Tom Frankel and Dayne Harper, founders of the record label Council Work and purveyors of British underground dance sounds, make their debut as duo Frankel & Harper on Time Is Now’s white label series. They serve up five killer cuts of explorative bass-driven production.
The EP opens with ‘Track & Trace’, a smooth but high intensity roller that never gives you a breather from the heavy sub bass. The breaks that hit after the drop push the momentum for the rest of the record. ‘Ultraheat’ features clever chopped up vocals and bubbling effects that create a skippy, upbeat shine to a forward beat that would be at home in the dark of the club. More clubwise production on ‘Every Grain of Sand’, where echoed samples give a cavernous space to the track which is filled by shimmering arps and the low-end rumble of bass, real late night business that rolls into ‘Heinous Fly Trap’s classic heads-down garage sound. Shuffling house energy meets two-step on ‘Magnolia’, bringing the party energy for the record closer.
Time Is Now White Vol.7 drops August 20th via Time Is Now.
released August 20, 2021
Production by: Frankel & Harper
Artwork by: Pointless Illustrations
Mastering by: Beau @ Ten Eight Seven
Pressing by: MPO