School is the brand new imprint from industry veterans Katie Thiebaud, Peter Livingston and Jan Francis and its inaugural release comes from Dusky with ‘Calling Me’, out December.
Releasing on vinyl and digital, with Dusky’s ‘Calling Me’ taking in one vinyl-only and one digital-only cut, details of School’s future releases and overall music policy are being kept under wraps but the bar is set high by Dusky for 001.
Based out of Hornsey in London, Dusky (aka Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman) have had an exceptional year with their ‘Flo Jam’ and ‘Henry 85’ singles, remixes for Hot Chip, Rudimental and Justin Martin and a Radio 1 Essential mix all seeing near-universal support from across the electronic music spectrum.
The duo’s inspirations of classic techno, quality R&B, Garage and Rave permeate all three tracks on ‘Calling Me’ and while the results come off a little tougher than previous material the distinct Dusky sense of funk and soul is ever-present. From the unrelenting title track to the muscular technoid garage of ‘What I Do’ via the proud rave-breakdown aesthetics of ‘Muriel’, this is some of the duo’s best work yet.
Already debuted on Dusky’s recent Essential Mix as well as on Loefah’s Swamp81 radio show, this inaugural School EP sets the scene for the label perfectly.
1. Calling Me (Vinyl & Digital)
2. Muriel (Vinyl only)
3. What I do (Digital only)
Dusky’s ‘Calling Me’ is released on School early-December 2012 with a digital release to follow shortly after.