Friday, September 01, 2006
Nothing but pure electro mayhem
Having made his name with the infamous Trash club in London, Erol Alkan is now on his way, if not already there, to major stardom - At least as much stardom as you can expect from being a DJ/Producer/remixer.

Trash first came to my knowledge when a good friend who had been there the previous night, called me up and ranted about it for something that seemed like ages.

Since this piece of phonehype, Alkan has gone onto make himself a bigger name in the music industry as an A+ remixer.
His first major outing was a remix of Mylo's now legendary track Drop the Pressure - A remix not really tampering with the sounds, rather just adding more of what was good with the original. This path has also been his favorite since, except maybe with a bit more Justice thrown in for good measure.
This has proven a winning formula, and at the moment he is probably the most "it" you can get on the electro rock scene. If you doubt me check out his great remixes of Franz Ferdinand, Death From Above, Peter Bjørn & John, Hot Chip and of course Headman - among others!
You might not have noticed that the rocking remix you were listening was an Alkan, since he is a man of many an alias: Erol Alkan a.k.a. The Wizards Sleeve a.k.a. Mustapha 3000 a.k.a. Curtis Rush a.k.a. probably some other names as well.

The music:

The first track of the day is a DJ-set from Tim Sweeneys excellent Beats in Space programme which you can find here. Nothing much to say except this is the first part of the show, the other played/DJ'ed by Sweeney himself. The tracks are cool as fuck, and there is even an oral tracklisting at the end of the set - how great is that?

Erol Alkan - Beats in Space DJ-set
Get an Alkan DJ-set here

Second track is his, now a bit old, but still insanely good remix of The Waters of Nazareth by Justice. This is probably one of my favorite songs the last year. So ferocious and deadly that you expect the USA to come and disarm your stereo everytime you play it! WMD's? fuck it, it's the Dur Dur Durrr re-edit Mr. President!

Justice - Waters of Nazareth (Mr. Alkans Dur Dur Durrr re-edit)
Get it here

Today you even get a third song: Nothing much to write, but a minimal powerful remix of the great great great new Scissor Sisters single. Starts of like the theme of an old computer game, but slowly and steadily we are dragged screaming and jubilant at the same time into the disco inferno.

Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (Erol Alkan Carnival Of Light Re-work)
Get some of the sisters here
posted by Niall Quinn @ 1:19 PM  
  • At 9:51 AM, Blogger Fidomojo said…

    omg !please re-post the scissor sisters track - the link has expired ! ahhhhhhhhh ! - cheers - fido

  • At 1:21 PM, Anonymous atomic23 said…

    Please could you reupload the Scissor Sisters mix.

  • At 12:41 AM, Blogger peter said…

    yes... pleeease repost

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