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Dusky


Thursday, July 12, 2018


  • Dusky ( 17 Steps | UK )
  • KayLaSoul (  DC )



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Dusky

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Dusky are London born production/DJ duo Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. Initially gaining recognition during the UK’s 2011 house renaissance, Dusky have since established a diverse, inimitable sound that draws on everything from hardcore and Detroit techno to ambient, progressive house, jazz, and other more experimental musical forms.Since their 2011 breakthrough track ‘Flo Jam’, the duo have developed a reputation for classy, club-ready anthems ranging from their Beatport #1 ‘Careless’ and the darker ‘Love Taking Over’ to piano house homage ‘Yoohoo’ and the multi-textured euphoria of ‘Skin Deep’. 2016 saw them cement their reputation as a cult production force with their expansive ‘Outer’ LP, with both the sample-heavy, electronica mutation ‘Ingrid Is A Hybrid’ and the techno/grime fusion of Wiley collaboration ‘Sort It Out Sharon’ breaking new ground for the duo.Dusky Live, imagined alongside the 2016 ‘Outer’ LP, presented the album’s genre-shy excursions alongside fresh live reworks of the duo’s back catalogue. Since it’s inception, the show has graced tastemaker festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as extensively touring the UK – earning them the prize of Best Live Act at DJ Mag’s Best Of British Awards.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.As label owners, their 17 Steps imprint has released forward thinking house and techno from the likes of Bwana, Velvit, Trevino, Christian Piers and Lo Shea. As the label continues to develop, Dusky remain working across multiple disciplines, firmly rooted in the dance music culture that has inspired them ever since their formative days raving as teenagers at venues across London.

Navbox

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Navbox emigrated to the States in the 90s from Iran as a classically trained pianist with a deep passion for music. That passion turned him onto electronic music and he picked up a pair of turntables at the turn of the last century. In the early 2000's, he got his start playing in Washington DC before relocating to Boston and studying music engineering. Soon after, he found himself playing the underground circuit in Boston, comfortably tangled up in house & techno yet again.Returning to the District in '08, he continued to pursue DJ'ing and found that the city was missing an underground dance music scene. He founded Stranger Than Paradise (STP) and began curating events in clubs, bars, warehouses, rooftops and wherever else he could. Navbox mastered his craft playing alongside leading talents like Cassy, Bruno Pronsato, Delano Smith, Jan Krueger and many others.Fast forward to 2016 and Navbox has been at it for many years. Between DJ'ing and producing, he is booker and resident DJ for Flash in Washington DC, an incredible venue built for house and techno. His love for music is evident in his musical repertoire, spanning from deep house to techno, and his passion leads him to seek music that moves the feet as well as the mind. Navbox portrays the DJ-set as a journey, continually striving to break down static conceptions of house music in ways that inspire listeners beyond the confines of clubs and parties.