Duke Dumont did what he does best at Coda
Owner of the label Blasé Boys Club and British DJ Extraordinaire Adam Dyment, know better by his moniker and on stage persona Duke Dumont stopped by Toronto and spun one up at the venue formerly known as Footwork.
Dumont’s had several chart toppers in the United Kingdom over the last few years, including the hit he’s best known for “Need You (100%)” which of course the crowd went crazy for when he threw it down.
The song that features vocals from Sierra Leonean-born British singer-songwriter A*M*E was even nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.It’s no wonder why the man is such a sensation overseas and why he’s becoming viral in the house community in North America, he trained under the mentorship of the one and only Switch, the producer responsible for the likes of Beyoncé and M.I.A. Not to mention how well he blends his deep house and garage techniques, bordering on techno music.
His newest hit single “I Got U” which features Jax Jones drove the crowd even crazier than previous single, and they danced themselves into a sweaty frenzy as the beats kept thumping.
Coda was entirely sold out and jam packed, elbow to elbow, the fans dance on and didn’t seem to care that they were practically overlapping.Dumont’s catalogue features a laundry list of remixes from heavy hitter like Missy Elliot and Santigold, and range from LA Riots to Donna Summer.
His style is incredibly versatile, a valuable asset in an emerging market that everyone’s trying to get a piece of. Dumont’s an old soul that has the spirit of the house Gods shining down on him, he’s gifted behind the turntables.
Although he’s mostly been working on remixes over the last year or so, fans are anxious for his new album that he’s also been working on at the same time, something they’ve only heard teasers from, and should be coming out within the next year. A highly anticipated follow up to his two part album For Club Play Only that was released over the course of 2012, fans have only just gotten a taste of what’s to come, which has only increased the suspense.
Dumont’s beats spun on for hours as the lights flickered and glowed effervescently over the entranced group of house enthusiasts, dressed in their garbs of white and neon for the full effect.
Long story short, where there’s Duke Dumont, there’s a happening party going down, and this show epitomized what it meant to be in the presence of Adam Dyment in the flesh.