Saturday, September 28 2013
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’ – forthcoming on School – have been hammered by Paul Woolford, Maya Jane Coles, Boddika 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.