Newest musical obsession:
Erol Alkan: Bugged Out Classics (Disc 1 and 2)
I originally met him through his rework of Interpol’s Mammoth, but fell in love when he remixed Justice’s Waters of Nazareth. Listening to this mix has just confirmed that I want to have his children. (Even if it means giving the lame-emo-hair gene a chance at surviving for another generation.)
Basically, the tracklist is a compilation made for those of us who do not have the luxury of attending Bugged Out! parties. Personally, I like the first disk a lot better because it really captures the club feel– the songs are more intense, upbeat, and basically overwhelm you with the urge to do the D.A.N.C.E. The second disc is aptly dubbed the “Bugged in” mix since it’s built of the more chilled-out tracks. Keeping it on shuffle creates a dynamic bouncing-around-the-room experience, since you alternate between frenzied rock-out and soothing trip-out. All in all, LOVE IT. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go yell at my mom for birthing me on this side of the Atlantic.
My two favorites (so far) :