Dusky at Canal Mills

Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman tore into Leeds on Friday night playing a 4 hour set at Canal Mills which bought the house down.

The London duo, better known as Dusky bought their ‘The Next Step’ tour back to UK shores after playing a host of venues across the US, Australia and New Zealand in the last month. Since launching their own record label ’17 steps’ back in July, Dusky have continued to grow in popularity in the house world, taking their music to festivals across the globe in the months that have followed and always succeeding in being a true crowd pleasing act and that was exactly what they were in their latest set.

Canal Mills was the ideal seedy backdrop for the Dusky’s deep house laden stint at the decks which saw them drop their most recent track ‘Yoohoo’, a chilling, piano-heavy sound which premiered last month as Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune as well as their latest EP ‘Love Taking Over’, as 6 minute mix which was the first produced under the pair’s new label. The Venue has the set-up absolutely on point with its’ substantially sized main room which always has exceptional sound quality and lighting coupled with the smaller back room which houses the sub-acts.

Dusky have opted to play 4 hour sets all across their most recent tour, rising to the challenge of encapsulating their crowd for an extended period of time with exceptional grace. In comparison Duke Dumont played the same venue just over a month ago and was behind the decks for less than an hour.

They’ve become well known for the variety of music and ability to break through genre restrictions despite roots in deep house and techno sounds and this was again the case as they shook the former Mill down to its’ foundations with a Dusky master class which had the capacity crowd shuffling into the early hours.  This set-up left no one disappointed and cemented Dusky as one of the UK’s deep house flag bearers, who are more than ready to take The Next Step.

With support from the likes of Detroit’s Jimmy Edgar, as well as Dense&Pika and Leon Vynehall,  Canal Mills succeeded in allowing a mix of DJs a shot behind their decks whilst also allowing the  likes of Leeds’ very own Youandewan his chance to throw down.

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