Future Stars: Duke Dumont (Ministry of Sound/Blasé Boys Club)

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Need U (100%) has been bubbling under since November, when I made it my Song of the Day. At the time I'd never heard of Duke Dumont so I always saw this as more of an A*M*E song. However, it's turning out to be a great vehicle for both of them. It was the Radio 1 Breakfast Show's record of the week last week and the clever (but stomach-churning) video got 35,000 views in its first day, which is amazing for a collaboration between two new acts. I wouldn't be surprised if the 31st March release date is brought forward. Google Images tells me Duke Dumont won't be a star any time soon, but if he keeps working with artists like A*M*E he should have many hits to come.


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