Dirtyphonics (DJ set) at Yost Theater – July 25, 2012 – presented by LED
With their incredible production level, a unique live PA recognized as one of the most energetic to be seen, an unstoppable way to innovate in several styles of bass music and a “best newcomers producers” award under their belt, Dirtyphonics is with no doubt one of the most exciting bands in today’s electronic scene.
“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.”
Charly, Thomas, Pho and Pitchin started touring the world in 2006 with their incomparable live act, combining the efficiency of a DJ set to the spirit and energy of a rock concert.
In 2008, the band takes a new scope when “French Fuck” gets signed to Shimon’s label (AudioPorn). After its release, the 12” climbs the charts to reach the first place and stays number one for a couple of weeks, bringing them immediatly at the forefront of the scene.
“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.”
Quickly after, comes out a series of 12”s, reaching systematically the top 10 charts:
“Quarks”, “The Secret”, “Vandals”, “Lottery”, “Teleportation”, “Tarantino”, “Oakwood” show the band’s versatility and production quality. All those tracks got heavy support from the world’s most famous DJs of the electronic music scene: Pete Tong, Steve Aoki, Skrillex, Rusko, Benga, Datsik, Flux Pavillion, Doctor P, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Kissy Sell Out, Annie Nightingale, Andy C, Chase & Status, Subfocus, Pendulum…
All at the same time, the band keeps to intensively tour the world from trendy clubs to the biggest festivals (Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, Monegros, SXSW, Dour, Plages Electroniques, Solidays, Starscape, Les Nuits Zebrees, Beatpatrol, Audioriver, Together As One, Nordik Impact, Arena, Government, Metrocity, Brixton Academy, Pirate Station, Beyond Wonderland, Big Chill, Global Gathering…) and in the summer 2010, moved to Los Angeles for their acclaimed “French Do It Better” tour around the USA and Canada.
Since then, the band has been asked to remix tracks for big names such as Benny Benassi, Skrillex, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Crystal Method, Nero, The Bloody Beetroots… and appears on labels such as Warner, Ultra, MTA, Virgin, Ram Records or Dim Mak.
“Parisian crew Dirtyphonics are bucking the trend with a tranche of heavyweight music and an incendiary live show.”
Back from their acclaimed world wild tour which took them around Europe, America, Asia, and Oceania over 4 months, the future looks bright and busy both on the road and in the studio as the band is putting the final touches on genre defying music for their debut album.
“Dirtyphonics have in the past year created some of the most boundary pushing, genre hopping records in dance music”