Erol Alkan - First US six hour set
Erol Alkan finally returns to LA on Friday April 7th. Taking over Lot 613 for the night, he plays the full six hours from open to close. A rare chance to experience one of electronic music’s most exciting and challenging artists take the helm and share his wide ranging, no boundaries music taste. A famed unique selector, who’s constantly pushed the envelope and has always shied away from the norm. There’s no way to predict what journey a six hour set from Erol Alkan will take you on. First gracing the turntables as a young Londoner, he was more well known for his alternative sounds, playing the indie scene’s clubs in the nineties, more often than not sneaking out of his parents house to do so. In 1997, he started the genre defying and now legendary, weekly club night Trash. Which arguably changed the face of London clubbing, offering a fresh take on what an alternative club night could mean and ushering in new sounds and genres with it. The night eventually moved onto the iconic nightclub The End, at a time when labels such as International Deejay Gigolos, Ed Banger and Kitsune were starting out. Championing new labels like these and emerging DJs and live acts, they welcomed performances from acts such as LCD Soundsystem, Justice, 2manydjs, The Scissor Sisters, Jacques Lu Cont and the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s to name a few. Trash was vital in establishing and nurturing these sounds, often breaking records there with some bands forming as a result of friendships made there, such as Bloc Party, Klaxons and Daniel Avery being former regulars.
However, once London promoters Bugged Out, who’d interviewed him previously for their magazine, Jockey Slut, gave him a debut for their monthly with the Big Beat Boutique at fabric. It proved to change the game for him and opened him up to a whole new audience, to which he flourished went on to establish himself as a major player in electronic music. From being voted as mixmag DJ of the year, securing a fabric residency, mixing the critically acclaimed fabric Live 77, establishing himself as a highly sought after producer with bands such as Mystery Jets, Late of the Pier, The Long Blondes and remixing artists including New Order, Tame Impala, MGMT, The Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand and Daft Punk to name a few, being one half of Beyond the Wizards Sleeve with Richard Norris and starting the Phantasy Sound label, which has seen acts such as Conan Mockasin, In Flagranti, Ghost Culture and most notably Daniel Avery. Over the years he’s firmly cemented his reputation as a name that seamlessly joins the dots between house, techno and beyond unlike any other. His unique, uncompromising playing style has taken him the world over, onto some of the most famed dancefloors, clubs and festivals, but it’s very rare that he plays extended, six hour sets. - This will be his first ever in the US and has all the makings of one of the nights of the year. Miss it, miss out!
Over 21’s only / Void Sound / Please arrive early