Anthony Collins, Francis Harris aka Adultnapper
halcyon is proud to present this very special night pairing, for the first time ever, Brooklyn's Francis Harris with France's Anthony Collins. This will be a one time only performance by two world class DJ talents working together behind the decks from open to close.
See you on the dancefloor.
Francis Harris aka Adultnapper (Get Physical / Poker Flat | NYC)
Equally accomplished as a DJ, producer and composer, Francis Harris has emerged as one of North America's premiere underground electronic music talents. His discography counts over 40 EPs and remixes for respected labels like Poker Flat, Mule, Simple, Nummer, Clink and his own boutique imprint Ransom Note. Dark yet moving, his introspective solo excursions as Adultnapper continually challenge convention, earning him a loyal following amongst elite tastemakers in the global dance music underground. When teamed with Mr. C of The Shamen as Sycophant Slags, the mischievous streak behind the foreboding Adultnapper persona is revealed. The duo have released a string of punchy dance anthems, including the Poker Flat hit single and video Keep Off and a forthcoming EP for Get Physical. A spate of studio collaborations in 2010 yielded already released Adultnapper EPs featuring vocalist Big Bully for Culprit and Simple, a forthcoming project co-produced with M.A.N.D.Y. and No Cliché, a single recorded with Beirut band member Jason Poranski (vocals) and No Regular Play's Greg Paulus (trumpet). The most ambitious and highly anticipated of these projects is without question Francis' full length debut titled Leland, in tribute to his father. The album is an emotion-laden requiem featuring piano, guitar, cello, trumpet and vocals. It is to be released this Fall on a new indie-oriented label called Scissor and Thread.
Beyond dance music, Mr. Harris scores soundtracks for noted installation artist Matthew Weinstein. His composition for Chariots of the Gods, featuring the last recording of the late Natasha Richardson, debuted to great reviews at NYC's Sonnabend Gallery in Sept. '09. His second Weinstein commission, The Birth of Berthold Brecht, this time with actress Blair Brown on vocal, is set to debut this Fall.
Anthony Collins (Curle / Freak’n’chic | Paris)
DJ/producer Anthony Collins is the rising star on the French House and Techno scene. Born to an American father and a French mother, he grew up both in New York and the South of France. His first taste for music was given to him by his father who shared with young Anthony his passion for jazz. It was in France that he later discovered and fell in love with electronic music. He acquired his first pair of decks at the age of 17 and since has played the world's elite destination clubs like Rex Club & Batofar in Paris; Panoramabar/Berghain, Weekend & Watergate in Berlin, Studio 80 in Amsterdam, London’s Fabric, Space, dc10 circoloco and Zoo in Ibiza, and for BLK|Market here in NYC. Anthony is also pretty busy with his residency in Paris named “DUST” where he hosts international guests. As a producer Anthony has also appeared on many prestigious labels like Get Physical, Freak n’Chic, Mule Electronic, Liebe Detail, Vakant, Curle, Jay Haze’s Tuning Spork, Resopal and Brothers’ Vibe’s Mixx.