5 Reasons Why You Should Be Living That Duke Dumont Music Life

Who’s ready to dance on this steamy Tuesday?

For close to a decade, Adam Dyment, aka Duke Dumont, has not only been cooking up whip-cracking remixes for artists like Lily Allen and Mark Ronson, but he’s also crafted some of his very own daring and deep dance tracks that have packed funkdafied floors across the globe. While he’s been bulldozing the overseas charts with his heavenly hits, the Duke has yet to truly make his mainstream music impact stateside, except for on the dance charts where each of his swirling sonnets deserve to be. 

Being that’s we’re now entering the shimmering month of August, Philly Mixtape can’t think of a better time to get you hooked on Mr. Dumont’s ferocious feast of sun-kissed beats…and here are 5 reasons why

1.His latest single “Ocean Drive” will make all of your summer music dreams come true…

Just in time for the sticky disco days of summer, Mr. Dumont has just cooked up “Ocean Drive,” which is serving as the lead single from his upcoming Blasé Boys Club Part 1. The deep, synth-ful number plays out like a whirling summer breeze;blaring across as a tune that’s necessary to play while your summer cruising with the windows down. While it may not be as throbbing as his offering last summer, the pumping, “Won’t Look Back,”the tantalizing tune still absolutely deserves your headphones’ attention. It may just be the song you didn’t think you needed as we get ready to musically soar through August. 

2.His videos will take you on a whole new kind of music ride….

Besides being an incredible dance music producer, the Duke has also made a name for himself in creating some of the most colorfully weird music videos you’ve ever seen. His vibrant clip for “Need U(100%) features a gentlemen with a boombox in his stomach that people can’t stop listening to. The Coppertone-ready clip for “I Got U” is a summer virtual reality dream come true. But it’s his video for “Won’t Look Back” that’s his most unique;featuring a pogo-sticked up trio of convenience robbers all dolled up in masks representing the Royal Family. You just have to see it to believe it. 

3.He’s set to grace the stage at this year’s DJ Expo….

Next week, the Trump Taj Mahal in A.C. is hosting the 25th annual DJ Times sponsored DJ Expo—and Mr. Dumont is all set to own the stage. For those that may not know, the groovy gala remains the music industry’s longest-running and best-attended trade show. Each August, the DJ Expo hosts more than two-dozen educational seminars, an exhibit hall jammed with the latest DJ-related gear, and a buffet of sponsored events. All those that are going are certainly in for a real treat once Duke Dumont hits that coveted dance spotlight.

For more on the DJ Expo, get to werk right here

4.Because we must always show music love for overseas music artists…

By now, everyone knows that Philly Mixtape is a huge supporter of many overseas music artists. While there are a handful of  reasons, the main one is that sometimes the music vibe is a little more groovy overseas sometimes than stateside. In fact, Duke’s singles “I Got U,” “Need U(100%) and “Won’t Look Back” each danced their way to the top of the UK Music Charts. Now, imagine a deep house tune of the same caliber hitting the top of the charts here? It;s something that hasn’t happened here-and it may not happen in our music lifetime. For that, we must always appreciate the find work of Mr. Dumont and all of the overseas music artists who show their music chops stateside. 

5.His grooves will make you dance for your life…

After listening to his dynamic catalogue, you get the feeling that Mr. Dumont just has one thing on his mind during the creative process–he just wants want to make us dance. His music his fun, frothy, perfect for any season and will simply give you the life you need on the dance floor. Hey, life can be tough sometimes, but as long as we have the grooves provided by Duke Dumont, it’s all good. The best part of it all is that he’s only beginning to make us move with his deep collection of ditties. Let’s live it up now while we can. 




Summer Groove of the Day/Debbie Gibson/”Only In My Dreams”

One of the best parts about music is that oh, so special tingle you get whenever a certain song starts playing in the Sony Walkman, err, headphones. Case in point, there are no words to describe that special ’80s feeling that envelops your music soul once Ms. Debbie Gibson‘s summer romp, “Only In My Dreams,” comes galloping on.

All wrapped up in sax, Debbie’s debut ditty still plays out just as fun and perky as it did all-the-way back in ’87. Of course, those that have followed her career since the days of  “Dreams” know that this was the one that started it all as the candy-coated number would spawn off a chain of hit albums and singles that would span over close to a decade before leading her to the fabulous life of Broadway, where she’s know known as Ms. Deborah.

But if there’s one thing to realize about Debbie’s first radio hit is that they truly don’t make pop singles like this anymore. Sorry, not sorry…Taylor. 

“Electric Youth,” anybody? 


Only in your summer music dreams…




Must Listen Monday

Today’s dreamy Must Listen Monday list will make you move, groove, live, laugh, love, and hell, it might even make you cry a little. Loaded up on this week’s fiery new music roster is the explosive Cutmore retelling of Hilary Duff‘s “Sparks,” DJ Dave Matthias werks hard to get us “Into the Groove,” delightful UK songbird Jess Glynne delivers more musical inspiration through “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself,” and One Direction return to the music scene post-Zayn with their latest smash, “Drag Me Down.”Be still our music hearts. 

But if there’s one stand out track that you absolutely must put down everything you’re doing right now and get lost in, it’s Duke Dumont‘s latest venture, “Ocean Drive.” While it may not pack the aggressive punch of his earlier cuts, “Won’t Look Back” and “Need U(100 %),” it gets the job done with its deep vibe and feisty flow. Also, it plays out as great research for when the Duke is featured in this week’s 5 reasons why. Get ready to dance, kids. 

Now, all that’s left to do is get your Must Listen Monday on. Go.  

Duke Dumont/”Ocean Drive”

Dave Matthias/”Into the Groove”

Icona Pop/”Emergency”/Jump Smokers Rewerk

Hilary Duff/”Sparks”/Cutmore Rewerk

One Direction/”Drag Me Down” 

Eminem/Gwen Stefani/”Kings Never Die”

Jess Glynne/”Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” 

Example/”Whisky Story” 

Melissa Steel/Wretch 32/”You Love Me”

Nero/”Two Worlds”

Major Lazer/”Too Original”/Kream Refire 

Dan Savidge/”Revival”