Sunday, February 18, 2007
Erol Alkan - Disco 2006 mix
Update: I re-upped the mix, just click on the link and it should be good to go.
Erol Alkan, Disco 2006 mix (YSI link)
Here's a little Sunday treat for everyone, Erol Alkan's Disco 2006 mix that he did for Mixmag. I thought it would be a great shortcut to the best singles and remixes of the year, as I honestly don't have the ability to either rate all of the amazing songs from this year nor the desire to chronicle all in a few posts. Mr. Alkan has done me a favor and put together a 70 minute mix that incorporates many of the best that would have ended up on any list. I'll leave the tracklisting in the comments, but you'll hear The Knife, Hot Chip, Justice, Digitalism, Peaches, Spank Rock, Switch. In essence, a full year of posts at Pound for Pound, a great chance to hear the best music of the whole year. I've already discussed it, but let me repeat that this electro/house/dBest of all, it's done by Erol Alkan, another man who helped make 2006 amazing. Mixmag named him DJ of the year, so it makes sense that he put this mix together.
My only qualm with it is in the title. Just not sure how literal the word Disco is meant to be. If it references the disco as club, that's cool. But, if it's meant to describe the music on the mix, I don't get it.
This week, I'm gonna wrap up my look back on 2006 with a few posts on albums that meant a lot to me, amazing LPs that may not have gotten as much blog hype and media attention as I think they deserve. Basically, albums and mixes that I really think you need to buy from artists on the rise who helped define the year for me. Of course, we'll have our regular mix of new and old too; the time to look back is ending, on all fronts.