Dusky are London born production/DJ duo Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. After gaining recognition during the UK’s 2011 house renaissance with their breakthrough track ‘Flo Jam’, the duo have developed a reputation for classy, club-ready anthems ranging from their Beatport #1 ‘Careless’ to last year’s classic house homage ‘Square Miso’.
2016 saw them cement their reputation as a cult production force with their expansive and well received ‘Outer’ LP. Described by Popmatters as ‘one of the best records of any genre of the year so far’, it included the sample-heavy, electronica mutation ‘Ingrid Is A Hybrid’, and the techno/grime fusion of Wiley collaboration ‘Sort It Out Sharon’. In the 18 months since, the pair have returned to their club-ready sound with the Gerd Janson-approved ‘Cold Heart’, the swampy beats of ‘Buckets’, and the classic NYC House sounds of ‘Square Miso’.
As label owners, their 17 Steps imprint has released forward thinking house and techno from the likes of Bwana, Velvit, Trevino and Christian Piers. Next up on 17 Steps is the big room techno sounds of Sheffield’s Hope Works resident, Lo Shea.
Equally loved for their considered, well sourced DJ sets, the duo have toured extensively since 2011 playing prestigious venues such as London’s Fabric, Berlin’s Panorama Bar and Ibiza’s DC10, as well as festival stages across the world. Forward to today and Dusky are known for their diverse, inimitable sound that draws on everything from hardcore and Detroit techno to ambient, progressive house, jazz, and other more experimental musical forms.
Thursday 29th March: The Court, Perth
Friday 30th March: CBD Laneway Party, Melbourne
Saturday 31st March: Chinese Laundry, Sydney
Sunday 1st April: Rabbits Eats Lettuce Festival, Byron Bay
Sunday 1st April: The Met, Brisbane