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Erol Alkan is a Londonmarker-based electro DJ of Cypriot Turkishmarker descent. He was resident DJ and founder of Londonmarker nightclub Trashmarker. Trash was located at The Endmarker nightclub in Central Londonmarker, and in its ten years (1997 - 2007) saw performances by Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, Klaxons, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Electric Six and many more up and coming bands.

Erol Alkan released a series of mash-up using the alias Kurtis Rush in the early 2000s, including a mix of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You out of My Head" and New Order's "Blue Monday", which was performed by Minogue at the Brit Awards. Erol also uses the alias Mustapha 3000, and is half of the psycho-balearic act Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve, along with Richard Norris.

Erol Alkan has remixed tracks from artists including Mylo, Bloc Party, Daft Punk, The Chemical Brothers and Digitalism, and his profile increased considerably during 2006, when remixes for Scissor Sisters, Justice and Franz Ferdinand helped him to earn the Mixmag 2006 "DJ of the Year" award.

Most recently he's taken a hand to producing. He produced Mystery Jets' second album, Twenty One, Late of the Pier's debut record, Fantasy Black Channel, and The Long Blondes' second album Couples. He has also produced B-Sides for The Long Blondes and Klaxons. In 2007 Alkan founded his own label, named Phantasy Sound. In mid 2009 he collaborated with German DJ and producer Boys Noize, producing two tracks titled "Death Suite" and "Waves", these marked the first of Alkans original releases.

Discography

Remixes

As Erol Alkan

Year Artist Title
2004 Mylo "Drop The Pressure"
2004 Alter Ego "Rocker"
2004 Death from Above 1979 "Romantic Rights"
2005 The Chemical Brothers "Believe"
2005 Bloc Party "She's Hearing Voices"
2005 Mystery Jets "Zoo Time"
2006 Franz Ferdinand "Do You Want To"
2006 Hot Chip "Boy From School"
2006 Daft Punk "The Brainwasher"
2006 Riton "Squaque Eyes"
2006 Klaxons "Atlantis to Interzone"
2006 Justice "Waters of Nazareth"
2006 Scissor Sisters "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'"
2007 Klaxons "Golden Skans"
2007 Digitalism "Jupiter Room"
2007 Interpol "Mammoth"
2007 La Priest "Engine"
2008 Fan Death "Veronica's Veil"
2008 ZZT "The Worm"
2008 SebastiAn "Momy"
2009 Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Zero"


Other work

Erol Alkan has produced remixes for Headman, Ali Love and Voodoo Chilli under his Mustapha 3000 alias.

He is also one half of psychedelic rock group Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve. BTWS have remixed tracks (often listed as "Re-Animations") for Peter Bjorn and John, Midlake, Simian Mobile Disco, Franz Ferdinand, Badly Drawn Boy, The Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp, Late of the Pier, Tracey Thorn, Dust Galaxy, The Real Ones, and Findlay Brown and are currently working on their debut album, after releasing a six-track 12" EP called Spring in March 2006.

Erol compiled a 2xCD mix for the Bugged Out series. The second disc, "A Bugged In Selection with Erol Alkan", is a collection of downtempo tracks. Erol has also released mix compilations for Muzik Magazine and Mixmag.

He also produced the Klaxons song "Electrickery," which was the b-side to the 2007 re-release of Gravity's Rainbow.

After signing to Rough Trade Records, Erol produced all of The Long Blondes' b-sides including their second album "Couples".

Erol was working on remixes for Björk and Interpol in summer 2007, but lost them due to a hard drive failure.

Erol produced the Mystery Jets' second album entitled 'Twenty One' which was released on 24 March 2008 from which the first single, "Flakes" debuted online.He has also produced Late of the Pier's debut album "Fantasy Black Channel", which was released August 11, 2008 on Parlophone Records.

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