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Years active2004–present
  • Charly
  • PitchIn
Past members
  • Thomas Desbouvrie
  • James "Youthstar" Davies
  • Pho

Dirtyphonics is a French electronic music band from Paris, consisting of members Charly Barranger and Julien "PitchIn" Corrales. Their music style is based on dubstep, drum and bass, and 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 Desbouvrie, 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."[1] 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.[3] 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 an artist as "Matheo de Bruvisso".[4]

Early version of the Dirtyphonics logo

2013: Irreverence[edit]

In 2009, they earned "Best Newcomer Producer" honor at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards.[1] 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 Desbouvrie 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, Trinidad James, Matt Rose and Julie Hardy. The band toured the US and Europe while continuing to write much music. Back from tour, the band released Anonymous in homage 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.[5]

2017: Vantablack[edit]

In 2017 Dirtyphonics joined Monstercat to release their “Vantablack EP”[6] in collaboration with Sullivan King. This EP re-assesses their metal roots and cements the heaviness and diversity of their sound. Songs like “Hammer”, “Sight Of Your Soul” and “Vantablack’” gathered over 15M streams on Spotify and landed on major playlists.

2019 to present: LIIVE[edit]

In 2019 they created and designed a brand new show to celebrate 10 years on the road. With their new “Dirtyphonics LIIVE”, Charly and Pitchin have been headlining festivals all over Europe as an homage to their roots. They have been working intensively on exclusive music and visuals to create a unique experience ready to take you on a very special journey. Through joining the Disciple records family they released the iconic “Scars EP”,[7] “Rise From The Dead”,[8] "Gasoline"[9] as well as many collaborations and remixes.

In 2020 Dirtyphonics has stepped up their role of ambassador of the French Bass Music by helping and pushing established and up coming French producers to the limelight. There are some very exciting projects and collaborations on the way…


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
  • Released: 25 May 2009
  • Label: AudioPorn Records
  • Released: 14 December 2009
  • Label: AudioPorn Records
Write Your Future
Night Ride
  • Released: 10 February 2017
  • Label: Buygore
(with Sullivan King)
  • Released: 22 May 2019
  • Label: Disciple Records
What the French[11]
  • Released: 18 February 2022
  • Label: Disciple Records


Year Title Label
2008 French F**k AudioPorn Records
Bonus Level
2009 The Secret
(featuring Tali)
2010 Lost In The Game
2011 Tarantino Dim Mak Records
French F**k VIP Self-released
2012 I Need Your Love
DIRTY Dim Mak Records
2013 Walk In The Fire
No Stopping Us
(featuring Foreign Beggars)
Hanging On Me
Los Angeles
2014 Where Are You Now
(with Zeds Dead) (featuring Bright Lights)
Mad Decent
2015 Anonymous Self-released
Anonymous VIP
2016 Neckbreaker
with FuntCase
Circus Records
Holy Sh*t Dim Mak Records
2017 Watch Out[12]
(with Bassnectar) (featuring Ragga Twins)
Got Your Love[13]
(with Riot)
2018 Sayonara[14]
Scorpion[15] Rampage Recordings
2019 Rise From The Dead[8] Disciple Records
In Your Skull[16]
(with Samplifire)
Evil Inside[17]
(with Bossfight)
2020 Dark Elixir[16] Disciple Records
Evil Inside VIP[18]
(with Bossfight)
2021 Gasoline[9] Disciple Records
2022 Le Club
(with ECRAZE, Graphyt, IVORY & Samplifire)


  • Best Newcomer Producers (DNB Arena Awards 2009)[22]
  • Best Band Or Duo (DJ Mag FR)[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Dirtyphonics". JamBase. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Artists". Dim Mak. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Artists: Dirtyphonics". Audio Porn Records. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
  4. ^ "I'm Matheo of Bruvisso". Thereal.net. Archived from the original on 29 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Hendo 2.0 Hoverboard Goes 'Back to the Future' on Oct. 21". uk.pcmag.com. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Rockers Dirtyphonics and Sullivan King debut electronic-infused new EP—listen". Alternative Press. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Scars EP by Dirtyphonics on Apple Music". iTunes Store. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b Morgan, Harrison (1 February 2019). "Dirtyphonics make their debut release on Disciple with a post-apocalyptic Dubstep banger". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Gasoline - Single by Dirtyphonics on Apple Music". Apple Music. 4 June 2021. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  10. ^ Benders, Thorsten (4 May 2024). "Dirtyphonics Return With Their Sophomore Album 'Magnetic'". The Nocturnal Times. Retrieved 4 May 2024.
  11. ^ "What the French EP by Dirtyphonics on Apple Music". Apple Music. 18 February 2022. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  12. ^ "'Watch Out' For This New Dirtyphonics, Bassnectar and Ragga Twins Track: Listen". Billboard. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  13. ^ Weshefsky, Joe (18 July 2017). "Dirtyphonics x RIOT - Got Your Love". EDMTunes. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Dirtyphonics Get Real Dirty With New Single "Sayonara" [Listen] - EDM.com - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists". edm.com. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Scorpion - Single by Dirtyphonics on Apple Music". iTunes Store. 7 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  16. ^ a b "In Your Skull, a song by Dirtyphonics, SampliFire on Spotify". Spotify. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Evil Inside - Single by Dirtyphonics on Apple Music". iTunes Store. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Evil Inside - Single by Dirtyphonics on Apple Music". iTunes Store. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Blindfold by Dirtyphonics on Spotify". Spotify. 10 December 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  20. ^ Trew, Tyler (17 October 2013). "Linkin Park - Lies Greed Misery (Dirtyphonics Remix)". Your EDM. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Marilyn Manson - Slo-Mo-Tion (Dirtyphonics Remix) - Free MP3 Download". Archived from the original on 20 August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  22. ^ D&BA Awards "Drum & Bass; Arena Awards 2010". Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.


  • 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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