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Sub Conscious by Erol Alkan

Originally written and produced as the centerpiece to his 2014 FabricLive compilation, Erol Alkan's Sub Conscious arrives on 12 inch vinyl and to streaming platforms for the first time, accompanied by two charismatic remixes from Manfredas.

Sub Conscious by Erol Alkan. Photo by Tom Medwell Photo by Tom Medwell

Shimmering and undulating, the original cut of "Sub Conscious" was designed with Fabric's cavernous main room in mind, taking full advantage of any finely-tuned sound system with a patient, rhythmic trip. Remastered here, the track evolves out of hazy darkness towards halcyon euphoria in a uniquely Alkan style.

Resident at Opium Club in Vilnius, cult DJ and producer Manfredas provides two hugely creative and alternative takes on "Sub Conscious". The first works hallucinatory magic with a supple bassline and much of Alkan's original stretched and repurposed around vampish oscillations and a westward vocal sample.

On the contrary, the "Stream Of Consciousness" mix sees Manfredas pitch down and strum the bones of "Sub Conscious", unexpectedly delivering a lovingly lethargic, bottom-heavy jam that's pure dub side pleasure.

Erol Alkan - Sub Conscious
Release Date July 2020
Label Phantasy Sound

Tracklist
A1. Sub Conscious
B1. Sub Conscious (Manfredas Remix)
B2. Sub Conscious (Manfredas Stream Of Consciousness)