Adam Dyment, aka Duke Dumont, surfaced in 2006 with a buzzing, whip-cracking remix of Mekon
's "Yes Yes Y'All." The London, England-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
, and AlunaGeorge
, among others -- but he also produced a hit of his own in March 2013 with "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." ~ Andy Kellman