October 6, 2023 – Today, Cheat Codes are taking off their cowboy hats and returning to their dance music roots with the release of ‘Location’ featuring A7S on Armada Music. After dropping country-influenced album ‘One Night in Nashville’ earlier this year, chock full of collaborations with some of the genre’s biggest stars including country icon Dolly Parton, the band wiped their Instagram clean to tease that the next era of Cheat Codes is coming.

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The LA-based trio is known for cross genre-experimentation and creatively pushing the envelope, working with top artists across alternative, pop and country, but as they return to dance music, they want listeners to grasp that DJing and production lies at their core. Hits including 2016’s ‘Sex’ with Kris Kross Amsterdam and ‘Let Me Hold You’ with Dante Klein, and 2017’s ‘No Promises’ featuring pop superstar Demi Lovato, which reached US, UK and Australia Top 40, cement their foundation in the genre. They explain: “dance music can transcend anywhere, at any time, no matter who the collaborating artist may be.”

Reminiscent of their earlier sound, ‘Location’ channels a modernized dance-pop direction to deliver a dance floor heater spearheaded by A7S’ dark and moody vocal. Finding inspiration in the mundane, the story of the track begins in a grocery store parking lot on an ordinary afternoon during a break between production sessions, when Cheat Codes saw an elderly woman in an old 1990s Honda Civic exit her car and lock her door. The beep of the door locking echoed across the parking lot, causing laughter among the group, and that afternoon they returned to the studio to put together the production of ‘Location’ – inclusive of the car lock beep.

“We’re thrilled to be back after our longest break ever from music,” Cheat Codes says. “Thank you to our fans, old and new, for sticking by us as we embark on this new artistic journey. We hope the record has you dancing all night long.”

Cheat Codes Tour Dates:

October 20 - Ayu - Las Vegas, NV
October 20 - Church - Denver, CO 
October 21 - Temple - San Francisco, CA 
October 26 - The Grand - Boston, MA 
October 28 - Harrah’s Pool After Dark - Atlantic City, NJ 
November 4 - Embry Riddle - Daytona Beach, FL 
December 16 - Harrah’s Pool After Dark - Atlantic City, NJ
December 31 - Westgate - Glendale, AZ 
January 12 - Great Hall - New York, NY 
January 26 - The Grand - Boston, MA 
January 27 - Prysm - Chicago, IL 

About Cheat Codes

Los Angeles trio Cheat Codes remains an inescapable musical force hopscotching through genres of electronic, dance, pop and now country, leaving an impact of innovation and collaboration throughout popular culture.

Their total stream tally eclipses a staggering over 6 billion plays. Maintaining a prolific pace, they’ve steadily amassed a diverse discography, including the platinum Pop Radio Top 5 smash “No Promises” [feat. Demi Lovato], the gold-certified “Feels Great” [feat. Fetty Wap & CVBZ], and gold-selling breakout “SEX” with Kriss Kross Amsterdam. Speaking to their international impact, “Only You” [feat. Little Mix] soared to #1 on Pop Radio in the UK, while they received dozens of platinum certifications in 20 countries. On top of this, they have also done remixes for pop sensations Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith. Igniting clubs worldwide, their 2019 level 2 EP yielded the #1 Dance Radio hit “Who’s Got Your Love” [feat. Daniel Blume] in addition to “Ferrari” [feat. Afrojack] and “Be The One” [feat. Kaskade].

Over the last 24 months, the band released 3 very different and acclaimed albums focusing on each of the guys personal style and taste — Hellraisers Part 1, Hellraisers Part 2 and Hellraisers Part 3 has something for everyone. Collaborations included Tyson Ritter, Travis Barker, Blackbear, Icona Pop, Felix Jaehn, Gashi and many more. Most recently in 2023, the band pivoted towards a new and highly acclaimed country album featuring Russell Dickerson, Dolly Parton, Lady A, and Lee Brice to name a few. Acclaimed by Rolling Stone, Paper, Time, Billboard and more, the musicians have shut down The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! And Good Morning America with stunning and show-stopping performances.

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About Armada Music

Armada Music is the biggest independent dance music label in the world. Founded by Armin van Buuren, Maykel Piron (CEO) and David Lewis, the label manages an ever-growing catalog of over 40,000 tracks, built up across twenty-plus years of specialized dance music exploitation.

Representing artists such as Armin van Buuren, ARTY, D.O.D, Eelke Kleijn, Jan Blomqvist, Loud Luxury, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tensnake, THEMBA and Yulia Niko, Armada Music amasses more than one billion streams per month, airplay on leading radio outlets such as BBC Radio 1 and Sirius XM, and top positions in the world’s most notable charts. The label also takes great pride in major achievements such as Armin van Buuren’s GRAMMY nomination for ‘This Is What It Feels Like’, Loud Luxury and Brando’s ‘Body’ surpassing one billion streams on Spotify and breaking artists such as Lost Frequencies into global stardom.

Across offices in Amsterdam (HQ), New York, London and Laren (NL), Armada Music offers a truly global appeal to its growing roster. The label has its own club, radio studio and multiple production studios, and hosts various live formats. Producer platform Armada University, which offers educational products and opportunities, shows the label’s sustained effort to nurture the next wave of talent.

In 2023, Armada Music launched BEAT Music Fund, the world’s first dance music investment company, that acquires catalogs with the mission of honoring, representing and reinvigorating them. BEAT’s portfolio will continue to grow; in the first six months following its launch, BEAT acquired the catalogs of, among others, electronic music star ARTY, house and techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, legendary NYC-based house label King Street Sounds and chart-topping producers Chocolate Puma.

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