Father Dude 2016 Brownies & Lemonade stage
Over the past year, Father Dude has become a breakout artist with songs totaling over 10 Million plays on Soundcloud and another 4.5 Million on YouTube. Based in NYC, FD first cracked onto the scene alongside Sydney-based producer GRMM with “Electrify” (Neon Records) which reached #2 on the Australian iTunes Electronic Charts and enjoyed “A” rotation status on world famous Triple J Radio. His Australian collaborations continued with Slumberjack for the song “Body Cry” (One Love Records) and helped their debut EP also chart at #2 on the Australian iTunes Electronic Charts. As the lone vocalist in the EDM.com supported HEGEMON collective, he has caught the attention of tastemakers such as Skrillex, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Krewella and DJ White Shadow (Lady Gaga). FD is helping lead the wave by working with some of the biggest up and coming names in the electronic genre such as TroyBoi, San Holo, Lido, Brasstracks, Savoy, Autolaser, Just A Gent, $aturn, and Elk Road to name a few. Previously, as a member of Smokey Robotic with producer !llmind (Kanye West, Drake), FD helped create their signature “Superfuture” sound. The band synced international TV and radio campaigns for AXE, Movado, Nike Fuelband, Converse and garnering features from FUSE, The Atlantic, Complex, MTV Hive, The Source and more. Father Dude continues to transcend genres by collaborating with hip-hop legends Joel Ortiz and Mobb Deep as well as working with highly respected artists including Redman, Skyzoo, Dave East, and Yonas. In September 2015, he released the single “IMISSU” with Netherlands producer San Holo on Spinnin Records. The video has received over 1 million views to date and 1.6 million on Soundcloud with radio play across the world. FD is gearing up for a big 2016 with his debut EP and single set for a first quarter release.