|Genres||House, electro house, alternative dance|
|Labels||Vicious Bitch Vicious Recordings (2010–2015), RCA & Sony Music Entertainment, 2014–present|
Peking Duk are an Australian electronic music duo made up of disc jockeys and music producers Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles. The pair first garnered attention in 2012 with the release of a Passion Pit bootleg remix. Their biggest hit "High" reached 5 on the ARIA Singles Chart, achieved a triple platinum certification and won the ARIA Award for Best Dance Release with music producer James Wilton Best Dance Release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014.
Peking Duk was formed in 2010 in Canberra, Australia by Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles, both from suburbs of inner northern Canberra. Previously, Styles had played bass in a local band called Rubycon, and Hyde had performed as an MC in local stellar hip hop groups.
Upon the release of their Passion bootleg remix in May 2012, the pair gained attention from music blogs. Since then they have released two singles, both of which have hit number one on the ARIA Club Chart & featured in the Australian Single Charts. They have played numerous shows around Australia, Asia and North America, and their music has been supported by artists such as Tiesto, Steve Aoki and A-Trak.
In 2013, Peking Duk placed 5th in the Australia wide InTheMix Top 50 competition. This was their second year in a row in the top 10 of the competition (6th in 2012). 2013 also saw Peking Duk receive strong support from national youth broadcaster Triple J. Along with having their tracks added to rotation, Triple J also gave Peking Duk the opportunity to be a Triple J Mix Up resident which saw them present and host a weekly DJ Mix on Saturday nights for a month.
In July 2015, Peking Duk Released a new single called "Say My Name" featuring Benjamin Joseph, which was premiered on the Hamish and Andy Show. The track was released as a single through Vicious Recordings imprint Vicious Bitch in Australia & New Zealand, and saw an international release as part on an EP released on RCA / Sony called "Songs To Sweat To".
In December 2015, at a show in Melbourne, a fan (David Spargo) accessed the backstage area by editing the band's Wikipedia article page and inserting himself as a family member. Upon showing the article and his ID to the security guards, he was granted access to the band with whom he shared a beer. The band reacted positively to this scheme, stating "He explained to us his amazing tactic to get past security to hang with us and we immediately cracked him a beer. This dude is the definition of a legend." However, Hyde did add: "It goes to show, never trust Wikipedia".
|Songs to Sweat To||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
(featuring Stef K.)
|"I Love to Rap"||2012||—||—|
|"The Way You Are"||—||—|
|"You Are Like Nobody Else"
(with Swanky Tunes featuring James McNally)
(with Laidback Luke)
(featuring Nicole Millar)
|"Take Me Over"
|"Say My Name"
(featuring Benjamin Joseph)
|"—" denotes an album that did not chart in that country.|
- Liz - "U Over Them" (Peking Duk & CRNKN Remix) [Mad Decent]
- Dem Slackers - "Sclingel" (Peking Duk Remix) [Tuffemup!]
- Rob Pix - "Beng" (Peking Duk Remix) [Downright]
- Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas featuring Iggy Azalea – "Beat Down" (Peking Duk Remix) [Dim Mak]
- DCUP - "I'm Corrupt" (Peking Duk Remix) [Chookie]
- Fitz & The Tantrums - "Out of My League" (Peking Duk Remix) [WMG]
Awards and nominations
|2014||Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single||"High" (featuring Nicole Millar)||Won|
ARIA Music Awards
|2014||Best Dance Release||"High" (featuring Nicole Millar)||Won|
|2015||Best Dance Release||"Take Me Over" (featuring Safia)||Nominated|
|2016||Most played Australian Work||"Take Me Over" (featuring Safia)||Won|
|Dance work of the Year|
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