Square Miso - (6:09) 125 BPM
   
LF10 - (6:10) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Square Miso (Reprise) - (3:09) 76 BPM
Review: Since this EP dropped on vinyl earlier in the year, the sizeable title track has become one of the most ubiquitous peak-time anthems around. That's not meant as a criticism; few do rush-inducing musical moments quite like Dusky, and "Square Miso" is one of their most euphoric productions to date. It's something of a retro-futurist treat, with colossal piano riffs and dewy-eyed vocal samples riding thunderous drums and a booming, mind-altering bassline. For extra spine-tingling pleasure, check out the beat-free "Reprise" version, which wisely emphasizes the "Strings of Life" style pianos and synthesized strings, and the warehouse-friendly, Inner City style throb of "LF10".
17STEPS 016D
16 Oct 17
Deep House
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Amongst The Gods - (5:38) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Ace - (5:18) 130 BPM
   
Staunch - (5:38) 125 BPM
   
Angles - (6:36) 122 BPM
   
The Captain - (7:10) 125 BPM
Played by: Catz 'N Dogz
17STEPS 021D
15 Sep 18
Deep House
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Love Taking Over - (6:22) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Inta - (5:56) 125 BPM
   
Expectations - (6:14) 122 BPM
Review: Having built an impressive reputation via releases on Aus Music and Naked Naked, British house duo Dusky have decided to launch their own label, 17 Steps. This first release - from the duo themselves, naturally - suggests the label could be a force to be reckoned with in coming years. There's a thrillingly saucer-eyed feel about "Love Taking Over", which peppers a robust, sub-heavy groove with drifting alien synths, wonky pads and choice vocal samples. "Inta" is more obviously accessible, with classic house pianos and spoken vocal stabs providing the track with bags of energy. "Expectations" sees the duo return to familiar influences, with acid bass and attractive hooks riding a bustling, US garage-influenced groove.
17STEPS 001
14 Jul 14
Deep House
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Lydia - (5:56) 125 BPM
   
Bitter Lake - (6:13) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Infinite Libido - (5:56) 125 BPM
17STEP 006
11 Dec 15
Minimal/Tech House
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Cold Heart - (6:34) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Psychic Life Coach - (6:57) 120 BPM
   
Bowed - (6:07) 126 BPM
   
Balfour Betty - (6:24) 120 BPM
Review: Dusky has certainly made the most of running the 17 Steps label. Astonishingly, this is the duo's 16th release on the imprint since it launched back in 2014. As usual, there's plenty to admire across the four-track EP, starting with the poignant chord progressions, rubbery synth-bass, "Show Me Love" organ stabs and trippy late night atmospherics of "Cold Heart". Their penchant for hustling low-end and grandiose synthesizer flourishes is explored further on "Psychic Life Coach", while the superb "Bowed" sees them doffing a cap to both John Carpenter and Patrick Cowley. For those seeking fluttering riffs, heavy analogue bass and breezy, summery vibes, closer "Balfour Betty" should be essential listening.
17STEPS 014
26 Jun 17
Deep House
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Cold Heart (Swayzak remix) - (8:00) 122 BPM
17STEPS 014SRD
07 Aug 17
Techno
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Amongst The Gods (Brame & Hamo remix) - (5:30) 135 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Staunch (KETTAMA remix) - (5:08) 128 BPM
Review: 2018 was a relatively quiet year for Dusky aka Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, but the pair follow their recent Aset Forever record with these killer remixes. Issued on their own 17 Steps label, in its original format, "Amongst The Gods" featured raw break beats, euphoric synths and angelic vocals. For this remix package however, Brame & Hamo turn it into a more raw-sounding affair, full of splurging low end and menacing stabs. There's no room for subtlety either on Kettama's version of "Staunch"; pounding kicks support visceral riffs and the kind of swaggering, menacing roof that will leave the faint-hearted traumatised.
17 STEPS021RD
14 Dec 18
Techno
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Velvit - "Looking Glass" - (6:29) 124 BPM
   
Dusky - "Mount Belzoni" - (5:12) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Christian Piers - "Tooth Decay" - (6:48) 120 BPM
   
Trevino - "Ojak" - (5:14) 127 BPM
17 STEPSFTF001
13 May 16
Techno
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