MEET TORONTO’S FRANK DUKES, THE GO-TO PRODUCER FOR SUPERSTARS LIKE RIHANNA AND DRAKE
He’s the go-to guy when you’re a pop music superstar looking for a hit — and he’s from Toronto.
Frank Dukes may not be a household name to the general populace, but the 35-year-old songwriter and producer is on the speed dial of everyone who is anyone in pop music these days. READ MORE
HOW POP HITMAKER FRANK DUKES IS REWRITING THE RULES OF COLLABORATION
About two-and-a-half years ago, Frank Dukes had a fortuitous run-in with Camila Cabello. The singer was in the early stages of making what would become her debut solo album, 2018’s Camila, and one of her collaborators, producer Benny Blanco, had invited Dukes — then known best for his work with rappers Drake and Travis Scott — to tag along to the studio. Cabello had been writing songs since she was 16, but as a member of girl group Fifth Harmony, she rarely had creative control. So when Dukes (real name: Adam Feeney) asked her what she wanted to say as an artist, it was likely one of the first times anyone in a session had done so. READ MORE
FRANK DUKES COLLABORATES WITH THE STUDENTS OF REGENT PARK SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The Toronto super-producer’s Parkscapes album is available for sampling and licensing, with all proceeds going back to the funding-slashed youth music program
Eighteen-year-old Thomass Muir had no idea who Frank Dukes is. The student at Regent Park School of Music (RPSM) found out she’d be recording music with him in December and went to Google for answers.
“He’s way bigger than I originally imagined him to be,” says Muir about the Thornhill-raised producer who has worked with the Weeknd, Drake, Frank Ocean and now the kids at RPSM. READ MORE