My Forever Studio: Erol Alkan’s secret for making sounds that connect

The Daft Punk, Justice and Chemical Brothers remixer has some choice selections for his Forever Studio.

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Erol Alkan

Erol Alkan. Image:MusicTech

Erol Alkan has remained a major player in the indie/electronic production scene since his career took off in the 2000s. With remixes under his belt for Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers and Justice, his peers and friends can’t help but namedrop him when talking about their studio workflows — Chromeo, DJ Falcon, Alan Braxe and more of our podcast guests have all mentioned him when talking shop. Elsewhere, his production work for Mystery Jets, Late Of The Pier, LCD Soundsystem and even Duran Duran have cemented him as a go-to for guitar bands looking to break onto dancefloors.

In the 67th episode of My Forever Studio, we talk about programming Nokias, accidentally digging through Soulwax’s record collection, and how he can make any sound unique. You can check it out below on YouTube and on your favourite podcasting platforms.

The My Forever Studio podcast sees artists, producers and engineers create their dream fantasy Forever Studio, wherever they want in the universe. However, there are strict rules in the Forever Studio. Our guests are permitted a limited number of items in their creative space, so they must choose carefully. There will be nostalgia. There will be anecdotes. There may be gags. But there will be no bundles!

Last episode, we spoke with Grammy-winning British producer, Tourist. In the show, he tells us about the one app he can’t live without, why he doesn’t agree with “sneery” synthesizers and collecting gear as relics, and the importance of not shying away from presets.

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