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Bio

Before 2012 Duke Dumont was known as a 'producer's producer'. He was the name on a 12" record the DJ knew to reach for when he wanted to please the crowd, without them knowing who had constructed the mesmerising sonic confection playing. In 2013, Duke is the one to watch with his breakthrough single about to connect to audiences worldwide.

   

 

'Need U (100%)' features 17 year-old starlet A*M*E* on singing duties, fresh from being tipped in the BBC's Sound of 2013 poll. With a chunky low-end, funky stabs and silky vocals this is like an early 90's house classic couched in 2013 techno techniques. In 1988 Inner City would have been jealous of this one.

 

Co-written by teenage wonder-kid MNEK (who recently sung on Rudimental's 'Spoons' with Syron) the Duke will release 'Need U (100%)' on his newly minted Blasé Boys Club label in association with Ministry of Sound.

 

Duke's early career was mentored by Switch (last sighted producing for Beyoncé) and he made his name as the 'go-to' man to remake a pop song for the dance floor (Lily Allen and Bat For Lashes were notable clients). In 2011, he moved out of London to the countryside (Hertfordshire, where his studio overlooks a forest) to focus on his original material.

 

Synthesising his influences from techno to UK garage and house he brought back goodies from this zen-like exile. In 2012 Duke released two EP's on Tiga's label Turbo Recordings which featured the tracks 'Street Walker', 'Thunderclap' and 'The Giver'. These EPs alerted the heads to the Duke movement and received support from the likes of Jamie Jones and Simian Mobile Disco. Remixes for AlunaGeorge, Haim and Santigold quickly followed which has made Duke the man to watch. 'The producer's producer' has become the 'people's producer'.

 

On March 31st 'Need U (100%) will be released to the masses and is already off to an incredible start with Annie Mac making it her Special Delivery and tipping Duke as her Ones to Watch for 2013. Radio and club plays have come in thick and fast from the likes of Pete Tong, Zane Lowe, Toddla T, Trevor Nelson, Nick Grimshaw and Mistajam bridging the boundary firmly between dance and urban. Skream loved the track so much he asked if he could do a disco Skreamix for the EP. A Waze & Odyssey remix cements this super hot package from the super hot DJ/ producer.

 

   

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Duke Dumont's EP is now available!

Duke Dumont's EP is now available!

The new Duke Dumont EP "Need U (100%)" is now available !

Duke Dumont is joining us!

Duke Dumont is joining us!

The young british dj Duke Dumont is joining our roadster!