Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan

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Erol Alkan

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Erol Alkan (born 30 May 1974) is a London-based electro DJ of Turkish Cypriot descent.

Career

DJ and club promoter

In 1993, Erol Alkan started DJing in various Indie nightclubs in London.

In 1995, he founded his own club night called Going Underground. It was held weekly on Mondays at the Plastic People venue in Central London. Alkan was the main resident DJ.

In 1997, Erol re-launched his club under a new name: Trash. Over the next years, Trash became one of the most influential clubs of its time. Until its closure in 2007, Trash saw performances by Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, Klaxons, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Electric Six and many more up and coming bands.

From 2001 onwards, Erol Alkan started to play regular DJ sets outside Trash, but he chose to focus on dance music, influenced by his sets at Bugged Out. Bugged Out are credited as launching Erol's dance music career after offering him a residency halfway through his debut set for them at Fabric, when Erol filled in for David Holmes who had missed a flight into London. His profile increased considerably during 2003 when he was voted 'Best Breakthrough DJ' by Muzik magazine, and in 2006, when he earned the Mixmag 2006 "DJ of the Year" award. Erol has also been voted Datatransmissions 'DJ Of The...
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