Erol Alkan’s landmark single ‘Automatic’ – full release and remixers revealed
‘Automatic’ gets a full release and LA Priest and Palms Trax reworkings
Erol Alkan celebrates
Erol Alkan is to give his ‘Automatic’ single a wider release after an initial run of 100 copies – to celebrate his Phantasy Sound label reaching its 100th single release – sold out in in an hour back in February.
The expanded release, due on April 30, will feature two remixes, one by LA Priest, the other by Berlin’s Palms Trax.
The decision to enlist LA Priest for the task is considered by Alkan to be a “retrofuturistic” move – the former Late of The Pier member was the first to sign to the Phantasy imprint in 2007, seven years before signing to Domino.
Speaking about the LA Priest remix, Alkan said: “Sam Eastgate aka. LA Priest, was the first person I wanted to ask to remix ‘Automatic’. We worked together making Late Of The Pier’s ‘Fantasy Black Channel’, and I reworked his track ‘Engine’ which was the first ever single on Phantasy.”
“13 years and 99 Phantasy singles later, I am still collaborating with Sam. I worked on his last album, 2020’s Gene and here he is, remixing my latest single. This symmetry is the perfect illustration of what makes Phantasy tick, with lasting friendships and personal growth being at the heart of it. I love what Sam has done, and I know that he is somebody who will still be creating wonderful music long into the future.”