Very few artists have bridged the gap between underground House music and brought it to the masses quite like Dusky. Wait, let me correct myself: the incredible Dusky. Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, the British duo who are Dusky, are one of those rare acts that don’t miss. Personally speaking, there’s a very select group of producers out there who write music that is pure perfection – or very close to it. I’m talking about guys like Wolfgang Gartner, Eric Prydz, Mat Zo, Hot Since 82, and very few others. Dusky have carved out a sound in Deep House that is unique: bass-heavy, driving, soulful, and melodic. It’s no secret that Deep House can be a bit redundant, sometimes boring. But here’s what I’ll say about Dusky: any time I find myself seeking out that quintessential Deep and Underground House sound, it’s always Dusky who supply the fix.
Enter the Careless EP, released today on Beatport. Four high-quality tracks that are much of the same from Dusky, yet remain fresh and completely independent of each other. We’ve been seeing previews from the EP all September long, and we’ve been hearing tracks featured on mixes and podcasts. The boys even went on Group Therapy Radio, a historically Trance-oriented podcast, and played a half-hour guest mix of some fine Deep and Tech House. My early favorite from the EP is the title track “Careless”. It’s too infectious not to love it, with that catchy “Everything I am” hook and incredibly deep bass line (yeah that’s the sound I was talking about when I referred to Dusky as producing the prototypical Deep House sound). “Rise for Love” is a bit uptempo with a funky Tech-House sound and no shortage of vocals intertwined. “Esperanto Juggler” and “Words Later On” both take it back to that Underground Deep House vibe that will probably never get old for me.
We just brought Dusky to Denver’s Norad and they are always fire when they’re live. Make sure to pick up the EP on Beatport if you like what you hear and let us know what you think of the EP!
PS – if you never heard Dusky’s Essential Mix you MUST listen