Ever since they started as Cheat Codes, the LA-based DJ trio of KEVI, Trevor Dahl and Matthew Russell, have never liked the idea of being kept in a box of one genre. “We’ve always wanted to be able to experiment, push the envelope, and blur the lines between different types of music,” state the group.
Each one of the guys was influenced earlier on in their lives by Country music. Having been influenced musically by many different acts in the space it wasn't until the trio went to Nashville that it all started to come together.
The band says, “Going to the coolest city ever after us making one song turned into thirteen and us wanting to make an entire album. We knew it was a different world musically from the one we lived in, but we knew we wanted to be a part of it.” Shortly after the guys did a song with Lee Brice and Lindsay Ell, the success it had affirmed their gut. “We felt so comforted and welcomed by them and their audience; our collaboration was just so natural. We were invited to play with them at the 2022 Stagecoach Festival and being embraced by not only them, but their fans was such a special feeling. We knew we had to do more.”
Collaborations started coming together and the official album was born.
Cheat Codes is an American electronic music DJ trio. Consisting of Kevin Ford, Trevor Dahl, and Matthew Russell based in Los Angeles.