Dusky at Motion, Bristol

As part of their ’17 Steps’ tour, the Dusky boys were back at Motion in Bristol this April. With a sell out crowd and a lineup which boasted some incredible techno heavyweights the night was full of promise. Motion was filled up with DJs all night including Alan Fitzpatrick, Mella Dee, Hodge and Kiwi. Dusky have established themselves as one of the most well-known DJ and production duos in the UK with their unique blend of house and techno. 

Beginning the night in the main room was one of Bristol’s own producers, who goes by the name of Hodge. Following releases on the highly respected Livity Sound, we were excited to see him live in Motion for the first time, having only seen him in other Bristol venues such as Basement 45 and The Crofters Rights.  After watching his set, we can say that it creates a brilliant atmosphere both in the smaller venues and Motion’s main room. It was a bass orientated set, spanning all areas of the techno genre. A personal highlight was when he played Pangaea’s mix of Loletta Holloway’s production entitled ‘Stand Up’. After Hodge’s set, the main room was graced by Doncaster born Mella Dee.  He followed on with a set which was liked by the crowd; the room erupted when he dropped arguably the dance anthem of the year ‘Techno Disco Tool’.


Dusky followed these with two brilliant sets. The eclectic range of music, with selections such as their own production ‘Square Miso’ and Johannes Albert’s techno production entitled ‘Generators’. The set played by Dusky was fantastic, and kept everyone entertained from start to finish. There live performance shows exactly why they are so highly regarded in the music industry. Last but not least, it was time for techno heavyweight Alan Fitzpatrick to show the crowds what he can do. Having seen him at the Drumcode night back in November 2017, he once again provided a mesmerising set, taking the crowd on a journey from the beginning note to the last.


Tom Welch


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