Though they carry the torch for house and techno, Dusky cull from a wide range of musical influences, from hardcore to drum & bass. Following the release of their latest EP, Ordinary World, the UK duo have called on ambient outfit Global Communication for remix duties, marking their first production outing in nearly two decades.
Global Communication, comprising Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard, are revered in their field as creators of critically acclaimed 1994 album, 76:14, which Dusky describe in a press release as one of their inspirations and “a truly immersive listening experience” that “has stood the test of time like few other albums.” Middleton and Pritchard last released a record in 1997, but Dusky say that when contemplating potential remixers for their track “Skin Deep,” the ambient icons “made perfect sense.”
This time, though, it’s only Middleton behind the remix, but even as a solo act he manages to bring back the 90s by turning the originally deep and groovy track into a blissed-out blend of ambient and jungle. “I just had to take the track into anthemic one-more-tune warehouse party territory to induce a screwface, eyes-closed bass and beats moment.”
Listen to it below and head over to Beatport Pro to grab the Skin Deep remix EP. and check for it during Dusky’s sets as they head out on a North American tour this month. It starts this Sunday (September 6) at Nocturnal Wonderland in Southern California, followed by stops in Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco and Vancouver.
Dusky North American Tour Dates
September 6th – Nocturnal Wonderland, San Bernardino, CA
September 11th – MID, Chicago, IL
September 12th – Populux, Detroit, MI
September 18th – Public Works, San Francisco, CA
September 19th – Celebrities, Vancouver