“We don’t follow rules,” Dirtyphonics collectively admit. “We create them.” On Irreverence, their forthcoming debut full-length for Dim Mak Records, the French electronic dance music quartet pens a new playbook for the genre. Merging heavy bass music, drum n’ bass, dubstep, and electro with grimy club energy, the group -- Charly, Thomas, Pho, and Pitchin -- can’t be pinned down. However, these pioneers wouldn’t have it any other way.
Dirtyphonics unleashed their debut single “French F@ck” on AudioPorn Records, which topped the Beatport chart reaching #1, and they instantly infiltrated the scene. Follow-up tracks “Quarks” and “Vandals” solidified the provocative outfit as a consistent game-changing entity with hyper-charged, unpredictable tempo shifts and the veritable genesis of “drumstep.” Nevertheless, “DIRTY,” the first single from the album, allows the perfect introduction to Dirtyphonics and their inimitable mystique. It’s a sexy, slithering dance epic that’s bound to get any crowd anywhere moving.
In 2009, they snagged the “Best Newcomer Producer” honor at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards. They headlined stages with everyone from Steve Aoki and Knife Party to Rusko and Skrillex at sold out shows worldwide. Over the past three years, they’ve become an international powerhouse playing the hottest festivals and clubs in every corner of the world. Their live show is a full-on sensory experience more akin to seeing your favorite band than a typical EDM act. They bring a level of energy that’s rare in modern music.
Their remix work has appeared on labels including Atlantic Records, Mau5trap, Ultra, MTA, Virgin Records, Ram Records.