Erol Alkan has brought his special brand of bastard pop to remixes for acts like Franz Ferdinand and Justice, and opened for Madonna and Daft Punk. His Monday club night Trash has grown to become one of the most adventurous and influential in the world. His first foray into DJing was back in 2001 when he was invited to play at Bugged Out and he returns every Easter with a marathon set - 2012's was 9 hours long - eschewing support DJs in favor of building the night himself. With this two LP set from Another Bugged Out Mix Erol delivers a diverse selection of music that spans over 4 decades. There are classics from the likes of Ron Hardy and Model 500 and obscurities like "Major Tom (Coming Home)" by The Space Lady; an electronic cover version of Peter Schilling's 1983 hit song performed by a Los Angeles busker and sourced by Erol on cassette. It's a fantastic collection of tracks that exemplifies Alkan's unique take on Djing and producing.
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 09/2012