Dec 06, 2013
Erol Alkan Shines On ‘Illumination’ EP
Erol Alkan - A Hold On Love (Original Mix) [Phantasy Sound]
Erol Alkan - Check Out Your Mind (Original Mix) [Phantasy Sound]
Erol Alkan - Bang (Original Mix) [Phantasy Sound]

Given that Phantasy Sound CEO Erol Alkan has been on the scene for so many years now, turning heads with his superb remix work and DJing skills, it’s pretty amazing that this week marks the release of his very first EP, Illumination.

Alkan proves that the wait was well worth it across the EP’s three tracks, which fit nicely within the carefully curated techno/tech house niche that Phantasy Sound specializes in. Much like the recent full-length debut of Alkan’s protégé, Daniel Avery, the tunes here are smart enough to please the underground snobs while still being club-friendly enough to set hips a-shakin’ on the dance floor. The EP’s crowning achievement is A Hold On Love, a lush, hypnotic track that’s packed full of emotion and energy despite never veering away from its lone chord progression–the producers among us understand that’s no small feat.

Erol Alkan’s Illumination EP is available digitally through Beatport and as a limited edition 12″ via Phantasy Shop.

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