Phonica vs Aus Music @ Corsica – 9.04.11

Happening this Saturday, big lineup from Phonica fam, who’re quite rapidly turning in to one of London’s dopest party nights as well as record stores. It’s not every month the nights go down, but when they do it they’re doing it better than most.

It’s happening at Corsica Studios once more, the site of the epic 7th Birthday jam featuring Virgo last year, and the lineup’s killer once more.

Pepe Bradock is billed as the headliner, though I’m all about Levon Vincent who’s joining him to rep the Phonica room. Aus Music are looking just as heavy with Ramadanman / Pearson Sound – fresh from Fabriclive 56 – promising a full blown house-set, sharing headline duties with Aus label boss Will Saul. It’s going to be an epic night, and as always we’re hoping to get a photographer there for you.

On Sat April 9th Phonica Records return to Corsica Studios for the first time since their huge 7th birthday party back in October. The first Phonica party of 2011 sees an inspired collaboration with the excellent Aus Records label – sister label of Simple records – and the label head, Will Saul. Between the two a ridiculously good line up has been assembled and we’ll be treated to a masterclass in deep house and techno.

Headlining the Phonica room, we are super excited to have the enigmatic and elusive Frenchman Pépé Bradock. Pépé is responsible for some of the wildest, most creative house records of the last decade and – in an increasingly formalised genre – he remains a dependably surprising presence. Renowned for his unique and unpredictable sets he’s never afraid to test uncharted waters and take us into obscure areas where others fear to tread. Keeping things deep and dark, also lined up is Novel Sounds’ main man, Levon Vincent to deliver some of his trademark Late Night Jams. This will be his first visit to Corsica and with his productions perfectly bridging the gap between NYC and Berlin where better to see him join the dots? The Phonica DJ’s will also be on hand to provide us with the best sounds that pass through the store.

Over in the Aus camp – and forming the perfect link between the two labels – fast-rising star Midland commences proceedings. Having seriously impressed at the last Phonica bash he’s definitely one to watch in 2011. Next up is the force of nature known as Ramadanman. This young man is currently at the top of his game and his exquisitely crafted productions continue to raise the bar. Tonight, he’ll be taking us into deeper house territory in his Pearson Sound incarnation and we should look forward to some classic selections along with his latest productions and re-fixes. The whole night will be topped of with Aus Music and Simple Records chief Will Saul, who’ll be flying the flag for his excellent imprint. This is most definitely not a line-up to be missed!

This Saturday, 9th April at Corsica Studios. Tickets available in store at Phonica or from Resident Advisor: