Boys Noize, Erol Alkan Team With Jarvis Cocker
The DJs collaborate with the Pulp frontman for sprawling new single "Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)"
Boys Noize’s Alexander Ridha and British producer Erol Alkan are two of the better known DJs on the planet, and they’ve joined forces for a new single featuring Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker. Check out “Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)” below.
Ridha and Alkan lay out a sprawling seven-minute groove that mixes trance’s atmospheric elements with the polyrhythmic thump of disco. Cocker, meanwhile, imbues the tune with a spooky vibe and he recites the lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s 1971 ballad “Avalanche.” “Your laws do not compel me,” he commands with a whisper. “To kneel Grotesque and bare / I, myself, am the pedestal / For this ugly hump at which you stare.”
Hear It: Boys Noize, Erol Alkan, and Jarvis Cocker, “Avalanche (Terminal Velocity)”