Record Store Day rundown: Phonica Records pick their top 5 special releases




wall of vinyl

No sign of nepotism here, just simple fact. London’s best record store for all things dance from downtown disco to Ostgut techno, Phonica Records have spent the last 10 years refining their wall of vinyl to become the most on it resource for London locals and visiting DJs alike. Why waste time on words when the music can do the talking? Here are their tipped top 5 you should do your best not to miss out on.


Various Artists
Dance Mania Revival Traxx
(Strut Records)

Unreleased Ghetto Chicago biznizz from none other don’s like Paul Johnson & Robert Armani, Drewsky and Parris Mitchell under secret pseudonyms.

Listen HERE.


William Onyeabor
(Luaka Bop)

Remix album from the cult Afro/electronic artist. Remixes from Daphni, Hot Chip, Scientist, and JD Twitch.

Listen HERE.


Oneohtrix Point Never
Commissions I
(Warp Records)

Unreleased works from various film and art exhibitions.

Listen HERE.


Rodion G.A.
Misiunea Spatiala Delta (Delta Space Mission)
(Strut Records)

Lost 1984 soundtrack commission for a Romanian sci fi animation.

Listen HERE.

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Tricky’s Team

We can’t say who this very well known UK producer is, but this is a surprise and essential.