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Background information
Origin Paris, France
Genres Electro house, dubstep, drum and bass, electronic rock, trap, drumstep , Grime
Years active 2004–present
Labels Dim Mak Records
Website www.dirtyphonics.com
Members Charly
Past members Nicolas Malinowsky
Jay 'Youthstar' Davies
Thomas Desbouvrie

Dirtyphonics is a French electronic music band from Paris, consisting of members Charly, PitchIn, and Pho. Their music style is based on electro, dubstep, drumstep, drum and bass and trap.

Since 2006, they have been turning heads with their unique live act, combining the efficiency of a DJ set with the energy of a rock concert.[1] In 2008, Dirtyphonics signed on Shimon's label AudioPorn Records and released their debut single, "French F**k" which reached number one on Beatport's charts.[2] After releasing remixes on many labels, such as Virgin Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Sony Records, Mau5trap, Cooking Vinyl, Ram, MTA, Ultra Records, they joined Dim Mak Records in 2012.[3] Dirtyphonics has worked with Linkin Park, Skrillex, Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Foreign Beggars, NERO, Modestep, Steve Aoki, Marilyn Manson, and many more through collaborations and remixes.

In March 2013, Dirtyphonics released their debut full-length album Irreverence which merges heavy bass music, drum and bass, dubstep, and electro. The first single from the album, "Dirty," was released in October 2012, followed by "Walk In The Fire," "No Stopping Us," and "Hanging On Me" in 2013, with remixes covering most genres of electronic music. They are expected to release their sophomore studio EP on Dim Mak Records in Fall 2014.


Formation and early career[edit]

Dirtyphonics began performing live shows in 2006. For the first two years the group consisted of Charly, Thomas, and Pho. In 2008 Pitchin joined the fold. Their influences include Daft Punk and Pendulum, as well as metal bands such as Metallica and Korn. "Most of us started by playing in metal bands," recalls Charly. "Our sound was always meant to be powerful, high-impact, and precise. From the day we’ve started, we’ve challenged ourselves to create something new - we love to push boundaries."[4] The boys did just that in translating the energy and excitement from their head-banging days to the emergent world of electronic dance music.

In 2008, the group signed to Shimon's label, AudioPorn Records. They released their first single that year, the aptly named "French F**k" which quickly rose to the number one spot on Beatport's charts and stayed there for several weeks.[5] Follow up singles "Quarks" and "Vandals" proved the act's ascension was no fluke, showcasing the group’s signature style-shifting low-end heavy sound. The group quickly became a hot commodity in the remix world, lending their talents to tracks by the likes of Skrillex, The Bloody Beetroots, Marilyn Manson, Benny Benassi, Excision, Datsik, Borgore, Nero, and Linkin Park.

2013: Irreverence[edit]

In 2009, they earned "Best Newcomer Producer" honor at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards.[6] The next three years were a busy time for Dirtyphonics. They headlined sold out shows worldwide with everyone from Steve Aoki and Knife Party to Rusko and Skrillex. They also made notable appearances at festivals like EDC, Glastonbury Festival, SXSW, Pukkelpop, and countless others.

On March 19 they released their first full-length album Irreverence on Dim Mak Records. The album is a heavy mix of anthemic electro, frenetic drum-step, thrash guitars, and pounding drums. It features notable collaborations with Steve Aoki, Foreign Beggars, and Modestep.

2015: Upcoming studio album[edit]

In early 2014, Thomas Desbouvrie resigned from the band to pursue his aspirations in Art under the name Matheo de Bruvisso. Although one member short, the band lost no speed and continued touring at major festivals worldwide. Finding a second wind in the studio, Dirtyphonics just released a collaboration with Zeds Dead, “ Where Are You Now” feat. Bright Lights on Mad Decent. They are expected to release their sophomore studio EP on Dim Mak Records in February 2015.


Year Title Format Label
2008 French F**K Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
Bonus Level Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
2009 The Secret feat.Tali Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
Teleportation Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
Quarks Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
Lottery Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
Glow Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
Vandals Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
2010 Lost In The Game Digital/Vinyl AudioPorn Records
2011 Tarantino Digital Dim Mak Records
Oakwood Digital Dim Mak Records
French F**K VIP Digital Dirtyphonics
2012 I Need Your Love Digital Dirtyphonics
DIRTY Digital Dim Mak Records
2013 Walk In The Fire Digital Dim Mak Records
Irreverence Digital Dim Mak Records
No Stopping Us feat. Foreign Beggars Digital Dim Mak Records
Hanging On Me Digital Dim Mak Records
2014 Where Are You Now with Zeds Dead feat. Bright Lights Digital Mad Decent
2015 Write Your Future EP Digital Dim Mak Records


  • Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites Remix (Skrillex)

Beatport # 1

  • Lost In The Game (Tali)

Track It Down # 4

  • Me and You Remix (Nero)

YouTube (world - most viewed) # 4
YouTube (world - music - most viewed) # 1
Beatport # 1
Track It Down # 1
Track It Down (Overall genres) # 6
Chemical Records # 1
Drum And Bass Arena # 1

  • WARP Remix (Bloody Beetroots)

Rcrd Lbl # 4

Beatport # 4

  • Teleportation

Track It Down # 2

  • Glow

Track It Down # 2

  • Vandals

Drum and Bass Arena # 2
Chemical Records # 2
Track It Down # 3
Beatport (All time DnB) # 1
Beatport (Overall genres) # 27

  • Lottery

Chemical Records # 2
Track It Down # 3

  • Quarks

Chemical Records # 2
Beatport # 2

  • The Secret (Feat. Tali)

Drum and Bass Arena # 2
Chemical Records # 2
Track It Down # 1

  • French Fuck

Drum and Bass Arena # 1


  • Best newcomer producers (DNB Arena Awards 2009)[8]


US Festivals

  • Bella Terra Festival (Stephentown)
  • Beyond Wonderland (San Bernardino)
  • Beyond Wonderland (San Francisco)
  • Camp Bisco (Maria Ville)
  • Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Indio)
  • Crush Festival (Phoenix)
  • EDC (Chicago)
  • EDC (Dallas)
  • EDC (Los Angeles)
  • EDC (Las Vegas)
  • EDC (Denver)
  • Electric Zoo (NYC)
  • Euphoria Festival (New Braunfels)
  • Future Sounds of Breaks (Miami)
  • Global Dub Festival (Red Rocks)
  • Great American Nightmare (Pomona)
  • I Love This City (San Francisco)
  • Mysteryland (Bethel)
  • Nocturnal Wonderland (Austin)
  • Nocturnal Wonderland (San Bernardino)
  • Orion Music & More (Detriot)
  • Starscape (Baltimore)
  • Sun City Music Festival (El Paso)
  • Sunset Music Festival (Tampa)
  • SXSW (Austin)
  • Together As One (Los Angeles)
  • Tomorroworld (Atlanta)
  • Ultra Music Festival (Miami)
  • USC (Seattle)
  • WMC (Miami)

Worldwide Festivals

  • Arenal Sound Festival (Burriana – Spain)
  • Astropolis (Brest – France)
  • Audio River (Plock – Poland)
  • Beat Patrol (Sankt Polten – Austria)
  • Belle Ile Festival (Belle Ile – France)
  • Big Chill (Ledbury – UK)
  • Boomtown (Matterley Estate – UK)
  • Couvre-Feu (Corsept – France)
  • Crammerock (Stekene – Belgium)
  • Creamfields Andalucia (Jerez de la Montera – Spain)
  • Dour Festival (Dour – Belgium)
  • EDC (San Juan – Puerto Rico)
  • Garorock (Marmande – France)
  • Glastonbury (Pilton – UK)
  • Global Gathering (Warwickshire – UK)
  • Les Nuit Zebrées (Paris – France)
  • Les Transardentes (Liege – Belgium)
  • Let It Roll (Duchonka – Slovakia)
  • Let It Roll (Prievidza – Czech Republic)
  • Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etas (Evreux – France)
  • Monegros (Monegros Desert – Spain)
  • Motion Notion (Golden – Canada)
  • Nass Festival (Shepton Mallet – UK)
  • Nordik Impakt (Caen – France)
  • Ososphère (Strasbourg – France)
  • Panorama (Morlaix – France)
  • Peninsula Fest (Felsziget – Romania)
  • Pirate Station (Kiev – Ukraine)
  • Pirate Station (Moscow – Russia)
  • Pirate Station (Saint Petersburg – Russia)
  • Pohoda Festival (Trencin – Slovakia)
  • Pukkelpop (Kiewit-Hasselt – Belgium)
  • Reperkusound (Lyon – France)
  • Rock-A-Field (Luxembourg)
  • Rock & Solex (Rennes – France)
  • Rockin Sun Festival (Limassol – Cyprus)
  • Shambhala (Salmo – Canada)
  • Sicily Music Village (Valle Ventura – Italy)
  • Solidays (Paris – France)
  • Sonnemondsterne (Saalburg – Germany)
  • Summer Festival (Sevilla – Italy)
  • Summer End Festival (Calgary – Canada)
  • Sziget (Budapest – Hungary)
  • Techno Parade (Paris – France)
  • Technosys (Murcia – Spain)
  • Tomorrowland (Boom – Belgium)
  • Wintercase (Palermo – Italy)


  1. ^ "Dirtyphonics - thedjlist". TheDJList. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dirtyphonics". JamBase. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Artists". Dim Mak. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Dirtyphonics". JamBase. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Artists: Dirtyphonics". Audio Porn Records. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dirtyphonics". JamBase. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ D&BA Awards http://www.breakbeat.co.uk/awards/


  • Knowledge Magazine (September 2008)
  • Knowledge Magazine (March 2009)
  • ATM Magazine (April 2009)
  • International DJ Magazine (August 2009)
  • Interview with Broken Beats (September 2009)
  • TRAX Magazine (August 2010)
  • BBC 1XTRA Crissy Criss Show (August 2009)

External links[edit]