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.
Public Possession’s fourth effort arrives from Melbourne-born Bell Towers, and it’s a doozy, pulling from Italo disco and vintage Chi-town house. Ring it from the rafters: Bell Towers is definitely one to keep an eye trained on.
Two appearances in two weeks for the Hague mage, sounding warmer and woozier than ever on his latest full-length. You’ll know by now whether the hyper-prolific Wolfers is your bag – and if quirk-heavy analogue techno doesn’t do it for you, you need a new bag.
Greek imprint Echovolt, previously home to Steve Summers and Jorge Velez, continues to go from strength to strength with this two-track set of rickety hypnojams. Mumsey would approve.
Swedish acid veterans FRAK have been squelching for decades, and they’re not letting up any time soon. Saturate You is top-notch late FRAK – sinewy, frill-free and insidiously funky to boot.
Pneumatic electro? Block party jolliness? Druggy funky house? It’s all here on the third EP from Golden Teacher, who deserve a glowing OFSTED report for this sort of dancefloor-friendly oddness.