- Payfone


Since their inception in 2013, East London duo PAYFONE have been breathing warm- blooded soul into their unique machine-fuelled groove.Drawing the dots between the White Isle and Nu Yorica – by way of London’s narcotic nightlife – the pair conjure a rhythmic throb and soulful devotion all of their own. Together, Phil Passera and Chieka Ononye buzz along the fault lines of classic R&B, cosmic disco and acid house, injecting their sound with 21st century syncopation. Adhering to a strict ‘no samples’ rule, their manifesto demands that everything be 100 percent original.It’s a formula that’s worked well so far: the pair have been widely tipped across the blogosphere and are currently signed to celebrated US imprint Golf Channel Recordings.