This year, we’ve brought in several new weekly features to FACT’s schedule.
Joining My Favourite Record and Forgotten Classics is The Week’s Best Vinyl Releases, a Saturday column by our friends at Soho record shop Phonica. It sounds obvious, but few people are onto great records as quickly as a great record store, and 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 morning, they’ll run down the five vinyl records that you should grab this week.
RAPHAEL TOP SECRET
Disco Adjustments EP
(Macadam Mambo Edits)
Four spot-on edits from Belgian cratedigger and DJ Raphael Top Secret from Noncollective, the pan-European DJ cabal with a taste for all things balearic and eclectic.
The Tambien Project 2 EP
The second instalment of the Phonica-approved Tambien Project series brings three percussion-heavy monsters led by the druggy, dubbed out ‘Overheater’ and backed with tracks featuring some of the weirdest drum samples ever.
Guitars From Agadez Vol. 7 EP
Fans of Tinariwen, the Tuareg ‘desert blues’ musicians from the Sahara, will want to get hold of this Sublime Frequencies release containing some of the final recordings by Koudede, a masterful Tuareg player who tragically died in a car crash in 2012.
Odd Movements LP
Out-there, live’n’raw house music from Johannes ‘Iron Curtis’ Paluka and Jurgen ‘Jool’ Albert, a.k.a. the fantastically named Achterbahn D’Amour, who deliver their debut full-length for the genius 303-fixated Acid Test label.
Longing Way EP
Workshop co-owner Even Tuell lines up an EP of weird house as the third release on Paris-based label Latency. Comes with very appealing artwork printed on reverse sleeves.