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March 21, 2013#

Night Works – Long Forgotten Boy (Erol Alkan Rework)

(Loose Lips)

UK based producer, Erol Alkan has had a pretty spectacular career to date. Since starting his London night ‘Trash’ in 1997 Erol hasn’t looked backed. Remixes have included the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, Scissor Sisters and Justice, to name but a few.

In 2006, Erol opened for Daft Punk’s for their live return at Global Gathering – at their personal request. Later this year he was voted number 1 DJ in the world by MixMag. A pretty incredible achievement for an Indie-Dance DJ, when you consider other winners include DJ superstars Paul Van Dyk and Armin Van Buuren. But ask anyone who’s been one of Mr Alkan’s DJ sets, and they’ll confim this is a accolade that is well deserved.

The logical next step was Erol’s own label, Phantasy. Launched in 2007 it has released records for artists including Fan Death, Babe, Terror, Gonzales – whose ‘Never Stop’ was used for the worldwide iPad TV ad.

This rework is Erol back at his best. I love the woody beat, (reminiscent of Duke Dumont’s ‘The Giver‘) moving into feel good synths. Then the vocal breakdown slowly building up to the magnificent close and fade out. Uplifting house music at it’s finest.

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