Dusky 9T8 As you'd expect 9T8 is up there with the club constructions we've come to expect from crew like Boddika and Joy O. Rigid beats, a slinky, tonal bassline, and hand waving hi-hats complete "9T8" which Benny III only touches with some extra acid squeaks and cut vocals in his quick-fix-remix. School 12"
Dusky Nobody Else Similar to sometime labelmate George FitzGerald, production duo Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, aka Dusky, fuse house's atmospheric depth with sonic tics snatched from bass music, techno, and other sub-genres located within dance music's nucleus. The pair put out a new four-track release on Aus, Nobody Else. The title track is a slithery, forward-moving jam that plays its house affectations deliciously straight. Aus Music 12"
Dusky Love Taking Over New 12" from Dusky on their own new label 17 Steps. What an ep to start with, huh!This storming inaugural release leads with a unique title track that represents Dusky's hybrid approach to production perfectly. Drawing on dark, hypnotic melodies that reference classic jungle vibes, soulful vocal samples, and tough, intricate grooves, "Love Taking Over" also hits with a gritty percussive edge; making for a fresh and distinctly Dusky production. Second track 'Inta' connects even more directly with Dusky's formative jungle and rave influences growing up in London - taking its title and key sample from the classic 'Inta' by Grooverider's Inta Warriors alias. Archetypal of Dusky's genre-merging approach, "Inta" blends sub heavy bass pulses with dark synths and vintage rave motifs to form an unflinching and heavy dancefloor sound. Completing the EP in style, 'Expectations' is a track that has been on heavy rotation in Dusky's DJ sets over the year. A tough, no nonsense, floor burning house jam, "Expectations" instantly strikes a groove with its simple bass line and quirky jazz-inspired lead. Again summoning dark, D&B-inspired bass on its cavernous breakdown, "Expectations" is loaded with the texture and detail that Dusky are renowned. 17 Steps 12" Out of Stock
Dusky Mr Man / Lost Highway North London duo Dusky aka Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman present a limited run of two of their best loved deeper excursions in 'Mr Man' and 'Lost Highway'. Having been supported by DJs as varied as Eats Everything, Sasha, Justin Martin and Damian Lazarus, the deep brooding 'Mr Man' has been deployed as a leftfield end-of-night anthem by so many thanks to its unexpected use of magical classical pianos. A deep gem from their 2011 album 'Stick By This', the beautifully unfurling 'Lost Highway' is found on flip and balances deep grooves and measured melodic beauty perfectly. Anjunabeats 12" Out of Stock
Dusky Vanishing Point Latest EP offering from Naked Naked featuring house duo Dusky on hand-stamped 12"Focused on championing strictly UK sounds, it was only a matter of time before Naked Naked featured the London duo, whose blend of both classic and new school approaches to house (with an unremitting emphasis on bass) epitomizes what’s relevant and unique in British output right now. Naked Naked 12" Out of Stock
Dusky Calling Me Dusky were in Kingston recently for Repeater's massive night at the Hippodrome with Mosca & Boddika Dusky's Calling Me—by a London duo whose music's been rinsed by everyone from Pete Tong to T. Williams—is just the sort of record you hear about before you actually hear it. But once you do, you'll quickly be too out of breath to be interested in conversation. Bassy, straightforward and absolutely crawling with earworms, Calling Me answers the buzz by cutting right through it. School Records 12" Out of Stock