Less than a year removed from the Outer LP, their largest body of work to date, Dusky is still hard at work in the studio. With their own label, 17 Steps, providing them the platform and freedom they need to release at will, the London-based artists have taken full advantage. The last year has seen the release of Outer, which featured several hits including ‘Ingrid is a Hybrid’, the Long Wait Remix EP, a second Essential Mix, a new live show, and most recently, the Cold Heart EP.
Released just last week, the Cold Heart EP kicks off with the mesmerizing title track. Opening things in style, the duo brings a downright silly bass line and punchy sub kick in to a blissed out melody that pays homage to early NYC house music via a
‘Psychic Life Coach’ is to follow. The record boasts a drum line-like snare that chugs through the recording’s thick, wavering synth patterns making it the ideal breather during the midst of a hot, sweaty night.
The energetic synths and frantic melodies of ‘Bowed’ make it another formidable dance floor tool. The progressive, electro, and techno elements make for the beginning of a cosmic journey that rounds out with the warm soundscape crafted on the progressive trance influenced ‘Balfour Betty’.