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Duke Dumont: "A Song Doesn't Have to Sell a Million Copies to Be a Good Song"

"I always had a passion to make music," says Duke Dumont. "I knew if it was a hobby, I'd do it. And if it was a full-time job, I would always be doing it."

Now 32 years old, this British DJ-producer (born Adam George Dyment) has achieved so much more than that modest dream of a simple, 40-hour-a-week musical career.

In fact -- though it's been a long, hard haul -- he's managed to climb out of obscurity to become one of today's fastest-rising stars on the house and techno scene.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.