By Jonathan Bradwell.
Allocating Alkan and Alexendar Ridha (Boys Noize) together has proved sensational. Alkan’s mixing, and Boys Noize’s experience conceiving techno beats, has generated two loveable anthems.
Although somewhat monotonous, “Waves” is a bizarrely but beautifully crafted piece of electronic music. Making stupendous use of pitch shifts and conserving things on the lighter side, Erol Alkan’s sound shines through like a beacon of light as the song evolves. Cultivating a similar beat throughout an Eight minute song can be, and potentially is, hazardous. However, this song is so uplifting and delightful that you sparsely notice nearly Ten minutes have fluttered by since snapping play. About four minutes in and the beat is halted, only to be proceeded by a deliriously vast version of this infamous and somewhat alleviating “Waves” logotype sound.
Death Suite is nothing short of a raver’s ecstasy. Taking the corpulent and anxious beats of Boys Noize and pitching them into an erratic and unpredictable Alkan esque Mix, this anthem has the drops and beats to compel people to move. When the song crawls into its third minute, the mid sounds seem to be dragged out to sanction a low staggering bass line. Overlapped onto this is a squeaky but sparkling sound: The two beats could not have been more accurately and proudly lapsed together. By snuggling the House sound and throwing it into the techno Mix, every fan of club music has something they will adore in this tune.
To be overt, every DJ this year needs to invest in this breathtaking production. Erol Alkan and Boys Noize… a force not to be reckoned with.