Payfone – Quarantine [CHANNEL062]

PAYFONE - Quarantine

Since donning the Payfone guise, former Kitty Bronx and Leon Lace man Phil Passera has yet to put a foot wrong. Both 2013 debut “International Smark” and last year’s “Paradise” – the latter for Phil South’s Golf Channel imprint – were both superb exercises in re-imagining New York boogie for the house generation. He’s at it again here, with “Quarantine” offering the perfect blend of jaunty electrofunk synths, early New York garage dubbiness, effortlessly soulful vocals, rubbery disco bass and a dash of Giorgio Moroder. Flipside “Padre Pray For Us” is an altogether deeper, woozier proposition, with blazed drums, hazy Rhodes keys and fluid synths being joined by a killer trumpet solo – the kind that makes you want to close your eyes and just drift away.


Payfone – Quarantine [CHANNEL062]

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