Will Saul, the head honcho at both Simple Records and Aus Music has decided to adopt himself a new alias. Saul is set to release his debut LP, Getting Closer, under the alter-ego Close. Almost a month ago Saul shared with us the second single from the album, ‘My Way’, which features vocals from Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Joe Dukie, and since that date a steady stream of remixes have been fed up.
This remix is by London-based duo Dusky. In a time when the genre of revivalist garage-tinted house music is heavily over-saturated it can become difficult to avoid categorisation with many other upstart producers trying their luck, however Dusky are an act who have successfully sidestepped such a potential pitfall with much-needed sonic creativity. Whilst incorporating many generic elements such as overtly brash hats and claps the pair just have a knack for song structure, layering and, in particular, applying bass synths in an ridiculously catchy fashion.
The ‘My Way’ remix includes all of the above elements but also sees Dusky manipulate the vocal sample like never before. Usually accustomed to merely EQs and pitch shifts the duo begin and end the track with a series of frantically chopped elements that only add to the pulsating, move-your-feet feel of the record.
The Getting Closer album comes out June 10th on !K7 Records.