Live at HARD Summer 2010
Recorded at HARD Summer in Los Angeles United States
London United Kingdom
Remix maestro, studio sorcerer, and alt dance DJ phenomenon Erol Alkan with a special set for HARD Summer in Los Angeles.
_(artist-name)Erol Alkan_ has lived many different guises so far: DJ, remixer, label founder, club promoter, radio host, and each with great success. From a beginning sneaking out of his bedroom to fend off brutish American rock purists while spinning British indie records in small West End nightclubs, to his current club sets that explore the bleeding edge of underground, off-kilter house, techno and disco, he has always been keen to keep moving forward. Despite his reputation as one of the world’s foremost remixers, it was his own _(album-title)Illumination_ EP that showed Alkan to be the artist that many already knew he was, operating between musical worlds and delivering a shimmering, melancholy anthem in the form of _(album-title)A Hold On Love_. Meanwhile, through his label Phantasy, Alkan’s singular creative vision has borne fruit in the music of others. Since 2007, he has released music from the likes of _(artist-name)Daniel Avery_, _(artist-name)Connan Mockasin_, Ghost Culture, Babe Terror and Tom Rowlands of the Chemical Brothers, as well as Erol himself. From playing back to back sets with Daniel Avery at festivals and venues across Europe, to his _(artist-name)Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve_ collaboration with _(artist-name)Richard Norris_, to curating Fabric’s _(album-title)Fabriclive_ mix series, to touching down as a 6Mix resident on BBC Radio 6Music besides other music luminaries such as _(artist-name)Andrew Weatherall_, _(artist-name)Jamie xx_ and _(artist-name)Derrick May_, Alkan has moved beyond simply capturing the zeitgeist as he did so well his mash-ups and his seminal Trash club night. He now inhabits a timezone all his own, as a master of both the technical requirements and the poetic sensibility needed to bring great music to his audience, whether listeners, makers, dancers, or lovers.