Venue Details & Map
51 Poland StreetLondonW1F 7LZ
- +44 (0)20 7025 6070
- Public transport:
- Oxford Circus, Underground
Top 5 reviews of Phonica
Phonica sells and cultivates the kind of music I'm into these days. House, ambient, techno, chill, etc ... great music to pick you up or down. It's also the kind of music that I feel most clueless about, as there seems to be an extremely wide swath of DJs, mixers and artists to get to know (if that's even possible). Phonica makes an attempt to make the music and those that make it more... more
This store mostly specializes in electronica genres. I got more out of this than my best friend but I appreciated what they had to offer. The staff were amazing, patient and helpful with my questions. Everything is well organized which made things easy for me to navigate through. more
Phonica was the best record store to get techno and house on vinyl. The store included a feature where you could listen to albums and tracks on a computer, which is nice, especially when the record policy is that you can only listen to 6 physical records. Nonetheless, the people who work here are knowledgable. We could have spent much longer than an hour here, but we cut ourselves off. more
Only electronic records to speak of.
Clerk couldn't tell me if the portishead record was a uk release and didn't know boards of Canada. On top of that he didn't offer to answer my questions about their boards of Canada records. He just said, I don't know. more
On a recent trip to London, I'd thought I'd check out Phonica Records, a place I'd often heard about.
If you're into electronic music it's well worth the visit. It's a nice record shop, easy to find, with a relaxed atmosphere. I found they had a good selection of records (vinyl and CD) - sure they don't have everything, but there's plenty too get your teeth into. I wasn't looking for anything... more