite a long time ago too.” – Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan talks to Farah about his upcoming Fabric mix album, Trash, 6 Music Residency and more – click here to read the interview

02

Aug

Listen Again To Erol Alkan’s 6 Mix

You can now listen again to the fourth show of Erol Alkan’s 4th 6 Mix on BBC 6 Music Residency which aired live on Friday 1 August here

Tracklist:
Ghost Culture – Arms
Randomer – Huh
Mr. Flash – Midnight Blue (Margot Dub)
Partial – Taifa (The Emperor Machine Extended Mix)
Marco Bernardi – Spacejam
Jey Kurmis – Lover
Roisin Murphy – Ancora Ancora Ancora (Severino & Nico De Ceglia Remix)
Joe’s Bakery Band – Conejito
She Lies – Needed You
Sigward – Black Mambo (ft. Ingri)
Rawaat – Exp 2
Personator – No Decay
Magnesii – RZTB Tantra
The Acid – Fame (Factory Floor Dub Remix)
Radio Slave – Jus Werk
Paul Woolford – Pandemonium (KiNK3 Mix)
Sparky – Portland (Tuff City Kids Looney Mix)
Imre Kiss – Non
Morgan Buckley – Heavy Traffic Weather Report
Midland – Before We Leave (Gerd Janson Remix)
Tambien – Are You In Touch With Varan?
Unknown Artist – A1
Pional – It’s All Over (Locked Groove Rendition)
Felix Da Housecat – What Does It Feel Like? (Royksopp Return To The Sun Mix)

30

Jul

Loud And Quiet Magazine: Interview With Erol Alkan & Daniel Avery

In a time past, a name pairing like “Alkan & Avery” could easily be a quietly diligent high street solicitors firm, or an architect’s practice in a sleepy provincial town, known across the country for helping a small community improve their lives thanks to their specialist expertise. In 2014, of course, those names are synonymous with staying up late and listening to loud music – Erol Alkan as the veteran DJ and founder of the ground-breaking Trash night and Phantasy Sound record label, and Daniel Avery as his young-buck protege wunderkind whose debut was out on Phantasy last year – but the same community-serving spirit nonetheless endures…

Click here to read more

30

Jul

The Skinny Interview With Erol Alkan

“Personally, I look for the ability to convey a certain emotion within a record. Rather than something just being new. I hear old records that really frighten me. But then I look back on some of the stuff I was into when I was 20 years old, some of which was a bit close to the knuckle. I think perhaps as you get older, what you want from music changes, and your taste becomes a bit more refined.”

Erol Alkan talks to The Skinny – click here to read the interview

28

Jul

FabricLive 77: Erol Alkan


Click here to pre-order

Erol Alkan is set to deliver the next instalment of the FABRICLIVE mix series on 22nd September 2014 (30th September in the US).

“I certainly didn’t want this mix to be a flyer or advert for me as a DJ. I feel this mix is quite specific to fabric as they are all records I would want to play in that environment. Even though I have had the benefit of playing all 3 rooms on a regular basis, this mix feels like it was designed for Room 1. It’s influenced by the sight lines from the perspective behind the decks, the lights, the fact that sometimes all you can see are hands reaching into the booth, as well as those behind you dancing alone in the corners.”

The 20-track mix opens with Jamie Paton’s driving, rhythmic remix of Maurice & Charles before taking in the off-kilter Latin electrofunk of Carisma, Zongamin’s moody Manfredas rework and Alkan’s own percussive, mechanical remix of The Emperor Machine before delving into the Phantasy back catalogue. Recent offerings from Tom Rowlands (Chemical Brothers) and Ghost Culture appear alongside an exclusive airing of Erol’s propulsive, shimmering ‘Sub Conscious’ and a brand new offering from Cowboy Rhythmbox aka Nathan Gregory Wilkins and Richard X.

Boot & Tax’s earworm ‘Acido’ refrain segues into Alkan’s own ‘Bang’ and an as yet unreleased Chicago Mix from Michigan’s Todd Osborn while the acid squelch of Claro Intelecto’s ‘Tone’ and supersonic synth euphoria of Daywalker + CF herald a dream sing-out-loud bootleg of Alkan’s ‘A Hold On Love’ and Saint Etienne’s classic Neil Young cover ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’. It’s an enthralling mix from a true master of his craft.

LAUNCH PARTY: 12 September 2014 Fabric London
More info and tickets available here

26

Jun

Manic Street Preachers – Europa Geht Durch Mich (Erol Alkan Reworks) PH37

In advance of their forthcoming album ‘Futurology’, Manic Street Preachers announce a special 12” vinyl press of the single ‘Europa Geht Durch Mich’ remixed by Erol Alkan. The forthcoming release features two different signature reworks on a limited edition 12”, alongside a digital exclusive with Beatport.

In original form “Europa Geht Durch Mich” is classic Manics and the subtle motorik feel is enhanced by guest vocals from German actress Nina Hoss, and it’s her contribution that Alkan leads with on the ‘Mesmerise Eins’ rework. A singular line is twisted around a techno production that unfolds with dancefloor precision. The accompanying ‘Mesmerise Zwei’ rework takes a darker, dubbier and more psychedelic approach with Alkan’s production skills shining through in the mind bending way Hoss’s vocal is manipulated.

 


1. Europa Geht Durch Mich (Erol Alkan’s Mesmerise Eins Rework)
2. Europa Geht Durch Mich (Erol Alkan’s Mesmerise Zwei Rework)

Out now on Phantasy

You can order vinyl from:
Phantasy Webstore
Rough Trade
Phonica Records
Piccadilly Records
Juno Records

Or download it from:
Beatport
iTunes

02

Jun

Temples – Move With The Season (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Remix)

‘Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you our re-animation for Temples. Out on limited white label Heavenly Recordings’ – BTWS (Erol Alkan & Richard Norris)

28

May

Daniel Avery – New Energy (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Re-Animation)

Erol Alkan resurrects Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve, his neu-pysche collaboration with Richard Norris, to push Daniel Avery’s ‘New Energy’ fully into the realm of the third mynd with a very special re-animation…

You can preview it here and pre-order the ltd vinyl (backed with KiNK’s remix of Daniel Avery’s ‘Knowing We’ll Be Here’) from the Phantasy webstore here

09

May

Pulse Radio Classics: Erol Alkan’s Bugged In / Bugged Out Compilation

“The reason I hadn’t done a proper commercial mix album before was that I wasn’t sure how to transpose what I was trying to create live in clubs to hundreds of people into something that was just going to speak to a single person or a few people at a house party”

Erol Alkan talks to Pulse Radio about his first Bugged Out! Compilation – click here to see the article

23

Apr

Listen Again To Erol Alkan On BBC 6 Music 6 Mix

You can now listen again to the 3rd show of Erol Alkan’s fourth 6 Mix on BBC 6 Music residency which aired live on Friday April 25th here

Tracklist:
#1 Andre Bratten – Trommer Og Bass
#2 Dust – 1515
#3 Maurice & Charles – Sofa Love (Jamie Paton Remix)
#4 Carisma – Talento Matematico
#5 New Folder – Temper
#6 Tom Of England – Be Me
#7 Bell Towers – Jungle Of My Mind
#8 The Noodleman – Rusty Halo
#9 Crash Course In Science – Cardboard Lamb
#10 Erol Alkan – Check Out Your Mind (U Version)
#11 Dance – Bottomless Pit
#12 James Welsh – Gentinetta
#13 Ghost Culture – Half Closed
#14 Daywalker + CF – Supersonic Transport
#15 Rivet – Bear Bile Pt. 2
#16 Palms Trax – Houses In Motion (Tin Man Remix)
#17 Ben Jenkins – K3M
#18 Daniel Adreasson – Control
#19 QX1 & Emanuel Pipen – Wild Child
#20 Claro Intelecto – Tone
#21 Light Year – Come Together
#22 New Musik – Warp

15

Apr

Out Now: The Emperor Machine – RMI Is All I Want (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)

Erol Alkan’s extended rework of The Emperor Machine’s ‘RMI Is All I Want’ is out now on Southern Fried Records. You can order the vinyl from our webstore here & from Piccadilly Records here

You can also download the EP from Beatport, iTunes & Juno

 

 

15

Apr

Self-Titled: Erol Alkan’s Record Collection

As he continues to cultivate fresh material for his second solo EP, we thought we’d ask Erol Alkan about his first love: records. Not just any old stack of 12-inches, either; we’re talking the music that’s marked key points throughout the DJ/producer’s career, from his long-running—and hugely influential—Trash party in London to the Phantasy Sound imprint that’s taken its place in many ways. – Self Titled

Click here to see the article

11

Apr

Erol Alkan’s April 2014 Vinyl Phonica Chart

Check out Erol Alkan’s April 2014 Vinyl Phonica Chart (feat. Daniel Adreasson, Claro Intelecto, Ben Jenkins & nore) here

09

Apr

Erol Alkan’s Spring Juno Vinyl Chart

Erol Alkan’s Spring Juno Vinyl Chart (feat. Willie Burns, Alien Alien, Margot, Daniel Avery & more) is now online – click here to check it out

07

Apr

Erol Alkan’s Spring 2014 Beatport Chart

Erol Alkan’s Spring 2014 Beatport Chart (feat. Willie Burns, Andre Bratten, The Barking Dogs, Carisma & more) is now online – click here to check it out

07

Apr

Erol Alkan – Illumination EP Remixed Out Now On Phantasy

Erol Alkan – Illumination EP Remixed (incl. remixes from Beau Wanzer, U, Tom Trago & The Emperor Machine) is out now on Phantasy. You can download it from iTunes here, Juno here & Beatport here or grab the vinyl from:

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Phantasy Webstore
Piccadilly Records
Phonica Records
Rough Trade

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Phantasy Webstore
Piccadilly Records
Phonica
Rough Trade