English electronic dance musician Duke Dumont spins hypnotic house fit for clubs and festival stages alike. The Grammy-nominated DJ emerged in the 2000s, bolstered by hits "Need U (100%)," "Ocean Drive," and "I Got U," which all topped the U.S. dance charts and others across the globe. His debut studio effort, Duality, arrived in April 2020.
Born Adam George Dyment in Harrow England, he surfaced in 2006 with a buzzing, whip-cracking remix of Mekon's "Yes Yes Y'All." The London-based producer and DJ, inspired by "fidget house" figure Switch (M.I.A., Major Lazer), continued to increase his exposure through remixes for the likes of Late of the Pier ("Bathroom Gurgle"), Bat for Lashes ("Daniel"), and Lily Allen ("The Fear") prior to releasing his first DJ mix album, Fabriclive 51, in 2010. Dyment continued to be in demand as a remix producer — in 2012 alone, he handled tracks by Bonobo, Santigold, and AlunaGeorge, among others — but he also produced a hit of his own in March 2013 with the Grammy-nominated "Need U (100%)." Co-produced by Futtize and featuring vocals from A*M*E, the track, reminiscent of early-'90s crossover house, topped the U.K. pop chart. One year on, in March 2014, Dyment hit the U.K. number one spot once again, this time with the Whitney Houston-sampling track "I Got U." The Jax Jones-featuring track became his second to receive a Grammy nomination and was certified platinum in the U.K., Australia, and Italy. More well-received singles followed, including 2014's "Wont Look Back," 2015's "Ocean Drive," and 2017's "Real Life" featuring Gorgon City and Naations. In 2018, Dyment returned with the track "Inhale," featuring Ebenezer. The following year, he returned to the top of the U.S. dance chart with his sixth number one, "The Power" with Zak Abel. His seventh chart-topper, the '90s-house-indebted "Therapy," kicked off 2020. That April, he released his official full-length debut, Duality, which merged some of his biggest hits with previously unreleased tracks. ~ Andy Kellman