The week’s best vinyl: funk from Egypt, dubbed out electronics, and groovy house

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.


City People / 20 Below
It’s All In The Groove

A secret weapon of the likes of Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittmann and Mike Huckaby gets a reissue. One of the finest house music 12″ to come out of the UK, remastered from the original tapes for its 20th anniversary.


Len Leise
Lingua Franca Remixes (Gilb’R Remix)
(International Feel)

Gilb’r and Leise revisit one of 2015’s best Balearic release with dub inclinations on ‘O Caminho’ and a stripped down take on ‘El Modelo’.


Bipolar Effect LP
(Subwax BCN)

A long overdue reissue of a dub-infused masterpiece, cavernous electronic music first heard via the Chain Reaction label in 2000.


Copy 1
(Tape Archive)

Blast off with three cuts of souped up party vibes from Waitress.


Magdy El Hossainy
Music De Carnival
(Music From Memory)

Funk from Egypt, recorded in 1972 in Cairo, that blends psychedelic vibes with oriental rhythms backed by a drum heavy track on the B side sure to please the dancers.



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