Can you be sad and happy at the same time? Can you cry while bopping your head and moving your feet? Do you enjoy music that is both emotionally stirring […]
Can you be sad and happy at the same time? Can you cry while bopping your head and moving your feet? Do you enjoy music that is both emotionally stirring and upbeat? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then boy oh boy does Duskus have a fre$h track for you.
If you are at all familiar with San Holo’s label Bitbird then you are absolutely familiar with Duskus, as he was the debut release with his 2015 EP “The First Route” and has had multiple releases since then. While his sound is eclectic and naturally hard to pin down, the umbrella term of “Indie-dance music” fits quite well as he has released on both Foreign Family Collective and Bitbird over the past six years, carrying a variety of energy levels and sound designs. His discography spans future-bass remixes of Droeloe, upbeat dance jams with San Holo, and everything in-between.
The one thing that has been consistent with Duskus is that he is constantly changing and pushing his sound design to the next level. With his most recent single, “Hard Times“, he announced that he was entering a new era and that is beyond exciting for fans of this London-based producer.
“Holding U” is an emotional song that provides a groove that almost anyone could dance to while retaining a melancholic atmosphere. The vocal sample is reminiscent of early Bon Iver and is supported by a light and steady beat that holds throughout the track, with a couple of gaps giving the listener ample space to breathe and reflect. This kind of indie-electronic hits you right in the chest like a pillow-covered hammer. Enough weight to bring you the feels, but not because it is sonically heavy, but because of the introspective lyrics and mood held throughout the track. This song is silky to the ears and fits perfectly in Duskus’s ever-expanding portfolio of inventive indie-dance music.
Listen to “Holding U” below and let us know what you think in the comments!