Duke Dumont

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Duke Dumont
Birth name Adam George Dyment
Also known as Blasé Boys Club
Born (1982-08-27) 27 August 1982 (age 32)
Harrow, England, United Kingdom
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • DJ
Years active 2007–present
Labels
  • Astralwerks
  • Win Music
  • Turbo Recordings
  • Blasé Boys Club
  • Dubsided
Associated acts
Website dukedumont.com

Adam George Dyment (born 27 August 1982), better known by his stage name Duke Dumont, is a British DJ and deep house 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.[1] 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.[2]

Career[edit]

2007–11: Career beginnings[edit]

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 2011 he moved out of London to the Hertfordshire countryside (where his studio overlooks a forest) to focus on original material.[3]

2012–present: Breakthrough[edit]

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,[4] 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.[5]

On 1 July 2013 Pitchfork[6] premiered Duke Dumont's new album track "Hold On", featuring vocals from soul/R&B singer MNEK.[7]

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.[8] The single "I Got U' has peaked at the Number 1 position on the Official U.K. Singles Chart.[9] The song featuring Jax Jones samples the song "My Love Is Your Love". Session singer Kelli-Leigh sings on the Duke Dumont single,[10] 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."[11]

In August 2014 Duke Dumont released Won't Look Back, which reached Number 2 in the UK Charts.

In February 2015, "I Got U" was nominated for "Best Dance Recording" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. [12]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Album Title Album Details
Regality EP
  • Released: 18 July 2007[13]
  • Label: Turbo Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download
The Dominion Dubs EP
  • Released: 1 August 2008[14]
  • Label: Dubsided
  • Formats: Digital download
For Club Play Only Pt. 1
  • Released: 21 May 2012[15]
  • Label: Turbo Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download
For Club Play Only Pt. 2
  • Released: 17 September 2012[16]
  • Label: Turbo Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download
For Club Play Only Pt. 3
  • Released: 28 July 2014
  • Label: Turbo Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download
EP1
  • Released: 16 September 2014
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[17]
AUS
[18]
DEN
[19]
FRA
[20]
GER
[21]
IRE
[22]
NL
[23]
NZ
[24]
SCO
[25]
US
Dance Club

[26]
2013 "Need U (100%)"
(featuring A*M*E)
1 40 31 43 27 20 1 1
2014 "I Got U"
(featuring Jax Jones)
1 17 36 35 22 1 47 29 2 1
"Won't Look Back" 2 37 180 41 36 60* 3 1
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released.

Remixes[edit]

Title Year Artist(s)
"Yes Yes Y'all" 2006 Mekon
"We Run This" 2006 Missy Elliott
"The Deacon" 2008 Idiotproof
"Run It" 2008 EPMD
"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
"Epicentro" 2010 Babe Terror
"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
"Black Sands" 2012 Bonobo
"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
"Falling" 2013 Haim
"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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London's Duke Dumont on moving beyond remixes...". FACT Mag. 1 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees". Grammy.org. 
  3. ^ Gwinnet, Mark. "Spotlight On ... Duke Dumont". The Sun. 
  4. ^ Mac, Annie. "Music Played 16/11/2012". 
  5. ^ "Duke Dumont feat A*M*E – Need U (100%) (Official Video) – YouTube". YouTube. 22 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry. "Duke Dumont "Hold On" [ft. MNEK]". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ Duke Dumont feat. MNEK – Hold On – SoundCloud
  8. ^ "Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – I Got U (Annie Mac Special Delivery Radio Rip)". YouTube. 6 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Duke Dumont tops Official UK Singles Chart with 'I Got U'". 
  10. ^ "BBC Radio 1 – Fearne Cotton, Duke Dumont in the Live Lounge". Bbc.co.uk. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Duke Dumont Kept Original Whitney Sample 'Out of Respect'". 
  12. ^ "57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". 
  13. ^ iTunes – Music – Regality – EP by Duke Dumont
  14. ^ iTunes – Music – The Dominion Dubs – EP by Duke Dumont
  15. ^ For Club Play Only Pt.1 (Turbo Recordings) :: Beatport
  16. ^ For Club Play Only Pt.2 (Turbo Recordings) :: Beatport
  17. ^ "Duke Dumont > UK Charts". officialcharts.com/ Official Charts Company. 
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  20. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duke Dumont". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  21. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duke Dumont". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  22. ^ Peak positions for Ireland:
  23. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Duke Dumont". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  24. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  25. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  26. ^ "Duke Dumont – Chart History: Hot Dance Club Songs". Billoard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  27. ^ a b "Certified Awards" (To access, enter the search parameter "Duke Dumont" and select "Search by: Artist"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  28. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "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. 

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