Erol Alkan has been at the centre of UK electronic music and clubbing since 1997 when he launched his iconic Trash club night in London which helped give rise to electroclash and acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Klaxons.
As a producer he pioneered the mashup at the turn of the Millennium, and has worked with producers like Boys Noise and Richard Norris (to form Beyond the Wizard Sleeve) to create some of the biggest underground anthems, as well as remix Daft Punk, MGMT and Justice.
And it doesn't end there - as an A&R he's built up his label Phantasy as one of the hubs of exciting, emerging UK talent.
Which brings us to the fourth string to Erol's dance music bow - radio. He's been part of the 6 Mix for nearly five years now, pushing the sounds at the cutting edge of club culture, while giving nods to some of those who have helped shape the scene like Green Velvet/Cajmere, his good friends the Dewaele brothers who are perhaps better known as 2ManyDJs and Soulwax, as well as fellow resident Derrick May.