Erol Alkan: Another

Erol Alkan: Another "Bugged Out" Mix & "Bugged In" Selection

by Erol Alkan
     
 

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In 2004, DJ Erol Alkan released a continuous-mix album titled Bugged Out. Featuring emerging and established artists like Justice, Steve Bug, and Roman Flugel, it helped to define the parameters of what would come to be called electro-house. Alongside that album, he also released

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In 2004, DJ Erol Alkan released a continuous-mix album titled Bugged Out. Featuring emerging and established artists like Justice, Steve Bug, and Roman Flugel, it helped to define the parameters of what would come to be called electro-house. Alongside that album, he also released a more laid-back compilation aimed more at the home listener than the club denizen, and titled it Bugged In. Eight years later, he follows up with this similarly configured two-disc set, one that looks simultaneously backward and forward. The opening three tracks on the Bugged Out disc span three decades of house music, from its foundations (represented by DJ Ron Hardy) to a ten-year-old track by Smith n Hack, and then a recent tune by In Flagranti. Some things change, and (with house music in particular) some remain the same, notably the relentlessly thumping four-beats-to-the-bar kick drum -- a pattern that is nicely broken up halfway through disc one by Unovidual & Tara Cross' fine "Like I Am/Comme Je Suis." Despite the rhythmic samey-ness, Alkan is a genius at textural variation and the mix is very enjoyable. Disc two starts out with a hoary old chestnut from the Jan Hammer Group -- a 1977 tune titled "Don't You Know." It then proceeds to range all over the place, from a cassette field recording of a Los Angeles street musician performing "Major Tom (Coming Home)" to the Make-Up's goofy "I Am Pentagon," and Bibio's neo-hippy anthem "All the Flowers." Here the focus is on actual songs and the grooves are much more subtle, but they're still undeniably present, making this pair of discs a nicely complementary set.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/04/2012
Label:
K7
UPC:
0730003729423
catalogNumber:
294
Rank:
277809

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. To Our Disco Friends
  2. Sensation
  3. Gridlock
  4. From a Man's Journal
  5. Concussion
  6. This One's For the Children
  7. No Ufo's
  8. Like I Am/Comme Je Suis
  9. Speechless
  10. Over and Over
  11. Never
  12. Discombabulate
  13. Girls On Me
  14. Ravenswood House
  15. Let Your Body Make Your Body
  16. Two Different Ways
  17. It's a Trip
  18. Body Acid
  19. The Bull
  20. Opa
  21. Forever Dolphin Love

Disc 2

  1. Don't You Know
  2. Leipzig
  3. All the Flowers
  4. Queen Matilda
  5. Mun Ja Mun
  6. Miss Trudy
  7. We'll Meet Again
  8. I Am Pentagon
  9. Badminton Bay
  10. Major Tom (Coming Home)
  11. Jasmine
  12. Voci Giaga
  13. A Matter of Time
  14. The Love Quadrant
  15. At Last I Am Free
  16. Gaberdine
  17. Expecting To Fly
  18. Soaring and Boring

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Erol Alkan   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Neil Young   Arranger,Composer
Jan Hammer   Producer
Bernard Edwards   Composer
Jack Nitzsche   Arranger
Nile Rodgers   Composer
Juan Atkins   Composer
Mark Coyle   Producer
Michael Head   Composer,Producer
Alan Holmes   Producer
Carl Craig   Composer
John Hammer   Composer
Matthew Herbert   Composer
Make-Up   Composer
Rheji Burrell   Composer
Stefano Serafini   Composer,Producer
Liam Hayes   Composer
Andreas Mjos   Composer,Producer
Brian Wong   Composer,Producer
Errorsmith   Composer,Producer
Sebastien Devaud   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jimmy Edgar   Composer,Producer
In Flagranti   Composer,Producer
Erol Alkan   Reworking
Stephen Wilkinson   Composer
Rushton   Composer,Producer
Marina Ribatski   Composer
Giancarlo Meo   Producer
Frank Timm   Composer,Producer
Soundhack   Composer,Producer
Jared Wilson   Composer
KiNK   Remixing,Additional Production
Jonas Raabe   Composer,Producer
Ron Hardy   Composer
Connan Mockasin   Composer,Producer,Engineer
V. Lawrence   Composer
David Lodge   Composer
Spandex   Composer,Producer
Tara Cross   Composer
Rune Reilly Kolsch   Composer,Producer
Alessio Natalizia   Composer,Producer
Sam Willis   Composer,Producer
Factory Floor   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Pierre Schilling   Composer
Jai Paul   Composer
Scalars   Composer
Unovidual   Composer
Paul Rose   Composer,Producer
Anup Paul   Composer
Artur Marcinkowski   Composer,Producer
Anthony Galati   Composer,Producer
Daniele "Giaga" Valanti   Composer,Producer
Radovan Scasacia   Composer,Producer
8040   Composer
Joerund Gundersen   Composer,Producer
Ivona Reich   Composer
Mike Silver   Composer

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