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Death and politics don’t often come up when you talk about dance music — unless you’re Francis Harris and Anthony Collins. Like indie rock or classically- minded peers Juan MacLean, Matthew Herbert, Anders Trentemøller and Son
Lux, Frank & Tony come at DJ culture from backgrounds as diverse as shoegaze and jazz, so template deviations are expected and celebrated by their fans. Punch Drunk Love, their Saturday residency at Output’s Panther Room in Brooklyn, easily goes on for hours, and their releases consistently alight on best-of lists. Their new triple vinyl album, You Go Girl was released during October and November in three installments on their own label, Scissor & Thread. “At the heart of our ethos,” says Francis, “we’re all about house music as a political statement, in that house music is a place for community and for free expression by diverse people.”
YOUR MISSION: assemble a New York-worthy and tour-ready, disco, mini-supergroup. If you’re Dennis Kane (Disques Sinthomme/Ghost Town) and Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani, you recruit some of the best players in the game (who happen to be close friends): Liquid Liquid percussionist Sal Principato, DJ Harvey cohort DJ Heidi, shoegazers Apollo Heights’ Daniel Chavis, and Asylum Records alum Ned Doheny.
“This piece is a nod to our electronic influences using the legendary TR-808 drum machine and the TB-303 synthesizer, a tuba, and orchestral arrangements by maestro Nuñez.” In the Nortec tradition, it’s a bit of sly dance floor commentary. “It is also a reference to Viagra, which is readily for sale in pirate form in Tijuana to the pharmaceutical tourists, principally from the United States. You could say tourists consume more Viagra than tacos.”