Electronic DJ trio discussÂ the music that influenced their youths, the songs they're most proud of, and the tracks that remind them of home
Made up of Trevor Dahl, Kevin Ford, and Matthew Russell, electronic DJ trio Cheat Codes first burst onto the scene back in 2016 with their instant hit, 'Sexâ€�. This year they pushed the needle even higher with the release of 'No Promisesâ€� featuring Demi Lovato, which has been streamed over 400 million times and has officially gone platinum in the United States.Now the band has released a new single, 'Feels Greatâ€� featuring Fetty Wap. An instant feel-good earworm, the song is the band's 'version of a John Hughes movieâ€� and all those cheerful vibes are present from start to finish in another surefire hit from the Los Angeles-based trio.ARTISTdirect caught up with Cheat Codes to discuss the music that influenced their youths, the songs they're most proud of, and the tracks that remind them of home.First single I bought'The first CD that was given to me as Backstreet Boys Millennium for my 9th birthday haha-MattBob Dylan, he has some of my favorite lyrics to this day!-TrevorWeird Al Yankovich, I loved his song White and Nerdy'-KeviFirst live show I attended'The first show I saw was From First to Last opening for Motion City Soundtrack. I waited outside the venue after the show and actually met Sonny Moore before he was Skrillex. I think I was 13 at the time.-MattPlus 44, which is the side project of Blink 182's Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. Its crazy cause I just recently did a session with Mark, crazy how you can evolve from a fan to a colleague.-TrevorThe first show I saw was my uncle Stan performing with his band Sugar Ray. They were a big reason I got into music. Love you uncle Stan!-KeviFirst song I learned to play'Smoke on the water on guitar! I remember it was the easiest rock riff you could play so I had my guitar teacher show me.-MattAdam's song by Blink 182 on guitar. I was obviously a huge blink fan haha-TrevorBasket Case by Green Day, used to love the punk music.-KeviThe song that encouraged me to learn my instrument of choice'Dance Dance by Fall Out Boy, Pete plays that super funky bass riff to open the song.-MattFly by sugar ray haha-KeviMy dad wrote this song when I was younger called, 'haunted house in the ally way.â€� I wanted to learn guitar after that so I could perform with my dad.-TrevorThe song that reminds me of home'Ironic by Alanis Morissette, this song always come on the radio station back my mom used to play'.