Dirtyphonics is a French electronic music band from Paris, consisting of members Charly, PitchIn, and Pho. Their music style is based on electro, dubstep, drumstep, drum and bass and trap.
Since 2006, they have been turning heads with their unique live act, combining the efficiency of a DJ set with the energy of a rock concert. In 2008, Dirtyphonics signed on Shimon's label AudioPorn Records and released their debut single, "French F**k" which reached number one on Beatport's charts. After releasing remixes on many labels, such as Virgin Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Sony Records, Mau5trap, Cooking Vinyl, Ram, MTA, Ultra Records, they joined Dim Mak Records in 2012. Dirtyphonics has worked with Linkin Park, Skrillex, Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Foreign Beggars, NERO, Modestep, Steve Aoki, Marilyn Manson, and many more through collaborations and remixes.
In March 2013, Dirtyphonics released their debut full-length album Irreverence which merges heavy bass music, drum and bass, dubstep, and electro. The first single from the album, "Dirty," was released in October 2012, followed by "Walk In The Fire," "No Stopping Us," and "Hanging On Me" in 2013, with remixes covering most genres of electronic music. They are expected to release their sophomore studio EP on Dim Mak Records in Fall 2014.
Formation and early career:
Dirtyphonics began performing live shows in 2006. For the first two years the group consisted of Charly, Thomas Desbouvrie, and Pho. In 2008 Pitchin joined the fold. Their influences include Daft Punk and Pendulum, as well as metal bands such as Metallica and Korn. "Most of us started by playing in metal bands," recalls Charly. "Our sound was always meant to be powerful, high-impact, and precise. From the day we've started, we've challenged ourselves to create something new - we love to push boundaries." The boys did just that in translating the energy and excitement from their head-banging days to the emergent world of electronic dance music.
In 2008, the group signed to Shimon's label, AudioPorn Records. They released their first single that year, the aptly named "French F**k" which quickly rose to the number one spot on Beatport's charts and stayed there for several weeks. Follow up singles "Quarks" and "Vandals" proved the act's ascension was no fluke, showcasing the group's signature style-shifting low-end heavy sound. The group quickly became a hot commodity in the remix world, lending their talents to tracks by the likes of Skrillex, The Bloody Beetroots, Marilyn Manson, Benny Benassi, Excision, Datsik, Borgore, Nero, and Linkin Park.
In 2009, they earned "Best Newcomer Producer" honor at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards. The next three years were a busy time for Dirtyphonics. They headlined sold out shows worldwide with everyone from Steve Aoki and Knife Party to Rusko and Skrillex. They also made notable appearances at festivals like EDC, Glastonbury Festival, SXSW, Pukkelpop, and countless others.
On March 19 they released their first full-length album Irreverence on Dim Mak Records. The album is a heavy mix of anthemic electro, frenetic drum-step, thrash guitars, and pounding drums. It features notable collaborations with Steve Aoki, Foreign Beggars, and Modestep.
2015: Upcoming studio album:
In early 2014, Thomas Desbouvrie resigned from the band to pursue his aspirations in Art under the name Matheo de Bruvisso. Although one member short, the band lost no speed and continued touring at major festivals worldwide. Finding a second wind in the studio, Dirtyphonics just released a collaboration with Zeds Dead, " Where Are You Now" feat. Bright Lights on Mad Decent. They are expected to release their sophomore studio EP on Dim Mak Records in February 2015.
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