Few names from the UK underground have commanded more broad-ranging attention in recent years than London’s Dusky, and the duo will hope to build further on their wide appeal with the release of their second album on September 30th. Stepping out on Polydor as well as their own 17 Steps imprint, Alfie and Nick will present Outer as the long-awaited follow up to Stick By This, which launched their ascent to dizzying heights in the house stratosphere way back in 2011.
Befitting of an album from such an established name in dance music, Outer calls upon the help of some big league guests, with Grime king Wiley and synthpop architect Gary Numan appearing on a track each, and the new generation of electro-pop artists also represented thanks to upcoming London duo Solomon Grey. First single “Ingrid Is A Hybrid” makes use of melodramatic house vocals and stuttering pads, with second single “Sort It Out Sharon” turning instead to ominous synth gurgles and a typical Wiley spiel, the duo’s rave influences implied through washed out vocal cries but certainly more subdued than previous output.
With the remaining 9 songs yet to be debuted online, these teasers will have to suffice for Dusky fans until the end of September, when the five year wait for a new album will finally be over.
01. All I Ever Needed
03. Runny Nose
05. Sort It Out Sharon feat. Wiley
06. Long Wait feat. Solomon Grey
07. Songs Of Phase
08. Swansea feat. Gary Numan
09. Marble (vocals by Alfie Granger-Howell)
10. Ingrid Is A Hybrid
11. Spruce feat. Pedestrian
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photos courtesy of Chuff Media