DUKE DUMONT Announces Blasé Boys Club EP Series
Blasé Boys Club Part 1 – 2nd October
New Single ‘Ocean Drive’
Live Show @ Koko – September 30th
North American Tour Dates
Duke Dumont is pleased to announce the launch of Blasé Boys Club EP series, the first installment of which will see release 2nd October via Virgin EMI. Alongside this he unveils new single ‘Ocean Drive’, premiered last night by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.
The fittingly titled Blasé Boys Club, also the moniker for Duke’s record label and collective of like minded artists, will see a series of EP releases featuring brand new tracks from the super producer, chart topper and two-time Grammy nominee.
“I’ve been thinking of adapting the release format from a traditional album for a while,” says Duke on the EP series. “The Blasé Boys Club series will be my outlet for music which would have previously been considered songs for my albums. Rather than the old format of the LP, the new way allows me the freedom to bring music to people quicker, and more regularly.”
Listen to ‘Ocean Drive’
It’s a new stage in the incredible journey made by Dumont – albeit one has that has been quietly unassuming. With the ubiquitous nature of house music in todays chart landscape, it’s easy to forget that when his breakthrough single ‘Need U 100%’ soared to number 1 in 2013, it became the first UK house track to do so in over a decade, reaching Gold certification, and opening a gap in the British music consciousness for deep house to prosper on a new scale.
Dumont repeated that success 9 months later with his next single, ‘I Got U’, that, again, topped the UK singles chart. When his third big single ‘Won’t Look Back’ rose to number 2, whilst topping the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart, Dumont’s name as a top ten producer was cemented.
Blasé Boys Club Part 1 kicks of with new single ‘Ocean Drive’, a slinky and majestic pop jam that conjures nocturnal visions of a lost scene from Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2011 film Drive, while boasting the kind of infectious and stirring melody that is Duke at his most quintessential. Next up is ‘Robert Talking’ which features legendary 80s house vocalist Robert Owens, a grooving 8-minute disco track is like Dumont’s very own homage to Daft Punk’s epic ‘Giorgio’. Elsewhere, ‘Melt’ backdrops yearningly soulful vocals with a pacific house groove, showcasing a more atmospheric facet of his production. The EP comes full circle with the aforementioned transatlantic smash and festival staple ‘Won’t Look Back’.
The news comes alongside the announcement of a headline London show at KOKO on September 30th and North American tour dates in October which will see Duke playing an all new live show, stepping out from behind the decks and firmly into the limelight.
Fans can sign up for pre-sale tickets now here – http://dukedumont.com/live.
Blasé Boys Club Part 1 track list:
1. Ocean Drive
2. Robert Talking
4. Won’t Look Back
30/09/15 KOKO, London
04/10/15 Celebrities, Vancouver
05/10/15 Showbox, Seattle
06/10/15 Wonder Ballroom, Portland
08/10/15 The Warfield, San Francisco
09/10/15 Palladium, Los Angeles
10/10/15 Livewire, Scottsdale
11/10/15 Historic El Rey Theatre, Albuquerque
12/10/15 Gothic Theatre, Englewood
14/10/15 Concord Music Hall, Chicago
16/10/15 New City Gas, Montreal
17/10/15 Majestic Theatre, Detroit
18/10/15 Newport Music Hall, Columbus
20/10/15 Royale, Boston
22/10/15 Terminal 5, New York
24/10/15 Echostage, Washington DC
25/10/15 Terminal West, Atlanta
27/10/15 Grand Central, Miami, USA
28/10/15 Firestone Live, Orlando