Trevor Dahl, Kevin Ford, and Matthew Russell of Cheat Codes talk with Shoboy in the Morning about their rapid rise to fame with Demi Lovato thanks to the good people of Brasil and their great ideas — plus, what’s the trio’s connection to Justin Bieber?!?
[PHOTOS] Cheat Codes Talk with Shoboy
L.A. born and raised EDM trio Cheat Codes are known in the scene for their 2016 single “Sex,” which features a throwback sample of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex.” Just last month they released their single “No Promises” featuring one miss Demi Lovato. Watch below as the Matthew explains how that collaboration came about.
“We actually played with [Demi] in Sao Paola, Brasil and we were really stoked. At the time it was the biggest show we’ve ever played and the fans are insane in Brasil they met us airport, they were going crazy — after the show everybody is hitting our socials up saying ‘you guys should collab with Demi’ — so we were like, ‘oh man how do we make that happen?'”
“We had the song ‘No Promises’ and we thought she’d actually be perfect for that. So we sent it to her, her team loved the song, and Trevor met her up in the studio and they knocked it out.”
One little-known tidbit about the “band” is their slightly odd connection to Justin Bieber. Apparently, Kevi was pals with the Biebs during his “troubled” times — you know, back when he was throwing eggs at his neighbors. Watch below as Kevi explains his connection.
“I used to be friends with Justin Bieber, back in the day,” Kevi tells Shoboy. “I used to throw parties for him at his house… I was there when the egg throwing was happening… It was good times!”
“It’s hard to explain… I would bring the girls to the parties. I like girls, so yeah.”
Expanding on that awkward tidbit, Kevi explains the craziness of Calabasas, CA: “I used to work out at this dude’s house that was like a hedge fund billionaire guy, he’s like a character in Wolf On Wall Street… crazy people man.”
Watch the full interview with Cheat Codes above.
–Joe Cingrana/92.3 AMP Radio