Silk Rhodes are made up of Michael Collins on production and Sasha Desree on vocals. Their knack for melody and hooky immediacy is tempered by a prevalent streak of weirdness that seeps through to their music, their late 70s touring Rock band meets Spanish Lothario dress sense, and of course their name. An unsubtle nod to the illicit online marketplace, Silk Road, it’s only the most recent narcotics pun the two have been involved in – with Michael and Sasha having previously worked together on projects such as Run DMT and Salvia Plath. A perfect fit for increasingly experimental Los Angeles label Stones Throw, the pair released their debut LP in late 2014 – a record full of ‘skeletal, yet precise homages to soul’s glory days’.
Silk Rhodes: Psychedelic Terrain
We spoke to Stones Throw’s newest stars about breathing Funk, taking tabs and moving out West…