Phantasy Sound / UK
Sónar by Day - SonarVillage by Estrella Damm
Erol Alkan has made being a misfit his calling card. Not quite fitting in to the alternative and indie scene of the early 2000’s, or as a club kid, he brought both into crash-collision, creating the soundtrack to endless nights of hedonism at London’s seminal nightclub, Trash. Drawing on everything from post-punk and EBM through to French Touch and Belgian house, he set the gold standard for genre-hopping excellence, opening countless minds in the process.
This journey of discovery has done anything but slow down in the years since the club closing in 2010, with a steady stream of productions and remixes on his own Phantasy sound records, and a full but selective touring schedule of DJ sets around the world. At the tail end of 2018 new music appeared; the soul drum sampling, big room techno of Spectrum and the more introspective modular jam Silver Echoes - showing Erol at his eclectic and innovative best. It’s a pleasure to welcome him back to Sónar for 2019.