UK house and techno artists, Dusky, return to their 17 Steps label with the classic house indebted ‘Square Miso’, picking up where this summer’s ‘Cold Heart’ EP left off - the lead track an ever present in Gerd Janson’s summer DJ sets. Apparently recognisable to many from Dusky’s festival sets as well as Jackmaster’s recent Circo Loco terrace recording, the track draws on the swing of classic NYC house with soulful, cut-up vocal samples and tightly programmed beats.
‘Square Miso’ pays tribute to the ‘90s Italian house classics with its distinctive piano melodies - with a dash of Shades Of Rhythm-era UK rave for good measure. As well as the club-ready original, a beat less piano and strings ‘reprise’ is also included.
A darker, Detroit-nodding club tool, ‘LF10’ blends heavy-hitting stabs, atmospheric melodic textures and house grooves. An immersive roller, it serves as another example of the duo’s ability to blend different influences into hybrids.
With 2017 releases from B.K.R & Jamie Jones, Christian Piers, Bwana and Kiwi, Dusky’s 17 Steps has become a popular outlet of house and techno - with support from Gerd Janson, Midland, Len Faki, Maya Jane Coles, Tiga and George Fitzgerald among others.
It’s out 16 October.