Duke Dumont, Adam Dyment, is a London producer/DJ who’s mainly known for his many, many sets at Fabric. He’s basically part of the furniture there. Even though he’s only released 2 Eps he is considered a prolific producer and was invited to join an exclusive club and record for the FabricLive series in 2010.
Here he has taken a track from one of my favourite new groups AlunaGeorge, the imaginatively named collaboration of Aluna Francis and George Reid. The track is ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ and i’m sure you’ve all heard it as it is doing the rounds on Radio 1 and other stations.
Dyment takes one line in particular “Taking everything you do my own way”, it only appears once in the song but he must have liked for its rhythmic qualities because it is on repeat for pretty much the entire track. The beat is a classic straight club beat, kick on the 1st and 3rd, snare on the 2nd and 4th, intermittent hats, with the claps coming in later to add punch. The bass line, very similar, generic 3-note rhythm, and a floating top-end synth, with two lines of the chorus to top it all off.
Doesn’t sound that good does it? The good news is the whole is so, so, so much greater than the sum of its parts. I would happily hear this in any Fabric set he does in the near future, and hopefully Duke Dumont’s long overdue debut LP is on its way soon.