Dusky – “Yoohoo”
Having become known for their full-bodied, melodic house style, UK duo Dusky deliver yet another intricately-produced track on their latest release for their label 17 Steps. “Yoohoo” features a blend of stark, hard-edged sounds with euphoric, more uplifting elements like an inviting keyboard line and propulsive bass groove. While still referencing a familiar house approach, the pair have carved out an original, forward-thinking sound for themselves that is increasingly hard to categorize.
FaltyDL – “Do Me (Bruk Mix)”
New York producer Drew Lustman, better known as FaltyDL is set to release a new EP, titled ///I\II\\\\ for Ninja Tune following his expansive album In the Wild, which came out back in August. With a jazz-oriented sound, “Do Me (Bruk Mix)” organically incorporates breakbeat, and hip-hop elements to achieve an elusive, more reflective feel. Known for his eclectic sonic choices, Lustman builds around atmospheric percussion, adding thick bass tones and eerie vocal samples making for a fascinating, abstract listen.
Dauwd – “Moiety”
Returning for his second release on German label Kompakt, London producer Dauwd continues to impress with his minimal, understated melodic sound. His latest two-track release, Saleh, includes the b-side “Moiety,” which slowly evolves with careful precision and intriguing layering to create a sprawling vibe that reveals more detail upon multiple listens. As an artist with only a handful of releases to his name, Dauwd continues to develop a style that places emphasis on texture with incredibly vivid arrangements.