The Soviet Union – Anamnesis [PHAN001]

Phantasm is a new vinyl label and collaboration between Amsterdam’s Sinchi Collective and the much-admired Night Noise outlet, based in Geneva. It kicks off with a strong EP from The Soviet Union aka Richard Baldwin, including classy remixes from Sinchi themselves and In Flagranti.

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The Soviet Union – Anamnesis [PHAN001]

Billy Bogus feat. Kasillen – Svengali [PN045]

Pizzico Label head Billy Bogus is back on track, this time joined by Kasillen , mysterious producer and sound designer who comes from a hip hop and black music background, and is behind Italian pop projects. Bogus & Kasillen come up with two original tracks with the consistent help of a MPC 1000, blending old Italian horror soundtracks with dubby/cheesy analog sounds so to convey the sense of discomfort you feel while watching a thrilling Italian b-movie, but in a clubby way. The final punch comes from the acid psychedelia of a different version of the same track by In Flagranti and the 80’s space-like vibe of homeboy Ma Spaventi.

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Billy Bogus feat. Kasillen – Svengali [PN045]

Gemini Brothers – Lost Babylon [NIGHTNOISE001]

Debut release from Amsterdam based label, Night Noise. The original from Romanians Gemini Brothers is an Eastern flavored, chugging slo mo cut. In Flagranti ups the tempo and adds a darker disco edge, Moscoman offers a slower dystopian version flavored with analog synths, and Daniel Kyo turns in a darkly spartan Italo-esque remix.

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Gemini Brothers – Lost Babylon [NIGHTNOISE001]

Khidja – Never Seen The Remixes [EES019]

KHIDJA - Never Seen The Remixes

Coming hot on the heels of Khidja’s return to the label with their Never Seen The Dunes EP, is a set of remixes by friends and family of the label and band, featuring no less than Discodromo, Inflagranti, Red Axes and Selvy on mixing desk duties. A proper Remix EP with all 4 tracks from the original EP getting a proper European flavored rework.

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Khidja – Never Seen The Remixes [EES019]

Local Suicide – We Can Go Everywhere [BAP032]

Local Suicide are a Berlin love story. Having met across a set of turntables, DJs, producers and dancefloor all-rounders Brax Moody and Vamparela have connected as a German and Greek soundclash since 2007, and this release rubberstamps their partnership on what is their debut EP. ‘We Can Go Everywhere’, chanting into a Balearic underworld, is in the classic mode of synth-pop, disco-house and indie dance brought back from the future and into a past discotheque philosophy. The future-retro scale is further determined when you have the expertise of In Flagranti to truly quantize the boogie, looping the chorus just behind a mix of digital distress signals and road trip guitars until it becomes so- mething near an incantation of Bananarama. Inigo Vontier trains tracky, fractal-examining synths for a deep tech-disco hustle. Powered by low slung electro- house blips that cram and gang up on the dancefloor so that it needs water cannon fire to disperse it. Last but not least Tom Tom Disco’s Richard Rossa is another bringing sounds back and forward, putting spit and shine on mainframe sequences so a vintage glitterball can spin once more. With the ubiquitous synth shunts and bongo percussion not losing sight of the fact that there’s a still pop-ish party going on.

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Local Suicide – We Can Go Everywhere [BAP032]

VA – Ten Years Of Phonica LP [PHONICALP001]

VARIOUS - Ten Years Of Phonica

Phonica announce the arrival of  their celebratory compilation marking ten years of the shop. A triple LP pack, where some of their favourite artists produced a track for an eclectic yet cohesive compilation, which will hopefully go some way towards sonically unfolding the ‘Ten Years of Phonica’. The triple LP features tracks from: I:Cube, Trevor Jackson, Raudive, Discodromo, Joe Claussell, John Morales, Henrik Schwarz, Massimiliano Pagliara, Iori remixed by Steve Moore, Juju & Jordash, Legowelt & In Flagranti.

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VA – Ten Years Of Phonica LP [PHONICALP001]

Bottin – Plastic [TIN004]

New single from the upcoming new Bottin album. Taking a detour from his italo and space disco trademark sound, this one is full spectrum laser house is sure to captivate a wide range of disco and not disco heads. And of course it’s ablaze with Bottin’s sizzling synth paraphernalia. Flipside features a lucious dub mix by In Flagranti.

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Bottin – Plastic [TIN004]

Native Underground – Push 4 Love Remixes [WET1019]

Wurst presents two remixes of Native Underground’s boogie pop masterpiece, “Push 4 Love”. Runaway’s remix sees a return to form for the duo of Jacques Renault and Marcos Cabral, and a Wurst homecoming of epic proportions to the label that released their debut smash. A monstrous bassline drives the mix, signaling a different direction for Runaway one that we’ll hopefully see more of. Flip it over for an altogether alarmingly groovy remix courtesy of none other than In Flagranti. Tuff beats and nasty low-end form the rhythm section of this cyber-boogie jam, saving the vocals for the last bit, keeping them dubbed out and dreamy in the best way possible.

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Native Underground – Push 4 Love Remixes [WET1019]

The Units – Connections [OPCMLTDCD002]

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Opilec Music bring the first ever remix album of San Francisco’s cult synthesizer-punk legends, The Units. Reworks by Alexander Robotnick, Chris Carrier, Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi, Dompteur Mooner & The Outlier ft. Pollyester, In Flagranti, Klein & Mbo, LoSoul, Nick Chacona, Sinner DC, The Love Supreme and many many more!

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The Units – Connections [OPCMLTDCD002]

In Flagranti – Worse For Wear [CRECD003]

IN FLAGRANTI - Worse For Wear (Front Cover)

Predictably jacked to the brim full of their signature no-gristle, no-glory aesthetic, In Flagranti introduces their new album, Worse for Wear. In Flagranti’s Sasa Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor have left behind their vintage porn-chic sensibilities and instead turn to yesterday’s trashed goods for inspiration.

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In Flagranti – Worse For Wear [CRECD003]

Bottin – Disco For The Devil [BFK042]

Hot on the heels of his well-received Horror Disco album Bottin delivers the strongest track and a solid remix package. UK based Nu-disco pioneers Faze Action deliver their second mix for Bearfunk and it’s a belter. The vocal becomes secondary as they go straight for the dancefloor jugular. Percussion, groove and rolling electric bass drive this floor-led outing.

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Bottin – Disco For The Devil [BFK042]