Erol Alkan and Richard Norris restart their project Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve to take us deep past the threshold of space and time and enter into another dimension with their upcoming album Diagram Girl, out April 8 on Phantasy. Listen to the title track now.
Erol Alkan reworks Tame Impala’s “Be Above It” into a full out synthetic motorik track that is set to shoot down techno boulevard. Lights, lasers, full on rave.
Erol Alkan finally unveils his debut solo track “Bang” from his debut “Illumination EP” out December 2 on Phantasy Sounds. Erol channels all his techno and acid vibes into “Bang” showing the wait was worth it.
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As 2012 comes to a close I thought it would be appropriate to put together this mix of #REAL #FEELS to share with you. So please sit bad and take these #FEELS as I pass them on to you and hopefully you #FEEL these #FEELS and want to share them with others. #LIFE
Download: Asian Dan : #REAL #FEEL
Me & Trillion on behalf of COLT+RANE teamed up to craft this two sided summer mixtape that will surely quench your thirst,” Like Water”. So enjoy this vibed out mix and remember Wayne Wonder can only make you smile. Daps to Yimmy Yayo.
Erol Alkan : Bugged Out / Bugged In Selection + Connan Mockasin ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ (Extended Rework Version 2)
Erol Alkan returns with another musical seminar aka a second round of a Bugged Out / Bugged In Mix. It shall be another musical journey that will move the mind and feet. Out September 7th on K7. Checkout this unreleased deep psychedlic re-work of Connan Mockasin’s “Forever Dolphin Love” that closes out the Bugged Out Mix.
Kindness released their “House EP” this week featuring some fantastic edits and remixes by Zdar and Erol Alkan. Erol transforms the under 2 min “Gee Up” into a 7 min epic disco funk jam, so you don’t have to keep this catchy tune on repeat in you iTunes. Erol Alkan throws in some serious Nile Rodger’s Chic style super clean rhythm guitar that is ready for the dancefloor. Zdar’s dub of “SEOD” is a deep and dark hypnotic house edit that just sucks you into the groove. The EP is out today on Female Energy.
It is that time of the year where we all round up our favorite #mp3s of the year and sum up the year of 2011 in Music. Making these lists are difficult since so much great music came out in 2011, but here are the tracks and albums that stuck with me in 2011.
I will say hands down that Metronomy’s “The English Riviera” is my favorite album of the year, an album that proved they are amazing songwriters and that they put on a great live show. Rustie destroyed 2011 with “Glass Swords” which shows that he is so FUTURE. The Stepkids, Blood Orange and the odd men out, About Group show that honest songwriting and impeccable musicianship still shines through all the hype and buzz of the modern age. I could not stop listening to Blawan “Getting Me Down”, Jim-E Stack “Lemme”, Jamie xx “Far Nearer”, and everything Julio Bashmore produced this year #seriousvibes. Cheers 2011 and here’s to 2012 and all the great music to come.
Asian Dan Top Ten of 2011
Top 10 Tracks of 2011
Metronomy – The Look
Fort Lean – High Definition
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You
Das Pop – The Game
Jamie xx – Far Nearer
Blawan – Getting Me Down
Emil & Friends – Prescriptions
Jim-E Stack – Lemme
M83 – Midnight City
The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love?
Kindness – Cyan
Top 10 Albums of 2011
Metronomy – The English Riviera
Rustie – Glass Swords
The Stepkids – The Stepkids
Blood Orange – Coastal Grooves
The Rapture – In The Grace of Your Love
Bibio – Mind Bokeh
Justice – Audio, Video, Disco
Emil & Friends – Lo & Behold
About Group – About Group
Holy Ghost! – Holy Ghost!
Metronomy has released one of my favorite albums of the year with “The English Riviera” – an album that exercises the power of subtly through production, songwriting, lyrics, and musicianship. At first it took over 5+ listens to really appreciate and understand the album, especially after not being a fan of their previous LP’s. “The Look” was the tune that won me over and after seeing them live in Tours, France back in February I was ready to accept Metronomy into my life. Listen to this teaser of Erol Alkan’s remix of “The Bay” – a tune that makes slap bass cool again.