Bio: We are Filthy Dukes. We were DJs, now we are a band and DJs and also producers. It was just Olly and Tim playing records, it sometimes still is in ... (more)
Bio: We are Filthy Dukes. We were DJs, now we are a band and DJs and also producers. It was just Olly and Tim playing records, it sometimes still is in fact, then we started to work with Mark to make music.
We have made a debut album, Nonsense In The Dark that's out right now. We have also released some singles and done a bunch of remixes so keep an ear and eye out because they're all rather splendid. In fact you can listen to some of our music right here!
We run a club night called Kill Em All that has been going for 5 years, this particular disco is held at Fabric. We have had guests like Justice, Erol Alkan, Bloc Party, Crystal Castles, Late Of The Pier, Chemical Brothers, James Murphy, Jackson & His Computer Band, Zombie Nation, Schinichi Osawa, Brodinski & Simian Mobile Disco. It's a good party.
Our album, like most personal art forms is a result of our influences, these range from Tangerine Dream to Hot Chip, Can to SMD, Roxy Music to Soulwax, Hip Hop to Krautrock. You know, a bit of old stuff and a bit of modern, plus loads of other things it would take too long to list. We have worked with a collection of artists who we really like and most of them have also played Kill Em All: Samuel Dust from Late Of The Pier, Plastic Little, Brandon Curtis from Secret Machines, Tommy Sparks, frYars, Orlando from The Maccabees, Foreign Islands, To My Boy and Mauro Remiddi from Sunny Day Sets Fire. It a genre-melting electro dance album with an indie heartbeat.
We have a mixing desk which was made and used by Conny Plank, he was possibly the most important German producer ever, and had a great beard. We also have a ton of old synths which we have used to make this album, Roland Juno 60, Arp 2600, Moog Voyager, Roland Sh101 plus loads of pedals, distortion units and other geeky stuff.
Ok I reckon that's it for now, we are very excited about our album it took us ages but we love it and hope you do too.
The best way to hear it is to see our live show, we play quite a lot of it. The dates are on this page somewhere. The live show is damn good so you should really come and experience it for yourself. (less)