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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, staff from the Soho institution pick out the five vinyl records you should grab this week.
‘Sliced Africa’ 12″
Bloopy 8-bit melodies collide with African-influenced percussion clatter on the supremely silly title track of this 12″, a three-track of dancefloor dynamite taking you from the highs of the aforementioned to the low-slung lows of ‘Spiritual Enhancer’ and the ultra-deep drift of ‘Black Towers’. A very diverse selection from the ever-changing Frankfurt producer.
‘Wania Presenterer E-GZR’ 12″
Sex Tags Mania’s DJ Sotofett presents the unknown E-GZR on his Wania imprint for five tracks of wheezing, stomping, acid-dipped analogue knavery veering from the strictly danceable to the utterly discombobulated. Outsiders unite.
Nitejams 1 3xLP
The French duo behind the production outfit Nummer take on a fresh alias for this straight-up smackdown of an EP, four frantic and bossy in-the-red hardware workouts that ricochet off the walls and keep your weight on your toes.
World Series LP
London’s Trax Couture casts the net wide for its first full-length, bringing together House of Trax resident Rushmore plus Imaabs, Sylvere and Dreams for a white-knuckle ride through the intersections of house, ballroom and grime – grab on tight.
Pearson Sound 2xLP
The Hessle Audio co-founder has put out more than his fair share of era-defining tunes (and, more recently, gorgeous ambient twinklers) over the years, but finally we’ve got his debut album proper. David Kennedy channels his percussive style into a spare, subtle, machine-wrought energy across this slow-burn double LP.