Duskys 17 Steps opens 2015 by welcoming its first signed artist to the label in the much-admired London producer Christian Piers. One half of Laszlo Dancehall with Leon Vynehall, Christian Piers *Beat Wiser EP* follows his recent single on Curle Recordings which has been supported by the likes of DVS1, Âme, Axel Bowman and Jonas Kopp.
A mainstay in Dusky’s sets in recent months, the lead track ‘Offf’ is a monstrous techno drum track rewired with Roland Alpha Juno esque hoovers and sinister atmosphere, ‘Offf’ has proved a reliable dancefloor detonator on both big festival stages and intimate basements in recent months. A refreshing and dark take on classic acid, the EPs title track ‘Beat Wiser’ balances sharp, surging machine funk 303s with a tribal and organic percussion approach for a unique club tool.Closing the diverse EP, ‘Onn’ again draws on a tribal groove, this time set against looping, hypnotic techno soundscapes. [info from wa]