You can now listen to Erol Alkan’s Cover Mix on Apple Music

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Erol Alkan’s celebrated 2006 December Mixmag Cover Mix, the same edition in which the DJ/producer was named DJ Of The Year, is now on Apple Music.

This was Erol’s first-ever cover mix for Mixmag and celebrated a particularly special era for DJ and Duran Duran producer Alkan, who was very much spear-heading the electro sound of the time, with producers and artists like Justice, Peaches and Switch very much present and correct.

“2006 was a year which went by so fast it felt like a matter of months, so much so that I barely absorbed what actually happened and am still making sense of it a little more now,” Alkan says.

Mixmag’s endorsement as their ‘DJ of the Year’ is something which didn’t really fully register with me so much then, but I’m really grateful for now. It amplified our voices and was also a time where I felt I was finding my feet as a producer and remixer, with two of my most favourite reworks for Justice and Hot Chip bookending it.”

Listen to the mix, which has been remastered especially for this release by Erol, and check out the full tracklist below:

Justice ‘Waters Of Nazareth’ (Erol Alkan’s Durr Durr Durrrrr re-edit)
SebastiAn ‘Walkman’ (SebastiAn’s Werol Alkman edit)
Mr Oizo ‘Half An Edit’
Headman ‘Moisture’ (Mustapha 3000 remix)
Lark ‘Animal’s Claw’ (In Flagranti edit)
Herbert ‘Moving Like A Train’ (Smith N Hack remix)
Claude VonStroke ‘The Whistler’|
Spiller ‘Jumbo’
Spank Rock ‘Bump’ (Switch mix)
Hi Jack ‘Hi Jackin’ (Hervé remix)
Peaches ‘Downtown’ (Simian Mobile Disco remix)
Johannes Heil ‘Warrior Of Light’
Digitalism ‘Jupiter Room’ (Erol Alkan’s Simple Yet Effective edit)
The Knife ‘Like A Pen’ (Thomas Schumacher remix)
Hot Chip ‘Boy From School’ (Erol Alkan Extended re-rework)

Ralph Moore is Mixmag’s Music Director, follow him on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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