New York City's Francis Harris and Parisian Anthony Collins return as Frank & Tony with the Odes EP. This will be the final collaboration on their esteemed Scissor & Thread imprint. Kicking off proceedings with the classic, Windy City deep house sound of "Procession" which will hypnotise you in evocative style. The title track up next is truly bittersweet and melancholic; taking its cues once again from Chicago legends like Larry Heard or DaRand Land. Speaking of which, the latter is up next for a collaboration with the pair offering "This Time" where the Deep4life alumnus injects some truly breathtaking and seductive deepness into the track which compliments their dusty rhythms and smoky synth textures. Finally, "Surface Prelude" is the EP's most optimistic moment; this uplifting jam is perfect to play as the last track, right as the sunlight creeps in through the blinds up at that Bushwick loft party on Sunday morning.
Scissor & Thread founders Frank & Tony - AKA Brooklyn-based deep house experimentalists Francis Harris and Anthony Collins - returns with their third single of 2016. Intriguingly, this two-tracker boasts one original production, and the duo's re-edit of John Beltran's "Guitarus Breeze". The latter is particularly special, with the twosome weaving Beltran's ambient-minded instrumentation - think drifting harmonica lines, tumbling horns, plucked harp notes and enveloping chord progressions - around a dense, Latin-influenced deep house rhythm track. There's more of a low-down, late night feels about lead cut "Harmonium", where snappy drum machine handclaps, sturdy kick-drums and rich dub bass are smothered in hazy, outer-space chords.