The Phantasy label head takes over at XOYO for Friday nights, with his To The Rhythm residency. For the third week of his residency, Alkan invited Jimmy Edgar and I-F and contributed a special warmup set from the night. Later in the calendar he’ll play back-to-back with Boys Noize, Gerd Janson and Xavier De Rosnay with François K and 2ManyDJs also upcoming. Alkan has taken on many different guises so far — DJ, remixer, label founder, club promoter and radio host — each with great success. From a beginning spinning British indie records in small West End nightclubs to his current club sets that explore the bleeding edge of underground, off-kilter house, techno and disco, he has always been keen to keep moving forward. Despite his reputation as one of the world’s foremost remixers, it was his own *Illumination* EP that showed Alkan to be the artist that many already knew he was, operating between musical worlds and delivering a shimmering, melancholy anthem in “A Hold On Love.
Download now: On the Floor – Erol Alkan: To The Rhythm at XOYO: The Warm-Up