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After years spent discovering gems in Phonica’s end of year lists, it made sense to give them a regular space on FACT. Every Saturday, staff from the Soho institution pick out the five vinyl records you should grab this week.
Russian producer Art Crime’s first record on WT impressed Phonica so much, they’ve snapped him up for their own label. The Obsession EP balances cold, brittle electronics with warm piano lines and wraps them up into four of the most sumptuous deep house tracks we’ve heard in ages.
Veteran Finnish techno producer Mono Junk’s career renaissance continues with his second outing on Montreal’s Forbidden Planet. If you’ve ever wondered what Legowelt’s technicolour analog hardware jams, minimal wave and Italo would sound like packed into four thumping techno bangers, look no further.
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers LP
(Death Waltz Recording Co.)
Full of all the worst excesses of the 1980s, the hair metal meets hip hop soundtrack to ludicrous exploitation flick Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers is easily one of the most downright enjoyable Death Waltz has released. If that’s not enough to get you interested, then make sure you check the (NSFW) trailer.
MARTIN L. DUMAS JR
Attitude, Belief and Determination 12″
The second of Zaf LoveVinyl’s Holy Grail series is a limited edition pressing of an officially licensed classic from Martin L. Dumas Jr. Original copies of this record sell for upwards of $2,000, so if you want some vintage disco from Dumas in your collection, this is essential.
JAC BERROCAL / DAVID FENECH / VINCENT EPPLAY
(Blackest Ever Black)
Blackest Ever Black’s latest sees Jac Berrocal and avant-garde musicians David Fenech and Vincent Epplay combine on Antigravity, an album of “ice-cold outlaw jazz meets musique concrète, DIY whimsy and dubwise studio science”. More proof that BEB is never content with delivering more of the same.