Peking Duk

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Peking Duk
Origin Canberra, Australia
Genres House, electro house, alternative dance
Years active 2010–present
Labels Vicious Bitch (2010-2013), RCA & Sony Music Entertainment, 2014–present
Website www.pekingduk.com
Members Reuben Styles
Adam Hyde

Peking Duk are an Aria award nominated [1] Australian electronic music duo made up of disc jockey and music producers Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles.[2] The pair first garnered attention in 2012 with the release of their Passion Pit bootleg remix.[3] Since then they have opened for artists such as Example and The Bloody Beetroots and played numerous festivals around Australia. Their latest single "High" reached 5 on the ARIA Singles Chart & platinum certification.[4]

Background[edit]

Formed in Canberra, Australia in 2010, Peking Duk consists of Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles who both come from live music backgrounds; Both from the suburbs of inner north Canberra, Hyde and Styles always had an underlying love for music. Styles played Bass in a local band called Rubycon (now known as Slow Turismo) with three brothers from the same area of Canberra. Rubycon went places, and took out N+CBC in 2008 (National Campus Band Competition). All the meanwhile, Adam Hyde was a natural virtuoso himself, who was gifted at playing guitar and writing lyrics from an early age.

After years of creating music (and not always together) Styles and Hyde eventually began work on a new collaboration; Peking Duk - now one of the biggest names in Australian electronic music.

Upon the release of their Passion Pit bootleg remix in May 2012, the pair gained immediate attention from acclaimed blogs around the world.[3] Since then they have released two singles, both of which have hit number one on the ARIA Club Chart & featured in the Australian Single Charts.[5] Peking Duk have played numerous shows around Australia, Asia and North America, and their music has been supported by artists such as Tiesto, Steve Aoki and A-Trak.[citation needed]

In 2013, Peking Duk placed 5th in the Australia wide InTheMix Top 50 competition, this was their second year in a row in the top 10 of the competition (6th in 2012).[6] 2013 also saw Peking Duk receive strong support from national youth broadcaster Triple J. Along with having their tracks added to rotation, Triple J also gave Peking Duk the opportunity to be a Triple J Mix Up resident which saw them present & host a weekly DJ Mix on Saturday nights for a month.[7]

Notable festivals Peking Duk have performed include Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Parklife Music Festival, Shore Thing and Big Day Out.

In February, 2014 they had their first Top 40 hit on the ARIA Singles Chart with their track "High" featuring Australian vocalist Nicole Millar.[4]

In August, 2014 Peking Duk signed a worldwide record deal with Sony Music Entertainment in conjunction with RCA Records.[8]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[9]
NZ
[10]
"Bingo Trippin" 2011 N/A
"Welcome"
(featuring Stef K.)
N/A
"I Love To Rap" 2012 N/A
"The Way You Are" N/A
"You Are Like Nobody Else"
(featuring Swanky Tunes)
2013 N/A
"Feels Like" 83 N/A
"Mufasa"
(with Laidback Luke)
2014 N/A
"High"
(featuring Nicole Millar)
5 13 N/A
"Take Me Over"
(featuring SAFIA)
15 N/A
"—" denotes an album that did not chart in that country.

Remixes[edit]

Bootlegs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Vicious Cuts (2013, (Vicious Records) – Disc 2 of 2[12]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2014 Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single High feat. Nicole Millar Won[13]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2014 Best Dance Release High Feat. Nicole Millar Nominated[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "smh.com.au". www.smh.com.au. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  2. ^ "themusic.com.au". www.themusic.com.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  3. ^ a b "HypeM". hypem.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  4. ^ a b "AriaTop40". ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  5. ^ "ARIA". pandora.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  6. ^ "In The Mix". www.inthemix.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Triple J". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  8. ^ "SonyDeal". themusicnetwork.com. Retrieved 2014-09-17. 
  9. ^ "Discography Peking Duk". Australian-charts.com (Hung Medien). Retrieved 19 April.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ Duk "Discography Peking Duk". Charts.org.nz (Hung Medien). Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 8 March 2014 (2014-03-08).  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  12. ^ "Vicious Cuts". ministryofsound.com.au. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  13. ^ "AirWins". thedwarf.com.au. Retrieved 2014-10-09. 

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