i’m going to kick this off with a disclaimer – over the last few years i’ve made a point of never copying a dj’s mixes, ie if someone mixes two tracks together that sound great, i’ll go out of my way to find other ways of mixing them. i don’t wanna jock nobody’s style. but i’ve done it in this mix. not as a ripoff, but as an homage. it was in 2006 that i first saw the great man that is erol alkan play, and his opening tracks that night were his own remix of i don’t feel like dancing by scissor sisters and trentemøller‘s remix of go by moby. after that, like many of his sets, i was completely stumped – it always seems that he kicks off with something HUGE, then follows it up with an hour of obscurity, and lays the bangers on thick for his grand finale. later on that night i heard him play some of the tracks that have come to define that year, half of which are included in this very mix. bump, sitwoc, magick. that was 2006. this was year zero for the current crop of electro kids who never before had any interest in “dance music” – rock and rave had already come together through the likes of soulwax and lcd soundsystem, now labels like modular and ed banger were, i wouldn’t say consummating that marriage – they were f*cking like rabbits. it was wild.
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- A-Trak A Decade of Dance Music Aeroplane Analogue Animal Collective Armand van Helden Beatport Boards of Canada Bodytonic Boy 8-Bit Boys Noize Carl Craig Chromeo Classixx Colin Perkins Daft Punk Death Cab For Cutie Deep Dish DFA Diplo Dublin Electric Picnic Eli Escobar Erol Alkan Fake Blood Fool's Gold haido hip-hop Holy Ghost! In Flagranti James Lavelle Jay-Z Joe and Will Ask? Jon Averill Justice Kid Sister Laberge LCD Soundsystem Little Boots M.I.A. Mad Decent Major Lazer Mix of the Weekend Muzik Myd OutKast Panda Bear Pase Rock Pitchfork Quigo RCRD LBL Resident Advisor Sammy Bananas Santigold Schizofonics Shadow Dancer Sidetracked Simian Mobile Disco Solid Bump Soundcheck Sufjan Stevens Surkin Switch The Button Factory The Chemical Brothers The Fader The Juan MacLean Tiga Transmission Turntable Lab UNKLE White Girl Lust White Light Wilco XXXChange