PAYFONE | Sofian



Label: Leng
Cat No: LENG051

Status: LANDED

12" boogie disco downtempo electronic single sleazy


A. Sofian
B. Sofian *Loyal Rmx*


With the 12 inch follow-up 'Sofian', Phil Passera and JImmy Day present a deeper, slower and more intoxicating cut then their previous balearic offering Last Night In Sant Celoni. As with all Payfone productions, no samples are used in their creations. Instead, Passera and Jimmy Day build the action around hypnotic, slow-motion machine drums and a brilliant analogue synthesizer bassline that quickly worms its way into your subconscious.

Onto this hazy, head-nodding bass are layered warming chords, languid boogie-style guitar riffs, colourful synthesizer lines, layered hand percussion and mazy Wurlitzer electric piano solos played by regular keys contributor Phil Marten. Topping it all off is a breathy, half-whispered spoken word vocal from Parisian singer Barbara Alcindor - formerly of mega chart toppers French Affair. It's an undeniably alluring combination of musical elements, and in sharp contrast to the barely hidden melancholia within the track's surprising lyrics.

Jimmy Day, delivers the flipside 'Loyal Mix', a slightly brighter and more colourful – but no less hypnotic – interpretation that gives extra weight to the A sides razor-sharp guitar and synth sounds to produce a synth-powered dub disco interpretation with added dancefloor weight combine to result in one of Payfone's most stunning singles to date.