Midwestern native J.Phlip is a Dirtybird staple by way of Chicago and San Francisco known for her no-nonsense ability to make a dance floor move to her bold and booty-shaking selections. Next, she's set to grace the decks at Minimal Effort's upcoming New Year's Eve celebration in Los Angeles.
At heart a crate digger and an unabashed, hard-working curator, J.Phlip has shared 10 of her top must-have records and stories behind why the tracks captured her ear. Take a spin below and get ready for Minimal Effort... and 2018!
Lewski 'Larval Low Intelligence'
"A damn good 4/4 acid track featuring some of dance music’s favorite classic drum machines - rolling out a groove made for moving bodies. This record is on a similar tip with the LA-4A sound. It’s exactly what I’m always looking for more of, because I can’t seem to find enough of this sound done just right."
Kwake Bass 'Acid Test'
"I had to speed this one up a bit to fit in my sets. Another acid bass track that builds up to a noisy weird “wall of acid” peak moment and strays in various ways from the standard house music grid. Tricky."
Cloud Boat 'Man Of War' (LA-4A Remix)
"The biggest acid, acid, acid gem of a song I’ve heard in a long time. LA-4A is my hero. I just want to run out on the dance floor and headbang and freak my body all over to this gritty, downright filthy, bass line until I’ve sweat out so many toxins and my makeup is melted. Then I can finally go home smelling like a dirty raver."