Few people are onto great records as quickly as a great record store.
Phonica’s end of year lists are always a treasure trove for undersung gems, so we realised we ought to just give the shop’s learned staff their own slot on FACT. Every Saturday, the team behind the counter at the Soho institution select five vinyl records you should pick up this week.
My Life With The Wave Vol. 2
Take a journey with Mike Huckaby and his Waldorf Wave Synthesizer, four tracks of deep house produced entirely on the legendary machine.
‘Don’t Stop (Let it Go)’ / ‘Save it Till Later’
Disco-boogie from the one and only Dego with a flipside of sizzling acid vibes. You know you need this.
TIGER & WOODS
Scoring Clubs Pt. 2 EP (Pink Sleeve)
Debut release on Tiger & Woods’ own T&W Records includes a double dose of disco feels with the trance-inducing ‘Boca’ and classic ‘No More Talking’. Look for more from the label in the coming year.
DURIAN BROTHERS / DON’T DJ / HARMONIOUS THELONIOUS
A double LP compilation of music from the Diskant label, culled from EPs released between 2009 and 2014 and featuring a trio of artists known for a percussive, polyrhythmic inflected sound that remains captivating and invigorating.
These Wild Combinations LP
The first release on Manchester label Nevertime is an anti-compilation of private press gems from the troves of Dom Thomas, collecting a bazaar of musical oddities and curios. Also includes the first ever recorded track by Go! Team’s Ian Parton.