Dusky overcome early hype on Calling Me EP
Dusky are back with their third EP in six months this week with the release of Calling Me, a collection of three simple and elegant tracks spanning the divide between future bass, deep house, and garage. With both a debut Essential Mix and the massive remix of Justin Martin‘s “Don’t Go” off Ghettos & Gardens, the London-based duo have been quite buzzed about in 2012, but this latest effort does not fall flat to the pressure that comes with early hype.
“Calling Me” doesn’t try too hard; it delivers a chunky bass line with melancholic vocals (sampled from some 90s throwback favorites 112) and heavy reverb in the intro. “Muriel,” available only on vinyl for now also leans heavily on the bass presenting only hints of other elements of production like claps, sirens, and mildly spoken word samples. “What I Do,” out on digital, presents more rhythm and blues and UK garage influences identifiable with some of the duo’s previous material. The EP is out now as the first release on Loefah’s School Records.