2014 has been a prime opportunity for British heavyweights Dusky to reflect on a titanic run for their underground house maneuvers, but not without priming the next exciting chapter of their musical legacy. While the live leg of this new beginning has seen the duo embrace the global circuit with extended four hour sets, the recorded component of this rebirth comes in the form the Love Taking Over EP, a reassuringly familiar stand on their melodic house panache.
Led by an emotively charged and reassuringly chunky namesake track, the duo’s ability to match coarse percussive elements with expertly woven melodic composure is everything and more you need to know about why Dusky have become kingpins in their music space. “Inta” reaffirms this notion, making with a subtle nod to the mechanically charged sound of tech house and leaving slicked back finale “Expectations” to relish in the less-is-more appeal of their versatile discography. At a time when so many prized British house assets have hung up their integrity to keep in with the radio crowds, the course of their musical conquest has never looked more majestic. It’s taken just two intrepid producers to epitomize how much stamina British house music holds right now, leaving Dusky to sail forward with their 17 Steps imprint as one of their genre’s most exciting contenders in 2014.