Showcasing their vibrant club night Kill Em All, the FILTHY DUKES have made an individual and indelible impact on the nightlife landscape of London. True pioneers in their own right, Kill Em All first struck a chord at Camdenʼs unassuming Barfly in 2001, after the pair recognized a thirst amongst a public raised on both guitars and electronic music. Bored of the dull notion that the two scenes should be kept separate, the FILTHY DUKES (Olly Dixon and Tim Lawton) decided to unite dancefloor-geared DJs with hard-edged scuzzy rockers,and went on a quest for artists that embraced both disciplines.
As Kill Em All grew, the lovechild of indie and electronic music matured hand in hand, and before long the FILTHY DUKES found themselves and their night Kill Em All hosting a room at fabric. With lineups packing out fabric without need for distinction or segregation between dance, indie, electro, pop – it seems the general public is open to accepting that good music is good music, regardless of the tag (or its correlating “scene”)…and the FILTHY DUKES proudly occupy the murky waters where all their streams merge. After years spent conquering the London club world and mastering the DJ booth, their attentions recently turned to the studio, where Tim and Olly were joined by third band member Mark Ralph. This yearʼs ʻNonsense in the Darkʼ was the result: their debut artist album on Fiction Records. Disco pop plucked from the top drawer, it takes its lead from the Gallic electronica of Daft Punk, Justice et al and the 80s synth-genius of the likes of Depeche Mode – but is truly a sum of all the parts that make FILTHY DUKES.
And itʼs back to what they know and love on FABRICLIVE.48: uproarious, incendiary DJ sets that sizzle through a smorgasbord of genres, not so much traverse boundaries as obliterate them, coupling pulsating kick drums, with dreamy melodies and song-writing sensibilities with an ability to turn a dancefloor upside down. This is carefree, itʼs joyous, itʼs the sound of two mates, who know their music inside out, throwing their favorite records around the room. Throw down your preconceptions and discard your notions of the sounds of a fabric main room, this is FABRICLIVE.48: FILTHY DUKES, and this is how they Kill Em All.
FABRICLIVE.48 RADIO MIX TRACKLISTING
1. Filthy Dukes – Twenty Six Hundred (Polydor)
2. Popof – Serenity [Noob remix] (Form Music)
3. Audio Soul Project – Reality Check [Vincenzo remix] (Dessous)
4. Boy 8 Bit – Baltic Pine (This Is Music)
5. SMD – 10,000 Horses Can’t Be Wrong (Wichita)
6. Erol Alkan & Boys Noize – Waves (Boysnoize)
7. Brodinski & Noob – Peanuts Club (Turbo)
8. Joakim – Watermelon Bubblicious (Versatile)
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