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Spectrum (Special Request Mixes) by Erol Alkan

Paul Woolford's hardcore and rave-indebted Special Request project continues its industrious hot streak, delivering two sublime, peak-time reworks of Erol Alkan's unstoppable Spectrum.

Spectrum (Special Request Mixes) by Erol Alkan Photo by Tom Medwell
Unwind, Relax, and Breathe

Since its release in late 2018, Alkan's hit has been as ubiquitous as Woolford himself, gaining momentum as a staple in the sets of DJs such as Andrew Weatherall, Sven Väth and Mano Le Tough.

Beginning with the "Kaleidoscopic Mix", Special Request strips back the high-energy reverie of Alkan's original into something truly vast, building to an unmistakable and flawless acid bassline, from which emerge a brooding and dystopian network of melodies. Balancing tension and melancholy without ever losing grip of its enormous bass weight, the "Kaleidoscopic Mix" delivers ten-minutes of compelling euphoria.

On the flip, the "Double Vision" mix takes much of the same structure but places Spectrum's original, glorious riff front-and-centre once more, as if stretching it's fizzy, inherent energy out of a warehouse and towards the fields at sunrise.

Erol Alkan - Spectrum (Special Request Mixes)
Release Date
January 2020
Label Phantasy Sound

Tracklist
A. Spectrum (Special Request Kaleidoscopic Mix)
B. Spectrum (Special Request Double Vision Mix)