Like so many other artists in our list to serve up, Duke Dumont should have been out months ago, but we’re trying to have alotta alone time with the music before pushing it to you. It’s just as important what we don’t put up on Silence as what we do. So excuse our tardiness sometimes, especially with acts as well known as Duke.
Duke Dumont like Disclosure has taken the electronic sound we love to the mainstream. A good handful have done it before, but these two acts are doing it now and turning EDM into a positive acronym. They not only create a sound in their own right that’s becoming a standard in electronic, but switch it up just enough to keep it fresh every time.
Check out a few from Duke Dumont Hope he starts collaborating as much as Disclosure does, or with Disclosure.
I like what these house producers are doing with that cheesy 90’s R&B. Mainline Mussy pitches the vocals high on Avant’s original ‘Separated’ and throws in some Caribbean styled house for a fresh update. Or at least it will be until it’s as cliche as the original is now. Give it another 20 years.
One thing I’d cut out are the two interludes that split up the vocals. I’m here for the vocals, as always. The beats just here for fun steppin’.
I try to think of my father listening to music like this and I’m sure he wouldn’t really get it. I actually remember showing him some ghetto funk and as much as he tried to get where I’m at, it seemed like it sounded broken to him, it does to me sometimes (ghetto funk specifically).
Even electro funk like this can sound like it’s a little too rich at times, Toxo’s ‘Need Your Love’ especially needs a little tightening up, but garish electro like this is the future of dance music. Although I have a feeling it’ll break off in two with a not so electro style… basically not so lazery.
I didn’t quite listen to the lyrics on Phonat’s ‘Never’ at first, it’s all about the sound at the start, but they’re my favorite thing about it now. The sound however is something to talk about, especially in Icarus’s version. We’re trying to lay off the remixes right now and save ’em for a collection, but Icarus speeds up the tempo and lays in some disco-house synths to livin’ this one up to where it’s needed.