THURSDAY 19TH – SUNDAY 22ND JUNE
LINE UP: NENEH CHERRY, HAIM, ERLEND ØYE, STORM QUEEN, EROL ALKAN, KLAXONS, TENSNAKE, FACTORY FLOOR, MAURICE FULTON, PSYCHEMAGIK, BOK BOK, TIGER & WOODS, DANIEL WANG, MOVEMENT, BAIO, KELELA & MORE...
Medium-sized festival Melt in Germany has just confirmed 20 new acts — with techno wizard extraordinaire Jeff Mills heading up the new additions. The techno legend will be bringing his amazing DJ skillz to Melt to play the stage in the City Of Iron this year.
Maya Jane Coles and Seth Troxler (playing back-to-back with Tiga) have also just been announced, as have the Martinez Brothers, Panda Bear, Little Dragon, Guy Gerber, Monika Kruse, Subb-an and lots more.
Erol Alkan was 27 when he received his first album offer. Kylie Minogue had just performed his ‘Can’t Get Blue Monday Out of My Head’ bootleg at the BRITS. He and his club night, Trash, were getting breathless write-ups in the nationals (“He’s the man at the forefront of the recent wave of bootlegging, or ‘plunderphonics’,” gushed the Guardian in 2002, “one of the most exciting musical adventures in a decade”). Style bible The Face had even crowned him “the new Fatboy Slim”.
Whether you are a supporter of techno producer Erol Alkan, or simply a fan of dance music, you should want to snag a copy of Alkan's 'Illumination' EP on vinyl – and to save you some hard earned money, we have three copies to give away for free!
Erol Alkan and his London-based label Phantasy have just re-pressed his 2013 EP on vinyl. The three-track record may not be long, but it packs a punch of techno and experimental sounds that bumps from start to finish at a breakneck pace.
There's a fresh sound that's bubbling up from the underground to challenge dull dance and ridiculous stadium rave. Influenced equally by the early stirrings of house, electro-pop, dub and the spikier edges of industrial and post-punk, it's united established DJs from around the world and newer disciples like Daniel Avery, spurred by its revolutionary DIY, stripped-bare spirit. We delve deeper into what's been called the “primitive sound”...