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Jon Phonics releases Players Go Places

By Balamii

Made mostly during lockdown, the 13 track album takes us on lo-fi re-imaginings of R&B classics & throwback slo-mo rap ballads.

Scattered throughout the LP are features from a supporting cast - Stinkin Slumrok (Blah! Records' answer to Redman) joins Phonics for 'Babylon', Worlds Fair member and Brooklyn-legend Nasty Nigel steps in for the wavey Nas-tribute 'Lord Of The Town' and Piff Gang member Phaze What holds court for the smoked-out track 'Zin Zin Zin'. Elsewhere, R&G icon DJ Milktray joins Phonics for the long awaited return of their production duo MilkMakerz.

Outside of his solo releases, Phonics remains ever prolific in the UK music scene - releasing forward thinking club records from the likes of Jossy Mitsu & Shy One on his Astral Black label, critically acclaimed art-rock on his Scenic Route imprint, producing instrumentals for the UK underground elite (Lee Scott, Jam Baxter, Murkage Dave & Manga St. Hilare to name a few) and broadcasting his monthly radio show on Balamii.

The LP is exclusive to bandcamp for the next 2 weeks with 50% of all profits going towards Lebanon Red Cross, The Stephen Lawrence Trust & Imaak.