Until now, hopes of fresh Dusky in 2018 had been beginning to fizzle out. The illustrious duo had put out a remix to KiNK’s “Perth” earlier in the year, but nothing since their Square Miso EP released a year prior.
These worries have officially been quelled, however, with Dusky’s surprise announcement of a five-tracker by the name of Aset Forever. It derives its name from an old colleague and close friend of theirs, who sadly lost his life as 2017 came to a close. This friend, né Jan Francis, had helped them score some of their earlier, underground gigs.
Aset Forever appears to capture the nostalgic feel of Dusky’s early days, based off its debut single “Amongst The Gods.” It carries an aesthetic that is simultaneously retro and futuristic in its artful blend of breaks and deep house — a combination that Dusky are well known for, yet pull off uniquely with each release they utilize this technique in. Vocal clips wailing in the background tie together its emotive, bittersweet nature, drawing the conclusion that “Amongst The Gods” is likely a direct homage to Jan Francis’ passing.
Dusky’s return to the public eye doesn’t end with an extensive EP. The pair will also be embarking on a 15-stop North American tour to accompany the record, including a stop at California’s CRSSD Fest. Tickets for their upcoming events can be found here.
9.29 – CRSSD Festival, San Diego CA
10.04 – Ethics, Austin TX
10.05 – Kinda Super Disco, Houston TX
10.06 – It’ll Do, Dallas TX
10.12 – Coda, Toronto ON
10.13 – Space, Miami FL
10.25 – No Vacancy, Portland OR
10.26 – Sound, Los Angeles CA
10.27 – The Midway, San Francisco CA
11.16 – Sound-Bar, Chicago IL
11.17 – Newspeak, Montreal QC
12.06 – The Social, Orlando FL
12.07 – Analog, Brooklyn NY
12.08 – Vinyl, Dever CO
12.09 – Shady Park, AZ