Few people are onto great records as quickly as a great record store.
Phonica’s end of year lists are always a treasure trove for undersung gems, so we realised we ought to just give the shop’s learned staff their own slot on FACT. Every Saturday, the team behind the counter at the Soho institution select five vinyl records you should pick up this week.
Le Fada EP
The return of Pepe Bradock to Atavisme with a tribute to a gift that travelled from the Middle East to Northern Europe thanks to a French Jew. The three tracks on offer aren’t half bad either.
Eyes-down acid house from the mysterious Moscow-based producer on the ever reliable Murder Capital imprint.
Now Easy 12″
The Maghreban changes direction with three tracks inspired by teenage kicks, namely jungle, rap, and synthesisers.
Drie / Twee LP
Ghent’s Klanken are on one with this single on Deewee, sweaty and trippy.
Geomancy / Night LP
(Music From Memory)
Music From Memory’s latest is a reissue from San Francisco pioneer Joel Graham, recorded in 1982 and self-released on tape in 1985, hinting at the directions electronic music would take over the coming decades.