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 34)
Harrow, England, U.K.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • songwriter
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website dukedumont.com

Adam George Dyment (born 27 August 1982), better known by his stage name Duke Dumont, is an English DJ, record producer and songwriter. He is best known for the singles "Need U (100%)", "I Got U" and "Won't Look Back" which both reached number one and number 2 on 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 Fabric.

In 2011, he moved out of London to the Hertfordshire countryside to focus on original material.[3]

2012–present: Breakthrough and new single[edit]

In 2012, Duke released two EPs on Tiga's Turbo Recordings, For Club Play Only Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, which were played on radio by Annie Mac and Fearne Cotton on BBC Radio 1[4] and Trevor Nelson on BBC Radio 1Xtra. 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 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 British 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 studio album in 2014.[8] The single, "I Got U", reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.[9] The song, featuring Jax Jones, samples the song, "My Love Is Your Love". 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 Singles Chart.

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

At the end of July he released "Ocean Drive", from the EP, Blasé Boys Club Pt. 1.

On 15 July 2015 in an interview with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, Duke Dumont said that he would be releasing two new singles 'Be Here' and 'Worship' on Part 4 of his 'For Club Play Only' series. It was released on Defected Records on 1 August.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Regality EP
  • Released: 18 July 2007[13]
  • Label: Turbo
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
The Dominion Dubs EP
  • Released: 1 August 2008[14]
  • Label: Dubsided
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
For Club Play Only Pt. 1
  • Released: 21 May 2012[15]
  • Label: Turbo
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
For Club Play Only Pt. 2
  • Released: 17 September 2012[16]
  • Label: Turbo
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
For Club Play Only Pt. 3
  • Released: 28 July 2014
  • Label: Turbo
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
EP1
  • Released: 16 September 2014
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: Digital download
Blasé Boys Club Pt. 1
  • Released: 2 October 2015[17]
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
For Club Play Only Pt. 4
  • Released: 5 August 2016[18]
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[19]
AUS
[20]
DEN
[21]
FRA
[22]
GER
[23]
IRE
[24]
NL
[25]
NZ
[26]
SCO
[27]
US
Dance Club

[28]
"Need U (100%)"
(featuring A*M*E)
2013 1 40 31 43 27 18 1 1 Non-album single
"I Got U"
(featuring Jax Jones)
2014 1 17 36 35 22 1 45 29 2 1 EP1
"Won't Look Back" 2 37 180 41 36 41 3 1
"The Giver (Reprise)" 2015 32 21 1
"Ocean Drive" 42 5 68 56 32 14 27 1 Blasé Boys Club Pt. 1
"Be Here" 2016 For Club Play Only Pt. 4
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or were not released.

Remixes[edit]

Year Title Artist(s)
2006 "Yes Yes Y'all" Mekon
"We Run This" Missy Elliott
2008 "The Deacon" Idiotproof
"Run It" EPMD
"Bathroom Gurgle" Late of the Pier
"Off Da Hook" Jesse Garcia
2009 "Daniel" Bat for Lashes
"The Fear" Lily Allen
"Because of You" Skunk Anansie
2010 "Epicentro" Babe Terror
"The Drop"
(Duke Dumont's Move Like A Bullet Train Remix)
LA Riots
"The Drop"
(Duke Dumont's Thudding Like Elmer Remix)
2011 "Dollar Sign" Gucci Mane
"Two Doors Down" Mystery Jets
"Elephant & Castle" Yes Wizard
"Party's Over Los Angeles" ZZT
2012 "Everything Goes My Way"
(Jesse Rose and Duke Dumont Re-Dub)
Metronomy
"Black Sands" Bonobo
"When I See You Again" Canyons
"Smell the Vibe" Beardyman
"Keep It 1000" Sinden
"The Keepers"
(Duke Dumont's Pour Hommes Remix)
Santigold
"The Keepers"
(Duke Dumont's Pour Femmes Remix)
"Your Drums, Your Love" AlunaGeorge
2013 "Falling" Haim
"Here"
(as Blasé Boys Club)
Syron
"Need U (100%)"
(as Blasé Boys Club)
Duke Dumont
"Hold On"
(as Blasé Boys Club)
"Dim All the Lights" Donna Summer
2014 "Love Sublime" Tensnake featuring Nile Rodgers and Fiora
2015 "I Can't Lose" Mark Ronson featuring Keyone Starr
"Real Joy"[35] Fono

See also[edit]

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 featuring A*M*E – Need U (100%) (Official Video) – YouTube". YouTube. 22 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry. "Duke Dumont "Hold On" [featuring MNEK]". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media. 
  7. ^ "Duke Dumont featuring MNEK - Hold On by Duke Dumont - Hear the world's sounds". SoundCloud. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Duke Dumont featuring 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 and Nominees". Archived from the original on 1 December 2011. 
  13. ^ "iTunes - Music - Regality - EP by Duke Dumont". iTunes. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Dominion Dubs - EP by Duke Dumont". iTunes. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Duke Dumont — For Club Play Only Pt.1 [Turbo Recordings] :: Beatport". Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Duke Dumont — For Club Play Only Pt.2 [Turbo Recordings] :: Beatport". Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Duke Dumont announces Blasé Boys Club EP series, shares "Ocean Drive"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  18. ^ "For Club Play Only Part 4". Google Play Music. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "Duke Dumont". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 
  20. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  21. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  22. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duke Dumont". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  23. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Duke Dumont" (enter "Duke Dumont" into the "Suchen" box). German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  24. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  25. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Duke Dumont". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 18 July 2013. 
  26. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Duke Dumont". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  27. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  28. ^ "Duke Dumont – Chart History: Hot Dance Club Songs". Billoard. Prometheus Global Media. 
  29. ^ a b c d e "Certified Awards" (To access, enter the search parameter "Duke Dumont" and select "Search by: Artist"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 8 May 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  31. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  32. ^ "Certificazioni". Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original (Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Duke Dumont in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  33. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  34. ^ "New Zealand single certifications". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 
  35. ^ "Fono - Real Joy (Duke Dumont Re-Edit)". SoundCloud. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 

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