Duke Dumont’s beginnings are as Adam Dyment hailing from Rayners Lane (London). The man who would become obsessed with the process of record making was initially born deaf. With corrective surgery, over time it was a hindrance no longer. It inadvertently shaped the way he interprets sounds. Tone and timbre taking precedence over words & lyrics. An appreciation of sonics being the forefront of everything he creates and curates. His painstakingly crafted productions either becomes chart hits or infectious club records, which boasts millions of plays charting across the globe.
Duke moved from London , and splits his time between Los Angeles and England whilst recording. Unlike musicians who transplant themselves to the songwriting hub, in order to pair up with collaborations that wouldn’t otherwise be possible, Duke Dumont holed himself up on his own within Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Hills, and the English countryside. He keeps himself isolated in order to concentrate in studying his craft.
Duke Dumont gives off an air of being grounded and assured, yet polite and considerate. It quickly becomes obvious you are not in the presence of the typical superstar DJ, whose success is based on perception management. Duke Dumont has top billing on the same stages, but his audience is both defined and refined. These are the same people, in the multiple of thousands, that will purchase hard tickets to see him perform. Duke’s DJ career started within London, having learnt the craft at institutes such as Fabric, in addition to holding numerous residences in Ibiza (Amnesia & Sankeys). Duke shares this philosophy;
“The goal isn’t for record sales, or attention grabbing tactics. Its for how long my music can strike a chord with people by producing records with longevity.”