Phantasy / UK
SonarLab by Red Bull Music
There is nobody quite like Alkan to take the reins of one of the most important sets at Sónar Istanbul. Alkan has a unique pop sensibility that is unusual in the world of house and techno DJs. This makes him a genuinely special dj and the perfect person to play at Sónar Istanbul in its second year.
Aside from his successful career as a dj, Alkan is a man with many other talents. He is the founder and head of the Phantasy Sound label (releasing records by Late Of The Pier, Chilly Gonzales, Boys Noize and his most notable convert, Daniel Avery, among others); a renowned remixer able to transform songs by Tame Impala, Connan Mockasin or Metronomy into irresistible club tracks; a radio presenter; a concert and party promoter; and since 2013 a producer in his own right, assembling tracks like te ones on the excellent EP "Illumination", which further highlights his innate ability to understand pop and dance music in equal measure.