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DUDE-aTOMic! is the Electro Pop Soul duo formed many years ago by the uber-talented singer / lyricist, Dude (his actual name!), and the ingenious composer / instrumentalist, Tom Clark. DUDE-aTOMic! has a musical (and multi-media) message for their audience: enjoy the fruits of life fully, while bridging communities and cultures to create a more harmonious existence on planet Earth. DUDE-aTOMic! persist with their dream because, in a war-torn and hate-littered world, their message of having fun and spreading peace & love, is exactly what we need right now.
Dude's rich, multi-textured vocal layers speak of Jazz and, even, Gospel roots (Dude grew up singing in the church), but his style is firmly planted in the fertile soil of Pop. Listen to different songs and you can hear Prince, at times--George Michael, at others. Michael Jackson flourishes frequently show through, and a strong comparison can be made to cult-favorite Green Gartside, of Scritti Politti. At times, Dude's lyrics are straightforward and simple; at others, they can be playful, metaphoric, and full of symbolism, with themes ranging from the carnal (booty-shaking, love gone wrong) to the philosophic (the role of karma, an urgent need to save our planet). In concert, one lays witness to a soulfully unique style of dancing, while Dude magnetically engages the audience. His personally-designed costumes can make Lady Gaga look like a modest spinster librarian from the turn of the last century. Dude loves stepping over the edge to the fanciful: more an extraterrestrial, superhero-like, cartoon character, than ordinary citizen of Earth!
Clark continues to create trademark aural gumbos of futuristic Soul grooves, electronic Funk, 80s Retro vibes, club anthem Dance sounds, and Nouveau Wave hooks, seasoned with the occasional Caribbean island groove and breathtaking ballad, all stirred together into one delicious soup of Pop accessibility. Clark conjures thick and complex percussion tracks, as well as synthetic- and organic-sounding music tracks, all from scratch. No pre-recorded loops are ever used; all the sound you hear is completely original, flowing from Clark's inexplicable musical genius. Furthermore, in the recording studio, every track is summoned up and mixed live, instead of using today's common method of plotting entire songs on a computer screen. That he can do this and produce such intricately orchestrated instrumentation, climactically constructed and seamless, is nothing short of a modern-day miracle.
"Re:Soul'D" is the title of DUDE-aTOMic!'s debut album, recorded by the late, great Kevin Brown and released in 2007. Their sophomore recording was released in 2008 and is entitled, "M.N./P.T.', which stands for "Mama Nature / Papa Time" and references the concept album theming of the 'nature & time' related lyrical fiber. DUDE-aTOMic!'s most recent album, recorded, mixed & mastered by Ben "Big China" Lau, is a 2-CD tour-de-force called "The Sound Of The Future", which just hit the shelves in late 2009. All three recordings can be found in hardcopy on their house label, Cadillac Farm Records, as well as anywhere and everywhere on the web, from CDBaby.com to iTunes. Dude and Clark are keeping busy with other projects, as well. Dude is currently completing the initial tracks for his first solo album, "Idiot Savant". While Clark has plans to write the score for a future major motion picture soundtrack.
DUDE-aTOMic! has received local attention in various newspaper articles, not the least of which included a front-page story. They have also achieved international acclaim, with dance remixes being spun on the crowded dance floors of Brazil, Japan, and Ibiza. Their house mixes are gaining fame in the heartland of House music, Chicago. And, a brand new music video (their first ever!) for the fresh mix of "B Free" is taking YouTube by storm. Throngs of fans, numbering in the thousands, grow in size every day on DUDE-aTOMic!'s Facebook and MySpace profiles. You can find links to these fan pages in addition to song lyrics, fun photos, and more, on DUDE-aTOMic!'s website: www.dude-atomic.com