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.
‘Wild Life’ 12″
Levon Vincent’s techno label once again plays host to Anthony Parasole with two cuts of blistering dancefloor workouts axed around nature and the cosmos.
Lingua Franca LP
The first in a series of mini-albums on Balearic label International Feel, Lingua Franca is about moving forward and hopping from country to country: Morocco, Spain, Russia, Brazil, India, and Africa all appear via the jazz- and afro-inspired productions of Australia’s Len Leise. A truly global affair.
GE-OLOGY feat. MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE
‘Moon Circuitry’/’Escape From The Lodge Freeway’ 12″
Celebrated selector and producer Ge-Ology drops two riveting cuts oozing with funk and soul, with some help from Mark de Clive-Lowe on keys. Unmissable.
DELE SOSIMI AFRO BEAT ORCHESTRA
‘Too Much Information’ (Mr Raoul K / Jephte Guillaume Remixes) 12″
(Rainy City Music)
The first release on Mancunian label Rainy City Music in seven years comes from Fela Kuti’s ex-keyboard player and arranger with two remixes of pouncing afro-electronic grooves. One for the mind, body, and soul.
Finally, the Floating Points debut album is here in all its glory. Seven cuts of forward thinking electronic music drawing from the well of Sam Sheperd’s experiences and influences. Probably not what you’d expect, and all the better for it.