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Green Ray 2012 At Lux Curated By Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan will be curating one of the Green Ray parties at Lux Lisboa on 16 March 2012 with Joakim, Daniel Avery, Rory Phillips & Andrew Weatherall. Click here for more info – tickets are available on ticketline.pt

“Firstly, I would like to thank everybody at Lux for inviting me to curate one of these evenings. I have enjoyed every single visit, and rate Lux as one of my favourite clubs in the world.

I have chosen a couple of Dj’s to join me in the main room, who I feel embody an essential spirit to what Djing is in this day an age. Even though they are generations apart, they have the same ethos which I hope I share with them. Andrew Weatherall needs no introduction. Regardless of his skill as a Dj, his attitude and persona is ever valuable in the current Dj landscape. He pretty much invented the scene we all exist in via his vision and production work on Primal Scream’s ‘Screamadelica’, as well as being behind many of the best remixes of the last 20 years. His BBC6 Music show is also essential in discovering great music new and old.

Daniel Avery is the youngest of us, and has been a friend and familiar face (from the days of Trash) to me for a while now. He is spearheading the next generation of Dj’s who know how to read a dance floor, and program a set accordingly. Also, his productions are getting better with each release.

Our live guests is Joakim. I have been a long time admirer of Joakim as a musican, producer and Dj. His label Tigersushi has been behind some of the best left of centre club records of the last decade, and his latest album ‘Nothing Gold’ is his finest yet. At a recent Dj set at DURRR in London, he even got me dancing, which is rare, and at Lux he’ll be performing onstage with his band! Live!

I have also invited Rory Phillips to play upstairs, not because he is also a great friend, but he is a brilliant Dj. He has recently launched his subscription only label ‘Mixed Fortunes’, which keeps in prefect harmony with his indie credentials. Also, his recent productions have been on the play lists of many of your favourite Dj’s

I promise you a special evening”

Erol Alkan

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