August 23 2015
UK house phenomenon Duke Dumont has been dominating house music over the past few years. One of the leaders in bringing house music to the commercial forefront, he has successfully entered the top 2 on the UK Charts three times in the past year, as well as receiving a Grammy Award for the 'Best Dance Recording' with Need U (100%). After recently debuting his brand new live show at Coachella music festival, Duke is ready to release his debut album in the coming months.
For those who have been living under a rock, Duke Dumont's success did not eventuate overnight, however it has been a string of releases and multiple sound changes over the past 8 years that has brought him into the spotlight today. Take a peek at this Duke Dumont culture lesson, as we take you through 7 stand out tracks from the Duke Dumont discography.
8. Duke Dumont – Won't Look Back
His most recent release which charted at #2 in the UK has been a fan favourite, with soaring vocals and majestic 90's piano rhythms, 'Won't Look Back' finds the balance between UK Garage and disco.
7. Haim – Falling (Duke Dumont Remix)
One of Duke Dumont's hidden gems is this powerful and slightly tropical remix of sister trio Haim.
6. Duke Dumont - I Got U ft. Jax Jones
The follow up track to his Grammy Award winning 'Need U (100%) was this summer burner. I Got U has Summer written all over it.
5. Duke Dumont – Mumble Man
Aside from his commercial success, Duke Dumont hasn't forgotten about his underground house roots with the 2014 release of For Club Play Only Vol.3 featuring this floor stomper Mumble Man.
4. Duke Dumont feat. MNEK – Hold On
Hold On is the result of Duke Dumont's trademark house production and one of the UK's finest vocalists MNEK. MNEK has gone on to work with just about all of the UK's house exports including Rudimental, Gorgon City, Shadow Child, Bondax and Sub Focus.
3. Duke Dumont feat. A*M*E – Need U (100%)
Not too underground for commercial radio, but not too commercial for the underground, Need U (100%) is a favourite amongst all, and it is to no surprise that it won a Grammy Award for the 'Best Dance Release' in 2014.
2. Duke Dumont - The Giver (Reprise)
One of Duke Dumont's breakout hits, The Giver (Reprise) has been given a little vocal rehash, ultimately turning one of his underground anthems into a new commercial house dimension. Production wise, The Giver (Reprise) is still as sharp and as dark as ever.
1. Duke Dumont – Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive is a slinky and majestic pop jam that kicks off Duke's Blasé Boys Club Part 1, boasting the kind of infectious and stirring melody that is Duke Dumont at his most quintessential.
Ocean Drive is available now on iTunes. Get the Blasé Boys Club Part 1 EP now on iTunes.