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Silk Rhodes is producer Michael Collins & vocalist Sasha Desree. Rolling Stone's 10 New Artists You Need to Know 2014 By Maura Johnston Sounds like: Soul music gone minimalist: All the superfluous bits stripped away and the grooves placed front and center. For fans of: Road-trip mixtapes...

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Silk Rhodes - Pains

In the store | SILK RHODES - PAINS Silk Rhodes is vocalist Sasha Desree and producer Michael Collins. Pains is their first record, a 45.... Read More

Watch the video for Silk Rhodes – "Pains"

Coming December 2nd | SILK RHODES - SILK RHODES Here's background on Silk Rhodes – formed in Baltimore, demos recorded in a car, album finished... Read More

Silk Rhodes

In the store | SILK RHODES Birthed in Baltimore, nurtured by NYC, and ultimately coming-of-age on the highways of the southwest on their way to... Read More

Silk Rhodes on Boilerroom.tv

Silk Rhodes live performance on Boilerroom will loop for two days before being archived. Their self-titled album Silk Rhodes has just been released. Boilerroom.tv –... Read More

California Report: Silk Rhodes

If you take a duo obsessed with soul music, mix in a subversive sense of humor and a spirit of experimentation, then put them in... Read More

Lip Service and Source Material Mixxxes by Silk Rhodes

Silk Rhodes – Sascha Desree and Michael Collins – put together two different mixtapes for NME and Impose Mag.  "We love all these songs. There... Read More

Silk Rhodes "Stuck in my Head"

In the store | SILK RHODES - HEART OF GRASS Here's a new track from Silk Rhodes – "Stuck in my Head" – from a... Read More

Silk Rhodes

Silk Rhodes is producer Michael Collins & vocalist Sasha Desree. Rolling Stone's 10 New Artists You Need to Know 2014 By Maura Johnston Sounds like: Soul music gone minimalist: All the superfluous bits stripped away and the grooves placed front and center. For fans of: Road-trip mixtapes – full of Sly and The Family Stone, the Delfonics, Al Green and A-sides by lost-to-time R&B acts – that have been slightly warped after sitting out in the sun. Why you should pay attention: This Baltimore duo garnered notice from hip-hop heads when their glittery disco jam "Face 2 Face" was included on the soundtrack to Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, the documentary about storied California indie label Stones Throw. Peanut Butter Wolf, who founded Stones Throw in 1996, is a fan of the pair's throwback style and his label will release Silk Rhodes's debut full-length, which is full of skeletal, yet precise homages to soul's early-Seventies glory days. An official single is on the way next month. They say: "We were on tour together doing separate projects. At some point in the Southwest – Arizona, probably – we started turning our car into an impromptu recording setup," says members Sasha Winn and Michael Collins, collaborating via e-mail. "It was very minimal, lending itself to vocal processing, looping and long-form meditative music [that we worked on] while crossing through the desert. After that tour we kind of just started living together in Baltimore, and continued to make music that way wherever we went. The responses we got around the city, as we picked up friends and strangers and would make songs for the people who happened to be on the street, were pretty amazing. The car, which was a '97 Honda CRV, had pretty busted speakers. Using pitch-shifting, we got a sound that was very bass-heavy and attracted some incredible sidewalk audiences." Hear for yourself: Hand claps and harmonies help "Face 2 Face" float along like it's the soundtrack for a roller rink on a cloud.