Phantasy Sound label founder Erol Alkan sat down with M Magazine to let them in on the songs that have shaped him, from the first record he ever bought to the track he wishes he’d written. Check out the full interview here

 

As a producer, remixer and artist, Erol distils his love of house, techno, psychedelia and krautrock into pulsing slabs of analogue modulation. Recent reworks for Depeche Mode, Todd Terje and Tuff City Kids have underlined his studio prowess, while latest solo release, Spectrum/Silver Echoes, finds him at his most dancefloor-friendly.

The first record I ever bought was…

Boney M’s Daddy Cool on seven-inch single. I bought from Woolworths in Archway, North London.

The first track I developed an obsession for was…

Possibly New Order’s Blue Monday in 1983, when my uncle told me to focus on the LED lights on his hi-fi amp as the kick drum pattern began. It would have been the first time I had experienced some form of visual synchronisation with music and it opened a whole new dimension within music for me.

My favourite cover version is…

The Isley Brothers’ version of Fire and Rain. It’s been covered so many times, but they have made it their own as far as I’m concerned.

The song that should’ve been a hit but never made it is…

Either of the first two World of Twist singles, The Storm or Sons of the Stage.”…Read more



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