A new Erol Alkan mix-CD is good news

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Back in 2004, London hero Erol Alkan made a mix compilation for hallowed club night Bugged Out. A Bugged Out Mix was divided into two halves: the first disc pitched at the club dancefloor with tracks from DJ T, Roman Flugel, SebastiAn, Alter Ego and Soulwax, while the ‘Bugged In’ disc took a more eclectic, leftfield approach. Previously held at the now-defunct London institution The End, Bugged Out is still firing in 2012, and Alkan has been coaxed back for a mix-CD sequel.

This time round, the collection bears the utilitarian title Another Bugged Out Mix & Bugged In Selection, and sees the DJ keeping the same format: disc one for dancing, disc two for home. Alkan mixed the sets live in a couple of takes without computers or post-production. “For me, that’s what DJing is about, spontaneity, mistakes, records trying to keep up with one another,” he writes. As you can see from the tracklists, Alkan has brought together tracks from different eras and continents, once again proving he’s a master tastemaker. Another Bugged Out Mix & Bugged In Selection arrives in September. Sign us up.


CD1: Bugged Out
01. Smith n Hack – To Our Disco Friends
02. Ron Hardy – Sensation (Obi Blanch edit)
03. In Flagranti -Gridlock
04. Seaside Houz Boyz -From A Man’s Journal
05. Umba -Concussion
06. Jimmy Edgar – This One’s For The Children
07. Model 500 – No UFO’s (D-Mix)
08. Unovidual & Tara Cross – Comme Je Suis (Based in the Sling & Samo mix)
09. Agoria feat. Carl Craig & La Scalars – Speechless (Gesaffelstein Remix)
10. T.S.O.S. – Over And Over
11. Scuba – Never
12. Secondo – Discombabulate
13. Amin Peck – Girls On Me
14. N.Y. House’n Authority – Ravenswood House
15. Jared Wilson – Let Your Body Make Your Body
16. Factory Floor – Two Different Ways
17. Children Of The Night – It’s A Trip (Mike Hitman Wilson’s Mix)
18. Gingy & Bordello – Body Acid (KiNK’s on Acid Remix)
19. Spandex – The Bull (Erol Alkan Rework)
20. Kölsch – Opa
21. Connan Mockasin – Forever Dolphin Love (Erol Alkan Rework Version 2)

CD2: Bugged In
01. Jan Hammer Group – Don’t You Know
02. Matthew Herbert – Leipzig
03. Bibio – All The Flowers
04. Michael Head – Queen Matilda
05. Adjagas – Mun Ja Mun (Instrumental)
06. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Miss Trudy
07. Mickey Moonlight – We’ll Meet Again (Bugged In Mix)
08. The Make Up – I Am Pentagon
09. Dibidim – Badminton Bay
10. The Space Lady – Major Tom (Coming Home)
11. Jai Paul – Jasmine (Demo)
12. Margot – Voci Giaga
13. Chromatics – A Matter Of Time
14. Space Dimension Controller – The Love Quadrant
15. Robert Wyatt – At Last I Am Free
16. Walls – Gaberdine (Nathan Fake Ambient Version)
17. Buffalo Springfield – Expecting To Fly
18. Plush – Soaring and Boring