Cheat Codes RedFestDXB
Cheat Codes RedFestDXB

Backstage with Cheat Codes, the RedFestDXB stars!

Virgin Radio RedFestDXB is coming our way on February February 6 and 7 with an unmissable line up including Stormzy, Bastille and Cheat Codes.

And we caught up with Cheat Codes, the American EDM-meets-pop trio, to talk about what to expect, Gold M&Ms and working with One Direction’s Liam Payne!

Cheat Codes interview

How does Cheat Codes work on stage, who plays what?

Cheat Codes live is a really dynamic performance as we all wear a number of hats on stage.  Trevor sings lead vocals, Kevin hypes up the crowd and also has feature vocals on some Cheat Codes songs like ‘Ferrari’ and ‘No Service In The Hills’. I normally hold down the booth on the DJ decks.

And musically, who brings what influences to the Cheat Codes party? 

We all bring different musical influences to the Cheat Codes party. Trevor comes from alternative-rock background. I’ve also dabbled in alternative-rock and pop. Kevin brings the urban flavour.

You’ve collaborated and remixed for a lot of big artists including U2 and Little Mix who’s still on your wish list?

We’d love to do more work with our friends and idols in the DJ community like DJ Snake, David Guetta and Zedd.

Musically, you cover a lot of ground in the electronic world – how would you sum up your sound to someone who’s never heard you before?

The greatest thing about our fans and the Cheat Codes community is that we make music for everyone whether that be big dance-heavy collaborations with Afrojack or urban-pop records like ‘No Service In The Hills’ with Trippie Redd and Blackbear. There’s something out there for everyone!

Liam Payne, Gold M&Ms and life cheat codes…

What have been some of your favourite gigs in the past year, where have you toured and discovered?

The Asia run we just did was so awesome. EDC China, Octagon Tokyo and Marquee Singapore were definitely highlight shows to cap off the year.

You’ve been playing with ex-One Direction star Liam Payne a lot recently new boy band alert?! And what was it like stepping into the proper pop world, did you like it?

We love Liam and he’s always been supportive of Cheat Codes.  We’re stoked on ‘Live Forever’ and it’s been a dream come true collab to do the promo runs with Liam. 

Dubai is the land of 7* hotels and gold – what would you like on your dream rider out here?

24k Gold M&Ms, Rhodesian ridgeback puppies and a rocketship to the moon!

If you had the cheat codes to life, success and making money, would you use them or do the hard work to get there yourself?

Every once in awhile it’s ok to take a short cut and save yourself some time!  Especially in this LA traffic – I’m ok with using the Cheat Codes.

RedFestDXB details

Click here to check out the rest of the line-up and our full festival preview!

RedFestDXB featuring Cheat Codes takes place on Thursday February 6 and Friday February 7 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.