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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, Phonica staff will pick out the five vinyl records you should grab this week.
Annoying Mumbling Alkaholik
Detroit’s one-and-only Omar-S tosses off another batch of raw genius like it’s nothing, with three untitled tracks spanning sun-blind house grooves and burbling rhythms before taking a left turn for acidland on the slyly malevolent closer.
All The Things EP
Elegant and intimate loveliness from the mysterious Prince of Denmark, whose downbeat house excursions are just the thing for a lonely walk home after the club, if it’s bittersweet grooves you’re after. Very 7am.
‘Party People Clap (Levon Vincent/Jus Ed/Fred P Remixes)’
A repress, but an essential one – don’t miss this superb double-pack from DJ QU starring his hypnotic chugger ‘Party People Clap’ with a beefy remix from Levon Vincent, Fred P & Anthony Parasole’s bassy-yet-abstract reinvention and a classic deep house impression from Jus Ed.
THE PARADISE BANGKOK MOLAM INTERNATIONAL BAND
‘Roob Lor Pu Tai / Pu Tai Dub’ 7″
The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band ply a 21st century take on Thailand’s indigenous Molam style, pairing lute and Asian harmonica with a beefed up rhythm section. This natty 7″ puts bass and drums to particularly ingenious use on the dubbed-out A-side – a real find.
‘You Can Win/Let’s Go’ 7″
(Athens Of The North)
Wow! Crystal clear, lighter-than-air disco crowd-pleasers that smell like a DJ’s secret weapon to us. Be quick if you want to grab some brass-enhanced glittery magic from the great decade.