London based producers Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman make house music that’s inseparable from the genre’s tradition but comes with both a widescreen ambition and a distinctly UK underground edge.
Timeless, fresh, both classic and contemporary and unmistakably theirs, Dusky‘s sound is influenced by everything from deep Detroit techno and bumping UK garage to classical and avant-garde electronica.
In a short time, the London based duo have rapidly marked themselves out as producers with a uniquely broad appeal. Their diverse 2011 album ‘Stick By This’ was celebrated by Pete Tong as one of the album’s of the year, singles like ‘Tyto Alba’ and ‘Flo Jam’ on Dogmatik have blown up as house/garage straddling underground anthems, while Hot Chip wasted no time in commissioning them to transform their ‘Night & Day’ single into a modern garage bomb.
At the same time, darker excursions into warehouse techno like ‘Calling Me’ and ‘Muriel’ have been hammered by Paul Woolford, Maya Jane Coles and Loefah.
As comfortable writing elegant orchestral pieces or stirring piano motifs as they are jackin’ house and techno grooves, Dusky will continue to naturally shift into new soundworlds, always united by the duo’s singular aim; to compose electronic music with depth, soul and originality.
The much-anticipated Flo Jam EP from London duo Dusky gets its full release on Alex Arnouts Dogmatik label. Dogmatik has been one of the UKs most consistent labels since its launch in 2006, headed by DJ/Producer Alex Arnout, the imprint has been behind music from the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Stojche and Floyd Lavine and gained broad critical acclaim. Now Dogmatik has had one of its biggest record to date with the awesome Flo Jam EP by Dusky.
The duo have put together a record that is set to become one of the big releases of this summer. The Flo Jam EP has already been receiving support from the likes of Pete Tong and is one of the most talked about singles around.
The EP kicks off with title track Flo Jam, a classic old school house workout complete with anthemic stabs, high strings and some sultry vocal samples, its instantly clear why this is such a peak time record right now. Next up we have the chunky garage influenced house number Every Day that once again draws on the history of house to create a surefire winner. The penultimate cut Mystics journey into deeper, percussive territory with a brilliant bassline driven groove whilst closing opus Numerical takes tougher and techier approach, quality stuff. The Flo Jam EP is something you are certain to be hearing a lot more of in the summer months to come. Grab a copy of the full length tracks just released on beatport [HERE].