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Saturday, September 4 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Erol Alkan

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Raised in north London, Erol Alkan's obsession with music turned professional in his teens. Erol's still getting a bigger rush from the dance floor than anything else. "The time I feel most alive, and the only time I truly feel like myself, is when I'm playing records and giving people a party," he explains with an enormous grin. "And right now, I'm more excited by DJing than I've ever been." In the past few years, since his own decade long weekly club night "Trash" began to attract attention everywhere from Italian Vogue to The Face and from Rolling Stone to Kerrang, Erol's party-starting genius has surged in demand. One night he'll be DJing at an Alexander McQueen catwalk show afterparty in London, with Kate Moss and Sadie Frost shaking their arses down the front, and the next night he'll be playing to a notoriously tough, no-nonsense Belfast crowd, who'll welcome him like a lost son. Erol's list of collaborations and remixes is equally as diverse, having remixed techno and electro hits like Mylo's "Drop the Pressure", Alter Ego's "Rocker", and Justice's "Waters of Nazareth", as well as indie rock hits like Death from Above 1979's "Romantic Rights", Bloc Party's "She’s Hearing Voices", and Franz Ferdinand's "Do You Want To". This democracy of vision led to him winning the Muzik Magazine award for Best Breakthrough DJ in 2002, and was voted 2006 DJ of the Year by the readers of Mixmag.


Saturday September 4, 2010 3:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
Red Bull Music Academy Riverside Stage

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