Quickie With A DJ: Erol Alkan
Favorite place on earth?
Favorite headphones and/or piece of DJ equipment?
I've been using the Beyer Dynamics DT100's for over 10 years, they look and sound the best to me.
Biggest influence on your music?
Other peoples music, other peoples everything , people in general, everything in general.
Favorite item of clothing?
Hopefully the APC jacket I just paid a small fortune for.
Song you’re ashamed to like?
Ha, I don't really think there is any shame in liking anything if you genuinely do like it. The real problem is pretending to like something you don't.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
5 light years ahead of myself.
Best performance you’ve ever seen live?
Maybe it's Led Zepplin at the o2 in London a few years back, obviously without Bonham but it was a once in a lifetime chance to see and hear those records I grew up loving, so maybe that's the one which tips it.. I've never really thought about which one would be the best.
Artist you most want to collaborate with and why?
Aphex Twin, not so much for the collaborative process, I'm intrigued by what he uses and how.
Album you can’t live without?
It constantly changes, it's good to have a record you keep going back to.. Any of the first 4 Pixies albums come to mind straight away.. Maybe a Left Banke singles collection, The Beatles 'White Album', the list is quite endless.
What is number 1 on your bucket list?
I'm sorry, I have no idea what a bucket list is.
Prediction for next big producer?
Best perk of being a DJ?
Being immersed in music every day is a gift.
The one song you never want to hear again?
Where do I start?
Favorite track at the moment?
U - 'The Kids Will Take Care Of Themselves'