Erol Alkan

Interview: Erol Alkan

Trash club night creator and Phantasy label boss Erol Alkan is a revered DJ, remixer and now solo artist in his own right. M quizzed him about his debut EP and what makes for a killer remix…

Featured artist: Nadia Ksaiba

Erol Alkan’s latest signing to his Phantasy record label is Nadia Ksaiba – an ascendant DJ and radio presenter who’s debut single Virtual Lover delivers a nifty slice of clubbed out eighties pop. The track, which emerged following a series of studio sessions with Matt Waites, fizzes with enthusiasm, carrying traces of DFA’s trademark rhythmic efficiency with the tropical funk of Tom Tom Club. The pair has previously worked together as G&S, but this is Nadia’s first outing as a singer and songwriter.

30 Seconds interview: Kiwi

Kiwi has surfed a euphoric wave of success following the release of his Llama EP. He’s played cow-bell filled, laser-strewn sets at Ibiza Rocks, as well as enthralling festival fans in Croatia and Belgium. This new DJ and producer has refreshed London’s grottier basements with his pulsating beats and gained much appreciation from the likes of Friendly Fires in the process. Get an insight into the entrancing world of Kiwi in anticipation for his new EP on the Days of Being Wild record label.

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