Duke Dumont is one of those frustratingly talented producers who tends to only conjure up a release just as you’re thinking he’s gone for good, cant be good for business, however it does mean that each release is generally well considered discounting the overly hyped 2008 ‘Hoy‘.
Since his 2007 smash ‘When I Hear Music / Lean & Bounce‘ Duke Dumont has had the odd release here and there and between 2009-2011 virtually disappeared before leaping back onto our Soundcloud pages with the grisly tropical roller ‘Elephant & Castle‘, at which point we thought the Duke is back. Alas another 12 months passed before Turbo unleashed his airy crisp techno roller ‘Thunder Clap’ and in an uncharateristic burst of productiivity we have a second 2012 release from the Duke, also on Turbo’s ‘For Club Play Only’ series, ‘No Money Blues / Giver’.
No Money Blues is straight up deep vocal house that should appeal to those Julio Bashmore, Huxley type fans among you, whilst not totally original it is a beautifully arranged piece of warm textures, lifting vocals and grooving bass. However its the B-Side that got us excited, Giver is perhaps the closest Duke Dumont has got to his 2007 debut, subtely splicing in some of his 2007 bass & bounce into a mournfully enticing slice of deep house. Highly Recommended.
Duke Dumont – ‘No Money Blues / Giver’ is OUT NOW via all other online retailers.