Episode 25

Published on:

28th Jun 2022

#025 Duke Dumont

What constitutes a hit record? In the underground dance world the definition can be very different to one that, say, a major label exec living in LA might use. A genre-defining club track is not a "hit" on everyone's terms. But this week's guest has made records which can unambiguously be associated with the H-word.

Since starting out in the mid 2000s on Tiga's Turbo label, Duke Dumont has established himself as perhaps the leading UK exponent of what might be called 'pop house', and having decamped to Los Angeles a few years ago, he is able to give us a slightly different perspective on the industry to previous guests on the show.

We discuss topics including the mental bandwidth war in social media, the debilitating nature of depression on creativity, soundtracking experiences, and the freedom of writing albums.

This was a great conversation, you will enjoy it!

On Hotflush and affiliated labels.... this week Closet Yi drops the full release of her 'Simmer' EP. Check it out, it's awesome!

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Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba
Electronic music conversations
Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry.

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Scuba is a maker of music from the UK. He is also the founder of a record label called Hotflush Recordings, and the host of the Not A Diving Podcast.