10 essential dance music releases to look out for this month (July)

10 essential dance music releases to look out for this month (July)

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London’s top emporium for electronic sounds, Phonica Records cherry-pick the best dance records in store right now or about to drop.

One of the best things about shopping at a brick and mortar record store is having a clerk on hand to recommend music. Having said that finding the time to get physical can be a bit of a luxury, so we thought we’d bring the record store to you: inviting our friends at Phonica to pick out 10 essential dance records you need to own.

As you might do in-store, the brief was broad: “Give us anything dance-y”. Highlights this month include a percussive assault courtesy of Balearic maestro Jose Padilla, twisted post-punk from ’81 on Dark Entries, and a classic Jeff Mills repress.


Words: Kenny White


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Porn Sword Tobacco
Magnifik Botanik
(Aniara)

Listen / Buy

Excellent, building deep house tracks that we have come to expect from PST.


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Rex Ilusivii
In The Moon Cage
(Offen)

Listen / Buy

An astonishing set of unearthed compositions, laden with elements of chamber music and early electronics, that makes for an incredibly immersive listen.


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Yoshinori Hayashi
End Of The Edge
(Going Good)

Listen / Buy

Elegant yet hazy deep house cuts, packed with dubbed out effects and jazz elements.


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Jose Padilla
Wolf Müller Dubs
(International Feel)

Listen / Buy

Another percussive assault from Dusseldorf! Excellent, loose grooves on each side of this 12”.


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Various
LSD Disco
(Light Sounds Dark)

Listen / Buy

Illusive, freaked out dance floor action from Light Sounds Dark camp.


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Spectre
Mind Over Matter
(Downbeat)

Listen / Buy

Deep cuts, more in the style of his early Tetrode records from Detroit’s Spectre.


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Tasty Treats
Got To Believe
(Citi)

Listen / Buy

This one has been causing punters to have a dance floor “moment” since 1993, classic Burrell business repressed!


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Tapes
No Broken Hearts On This Factory Floor
(EM)

Listen / Buy

Compiled work from his own Jathari label plus new material on Japan’s EM. Overflowing with influences from early drum machine electro, to roots reggae – a must have!


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Second Layer
World Of Rubber
(Cherry Red / Dark Entries)

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Twisted studio experiments from 1981, dark and disturbed post punk is what you will find here. This version also includes bonus material from subsequent singles from the duo.


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Humana
(Axis)

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Classic Axis gear repressed! For those who weren’t around, act now!