Duke Skellington is an artist at the forefront of the global “Future Swing” music movement. His style is a synthesis developed from pioneering electronic music, dance-heavy big-band swing & hot jazz from the 1920’s and 1930’s, and lo-fi avant-garde soundscapes. The result is a unique experience of music that unites the past and future. Duke Skellington is the music producer behind the Vaude Villainz project, who reached #2 on the Beatport Glitch Hop chart in 2017 with their EP ‘Voodoo Swing’. Now the Duke is back, ready to lead the future swing movement, with his debut solo EP ‘Devils, Dames & Debauchery’ dropping on Ragtime Records. The release expands on his signature vibe, fusing the classic sounds of yesteryear with no nonsense Bassline House and straight up funky Glitch Hop.
The opening track on the EP ‘Name in Lights’ sees the Duke reimagine the sounds of yesteryear with funky with psychedelic bass and robotic glitch beats all brought together with the sultry and haunting vocals of Kumiho. ‘Hot Jazz’ takes the listener down memory lane, with jazzy vintage textures and moody basslines over a funky yet driving 4×4 beat. ‘My Mind’, another Glitch Hop banger, features the vocal talents of Alanna Lyes over some seriously bouncy bass and punchy drums.
From Los Angeles to London, Chicago to San Francisco, put on your sexiest ensemble and find Duke Skellington chopping it up on a dance floor near you. Let’s go swing cats!
01. Duke Skellington – Name in Lights featuring Kumih
02. High Step Society – Hot Jazz (Duke Skellington Remix)
03. Duke Skellington – My Mind featuring Alanna Lyes
4. Kumiho – Spooky (Duke Skellington Remix)
05. Duke Skellington – Dames
06. Duke Skellington – Hit That