- Words: Richard Brophy
- Label: Dessous
German producer Phonique's grinding electronic house EPs are targeted at the dancefloor, but on his debut album, Identification, they only account for part of his sound. Granted, there's a succession of clubby tracks, most notably echoes of bleep techno and Detroit musicality on "Robotta Reprise" and "On A Hot Summer Day," which out-drones the Get Physical back catalog. However, Phonique's got his sights set on a parallel pop world, a place where Erlend ÿye's charmingly androgynous whine on the electro-pop "For The Time Being" and Paris The Black Fu's breathy raps on the sexy R&B of "Thick'N'Rich" top the charts all year round.
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