THE BUZZ: Dusky Announce 2018 North American Tour + five-track ‘Aset Forever EP’


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Dusky Announce NA Tour + Announce 5-track ‘Aset Forever EP’

Stream the first single ‘Amongst The Gods’ now

Dusky ‘Amongst The Gods’:


In the wake of their recent remix of KiNK’s ‘Perth’ for Running Back, 17 Steps bosses Duskypresent their first original productions of 2018 in the five-track Aset Forever EP and announce their return to North America for a 15-date tour, touching down in major cities including San Diego (9/29), Houston (10/05), Brooklyn (12/07), Miami (10/13), Los Angeles (10/26), Chicago (11/16), Montreal (11/17) and more. Tickets are available NOW.

Aset Forever is named in tribute to Jan Francis, a friend of Nick & Alfie who tragically lost his life late last year. Founder of the ATG graffiti crew and School Records (alongside Loefah) – Jan was responsible for Dusky‘s first London gigs both at ATG Warehouse parties and their Staunch residency at Corsica Studios.

Covering hard synth-driven grooves, tranced-out Italo, proggy techno and blissed out breakbeat house, the five-track EP keeps things strictly dancefloor focused – again showcasing the duo’s unique ability to take a myriad of influences and wrestle them into new hybrids that sound their own.

Lead track ‘Amongst The Gods’ has been a standout across their sets this year. Taking shuffling breakbeat house rhythms, classic sunrise melodies, and 90s rave vocals, it builds to an understated but infectious warehouse crescendo. The EP swiftly moves onto ‘The Ace’ – Striking at 130 BPM, ‘The Ace’ is a hard-hitting surge of twisted sonics and clipped rave samples. A dark slab of warehouse tech, ’Staunch’ follows, with rolling Reese basslines, ‘ecstasy’ samples and eerie sci-fi chords.

The second half of the EP sees Dusky take things deeper. ’Angles’ is a blissed outwash of Detroit techno stabs and vintage house textures, before ‘The Captain’ rounds off the EP with punchy Italo basslines and icy synths.

The ‘Aset Forever EP’ is available to pre-order before release on the 14th September. Stream the first single ‘Amongst The Gods’ now.

A1. Amongst The Gods

A2. The Ace

A3. Staunch

B1. Angles

B2. The Captain

17 Steps is a label Dusky launched in 2014, as an outlet for their more club orientated music. In addition to their own music, 17 Steps has released tracks and remixes from Bwana, Lo Shea, Kiwi, Hugo Massien, Avalon Emerson and Bruce.

Grab your Dusky Tour Tickets, HERE.

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