Peking Duk

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Peking Duk
Peking Duk performing in 2015
Peking Duk performing in 2015
Background information
OriginCanberra, Australia
GenresHouse, electro house, alternative dance
Years active2010—present
LabelsVicious (2010–2020)
RCA/Sony (2014–present)
Websitepekingduk.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]

Peking Duk was formed in 2010 in Canberra, Australia, by Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles.[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 released two singles.[6][needs update]

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 and Big Day Out.[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" ft. Benjamin Joseph.[citation needed] Peking Duk released an international EP titled Songs to Sweat To.

In March 2019, the pair embarked on their biggest national tour to date bringing along Kwame and Kira Puru as supports.[11][12] In April 2020, Australian radio station Triple J premiered a new song by the duo in collaboration with Ben O'Connor called "Stay The F*ck Home", as part of a COVID-19 self-isolation musical challenge nicknamed Quarantune.[13]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[14]
Songs to Sweat To Not released in Australia
Reprisal 12
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[15]

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
[14]
NZ
[16]
"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: 3× Platinum[15]
"Say My Name"
(featuring Benjamin Joseph)
2015 29
"Stranger"
(featuring Elliphant)
2016 5 20
[17]
TBA
"Fake Magic"
(featuring AlunaGeorge)
2017 34 [A]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[15]
"Let You Down"
(featuring Icona Pop)
37 [B]
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[18]
"Wasted" 2018 66 [C]
"Fire" [D] [E] Reprisal
"Sugar"
(with Jack River)
2019 54 [F] TBA
"Ur Eyez"
(featuring Al Wright)[26]
[G]
"Move"
(featuring Alisa Xayalith)[28]
2020 [H]
"Nothing to Love About Love"
(with The Wombats)[30]
"Lil Bit"
(with Tommy Trash)[31]
[I]
"Chemicals"[33] 2021 [J]
"—" 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.[20]
  2. ^ "Let You Down" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number three on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[21]
  3. ^ "Wasted" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number four on the NZ Heatseeker Singles Chart.[22]
  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.[24]
  6. ^ "Sugar" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 10 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[25]
  7. ^ "Ur Eyez" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 28 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[27]
  8. ^ "Move" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 30 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[29]
  9. ^ "Lil Bit" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 28 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[32]
  10. ^ "Chemicals" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 20 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[34]

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 and the Tantrums - "Out of My League" (Peking Duk Remix) [WMG]

Bootlegs[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

The Australian Independent Record Awards (commonly known informally as AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2014 Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single "High" (featuring Nicole Millar) Won[35]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music.

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2014 Best Dance Release "High" (featuring Nicole Millar) Won[36]
2015 Best Dance Release "Take Me Over" (featuring Safia) Nominated
Song of the Year "Take Me Over (featuring Safia)" Nominated
2017 Song of the Year "Stranger" (featuring Elliphant) Won[37]
Best Dance Release "Stranger (featuring Elliphant)" Nominated
Best Group "Stranger (featuring Elliphant)" Nominated
Best Australian Live Act Clowntown Tour Nominated
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 The Wasted Tour Nominated
2019[38][39] Best Dance Release "Sugar" (with Jack River) Nominated
Best Australian Live Act Peking Duk's Biggest Tour Ever... So Far 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[40] "Stranger" (featuring Elliphant) – Adam Hyde, Reuben Styles, Kaelyn Behr, Elliphant, Daniel Goudie, Ashley Milton[41][42] Won
Most Played Australian Work[43] Won
Dance Work of the Year[43] "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
2020[44][45] Most Performed Dance Work of the Year "Sugar" (featuring Jack River) Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards is an award presented by Viacom International Media Networks to honour artists and music in pop culture.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2015[46] themselves Best Australian Act Nominated
2018[47] themselves Best Australian Act Nominated

National Live Music Awards[edit]

The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are a broad recognition of Australia's diverse live industry, celebrating the success of the Australian live scene. The awards commenced in 2016.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
National Live Music Awards of 2017[48][49] Peking Duk Live Electronic Act (or DJ) of the Year Won
National Live Music Awards of 2018[50][51] Peking Duk International Live Achievement (Band) Nominated
National Live Music Awards of 2020[52] Peking Duk Musicians Making a Difference Nominated

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