Fono (Producer)

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Birth nameLuke Fono
OriginBrighton, United Kingdom
Years active2015–present
Associated actsDuke Dumont, Karma Kid, Lxury, SG Lewis

Luke Fono, known professionally as Fono (born 1990), is an English record producer, electronic dance musician, and DJ from Brighton. He is best known for his 2015 single "Real Joy", which was described as one of the dance songs of the summer.[1] "Real Joy" received support from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra DJs, including MistaJam, Danny Howard, Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, and Zane Lowe.[2]


2015–present: Breakthrough[edit]

Fono, released his debut single, "Real Joy", on Relentless Records on 12 June 2015.[3] The song brought Fono to mainstream attention after receiving national airplay and when other DJs such as Duke Dumont, Calvin Harris and The Magician championed the song. Annie Mac included "Real Joy" on her sixth compilation album Annie Mac Presents 2015.[4] The official video for "Real Joy" was premiered by The Fader on 28 April 2015 and attracted some mild controversy due to its violent content.[5][6] However, the video was well received online and was subsequently nominated for "Best Dance Video -UK" in the UK Music Video Awards 2015.[7]

In June 2015, Fono was revealed as the support act for Duke Dumont on his UK September tour.[8]

Fono's second single, "Everybody Knows", was released in November 2015.[9]



Year Song Label
2015 "Real Joy" Relentless/Ultra
2015 "Everybody Knows" Youthemic
2016 "Feet on the Ground" Polydor/Interscope
2017 "Allison" (collaboration with Karma Kid) Method


Year Song Label
2016 "Kinetic" Polydor/Interscope
2017 "Allison/Candyland" (collaboration with Karma Kid) Method

Other Appearances[edit]

Year Song Album Label
2016 "Up / Down" (with NVOY) (Red Bull Studios Presents: Monki & Friends EP 4) Red Bull


Year Song Artist
2015 "Teach Me" Joey Bada$$ & Kiesza
"Lean On"[10] Major Lazer & DJ Snake
(featuring )
"The Giver (Reprise)"[11] Duke Dumont
"Show Some Love"[12] TC
(featuring Little Grace)
"Castle (Magic)"[13] salute
"You're The Best" Wet
"I Found U"[14] Axwell
(featuring Max'C)
2016 "Desire" Years & Years
(featuring Tove Lo)
"Meant To Be" SG Lewis
"Serious" Anna Straker
"Electric" Alice Jemima
2017 "We Will Be" Wilkinson
(featuring Matt Wills)
"Einzelhaft" (with salute) Falco
"Fire With Fire" Femme
"Turn Up Your Love" AlunaGeorge
"Tribalist (Get To Know)" iLL BLU
(featuring Glowie)
"Waterfall" (with Karma Kid) Petit Biscuit
(featuring Panama)


  1. ^ "The 5 Hottest New Dance Club Songs Of The Week". Capital Xtra. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Fono is Jam Hot!". BBC. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Real Joy-Single". iTunes. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Disclosure, Skrillex & Diplo and Jamie xx confirmed for 'Annie Mac Presents 2015' compilation(original)". 9 September 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Real Joy-Single". The Fader. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Fono's Real Joy Gets Punched in The Face by Duke Dumont". Vice Media. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Nominations for UK Music Video Awards 2015 Revealed". 30 September 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  8. ^ "real Joy with Fono". Skiddle. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Fono Feat Anna Straker- Everybody Knows (original)". 2 November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  10. ^ "Premiere: Major Lazer x DJ Snake - 'Lean On' (Fono Remix)(original)". 24 April 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Duke Dumont The Giver Reprise Fono Remix". 24 April 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Show Some Love (Fono Remix) (feat. Little Grace)". 13 May 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Fono Comes Through with Some Trippy Grooves on Remix of salute's "Castle"". Vice. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2016.[dead link]
  14. ^ "Axwell Feat. Mac.C I Found You (Fono Remix)Remix". 16 November 2015. Retrieved 19 February 2015.

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