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.
Three house cuts from a young Sheffield producer that weave between peak time party vibes, bongo vibrations, and sample-led dreamy atmospheres. All certified to get things going.
Reckonwrong’s latest release sees him move to the Young Turks sub label after a strong start on Pinkman. A magical journey, with a pink cover and trumpets!
Take a walk on the darkside of acid with Gesloten Cirkel. Chase away the night!
Falling For You
Dance music chameleon Martyn lands on Ostgust Ton with three deep cuts that reference Berlin, garage, and breaks. An engrossing listen that evokes late summer walks, perfect to keep you warm throughout winter.
‘Tik Tok’ / ‘At The Concert’
(KALAKUTA SOUL RECORDS)
A modern master of disco exorcism, Sadar Bahar has gifted the Kalakuta Soul label with two edits from his personal trove. The label is over the moon about it, and so are we. Impossible to miss.