Boomkat Product Review:
Dusky’s 5th and final 17 Steps release for 2015 keeps their quality levels ticking high with three deeply robust club trax.
The Lydia EP was conceived from unusual circumstances: one half of the duo had a dream in which everyone and everything was based on the ‘Lydian’ scale; the next day they wrote the title track based on the dream’s lingering impression.
It’s a canny piece of modulated acid driven by their patented swing mechanics, with lovely touches of almost Sprinkles-like keys here and there, all streaked with angelic motifs. The sort that really sets a ‘floor right.
B-side, Bitter Lake hammers out a heavier coda of techno kicks and dub chords with a touch of the KMS about it, and Infinite Libido plays sexy ja with the enduro-tech vibes.