Cheat Codes Feel Fonda: Los Angeles-based electronic trio Cheat Codes is composed of DJs and producers Trevor Dahl, Matthew Russell and KEVI (real name Kevin Ford). The group put out the Level 1 EP in 2018 and followed it, appropriately enough, with Level 2 the following year. Their most recent album is One Night in Nashville, released in January, so expect plenty of that at the Fonda. Dixie D’Amelio and Space Rangers also play.
“L.A. in particular, as a scene, I think is great because it always seems to be on the cutting edge as far as new music, and you’re going to hear it first,” Russell told this writer last year. “That’s why we live in L.A., because we want to be able to work with new, upcoming songwriters or artists, or even just fashion as far as being inspired by different visual artists. So I think creatively in general, L.A. is a very inspiring place to be.”
“I think the biggest thing is we’ve always tried to put our best foot forward. We’re constantly working on new ideas––if you have 100 ideas, pick your favorite 10 and then put your favorite one out first. It’s all a matter of working, working, working and putting your best foot forward. When you do that, you really maximize on every possible chance you have to make things bigger––to make every song bigger than the last one. That’s the mentality you need to have, as far as making everything better every time you do something.”
See for yourself on Friday.
Cheat Codes Feel Fonda: The event takes place at 9 p.m. on Friday, February 3 at the Fonda Theatre.
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