Philadelphia's Duran Duran Duran (Ed Flis) emerged during the early 2000s as one of the most notorious figures in the American breakcore scene, creating some of the genre's most chaotic, destructive work, before moving to Berlin and shifting to an aggressive experimental electro-techno sound.

Flis participated in various punk and hip-hop groups during his teens, and he started making noisy electronic music as Duran Duran Duran in 1999 while he was a student at Drexel University. DDD's early music was a highly volatile blend of gabber and jungle, with Digital Hardcore artists such as Shizuo and Christoph De Babalon, and ragga-core producers like DJ Scud being prominent influences. Flis was also heavily influenced by the early-'90s hardcore rave scene, equally due to the inventive sample-based productions of acts like Hyper On Experience as well as the drug-fueled hedonism of the raves themselves. DDD tracks typically piled samples of everything from speed metal guitar riffs to Ace of Base hits on top of high-velocity breakbeats. Flis performed numerous gigs (often in bars or basements) with fellow breakcore producers such as Jason Forrest, Dev/Null, and Xanopticon, receiving a fair amount of attention stateside, but far more in Europe.

Several DDD tracks appeared on compilations and split EPs, as Flis worked on the project's debut full-length. Eventually named Very Pleasure, the album finally arrived in early 2005 on Forrest's Cock Rock Disco label.
Following a few limited CD-R EPs and a 2006 EP on France's Mutant Sniper titled Blow Job Breaks, DDD appeared on Planet Mu in 2007 with "Face Blast," a single heavily influenced by Miami booty bass. While Flis continued producing breakcore, his tracks became less reliant on breakbeats and more heavily informed by
harder strains of techno, electro, and bass music. Following a one-sided 7" single on Hirntrust Grind Media and split 12"s with Society Suckers and General Malice,
as well as remixes for Otto Von Schirach and Kid606, the second DDD album Over Hard appeared in 2010, again on Cock Rock Disco.

Ed Flis

By this point residing in Berlin, Flis continued performing and producing original tracks and remixes, and began working for software developer Ableton in 2013. Tigerbeat6 released his digital EP Rejectro the following year. In 2017, the U.K.-based label Power Vacuum issued Duran Duran Duran's third album, simply titled Duran. He is currently set to release his fourth album "Supernatural Beast City" in June 2024.