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Dirtyphonics 2016
Background information
Origin Paris, France
Genres Dubstep, drum and bass, drumstep
Years active 2004–present
Labels AudioPorn Records  • Dim Mak  • Monstercat
Website dirtyphonics.com
  • Charly
  • PitchIn
  • Pho
Past members
  • Thomas
  • James "Youthstar" Davies

Dirtyphonics is a French electronic music band from Paris, consisting of members Charly Barranger, Julien "PitchIn" Corrales and Julien "Pho" Lignon. Their music style is based on Hybrid, dubstep, drum and bass, drumstep.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

After 2 years of a worldwide tour, the band released their "Write Your Future" EP, on which they re-assess their love for melting genres together. The EP was released on 17 February 2015 and followed by the "Write Your Future - Remixes" EP in September of the same year.


Formation and early career[edit]

Dirtyphonics was founded in 2004 and 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."[3] 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.[4] 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. In 2013, Thomas quit the band to become a painter as "Matheo de Bruvisso".[5]

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 Skrillex and Knife Party to Steve Aoki and DJ Snake. They also made notable appearances at festivals like EDC, Glastonbury Festival, SXSW, Pukkelpop, WMC, Tomorrowland and countless others.

On 19 March 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: Write Your Future[edit]

In early 2014, Thomas resigned from the band to pursue his aspirations in Art. Although one member short, the band lost no speed and continued touring at major festivals worldwide. Finding a second wind in the studio, Dirtyphonics released a collaboration with Zeds Dead, “ Where Are You Now” feat. Bright Lights on Mad Decent. In February 2015, the band released their sophomore "Write Your Future" EP on Dim Mak Records including collaborations with UZ, 12th Planet (musician), Trinidad James, Matt Rose and Julie Hardy. The band toured the US and Europe while keeping writing lots of music. Back from tour, the band released "Anonymous" in hommage of their Drum and Bass roots and as a strong statement of their sound. Quickly after, the "Write Your Future - Remixes" EP came out on Dim Mak Records with remixes from Habstrakt, Funtcase, High Maintenance and Infuze. On 21 October 2015, the band released "Hoverboard", a song they wrote in 2005.[7] They waited 10 years to finally put it out on Back To The Future day, the day Marty MC Fly goes to the future.


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
Los Angeles 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
'Write Your Future EP - Remixes Digital Dim Mak Records
Anonymous Digital Dirtyphonics
Hoverboard Digital Dirtyphonics
Anonymous VIP Digital Dirtyphonics
2016 Neckbreaker with FuntCase Digital Circus Records
2016 Holy Sh*t Digital Dim Mak Records
2017 Night Ride EP with Virtual Riot & Example Digital Dirtyphonics
2017 "Watch Out" with Bassnectar feat. Ragga Twins Digital Monstercat


  • Best newcomer producers (DNB Arena Awards 2009)[9]
  • Best band or duo (DJ MAg FR)


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)
  • EDC (San Juan – Puerto Rico)
  • Electric Zoo (NYC)
  • Escape Psycho Circus (Los Angeles)
  • Euphoria Festival (New Braunfels)
  • Freaknight (Seattle)
  • Future Sounds of Breaks (Miami)
  • Global Dub Festival (Red Rocks)
  • Glowstep Festival (San Juan – Puerto Rico)
  • Great American Nightmare (Pomona)
  • Hard Fest (Los Angeles)
  • I Love This City (San Francisco)
  • Lucky (Seattle)
  • Mysteryland (Bethel)
  • Nocturnal Wonderland (Austin)
  • Nocturnal Wonderland (San Bernardino)
  • Orion Music & More (Detroit)
  • 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

  • Alrumbo (Costa Ballena – Spain)
  • Animalz (Paris-France)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rampage (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)
  • Tomorrowland (Sao Paulo – Brazil)
  • Wintercase (Palermo – Italy)


  1. ^ "Dirtyphonics". JamBase. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Artists". Dim Mak. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dirtyphonics". JamBase. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Artists: Dirtyphonics". Audio Porn Records. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "I'm Matheo of Bruvisso". Thereal.net. Retrieved 28 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Dirtyphonics". JamBase. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hendo 2.0 Hoverboard Goes 'Back to the Future' on Oct. 21". uk.pcmag.com. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  9. ^ 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)

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