In a time past, a name pairing like “Alkan & Avery” could easily be a quietly diligent high street solicitors firm, or an architect’s practice in a sleepy provincial town, known across the country for helping a small community improve their lives thanks to their specialist expertise. In 2014, of course, those names are synonymous with staying up late and listening to loud music – Erol Alkan as the veteran DJ and founder of the ground-breaking Trash night and Phantasy Sound record label, and Daniel Avery as his young-buck protege wunderkind whose debut was out on Phantasy last year – but the same community-serving spirit nonetheless endures…
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The conversion of energy into motion is the primary function of the dance floor, which exists to move music forward. Indeed, this is the case for all engines. If cars could run on rhythm, we would fill up at record shops, and travel in style, in vehicles powered by the Tiny Travolta Treadmill, wonder of the mechanical age.
We get a lot of people asking us about our ‘Make Greece Acid Jamaica’ t-shirt (made to support Switch & Erol Alkan’s A Sydney Jook release) –what does it mean, who is Sydney Jook and when will the t-shirt be back in stock?
One day we may just explain the meaning behind the t-shirt, but for now we’ve repressed the t-shirt using a new naturally soft and ecological fabric by Modal. For those of you who missed it this is your chance to grab one. Available in small, medium, large and extra-large. The shirt cut is unisex.
Make Greece Acid Jamaica with this Spotify Playlist.
Click here to buy the t-shirt from the Phantasy shop.
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It’s a glance in Belfast, procreation in Kingston, porridge in Beijing, but who knows what down under…
Stand up for yourself, but beware - do it too quickly and your blood will rebel.
What sort of doctor?
No, that’s not how this type of joke goes…
This isn’t a joke, who are you?
In advance of their forthcoming album ‘Futurology’, Manic Street Preachers announce a special 12” vinyl press of the single ‘Europa Geht Durch Mich’ remixed by Erol Alkan. The forthcoming release features two different signature reworks on a limited edition 12”, alongside a digital exclusive with Beatport.
In original form “Europa Geht Durch Mich” is classic Manics and the subtle motorik feel is enhanced by guest vocals from German actress Nina Hoss, and it’s her contribution that Alkan leads with on the ‘Mesmerise Eins’ rework. A singular line is twisted around a techno production that unfolds with dancefloor precision. The accompanying ‘Mesmerise Zwei’ rework takes a darker, dubbier and more psychedelic approach with Alkan’s production skills shining through in the mind bending way Hoss’s vocal is manipulated.
1. Europa Geht Durch Mich (Erol Alkan’s Mesmerise Eins Rework)
2. Europa Geht Durch Mich (Erol Alkan’s Mesmerise Zwei Rework)
Out now on Phantasy
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Eleven point two kilometres per second should do it, and then you’ll end up falling forever, or as long as you can.