The 6 Music, Trash and Phantasy man discusses Bowie, building sites and 1960s French horror movies.

What inspires you?

Going beyond my limitations.

What’s the next big thing?


Best club experience?

Camden Underworld, 1998. A eureka moment.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Working on a building site aged 16.

When did you realise you could give up your day job?

I was sacked from my last day job. I didn’t get a choice.

Which song do you wish you wrote?

‘Heroes’ – David Bowie

What’s the easiest way to make it in the music industry?

To be a liar.

Recommend us a film.

Les Yeux Sans Visage.

What do you lust over?

Nothing trivial.

What is your greatest regret?

What’s that?

What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?

I forget them real fast and move onto the next one.

Art or money?


What’s your single biggest frustration within the music industry?

I don’t feel part of an industry so I can’t really comment.

What’s the worst thing about making music?



Erol Alkan will be appearing at I Love Techno 2012 next Saturday, the 10th of November, in Ghent, Belgium. Find Erol on Twitter, SoundCloud and Facebook.

2nd November, 2012

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