Duke Dumont

Adam George Dyment, better known by his stage name Duke Dumont, is a British DJ. He is best known for his hit singles "Need U (100%)" "I Got U", "Ocean Drive" and "Won't Look Back" which both reached number one and number two on the UK Singles Chart respectively. He co-owns a record label with his partner Henry Fredrickson who also helped create some of his top hits. The record label called Blasé Boys Club and has also used it as an alias for production.[1] He has remixed a number of songs, including several which have charted in the United Kingdom. In 2014, "Need U (100%)", was nominated for "Best Dance Recording" for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.[2] Next year, "I Got U" featuring Jax Jones was nominated in the same category.

Duke Dumont
Duke Dumont performing in 2014
Duke Dumont performing in 2014
Background information
Birth nameAdam George Dyment
BornHarrow, England
Years active2007–present
Associated acts


2007–2011: Career beginningsEdit

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 Fabric.

In 2011, he moved out of London to the Hertfordshire countryside to focus on original material.[citation needed]

2012–2019: BreakthroughEdit

In 2012, Duke released two EPs on Tiga's Turbo Recordings, For Club Play Only Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, which were played on radio by Annie Mac and Fearne Cotton on BBC Radio 1[3] 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 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 37 million YouTube views.[4]

On 1 July 2013, Pitchfork[5] premiered Duke Dumont's new album track, "Hold On", featuring vocals from British singer MNEK.[6]

On 6 December 2013, Annie Mac premiered Duke Dumont's official single, "I Got U", featuring Jax Jones. The single was released as the second single from his forthcoming debut studio album in 2014.[7] The single, "I Got U", reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.[8] The song, featuring Jax Jones, samples the song, "My Love Is Your Love". Singer Kelli-Leigh sings on the Duke Dumont single,[9] although Dumont was inspired by the original recording of the song by Whitney Houston, saying: "It's one of my favourite Whitney songs, especially the later Whitney period. It got to a point [during the recording process] where I thought maybe it might be worth bringing a singer in and changing it but I thought you know what, out of respect as [the track] started off working the song around "My Love Is Your Love" I kept it in."[10]

In August 2014, Duke Dumont released "Won't Look Back", which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.

In February 2015, "I Got U" was nominated for "Best Dance Recording" at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.[11]

At the end of July 2015, he released "Ocean Drive", from the EP, Blasé Boys Club Pt. 1.[12]

On 15 July 2015, during an interview with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1, Duke Dumont said that he would be releasing two new singles, "Be Here" and "Worship" from the EP, For Club Play Only Pt. 4. It was released by Defected Records on 1 August 2016.[13]

2020: Debut albumEdit

Dumont's debut album, Duality, was released on 17 April 2020. In an interview with Billboard, Dumont said he waited so long into his career to release his first album because "it gave me an opportunity to make an album and a body of music that has an emotional impact."[14] He continued, "There's a reason there's strings on a lot of the tracks. That's to give it a sense of longevity. There's a reason why the songs have chords and not just beats and synth lines. You've got to aspire to that long game."[14]


Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
Duality 99

Extended playsEdit

Title EP details
  • Released: 18 July 2007[17]
  • Label: Turbo
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
The Dominion Dubs
  • Released: 1 August 2008[18]
  • Label: Dubsided
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
For Club Play Only Pt. 1
  • Released: 21 May 2012[19]
  • Label: Turbo
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
For Club Play Only Pt. 2
  • Released: 17 September 2012[20]
  • Label: Turbo
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
For Club Play Only Pt. 3
  • Released: 28 July 2014
  • Label: Turbo
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
  • Released: 16 September 2014
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: Digital download
Blasé Boys Club Pt. 1
  • Released: 2 October 2015[21]
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
For Club Play Only Pt. 4
  • Released: 5 August 2016[22]
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
Dance Club

"Need U (100%)"
(featuring A*M*E)
2013 1 40 31 43 27 18 1 1 Non-album single
"I Got U"
(featuring Jax Jones)
2014 1 17 36 35 22 1 45 29 2 1 EP1
"Won't Look Back" 2 37 180 41 36 41 3 1
"The Giver (Reprise)" 2015 32 21 1
"Ocean Drive" 42 5 68 56 32 14 27 1 Duality and Blasé Boys Club Pt. 1
"Be Here" 2016 For Club Play Only Pt. 4
"Real Life"
(with Gorgon City featuring Naations)
2017 31 70 31 Escape
(featuring Ebenezer)
2018 Non-album single
"Runway"[36] 55 For Club Play Only Pt. 5
"Red Light Green Light"
(featuring Shaun Ross)
2019 [A] For Club Play Only Pt. 6
"The Power"
(with Zak Abel)[39]
[B] 74 1 Duality
"Therapy"[41] 2020 45 1
"Love Song"[42]
"Let Me Go"
(with Ry X)[43]
(featuring Say Lou Lou)[44]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or were not released.


  1. ^ "Red Light Green Light" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 27 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[37]
  2. ^ "The Power" did not enter the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at number 37 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart.[40]

Production creditsEdit

Song Year Artist Album
"Every Day Is a Holiday" 2015 Katy Perry Non-album single
"Swish Swish"
(featuring Nicki Minaj)
2017 Witness


Year Title Artist(s)
2006 "Yes Yes Y'all" Mekon
"We Run This" Missy Elliott
2008 "The Deacon" Idiotproof
"Run It" EPMD
"Bathroom Gurgle" Late of the Pier
"Off Da Hook" Jesse Garcia
2009 "Daniel" Bat for Lashes
"The Fear" Lily Allen
"Because of You" Skunk Anansie
2010 "Epicentro" Babe Terror
"The Drop"
(Duke Dumont's Move Like A Bullet Train Remix)
LA Riots
"The Drop"
(Duke Dumont's Thudding Like Elmer Remix)
2011 "Dollar Sign" Gucci Mane
"Two Doors Down" Mystery Jets
"Elephant & Castle" Yes Wizard
"Party's Over Los Angeles" ZZT
"Let There Be Light" Justice
2012 "Everything Goes My Way"
(Jesse Rose and Duke Dumont Re-Dub)
"Black Sands" Bonobo
"When I See You Again" Canyons
"Smell the Vibe" Beardyman
"Keep It 1000" Sinden
"The Keepers"
(Duke Dumont's Pour Hommes Remix)
"The Keepers"
(Duke Dumont's Pour Femmes Remix)
"Your Drums, Your Love" AlunaGeorge
2013 "Falling" Haim
(as Blasé Boys Club)
"Need U (100%)"
(as Blasé Boys Club)
Duke Dumont
"Hold On"
(as Blasé Boys Club)
"Dim All the Lights" Donna Summer
2014 "Love Sublime" Tensnake featuring Nile Rodgers and Fiora
2015 "I Can't Lose" Mark Ronson featuring Keyone Starr
"Real Joy"[45] Fono
2017 "The Man"[46] The Killers

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "London's Duke Dumont on moving beyond remixes..." FACT Mag. 1 April 2013.
  2. ^ "56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees". Grammy.org.
  3. ^ Mac, Annie. "Music Played 16/11/2012".
  4. ^ "Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E – Need U (100%) (Official Video) – YouTube". YouTube. 22 February 2013.
  5. ^ Fitzmaurice, Larry. "Duke Dumont "Hold On" [featuring MNEK]". Pitchfork. Pitchfork Media.
  6. ^ "Duke Dumont featuring MNEK - Hold On by Duke Dumont - Hear the world's sounds". SoundCloud. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones – I Got U (Annie Mac Special Delivery Radio Rip)". YouTube. 6 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Duke Dumont tops Official UK Singles Chart with 'I Got U'".
  9. ^ "BBC Radio 1 – Fearne Cotton, Duke Dumont in the Live Lounge". Bbc.co.uk. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Duke Dumont Kept Original Whitney Sample 'Out of Respect'". MTV News UK. 19 March 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  11. ^ "57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners and Nominees". Archived from the original on 1 December 2011.
  12. ^ "Duke Dumont embraces the 80s on "Ocean Drive" - EARMILK". EARMILK. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  13. ^ Advisor, Resident. "Review: Duke Dumont - For Club Play Only Part 4". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Duke Dumont Interview on New Album 'Duality'". Billboard. 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Duke Dumont". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company.
  16. ^ Tryon, Oliver (16 March 2020). "Duke Dumont to release debut album 'Duality' April 17th". Cultr. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  17. ^ "iTunes - Music - Regality - EP by Duke Dumont". iTunes. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  18. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Dominion Dubs - EP by Duke Dumont". iTunes. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Duke Dumont — For Club Play Only Pt.1 [Turbo Recordings] :: Beatport". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  20. ^ "Duke Dumont — For Club Play Only Pt.2 [Turbo Recordings] :: Beatport". Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  21. ^ "Duke Dumont announces Blasé Boys Club EP series, shares "Ocean Drive"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  22. ^ "For Club Play Only Part 4". Google Play Music. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
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  24. ^ "Discography Duke Dumont". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  25. ^ "Discographie Duke Dumont". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
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  27. ^ "Discography Duke Dumont". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  28. ^ "Discografie Duke Dumont". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 18 July 2013.
  29. ^ "Discography Duke Dumont". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  30. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  31. ^ "Duke Dumont Chart History: Hot Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  32. ^ a b c d e f "BRIT Certified - bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Duke Dumont" and select "Search by: Artist"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  33. ^ a b c "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  34. ^ "Certificazioni". Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Archived from the original (Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Duke Dumont in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  35. ^ a b "Gold & Platinum - Duke Dumont". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  36. ^ "Runway (For Club Play Only, Pt. 5) – Single by Duke Dumont on Apple Music". Apple Music GB. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  37. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  38. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2019 Singles". ARIA. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  39. ^ "The Power – Single by Duke Dumont & Zak Abel". Apple Music GB. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  40. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 19 August 2019. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  41. ^ "Therapy – Single by Duke Dumont". Apple Music GB. 17 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  42. ^ Rose, Mitchell (12 March 2020). "Duke Dumont shares 'Love Song' ahead of debut album". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  43. ^ Carlos Gonzalez, Juan (4 April 2020). "Duke Dumont – 'Let Me Go'". EDM Tunes. Archived from the original on 13 April 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  44. ^ Harris, Emily (17 April 2020). "Duke Dumont and Say Lou Lou, 'Nightcrawler' – Single Review". GSG Media. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
  45. ^ "Fono - Real Joy (Duke Dumont Re-Edit)". SoundCloud. Archived from the original on 27 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  46. ^ The Man (Duke Dumont Remix), retrieved 20 January 2018

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