Dusky – Flo Jam EP
Yikes – what a stonker of an EP this is! I was perusing through SoundCloud last week when I chanced upon it, and it’s been on repeat ever since. I’m not too sure when it’s out, but it’ll be released on Dogmatik at some point and I will most certainly be purchasing a copy.
Dusky are London based musicians Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. Their influences are everything from classical and avant-garde electronica, to UK garage and underground house – and you can really hear those influences in this EP.
Opening track Flo Jam has a playful breakdown, yet kicks in with an off-key hook that packs some real attitude. The same applies for Every Day; a nice, clean breakdown drops into a cheeky, layered-bass garage-style stomper. Both Mystics and Numerical nod more towards the darker side of deep house, yet each carry influences of UK garage and contain enough energy to put Red Bull out of business.
This combination of deep house and UK garage is a sound that is becoming more and more present on the scene here in the UK, and we’ll be following it in great detail.
If you want to hear more, here’s a podcast they made for DJ Mag last month (track list after the jump below).
MORE ON DUSKY
Last Magpie – Get You Thinkin [Losin Suki]
Audiojack ft. Kevin Knapp – Stay Glued (FCL Weemix) [Gruuv]
Dusky – Flo Jam [Dogmatik]
Logic – Blues For You (Hard Dub) [Strictly Rhythm]
Todd Edwards pres. The Messenger – Main Vibe [Nervous Tracks]
Dusky – Every Day [Dogmatik]
George Morel – Let’s Groove [Strictly Rhythm]
Viadrina – Do You Really Want This? (Kool Dek 909 Is A Joke remix) [Klasse Recordings]
Don’t Panic – Empty Space [CDR]
Dusky – Numerical [Dogmatik]
Dusky – Muriel [CDR]
Homeboy ft. Anshie – Halfway (Youandewan Version) [Hypercolour]
Junior Boys – You’ll Improve Me (Dem2 remix) [Domino]