Real Name:
Phil Passera & Chieka Ononye
Since their inception in 2013, East London duo Payfone have been breathing warm-blooded soul into their unique machine-fuelled groove.
Drawing the dots between the White Isle and Nu Yorica – by way of London’s narcotic nightlife – the pair conjure a rhythmic throb and soulful devotion all of their own.
Together, Phil Passera and Chieka Ononye buzz along the fault lines of classic R&B, cosmic disco and acid house, injecting their sound with 21st century syncopation.
Adhering to a strict ‘no samples’ rule, their manifesto demands that everything be 100 percent original.
It’s a formula that’s worked well so far: the pair have been widely tipped across the blogosphere and are currently linked to celebrated US imprint Golf Channel Recordings.
Following three sold-out releases for the label, they return with another pair of discreet bangers, Justified and We Are Chains.
The tracks turn up the heat on their previous releases, again offering the vocals of performance powerhouse Louis Howard Jones who’s lyrics spark with a political punch.


Singles & EPs

Payfone - International Smark album art Payfone International Smark Slate's States UK 2013 Sell This Version
channel 049 Payfone - Paradise album art Payfone Paradise(12") Golf Channel Recordings channel 049 US 2014 Sell This Version
Channel 062 Payfone - Quarantine album art Payfone Quarantine(12") Golf Channel Recordings Channel 062 US 2015 Sell This Version
channel 068 Payfone - Catholic Central album art Payfone Catholic Central(12") Golf Channel Recordings channel 068 US 2016 Sell This Version
Channel 073 Payfone - Justified album art Payfone Justified(12", EP) Golf Channel Recordings Channel 073 US 2017 Sell This Version
OTIS-01 Payfone - I Was In New York album art Payfone I Was In New York(12") Otis Records (5) OTIS-01 UK 2019 Sell This Version

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