Opening in 2003 amidst a climate of closing record stores and splintering electronic music genres, Simon Rigg, Tom Relleen and Heidi Van Den Amstel goal was to make Phonica a destination for all walks of dance music.
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The shop slowly grew a relationship as a welcoming, knowledgeable hub that championed budding genres like electro house, minimal and micro house through its growing relationship with German labels Kompakt, Perlon and Playhouse.
Four years on from its opening, Phonica embarked on a new journey as a record label. Originally launched to put out productions from staff members such as Hector, Anthea and Will Saul, Phonica Records quickly gained a reputation as a home for rising stars, putting out early releases from Peggy Gou, Paul Woolford and Midland.
Phonica Records' success spawned sub-labels Phonica White, Phonica Records Special Editions, Karakul and Phonica AM, each carrying its own unique musical flavour and direction.
Following on from 2013's '10 Years of Phonica' compilation, the team behind Phonica celebrate 20 years in the game with a brand new compilation. The comp, split into three parts, features 14 never-heard-before tracks as well as a two-part celebration of the best releases from all Phonica labels in the past decade.
The compilation will be available across three CDs, four limited 12" vinyl samplers and digital streaming platforms, with the digital edition including cherry-picked gems from Phonica's extensive label output, releasing on December 1.
See the full tracklist below.
Part One (Exclusives)
Daniel Avery 'Bell'
Paramida, E-Talking 'Read My Lips'
Nyra 'Broken Needs'
Gene on Earth 'Club Jacket'
Dam Swindle 'Allright (Just A Tribute)'
Huerta 'Hit The Bit'
System Olympia 'A Mezzonotte'
Tim Reaper, Comfort Zone 'Subterranean'
Shy One 'Uncle G'
Toby Tobias 'On My Mind (Freak Mix)'
Dorisburg 'Midi Trail'
Keisuke 'Ride It Out'
Part Two (Best of Phonica Labels 2013–2023)
Peggy Gou 'Six O Six'
Midland 'Before We Leave (Gerd Janson Remix)'
Felipe Gordon & Bob The Egoist 'Get Your Body Movin’
Harrison BDP 'Easy Tiger'
Eli Escobar 'FindAWay2Day'
Kassian 'Faux Polynesia'
Will Saul 'For Joanie'
Austin Ato 'Song for Mr Lewis (Edit)'
Secretsundaze 'Still Hope (Waajeed’s Detroit Hardcore Dub)'
Ron Basejam 'The Hurt Inside'
Harry Wolfman 'SMBC'
Kieran Jandu 'From My Soul'
Part Three (Best of Phonica Labels 2013–2023)
Roman Flügel 'Black Acid'
Niños Indigo 'Luna (Shanti Celeste Remix)'
Escape Artist 'Energy Breakthrough (Adam Pits' Lightspeed Mix)'
Nuage 'Pink Television'
Justin Cudmore 'Train Dance'
Earth Trax 'Truth (Main Street mix)'
Voodoo and Taboos 'Witch House'
Lea Lisa 'Love To The End (Sunset Short Edit)'
Art Crime 'Obsession'
Sad City 'Baixa Saxophone'
Tibor Heskett is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow him on Twitter