Matt Benyayer and Tom Edwards together make up the London based production duo Dark Sky. Having met at secondary school, Dark Sky formed in 2009 out of a mutual love for the ever evolving London electronic music scene, a love that the duo have always reflected through not only their DJ sets but also their productions.
Fast forward a few years and the London based pair have repeatedly toured the globe, remixed the likes of The xx and Maya Jane Coles via Bombay Bicycle Club and Kelis and have released music with Mister Saturday Night, 50WEAPONS, Black Acre, Tectonic, Pictures Music and Monkeytown records.
August 2014 saw the release of Dark Sky’s long awaited debut album on the aforementioned Monkeytown Records. Founded by Modeselektor, the globe trotting duo have been long term Dark Sky supporters, and subsequently their label proved the perfect home for Dark Sky’s percussion driven, soul laced debut album ‘imagin.’
‘imagin’ in turn lead to the development of their hybrid live show and over the following eighteen months Dark Sky performed live throughout Europe with notable appearances at Glastonbury, The Warehouse Project, Sub Club, Melt, DGTL, Robot Festival and countless others. The show wowed audiences with live re-works of their album tracks and back catalogue, truly showcasing not only the depth and quality of their recording career so far but also their talent to perform live as well being highly competent DJs.
After some down time spent in the studio, 2017 will see the return of Dark Sky to Monkeytown as they ready the release of their sophomore album entitled ‘Othona’ due for release in April. Across nine tracks, Othona is a return to the deeper darker realms of dance music from which Dark Sky emerged. Heavy on bottom end with subtle melodies and emotive synths ‘Othona’ is Dark Sky’s most dynamic and accomplished work to date. The LP will in turn yield a new live show – trading in the live percussion of ‘imagin’ in favour of a more hardware lead set up primed for the dance floor.
To sample the breadth of their tastes, tune into their bi-weekly radio show on NTS.