Dusky's latest EP is stunning. We just crowned their track 'Parakeet Feet' (alongside the whole EP) our Killer Of The Month in our August issue, and now the UK duo have dropped a new video for the EP's a-side, 'Skin Deep'.
Read what we had to say about the EP and watch the video below.
Killer Of The Month: Dusky 'Ordinary World EP'
A classy ode to the big room stylings of Underworld, Eric Prydz’s Cirez D alias and Slam, Dusky’s latest single ‘Parakeet Feet’ really packs a punch. Part of the ‘Ordinary World EP’ that’s set to drop via their own imprint, 17 Steps, the genre- hopping UK duo wade into previously uncharted water with their latest, self-released effort — it’s the kind of hypnotic techno slammer not previously seen from the pair.
Dusky’s largely house-focused output since 2012 has seen them rise to become one of dance’s best-loved duos, with cuts like ‘Flo Jam’ and ‘Love Taking Over’ being spun en masse in the UK and beyond. Techno, on the other hand, has always had a part to play in Dusky’s high-octane DJ sets, making it somewhat surprising that it’s taken them this long to craft an Underworld-esque anthem all of their own.
'Parakeet Feet’ kicks off in true ‘90s big room fashion — it’s underpinned by an incessant 4/4 lick that lollops alongside a barely distinguishable, chanting vocal (“Talk To Me”). Looping, dream-like synth work chimes in for maximum, reach-for-the-lasers effect come the one-minute mark before breaking down into a cacophony of lush, rolling drum-beats and crisp, technoid top lines.
A cut seemed destined for sunrise sets, ‘Parakeet Feet’ joins the ambient-influenced ‘Skin Deep’, mutant rave thumper ‘Jilted’ and quirky roller ‘Squeezer’ as part of Dusky’s forthcoming ‘Ordinary World EP’. A collection of expertly crafted tunes rooted in vintage influence, ‘Ordinary World’ might just be Dusky’s most seminal and dynamic work to date.
Dusky's EP 'Ordinary World' is out now.
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