Duke Dumont (aka the UK’s Adam Dyment) hit the ground running last year, providing one of the quintessential house-head anthems of 2012 when he released “The Giver,” which DJs the world over rinsed it for eager hordes. Not only did “The Giver”‘s original usher in the Duke’s success, but Turbo Recordings label boss Tiga lent his rare remixing chops to the track, creating a bone-chilling version that involuntarily induced shimmies and whirls. The nascent days of 2013 have already been treating Duke Dumont kindly. He provided his skills for a BBC1 Essential Mix, when Annie Mac named him her pick for this year’s Future Stars series. Not too shabby for a guy who has spent a lot of quiet time producing in the countryside with a view of livestock. Look for him to continue producing a carefully curated catalog of house gems in the months to come.
Sum up 2012 in three words.
Gangnam fucking style.
There’s been a lot written about you lately… tell us one thing about yourself that the press has missed.
I’m an excellent judoist.
Have a favorite track from last year?
Besides you, who else should we keep an eye on this year?
Waze & Odyssey.
Any predictions for 2013, music or otherwise?
I’m not presumptive enough to make a prediction on musical trends, but I do predict with certainty that the price of rail fares will go up.