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.
Amplified Bleep Package EP
Phonica favourite STL debuts on the white label series with two exclusive cuts, rugged house with an analogue warmth on the A side backed by an epic cosmic trip of synth melodies and harmonies on the flip.
‘Being’ / ‘Good Spirits’
Shanti Celeste returns to Future Times with a blazing 12″ that serves up rude dancefloor vibes on the A side and switches to mechanics and ambient versions on the B side.
A new year, a new series of E-Versions with Mark E at the controls with a double bomb of rising synths and soul samples.
Legit Edits #3
These are edits. They are legit. Philpot brought them to you. And they will get the party started.
Life Goes On If You Are Lucky LP
Machines, late nights, and a love for obscure electronic records combine on this album by Nico Motte for Parisian imprint Antinote. A beautifully crafted album that reminds you of the fragility of human life and the pleasures of creativity.