Duke & Jones return to Deadbeats with a stunning 4 track club focused EP entitled Solace. Recently named by Billboard Dance as one of 5 emerging artists to know about, the Manchester, UK based duo is ready to let the world in on some of the hottest IDs currently being played by the biggest DJ’s around the world.
Featuring the old school melodic dubstep single “Surrender” which dropped last year, the two UK producers craft a raucous collection of breakbeats, guttural drops, and catchy melodic percussion. From the first track, “Detox”, with it’s dizzying helicopter bassline, Duke & Jones set the tone with serene atmospheric intro buildups and then smack the listener upside the head with low end grooves. While the 2nd track“VHS” flips things into a bit of a more shadowy territory, brooding and filled with tension that’s only broken by the subtle humming basslines of the drop. “Recoil” digs up the old school rave sounds with a lethal reese bass that cuts through mix like a laser.
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About Duke & Jones
Duke & Jones are ushering in a new wave of electronic forward-thinkers, & they’re positioned to push a blend of hip-hop, trap, & house into exciting new directions. Among the UK’s brightest new exports, the 24-year-old Manchester duo are creating a deep catalog of primal, earthy productions, all wrapped in a spine-tingling minimalist aesthetic. They emerged on the scene quickly, & it didn’t take long to catch the attention of electronic music’s biggest power players, like DJ Snake, Diplo, & Zedd. The pair’s meteoric rise found their fearless sonics landing on some of today’s most elite labels, including Deadbeats & Circus Records. Duke & Jones’ come up wasn’t quiet — they caught the ears of dance music’s top dogs and leading labels, and almost instantly had the entire industry abuzz from Billboard to talent buyers, all eager for what the pair have up next. Starting out strictly in the studio, building a brimming index of bold dance pieces, the gifted wunderkinds have too much material now to keep behind the console. Just a short trip from home, the young DJs live debut comes full circle to London’s legendary Ministry of Sound in September 2018. Duke & Jones are bringing their exploratory, textured sound to the masses, but they won’t be satisfied with just chart domination or club circuit acclaim — their aspirations aim much higher. Duke & Jones are dead set on blazing new trails and blurring old boundaries, and they’re off to a staggering start already.
As the brainchild of Zeds Dead, Deadbeats label recently released music from Zeds Dead, Peekaboo, Rusko, Eprom, GRiZ, Subtronics, Shades, and many more. In just under 4 years Deadbeats has become a destination label for bass music acts that are pushing boundaries and shaking speakers, the label also showcasing them weekly on their Sirius XM Radio show, now in its third year. Also a live events brand, Deadbeats will hosts showcases and stage takeovers in over 25+ cities around the world this year including Denver, Chicago, London, Paris, Miami, and more. Forthcoming Deadbeats releases include music from Zeds Dead, BLVK JVCK, Blunts & Blondes, Blanke and a whole lot more.