Dusky

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Dusky
OriginLondon, England
GenresElectronic
Years active2011–present
Labels
  • 17 Steps
  • Anjunadeep
  • Simple Records,
  • Dogmatik Records
  • Aus Music
  • Naked Naked
  • Polydor
Associated actsJanai
Websiteduskymusic.com
MembersAlfie Granger-Howell
Nick Harriman

Dusky is an electronic music duo from London consisting of Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman.[1][2] Formed in 2011, they have released music on various records labels, before setting up their own label 17 Steps in July 2014 with the release of the Love Taking Over EP.[3]

Before the formation of Dusky, the duo made music under the name of Solarity.[1]

Recognition[edit]

The duo were voted as DJ Magazine Best British Producers in 2013.[4]

Their debut album Stick By This was named by Pete Tong as "one of the albums of the year" in 2011 and picked up BBC Radio 1 play from Rob Da Bank, Toddla T, Zane Lowe and Pete Tong himself.

Dusky’s track "Careless" reached No.1 on the Beatport Top 100 [][clarification needed] Chart, remaining at the top spot for over 3 weeks. The track was part of the four track Careless EP, which was released on Will Saul's Aus Music label and followed their previous Beatport top 10 success "Nobody Else" on the label.

Dusky's track "Ingrid Is A Hybrid" is featured on the Forza Horizon 3 soundtrack.

17 Steps label[edit]

In 2014, Dusky released their Love Taking Over EP, the first on their 17 Steps label. The track was debuted by a Special Delivery on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show and picked up further support across the station from Pete Tong, Danny Howard, MistaJam, B. Traits and Rob Da Bank among others.

Live performances[edit]

Standout live sets include performances at UK clubs XOYO[5] and Fabric, hosting a Dusky Presents at Fabriclive in March 2014, as well as their residency at Ibiza's We Love...Sundays at Space.

They have also played festival sets including Glastonbury Festival in the UK, Belgium's Pukkelpop, Serbia's Exit Festival and Germany's Melt!, as well as North American festivals Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Forest, Movement Electronic Music Festival, and Ultra Festival.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Label Year
Stick by This Anjunadeep 2011
Outer Polydor 2016

Extended plays[edit]

Title Label Year
Sticky By This Remixed EP1 Anjunadeep 2012
Henry 85 EP Simple Records 2012
Flo Jam EP Dogmatik Records 2012
Sticky by This Remixed EP2 Anjunadeep 2012
Nobody Else EP Aus Music 2013
Careless EP Aus Music 2013
Vanishing Point EP Naked Naked 2013
Love Taking Over EP 17 Steps 2014
Ordinary World EP (31 July) 17 Steps 2015
Cold Heart EP 17 Steps 2017

Singles[edit]

Title Label Year
"Lost in You" (featuring Janai) Anjunadeep 2011
"It's Not Enough" (featuring Janai) Anjunadeep 2011
"Lost Highway"/"Three Colours"/"Someone Like You" Anjunadeep 2012
"Calling Me"/"Muriel" School Records 2012
"Mr Man" Anjunadeep 2013
"9T8" School Records 2014
"Yoohoo / Akebono" 17 Steps 2014
"Ingrid is a Hybrid" Polydor 2016
"Sort it Out Sharon" (featuring Wiley) Polydor 2016
"Long Wait" (featuring Solomon Grey) Polydor 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dusky: Outer" Pitchfork (website) Accessed 5 November 2016
  2. ^ "Dusky's favourite tracks" The Guardian. Accessed 5 November 2016
  3. ^ "London duo Dusky launch new label 17 Steps" Fact (UK magazine). Accessed 5 November 2016
  4. ^ "Best Producers: Dusky". DJ Magazine.
  5. ^ "Dusky to curate their own headline show at XOYO in October" Fact (UK magazine). Accessed 5 November 2016

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