Adam Dyment (born 27 August 1982), better known by his stage name Duke Dumont, is a British DJ and music producer. He is best known for his single “Need U (100%)“, which featured A*M*E and peaked at the top of the UK Singles Chart in April 2013.
He owns the record label Blasé Boys Club and has also used it as an alias for production. He has remixed a number of songs, including several which have charted in the United Kingdom. In 2013, “Need U (100%)” was nominated for “Best Dance Recording” for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
Duke’s early career was mentored by Switch (who has produced for Beyoncé, M.I.A., Santigold) and he made his name remixing pop songs, including Lily Allen‘s ‘The Fear’,Mystery Jets‘ ‘Two Doors Down’ and Bat For Lashes‘ ‘Daniel’.
In March 2007 he released his first EP, the ‘Regality EP’ for Turbo Recordings which was followed in August 2008 by The Dominion Dubs EP on Dubsided. Duke mixed the 2010 ‘FabricLive.51‘ compilation album for London nightclub Fabric.
In 2011 he moved out of London to the Hertfordshire countryside (where his studio overlooks a forest) to focus on original material.
In 2012, Duke released two EPs on Tiga‘s Turbo Recordings, ‘For Club Play Only Vol. 1‘ & ‘Vol. 2‘, which were played on radio by Annie Mac & Fearne Cotton on BBC Radio 1, and Trevor Nelson on BBC Radio 1Xtra . In the same year he remixed AlunaGeorge‘s ‘Your Drums, Your Love‘ and Santigold‘s ‘The Keepers’.
On 31 March 2013, Dumont released the single “Need U (100%)“. The song features vocals from Sierra Leonean-born British singer-songwriter A*M*E. The song has topped the UK Singles Chart, and also charted in Belgium and the Netherlands. The official music video, directed by Ian Robertson and starring Rique, has over 14 million YouTube views.
On 1 July 2013 Pitchfork premiered Duke Dumont’s new album track “Hold On”, featuring vocals from soul/R&B singer MNEK.
On 6 December 2013, Annie Mac premiered Dumont’s next official single “I Got U” featuring Jax Jones. It will be released as the second single from his forthcoming debut album in 2014.
It was released as a digital download in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2013, and entered at number one on theUK Singles Chart. The song has also charted in the Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland and reached the number one position on theBillboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart in the United States.
A music video to accompany the release of “Need U (100%)” was first released onto YouTube on 22 February 2013 at a total length of three minutes and eleven seconds.
The video, shot in Los Angeles and starring Rique, features a guy who had his tape recorder stuck inside his body and is frustrated that whenever the song plays everyone around him starts dancing.
He decides its time to remove the device through surgery and after it is removed he looks at the recorder and stops the song from playing, leaving the people around him disappointed. The music video was directed by Ian Robertson.
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