Dirtyphonics have become a worldwide phenomenon with their highly acclaimed and original live performances, DJ sets and their refusal to be defined by just one genre of music. With cutting edge releases, all of which are revered for seamlessly fusing electronic music with drum and bass, electro, dubstep, hip-hop & breaks, coupled with their recent win at the DNB Arena Awards, there’s no doubt that Dirtyphonics are the most exciting thing to happen to electronic music in a very long time.
“If you’ve seen these five French originators live, you have witnessed the future of live drum & bass performance that leaves competitors in the dust.” Knowledge Magazine
Playte, Capskod, Pho, Pitch In and MC Youthstar all met through a mutual vision of music. All have been friends for a long time and each of them brings something unique to the creative process. With two designers within the group, they are also responsible for the artwork and graphics used in their sleeves and videos.
Dirtyphonics began performing the live act all over France in 2006 and grew a loyal, yet underground following across Europe. In 2008, the boys got a major break when their debut release ‘French Fuck’ came to Shimon’s attention. Immediately, ’French Fuck’ was released on Shimon’s Audioporn imprint, with ‘Bonus Level,’ a quirky video game inspired track on the B side.
Shimon wasn’t the only heavyweight to take notice, with Dirtyphonics receiving plenty of respect and plays from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Andy C, Chase & Status, Marky, Hype, and Kissy Sell Out– undoubtedly some of dance music’s biggest international selectors.
“In this day and age and with how far we’ve come with music, it’s hard to do something new and that’s exactly what they’d done right from the start.” Shimon
Dirtyphonics followed up with two tracks on one of the biggest EPs of 2009; rubbing shoulders with the latest Ram Trilogy track on Audioporn’s ‘The Quarks EP’. Their title track brings dance floors to their knees with its massive dubstep breakdown and shows an incredible level of production. The EP also showed Dirtyphonics’ ability to vary their style, with MC Tali featuring on the smooth rolling sounds of ‘The Secret.’
Hot off the heels of their success with the ’Quarks EP’, Dirtyphonics wasted no time in stepping back up to the plate and delivering two brand new dance floor smashers with the massive electro-fuelled track ‘Vandals’ and the futuristic techno influenced ‘Lottery’ on the flip. The hugely anticipated Dirtyphonics remix of Shimon’s epic ‘The Shadow Knows’ is set to drop on Ram Records before the end of the year.
Dirtyphonics proved themselves as a musical force to be reckoned with once again in August 2009 when they picked up the award for ‘Best Newcomer Producer’ at the DNB Arena Awards, much to the delight of the thousands of fans and industry insiders who voted for them.
After a jam packed year of playing clubs, parties and 10,000 plus festivals, the Live tour schedule continues to fill with gigs in all corners of the globe from Australia, Asia, the US, and all over Europe.
Even with the live show’s constant progression, Dirtyphonics keep the pace in the studio with work beginning on their forthcoming album, which is sure to tear the script up all over again.
“One of the great aspects of being a band is that you get a continuous creative flow, resulting in not only great ideas, but downright weird ones. We love music in general and we want to explore it as far as possible. We want our sound to grow and evolve with us, pushing the boundaries and developing the style of Dirtyphonics at the same time”.