Everyone’s favorite Deep House duo is back. Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, who collectively form Dusky, dropped their Love Taking Over EP today on iTunes via their label 17 Steps. I’ve talked extensively about how there are certain dance music producers, very few of them, who rarely miss. Call me a fanboy if you want, but Dusky definitely fall into that category. The London-based boys have released a string of hits including “Careless“, “Nobody Else”, and their remix of Justin Martin’s “Don’t Go” (to name a few). On the live front, Dusky are a fantastic DJ duo who know how to rock a crowd with underground sounds, booming bass lines, and thumping four-on-the-floor beats.
If you’re familiar with Dusky’s work, the Love Taking Over EP shouldn’t surprise you – at least from a production standpoint. With this release, House music fans are treated to three tracks that show why Dusky have risen to the top of the underground dance world. All three tracks have fat bass lines with complementary driving beats. The title track “Love Taking Over” is too infectious and there’s no way any fan of Deep House could hate it; there’s a good reason it has close to 250,000 plays. The other two songs are a little less radio friendly in comparing them to “Love Taking Over” but they certainly have great composition. “Inta” is a bit faster-paced than “Love Taking Over” and the beat reminds me of something like Catz n’ Dogz’ remix of “Hush” by Thomas Schumacher. Last up is “Expectations” which goes a little Deeper and a little Darker but surely lines up with my expectations of what a good Dusky track sounds like.
There you have it folks, go grab the EP over at iTunes and make sure to catch Dusky on The Next Step tour, where they will be laying down FOUR HOUR SETS. I’m particularly excited for the Halloween date here in San Francisco alongside fellow Brit Eats Everything.