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Erol Alkan announces 'Reworks Volume 1' compilation

Reworks Volume 1 is a musical overview of what makes Erol Alkan one of his generation's most iconic remixers.

Reworks Volume 1 looks back on over a decade of realigning other artists, including his classic versions of Justice's ‘Waters Of Nazareth,’ Connan Mockasin's ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ and Death From Above 1979's ‘Romantic Rights,’ remixes that have added new perspective and dimensions to the originals, at times perform alchemy, turning rock into dance music on reworks for Franz Ferdinand, Interpol and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and he's just as comfortable taking on fellow dance music producers like Lindstrøm, Daft Punk and Hot Chip – a connection which lead to the classic rework of 'Boy From School'.

Erol Alkan has never played by dance music's rules, which might explain how he's lasted so long through changing trends and fickle tastes. Since the halcyon days of Trash, his influential decade-long night-club in London and later, as a resident at Bugged Out, Alkan has long been blending orthodox dance music with unorthodox tastes. Bringing alternative flair to Dj sets, informed by an adolescent diet of psychedelic and indie rock bands, Alkan mixes techno, house and rock music in a way that most other DJs cannot. All of that means these sets are as exciting for techno heads as those on the peripheries of dance music—in other words, Alkan bridges the gap between two musical worlds and shows there doesn't need to be a divide in the first place.

A recent thirteen-week residency at London’s XOYO, which featured performances and Dj sets from the likes of Peaches, Ride, 2manydjs, Gerd Janson, Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, Daniel Avery, Factory Floor and many more, further highlighted Alkan’s prodigious versatility within an ever-changing dance scene. With feet in both the Dj and production worlds, Alkan is currently working on a new album with his Phantasy Sound label mate Daniel Avery, and recently produced the acclaimed LP from legendary shoegaze outfit Ride, proving that Alkan is at home with throbbing techno as he is at glacial guitars.

Erol Alkan’s Reworks Volume 1 is due for release on 3rd November via Phantasy. Formats include a 20 track double CD, 5 x 2 track 12” vinyl containing a selection of highly sought after reworks which have long been out of print, and a five-piece collector’s box, containing all 5 12”s alongside an exclusive interview.

Track List
 
CD 1
Tame Impala - Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
Death From Above 1979 - Romantic Rights (Erol Alkan's Love From Below Re-Edit)
Justice - Waters Of Nazareth (Erol Alkan's Durrr Durrr Durrrrr Re-Edit)
LA Priest - Engine (Erol Alkan's Transonic Re-Edit)
Gonzales - Never Stop (Erol Alkan Rework)
Kindness - Gee Up (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
Hot Chip - Boy From School (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (Erol Alkan's Carnival Of Light Rework)
Klaxons - Golden Skans (Erol Alkan's Ekstra Spektral Rework)
Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)

CD2
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To (Erol Alkan's Glam Racket)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (Erol Alkan Rework)
The Emperor Machine - RMI Is All I Want (Erol Alkan Extended Rework
Daft Punk - The Brainwasher (Erol Alkan's Horrorhouse Dub)
New Order - Singularity (Erol Alkan's Stripped Mix)
Metronomy - The Bay (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
MGMT - Congratulations (Erol Alkan Rework)
Nightworks - Long Forgotten Boy (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - White Crow (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm - Runddans (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)

VINYL

PH61
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)

PH62
Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing (Erol Alkan's Carnival Of Light Rework)
Metronomy - The Bay (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)

PH63
Hot Chip - Boy From School (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)
Connan Mockasin - Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)

PH64
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To (Erol Alkan's Glam Racket)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (Erol Alkan Rework)

PH65
Daft Punk - The Brainwasher (Erol Alkan's Horrorhouse Dub)
Gonzales - Never Stop (Erol Alkan Rework)

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