Amy Cherette—aka “Duktap”—is quickly becoming one of Michigan's premier DJ/producer forces. Hailing from Kalamazoo (the half-way point between Detroit and Chicago), Amy has risen to prominence with her seamlessly-mixed live DJ sets and acute producer's ear. Armed with multiple midi-controllers, Duktap employs quick-chopped vocals, live sequencing, haunting atmospheric pads, and classic hip-hop drum sounds to pack dance floors and leave onlookers inspired by her unique approach to intelligent dance music.
While many new DJs ride the waves of electronic music fads, Amy is persistent in her dedication to originality in music. Featuring a full range of breaks—and combining elements of glitch, future bass, trap, post-dub, juke, footwork, 2step/garage and hip-hop—Amy's tireless work ethic and love for new ideas is clear to anyone who has seen her live sets.
Duktap, has shared the stage with some of the most promising electronic acts, including, Ana Sia, Mux Mool, The Polish Ambassador, OPIUO, Passion Pit, Freddy Todd, SuperDre, GriZ, Ep3, The Coop, and countless others. Her original productions have been remixed and featured by numerous DJs, electronic music blogs, and she also has been showcased at events like “The Blastoff Arts," Cirque Du Womp's “Dubstep Circus" The Kalamazoo Art Hop, and arts festivals in Michigan and beyond.
Besides a dozen of solo released single tracks Duktap's debut EP “SoulSnack” was released in July of 2011 and is available now on Deepblip Records. Other releases include a 10 track collab album with fellow Deepblip Records label-mate, Jaws That Bite, titled "Piano Lessons." With a full-length release slated for spring of 2013, Amy can be found in the meantime playing solo dates, as well as with her side-project live band “Secretary of Space."