A rare chance to catch Erol Alkan in Norwich...
Erol Alkan is not susceptible to cliches, but amid a life devoted to alternative
and electronic music culture, one just might be true; he is an artist who needs no
introduction. Alkan's creative life as a DJ, producer, label owner, radio host and
collaborator has spanned decades. His exhaustive history reads almost like
mythology; the shy son of first-generation immigrants, who snuck out of his bedroom
window to play indie records to ruthlessly unforgiving crowds, and ended up
transforming the London club scene, bridging disparate scenes with experimentation
Decades later, everything and nothing has changed. Whether in the DJ booth, in the
studio or on the radio, Alkan continues to rely on a unique alchemy driven by instinct
and the pure, infectious love and knowledge of music he has carried since his
childhood. Phantasy, the label he founded in 2007, stands as a forward-thinking
beacon, representing the values of his legendary club Trash, which ran every
Monday in London for a decade, which Alkan shuttered it at the peak of its popularity
and cultural cache.
Given his sincere, lifelong endeavour to channel music and creativity from past and
present eras, it's little surprise that Alkan has also enjoyed a fruitful and ongoing spell
as a radio DJ. As well as a series of shows for Boiler Room and the occasional
appearance on NTS, Alkan has been involved on 6Music for over a decade, most
recently to fill-in for Giles Peterson as well as taking care of the midnight slot for two
consecutive New Years Eve shows.
As the sands of alternative and electronic music culture shift faster than ever, Alkan
remains one of the most influential and enduring artists in whatever world he
chooses to occupy. Never mind cliches, Erol Alkan is an even rarer sort; an artist
who needs no introduction, yet with so much more to share.
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Good Vibes only.