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Phantasy release ‘Reworks Volume 1’, a comprehensive collection of remixes from prodigious DJ and producer Erol Alkan.
‘Reworks Volume 1’ is a musical overview of what makes Erol Alkan one of his generation’s most iconic remixers. Framing a corner of his career in perspective - a success in taking on any source material and melding it into something of his own. Alkan’s philosophy towards a remix is to ‘re-produce’ work as if the original never existed. Avoiding methods like the transplanting of a vocal on a contemporary dance beat, or adding a four-to-the-floor 808 kick drum underneath a rock band, Alkan instead takes a considered approach to build something new that offers a fresh and divergent take on the music in front of him.
This collection of reworks illustrates that his distinct style of remixing is just another layer in what makes Erol Alkan unique to dance music. Unpredictable but equipped with a Midas touch - you never quite know what’s coming but you can count on it to be special, a quality shared between both his DJ sets and his production work. Erol Alkan is a dance music artist with an alternative sensibility, a psychedelic approach and a punk outlook - what makes him stand apart in dance music is what makes him one of the genre’s most enduring and influential artists.
The vinyl box set includes ten classic reworks remastered and spread across five pieces of vinyl, an exclusive interview and download code to the full digital album containing a further 10 reworks. The box is covered in linen with a red foil print.
Justice - Waters Of Nazareth (Erol Alkan’s Durrr Durrr Durrrrr Re-Edit)
Tame Impala - Why Wont You Make Up Your Mind (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancing (Erol Alkan’s Carnival Of Light Rework)
Metronomy - The Bay (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
Hot Chip - Boy From School (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework)
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To (Erol Alkan’s Glam Racket)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (Erol Alkan Rework)
Daft Punk - The Brainwasher (Erol Alkan’s Horrorhouse Dub)
Gonzales - Never Stop (Erol Alkan Rework)