Phoq U Phonogrammen is a recordlabel that puts out quick and dirty music, rough and soulful techno straight from the heart onto vinyl. Who gives a fuck about sound quality
Not Fanon Flowers anyway, who was responsible for the first release in 1995. He had been dissed by a record company, a so-called 'underground' label from south of Detroit even before he ended up with Phoq U. As a student he lived in Ypsilanti nearby Detroit, but he is from Kalamazoo originally, the hometown of Jay Denham, the genius responsible for one of the best techno 12"s ever made: Fade II Black on Derrick May's Fragile Records. Inspired by Jay, he picked up producing tracks himself and in 1992, and made some raw, lo-fi analog 909/101-tracks.
Four of these tracks ended up on this The Sleeper EP. Critically acclaimed by those who know, tracks like 'Flim Flam' will get everybody bouncing. The real gem is hidden on the B-side though, where 'Serinity' lives, a completely mental and beautiful tripping techno jam.
The term 'vintage techno' couldn't be explained better than with this release.
Original release date: February 1995.