Phantasy 2017: A Year In Music

It’s been a busier year as any we’ve had before at Phantasy, and as we reach the very end of the line with 2018 on the not-so-distant horizon, we’d like to share with you some of the tracks that have defined these past twelve-months, both released on Phantasy, and from artists across other labels that have inspired us.

From our own stable, expect to revisit the euphoric, industrial tinted techno of James Welsh, skittering experimental electronics from Ghost Culture, and of course, percolating club weirdness from Cowboy Rhythmbox. There was also perhaps Phantasy’s most unique and challenging LP yet, in the form of Babe, Terror’s ‘Ancient M’ocean’, a mystifying ambient and shoegaze trip delivered from another dimension. 2017 concluded at Phantasy with the release of ‘Reworks Volume 1’, a collectors boxset and double-CD edition compiling over twenty of the finest remixes from Phantasy founder, Erol Alkan, including vintage sonic edits of Tame Impala, Justice, Daft Punk, Metronomy and many more of the most important bands and producers of the last ten years.

It’s also been a quietly revolutionary year for alternative and electronic music in general, so as part of our playlist, you can find music that has been keeping us here intrigued, inspired and dancing. It includes music from Nabihah Iqbal (interviewed recently as part of our new series, The Forum), Laurel Halo and Sophia Kennedy, as well as some of the most addictive club records in recent memory from Justin Cudmore, Karen Gwyer and Lanark Artefax.

So, perhaps get this on your Spotify playlist if you’re headed out to party over New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, and whatever you do, stay safe and take it easy. We hope you’ll join Phantasy for what promises to be an even greater 2018, with lots of new music in the pipeline, and something very exciting to announce very soon…

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