- Audio CD (25 April 2005)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Resist
- ASIN: B0007YMUMK
- Other Editions: Vinyl
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,660 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Deep Purple - Hush|
|2. Soulwax - E Talking (Soulwax Nite Dub)|
|3. Freaks - The Creeps (Steve Bug Mix)|
|4. Roman Flugel - Geht’s Noch|
|5. Ada - Our Love Never Dies (Lp Track)|
|6. Dj T - Time Out|
|7. [T]Ekel - Vladivostok|
|8. Spirit Catcher - Voo Doo Knights|
|9. Francisco - Fregna (The Age) (Lp Track)|
|10. Etienne De Crécy Pts. Super Discount 2 - Fast Track/Simian - Never Be Alone (Acapella)|
See all 17 tracks on this disc
|1. Rare Bird - Passing Through|
|2. And The Left Handed - Love Me Now|
|3. The Concretes - Miss You|
|4. Magnet Featuring Paul Giovanni - Willow’s Song|
|5. The White Noise - Your Hidden Dreams (Lp Track)|
|6. Julie London - End Of A Love Affair|
|7. Gonzales - Overnight|
|8. Campag Velocet - Obsessed By Gloom (Lp Track)|
|9. Trespasser Williams - Vapour Trail|
|10. Wimple Winch - Lollipop Minds|
See all 18 tracks on this disc
What started out in London at his residencies at the End and Trash playing dance music that rocks, and rock music you can dance to, quickly mushroomed around the globe. The Face magazine even went as far as calling him the new Fatboy Slim.
Conceived as a going 'Out', staying 'In' collection, musically the former finds the Erol creating anarchy on the dancefloor. He plays electro-etched numbers (Roman Flugel, Tiga, Soulwax), enriched with polyrhythmic techno (Etienne de Crecy, Alter Ego) and dirty nasty twisted acid house music (Wink, Francisco).
Although the one glowing omission across this 2CD mash up is his acclaimed re-edit of Mylo's "Drop The Pressure"; thankfully his superior rehash of "Rocker", Alter Ego's underground monster, shows there's more to the DJ then turntable skills alone.
In stark contrast, the Bugged In selection is an anticlimax after the energetic heights of the party side. Sure, 5am will eventually come around, but I don't want to chill, I want more 'Out' and less 'In'. But for your money the second disc shows the downbeat side of the man and his equally diverse record collection. From the Concretes sublime reading of the Rolling Stones' "Miss You" to '80s soul from Imagination ("Just An Illusion") and Julie London's surreal "End Of A Love Affair".
It's a compilation of two halves, where the wishy-washy downbeat drowns out the boisterous clubbing experience - a feat Tom Middleton pulled off considerably better on The Trip. That said, the Erol Alkan name is fast approaching premier league status - the throngs of clubbers queuing around the block at his gigs are proof if it were needed. In conjunction with the Bugged Out brand the two will, no doubt, similarly shift a fair few compilations in the process - shame it just wasn't an Out and Out experience. --Lewis Dene
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The "Bugged Out" mix contains some of the FILTHIEST guitar solos ever... tantalising ..and leading onto heavy house beats.
If you like Soulwax / LCD Soundsystem / The Rapture / Death from Above 1979 / Guitars thrashed until they are bleeding over thumping bass... then look no further!
Be warned though, the inlay card is even filthier... prepare to be shocked! But you're not buying this for the artwork... you're buying it because you love driving through town and making people go "whoa, WHAT was THAT!!!??" while you chuckle to yourself and can't help dancing in your seat...
I haven't had much of a chance to listen to the "Bugged In" mix cd, but it starts with birds singing and the first time I heard it I fell into a nice, peaceful snooze... which, I think you'll agree, is the intention of a chilled out mix.
This deserves five stars simply for the eclectic "Bugged Out" mix... the chilled one is simply a BONUS... on that note, I'm going home to listen to it... now. Enjoy.