Published Sep 04, 2015Legendary UK electronic duo Global Communication may have reunited in 2010, but they've still yet to release any new music since 1997's The Groove EP. That is, until now. Today, they've finally broken their absence with some new music.
The group's name is attached to a remix of Dusky's "Skin Deep" single. And while it's actually just Tom Middleton working apart from his partner Mark Pritchard, the fact that the Global Communication name is being used at all is momentous for fans of the dormant duo.
In a statement, Dusky said they wanted someone who understood melody and texture. "Global Communication made perfect sense. Tom has totally delivered, creating something that draws on the heritage of the ambient sound, but also feels current and modern."
Also, Middleton offered this statement about the new music:
Traditionally the Global Communication philosophy is all about distilling and channeling pure emotions into sound. Dusky's productions stand well apart from the current wave of mediocre '90s-style soundalikes by being both reverentially respectful to their 90's inspiration but clearly paving the way forward in their harmonic content, emotional purity and production discipline. Even without the stems, I could feel the intensity in the original string and pad harmonies, and the potential in the lyrics.
These led me into the depths of ambient soundscaping experiments with classic GC synth arpeggiation and TB303 flourishes for the initial dubbed out remix direction. Dropping in a surprise gritty old school jungle breakbeat or two after the drop was pure instinct from producing/DJing since 1990! I just had to take the track into anthemic one more tune warehouse party territory to induce a screwface eyes-closed bass and beats moment...A genuine pleasure to remix.
The Global Communication remix of Dusty's "Skin Deep" can be purchased here. There's reportedly other Global Communication music in the works as well, though time will tell if that ever surfaces.
For the unfamiliar, revisit Global Communication's classic 1994 masterpiece 76:14 below.
Also, Dusky have a series of tour dates coming up, including a show in Vancouver. You can see the schedule below.
09/06 San Bernadino, CA - Nocturnal Wonderland
09/11 Chicago, IL - MID
09/12 Detroit, MI - Populux
09/18 San Francisco, CA - Public Works
09/19 Vancouver, BC - Celebrities