Peking Duk

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Peking Duk
Peking Duk 2015.jpg
Peking Duk performing in 2015
Background information
OriginAustralia
GenresHouse, electro house, alternative dance
Years active2010–present
LabelsVicious Recordings (2010–2020), RCA & Sony Music Entertainment, 2014–present
Websitewww.pekingduk.com
MembersReuben Styles
Adam Hyde

Peking Duk are an Australian electronic music duo made up of disc jockeys and music producers Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles.[1] The pair first garnered attention in 2012 with the release of a Passion Pit bootleg remix.[2] 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 at the ARIA Music Awards of 2014.[3]

Background[edit]

Peking Duk was formed in 2010 in Canberra, Australia by Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles, both from suburbs of inner northern Canberra[citation needed] Styles had been the bass guitarist for local indie rock group, Rubycon, from 2007 to 2010.[4] [5]

Upon the release of their Passion Pit bootleg remix in May 2012, the pair gained attention from music blogs.[2] Since then they have release two singles .[6] 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.[citation needed]

In 2013, Peking Duk placed 4th 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).[7] 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.[8]

Notable festivals Peking Duk have performed include Falls Festival, Spilt Milk, Splendour in the Grass, Parklife Music Festival, Shore Thing, Big Day Out and Stereosonic.[citation needed]

In February 2014, they had their first Top 40 hit on the ARIA Singles Chart with their track "High" featuring Australian vocalist Nicole Millar.[9]

In August 2014, Peking Duk signed a worldwide record deal with Sony Music Entertainment in conjunction with RCA Records.[10]

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.[citation needed] The track was released as a single through Vicious Recordings imprint Vicious Bitch in Australia and New Zealand. Peking Duk released an international EP titled 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.[11] 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".[12][13][14]

In March 2019, the pair embarked on their biggest national tour to date bringing along Kwame and Kira Puru as supports.[15][16]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[17]
Songs to Sweat To Not released in Australia
Reprisal 12
  • ARIA: 3xPlatinum[18]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[17]
NZ
[19]
"Bingo Trippin" 2011 non-album singles
"Welcome"
(featuring Stef K.)
"I Love to Rap" 2012
"The Way You Are"
"You Are Like Nobody Else"
(with Swanky Tunes featuring James McNally)
2013
"Feels Like" 83
"Mufasa"
(with Laidback Luke)
2014
"High"
(featuring Nicole Millar)
5 13 Songs to Sweat To
"Take Me Over"
(featuring SAFIA)
6 32
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[20]
"Say My Name"
(featuring Benjamin Joseph)
2015 29
"Stranger"
(featuring Elliphant)
2016 5 20
[21]
TBA
"Fake Magic"
(featuring AlunaGeorge)
2017 34 [A]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[22]
"Let You Down"
(featuring Icona Pop)
37 [B]
"Wasted" 2018 66 [C]
"Fire" [D] [E] Reprisal
"Sugar"
(with Jack River)
2019 54 [F] TBA
"Ur Eyez"
(featuring Al Wright)[29]
[G]
"—" denotes an album that did not chart in that country.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fake Magic" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number four on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[24]
  2. ^ "Let You Down" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number three on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[25]
  3. ^ "Wasted" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number four on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[26]
  4. ^ In Australia, Reprisal appeared on the Australian Singles Chart; songs on the EP therefore could not chart separately.
  5. ^ "Fire" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number five on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[27]
  6. ^ "Sugar" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 10 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[28]
  7. ^ "Ur Eyez" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 28 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[30]

Remixes[edit]

  • 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]

Bootlegs[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2014 Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single "High" (featuring Nicole Millar) Won[31]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2014 Best Dance Release "High" (featuring Nicole Millar) Won[32]
2015 Best Dance Release "Take Me Over" (featuring Safia) Nominated
2017 Song of the Year "Stranger" (featuring Elliphant) Won[33]
2018 Best Group "Fire" Nominated
Best Dance Release Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Video Ryan Sauer and Peking Duk - "Fire" Nominated
Best Australian Live Act Peking Duk - The Wasted Tour Nominated

APRA Awards[edit]

Since 1982 the APRA Awards are run by Australian Performing Right Association to recognise songwriting skills, sales and airplay performance by its members annually.

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2016 Most Played Australian Work "Take Me Over" (featuring Safia) Won
Dance Work of the Year
2018 Dance Work of the Year[34] "Stranger" (featuring Elliphant) – Adam Hyde, Reuben Styles, Kaelyn Behr, Elliphant, Daniel Goudie, Ashley Milton[35][36] Won
Most Played Australian Work[37] Won
Dance Work of the Year[37] "Fake Magic" (featuring AlunaGeorge) – Adam Hyde, Reuben Styles, Sam Littlemore, Laura Lowther, Frances Dewji, George Reid Nominated
2019 Dance Work of the Year "Let You Down" (featuring Icona Pop) Nominated

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Stephenson, Alison (2 October 2007). "Rubycon a family affair". news.com.au. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ Thompson, Hunter (20 December 2017). "Too Future. Guest Mix 095: Peking Duk". Run The Trap. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ "ARIA" (PDF). pandora.nla.gov.au. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  7. ^ "In The Mix". www.inthemix.com. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Triple J". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  9. ^ "AriaTop40". ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  10. ^ "SonyDeal". themusicnetwork.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
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  12. ^ "This 'legend' changed a Wikipedia page to sneak backstage at gig".
  13. ^ "peking duk on Twitter". Twitter.
  14. ^ Elle Hunt. "Peking Duk fan infiltrates backstage by fooling security guard with Wikipedia edit". the Guardian.
  15. ^ "peking duk announce biggest tour ever for 2019".
  16. ^ "peking duk announce biggest tour ever special guests kwame kira-puru".
  17. ^ a b Peaks in Australia:
  18. ^ a b c "ARIA Charts — Accreditations — 2019 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Discography Peking Duk". charts.nz (Hung Medien). Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  20. ^ a b c "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  21. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 9 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  22. ^ a b c Cite error: The named reference ARIA2018 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  23. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – Stranger". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  24. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  25. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
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  27. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  28. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  29. ^ "Ur Eyez (feat. Al Wright) by Peking Duk". iTunes Store. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  30. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  31. ^ "AirWins". thedwarf.com.au. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
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  33. ^ "AriaAppleMusicSongOfTheYear". Australian Recording Indusry Association Ltd. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  34. ^ "2018 APRA AWARDS : The Winners". auspOp. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  35. ^ "Full List of Winners". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  36. ^ "Dance Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  37. ^ a b "Most Played Australian Work". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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