The week’s best vinyl: Moodymann, Chilean house and dusty synths

Vinyl isn’t going anywhere.

Beloved by crate diggers and new fans alike, the tried-and-tested analogue format is here to stay, with new vinyl releases from independent labels and majors hotting the shelves of record stores across the globe each week.

Every Saturday, the team behind the counter at London’s long-running Phonica Records rifle through the racks and select five vinyl releases you shouldn’t miss.


Velvet Season & The Hearts of Gold
Special Versions

Gerry Rooney and Joel Martin are back as Velvet Season & The Hearts Of Gold for their second release on Resista!, a 12″ with two special versions aimed firmly at the dancefloor. Decadent and tropical, vinyl only.


Omar Santis
Needs EP

Second Karakul release for Stockholm-based Chilean producer Omar Santis, a high-energy EP packed with anthemic vibes, sultry grooves, hypnotic dancefloor exercises, and uplifting meditations.


Forum EP
(Aiwo Records)

A four-track EP that packs a punch from Tim Schumacher, Kevin Lukacz and Volkan Simonic. The music harks back to the best of the 1990s, from tribal house flashbacks to thick bass and uplifting chords.


On Vacation
(International Feel)

Debut release for International Feel by Montreal’s CFCF, On Vacation is inspired by travels, both real and imagined, and composed with an analogue warmth. Referred to as a ‘kind of jazzy affair’ by the artist, it’s a very special listen.


DJ Kicks

The keys to the latest DJ-Kicks mix are handed to Detroit’s own Kenny Dixon Jr. who, as Moodyman, takes you on a 75 minute ride that does not disappoint: 30 tracks that span lush soul, modern boogie, hip-hop, and loved up house, including 11 edits from the man himself. All killer, no filler.



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