Reworks, Vol. 1

Reworks, Vol. 1

by Erol Alkan

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Overview

Erol Alkan was already a well-respected DJ when his remix of German techno duo Alter Ego's "Rocker" made a splash and caught the ear of indie rockers who needed something danceable but still tough and exciting. He did a mix of Death from Above's "Romantic Rights" and soon became a very hot commodity. This collection gathers up 20 remixes done between 2005 and 2015 for big names like Tame Impala, New Order, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and MGMT, while only scratching the surface of the work he did during that time. Listening to the remixes, it's clear to see why so many groups asked for his services. He has a knack for isolating the hooks, stripping out the excess noise, and re-building the song into something epic and sure to send dancefloors into a fever. Just the incredible things he does with Franz Ferdinand's "Do You Wanna" are enough to make him a remixing legend; that he does it over and over makes it even more impressive. He turns Hot Chip's "Boy from School" into a sub-aquatic banger without losing any of the song's melancholy soul, gives Metronomy's "The Bay" a whomping disco overhaul while keeping the vocals mostly intact, stretches the Scissor Sisters' "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" into an epic-length electro-pop jam, and somehow adds even more muscle to Justice's "Waters of Nazareth." It's probably best to dip into the collection a song or two at a time, since listening to all of them at once can be a little overwhelming. Still, even if one does go from beginning to end, it's clear that Alkan doesn't just have one trick that he relies on each time. His true gift is making sure each individual song gets the thrilling makeover it deserves, something that this excellent collection proves he can do over and over again.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2017
Label: Pias America
UPC: 5414939964909
catalogNumber: 996490
Rank: 139911

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Erol Alkan   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Guita Flé

Technical Credits

Elton John   Composer
New Order   Composer
Todd Rundgren   Composer,Producer
Nick Launay   Producer
Richard Norris   Composer
Sonic Boom   Producer
Andy Meecham   Composer,Producer
Tom Rowlands   Composer
Rich Costey   Producer
Thomas Bangalter   Composer
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo   Composer
Philippe Zdar   Producer
Scott Hoffman   Composer
Jason Beck   Composer,Producer
Nina Miranda   Composer
Hot Chip   Composer,Producer
Yeah Yeah Yeahs   Composer
Hans-Peter Lindstrøm   Composer
Emil Nikolaisen   Composer,Producer
Scissor Sisters   Producer
Franz Ferdinand   Composer,Producer
Jesse F. Keeler   Composer
Erol Alkan   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation,Reworking,Additional Production
Jason Sellards   Composer
James Ford   Producer
Al-P   Producer
Klaxons   Composer
David Andrew   Producer
Xavier De Rosnay   Composer
Gaspard Augé   Composer
MGMT   Producer
Ben Goldwasser   Composer
Andrew VanWyngarden   Composer
Joseph Mount   Composer
Alex Ridha   Composer,Producer
Gabriel Stebbing   Composer,Producer
Connan Mockasin   Composer,Producer
Samuel Dust   Composer
Kevin Parker   Composer,Producer
Adam Bainbridge   Composer
William Cameron   Composer

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