Cheat Codes – electronic dance group from the USA
Cheat Codes was formed in 2014 by three DJs, KEVI (Kevin Ford), Trevor Dahl, and Matthew Russell. Before joining the band, all of them tried working as solo electronic pop-music artists. Trevor initially performed using the pseudonym, Plug In Stereo.
The debut single “Visions” came out in 2015. It climbed to the top spot of the popular Hype Machine’s chart almost immediately. The next singles recorded by Cheat Codes were "Adventure", "Don’t Say No", and "Senses". They also reached high spots on several charts. For example, “Adventure” came in third on the Hype Machine’s rating. The DJs were uploading music videos for their songs to YouTube. In less than one year, they collected more than 15 million views. Together with the group The Chainsmokers, which also worked with electronic dance music, Cheat Codes embarked on a big tour, which became their first.
At the beginning of summer 2016, the band presented a single, "Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)", recorded with Dante Klein. They used a sample from Kevin Lyttle’s “Turn Me On”. In just a short period, the song was listened to more than 100 million times.