Dirtyphonics is a French electronic music band from Paris, consisting of members Charly Barranger and Julien "PitchIn" Corrales. 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. 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. 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.
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Formation and early career
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." 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. 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".
In 2009, they earned "Best Newcomer Producer" honor at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards. 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
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.
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|Write Your Future||
(with Virtual Riot and Example)
(with Sullivan King)
|2008||French F**k||AudioPorn Records|
|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|
|2014||Where Are You Now
(with Zeds Dead) (featuring Bright Lights)
|Holy Sh*t||Dim Mak Records|
(with Bassnectar) (featuring Ragga Twins)
|Got Your Love |
|2019||Rise From The Dead||Disciple Records|
|In Your Skull |
|2020||Dark Elixir||Disciple Records|
|Evil Inside VIP
- PhaseOne - "Break Em" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2020
- Zeds Dead - "Blame" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2017
- The Chainsmokers - "Closer" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2016
- Skrillex and Alvin Risk - "Try It Out" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2016
- Steve Aoki - "Neon Future" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2015
- Le Castle Vania - "Disintegrate" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2014
- Kaskade and Project 46 - "Last Chance" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2013
- Steve Aoki and Rune RK featuring RAS - "Bring You To Life" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2013
- Linkin Park - Lies Greed Misery (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2013
- Borgore - Legend (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2013
- 12th Planet & Flinch - "The End Is Near Part 1" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2012
- Foreign Beggars - "Apex" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2012
- Marilyn Manson - "Slo-Mo-Tion" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2012
- Excision & Datsik - "Deviance" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2012
- Krewella - "Killin it" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2012
- Krafty Kuts ft. Dynamite MC - "Pounding" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2011
- Dan Sena featuring Del The Funky Homosapien & Kylee Swenson - "Song Of Siren" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2011
- The Crystal Method featuring The Heavy - "Play For Real" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2011
- Skrillex - "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2011
- Does It Offend You, Yeah? - "Wondering" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2011
- Benny Benassi featuring T-Pain - "Electroman" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2011
- Nero - "Me & You" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2011
- Shimon - "The Shadow Knows" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2010
- The Bloody Beetroots - "WARP" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2010
- ShockOne - "Polygon" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2010
- Aki & Cody-C - "Reggaetronik" (Dirtyphonics Remix) - 2006
- Best newcomer producers (DNB Arena Awards 2009)
- Best band or duo (DJ MAg FR)
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- 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)