|Birth name||Adam George Dyment|
|Also known as||Blasé Boys Club|
27 August 1982 |
Harrow, England, United Kingdom
Adam George Dyment (born 27 August 1982), better known by his stage name Duke Dumont, is a British DJ and music producer. He is best known for the singles "Need U (100%)", I Got U and Won't Look Back which reached Number 1, 1 and 2 in the UK Singles Chart respectively. He owns the record label Blasé Boys Club and has also used it as an alias for production. He has remixed a number of songs, including several which have charted in the United Kingdom. In 2014, "Need U (100%)" was nominated for "Best Dance Recording" for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
2007–11: Career beginnings
Duke's early career was mentored by Switch (who has produced for Beyoncé, M.I.A., Santigold) and he made his name remixing pop songs, including Lily Allen's 'The Fear', Mystery Jets' 'Two Doors Down' and Bat for Lashes' 'Daniel'.
In March 2007 he released his first EP, the 'Regality EP' for Turbo Recordings which was followed in August 2008 by The Dominion Dubs EP on Dubsided. Duke mixed the 2010 'FabricLive.51' compilation album for London nightclub Fabric.
In 2012, Duke released two EPs on Tiga's Turbo Recordings, 'For Club Play Only Vol. 1' & 'Vol. 2', which were played on radio by Annie Mac & Fearne Cotton on BBC Radio 1, and Trevor Nelson on BBC Radio 1Xtra(source). In the same year he remixed AlunaGeorge's 'Your Drums, Your Love' and Santigold's 'The Keepers'.
On 31 March 2013, Dumont released the single "Need U (100%)". The song features vocals from Sierra Leonean-born British singer-songwriter A*M*E. The song has topped the UK Singles Chart, and also charted in Belgium and the Netherlands. The official music video, directed by Ian Robertson and starring Rique, has over 14 million YouTube views.
On 6 December 2013, Annie Mac premiered Duke Dumont's official single "I Got U" featuring Jax Jones. The single was released as the second single from his forthcoming debut album in 2014. The single "I Got U' has peaked at the Number 1 position on the Official U.K. Singles Chart. The song featuring Jax Jones samples the song "My Love Is Your Love". Session singer Kelli-Leigh sings on the Duke Dumont single, although Dumont was inspired by the original recording of the song by Whitney Houston, saying: "It's one of my favourite Whitney songs, especially the later Whitney period. It got to a point [during the recording process] where I thought maybe it might be worth bringing a singer in and changing it but I thought you know what, out of respect as [the track] started off working the song around My Love Is Your Love I kept it in."
In August 2014 Duke Dumont released Won't Look Back, which reached Number 2 in the UK Charts.
|Album Title||Album Details|
|The Dominion Dubs EP||
|For Club Play Only Pt. 1||
|For Club Play Only Pt. 2||
|For Club Play Only Pt. 3||
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Certifications|
|2013||"Need U (100%)"
|2014||"I Got U"
(featuring Jax Jones)
|"Won't Look Back"||2||37||—||180||41||36||60*||—||3||1|
|"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released.|
|"Yes Yes Y'all"||2006||Mekon|
|"We Run This"||2006||Missy Elliott|
|"Bathroom Gurgle"||2008||Late of the Pier|
|"Off Da Hook"||2008||Jesse Garcia|
|"Daniel"||2009||Bat for Lashes|
|"The Fear"||2009||Lily Allen|
|"Because of You"||2009||Skunk Anansie|
|"The Drop" (Duke Dumont's Move Like A Bullet Train Remix)||2010||LA Riots|
|"The Drop" (Duke Dumont's Thudding Like Elmer Remix)||2010||LA Riots|
|"Dollar Sign"||2011||Gucci Mane|
|"Two Doors Down"||2011||Mystery Jets|
|"Elephant & Castle"||2011||Yes Wizard|
|"Party's Over Los Angeles"||2011||ZZT|
|"Everything Goes My Way" (Jesse Rose & Duke Dumont Re-Dub)||2012||Metronomy|
|"When I See You Again"||2012||Canyons|
|"Smell the Vibe"||2012||Beardyman|
|"Keep It 1000"||2012||Sinden|
|"The Keepers" (Duke Dumont's Pour Hommes Remix)||2012||Santigold|
|"The Keepers" (Duke Dumont's Pour Femmes Remix)||2012||Santigold|
|"Your Drums, Your Love"||2012||AlunaGeorge|
|"Here" (as Blasé Boys Club)||2013||Syron|
|"Need U (100%)" (as Blasé Boys Club)||2013||Duke Dumont|
|"Hold On" (as Blasé Boys Club)||2013||Duke Dumont|
|"Dim All the Lights"||2013||Donna Summer|
|"Love Sublime"||2014||Tensnake featuring Nile Rodgers and Fiora|
- "London's Duke Dumont on moving beyond remixes...". FACT Mag. 1 April 2013.
- "56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees". Grammy.org.
- Gwinnet, Mark. "Spotlight On ... Duke Dumont". The Sun.
- Mac, Annie. "Music Played 16/11/2012".
- "Duke Dumont feat A*M*E – Need U (100%) (Official Video) – YouTube". YouTube. 22 February 2013.
- Fitzmaurice, Larry. "Duke Dumont "Hold On" [ft. MNEK]". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media.
- Duke Dumont feat. MNEK – Hold On – SoundCloud
- "Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – I Got U (Annie Mac Special Delivery Radio Rip)". YouTube. 6 December 2013.
- "Duke Dumont tops Official UK Singles Chart with 'I Got U'".
- "BBC Radio 1 – Fearne Cotton, Duke Dumont in the Live Lounge". Bbc.co.uk. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
- "Duke Dumont Kept Original Whitney Sample 'Out of Respect'".
- iTunes – Music – Regality – EP by Duke Dumont
- iTunes – Music – The Dominion Dubs – EP by Duke Dumont
- For Club Play Only Pt.1 (Turbo Recordings) :: Beatport
- For Club Play Only Pt.2 (Turbo Recordings) :: Beatport
- "Duke Dumont > UK Charts". officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company.
- Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duke Dumont". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duke Dumont". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Peak positions for Ireland:
- Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Duke Dumont". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
- Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
- For "Need U (100%)": "Chart Archive > Scottish Singles > 13 April 2013". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
- For "I Got U": "Chart Archive > Scottish Singles > 29 March 2014". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 May 2011.
- "Duke Dumont – Chart History: Hot Dance Club Songs". Billoard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "Certified Awards" (To access, enter the search parameter "Duke Dumont" and select "Search by: Artist"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
- "Certificazioni" (Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Duke Dumont in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 6 September 2014.