Brothers are only a year and a half apart. Sam Dehko is 19 years old and Jordan is 17 years old. It’s really funny how we became DJs and better yet partners in it. It all started when I was 12 years old. I threw a house party and hired a DJ. At this time I had no experience at all in the party scene. I was just a curious boy that wanted to be more popular at school. The DJ I hired ended up ruining the party because he couldn’t get his own equipment to work. And with that failure a small match was lit inside me. A match that would soon turn into a wildfire. From there I decide to buy my own equipment and give DJing a try. After I learned the basics I was getting booked by friends and locally pretty often. My mom was dropping me off to DJ the parties with her trunk filled with equipment.
I started as a mobile DJ and it was a lot of labor at a young age. So I decided to bring my younger brother Jordan with me to help carry the equipment and set up. At the time he didn’t know how to DJ so he couldn’t DJ with me. So Jordan would stand around unsure of what to do while I was DJing.
So I told him to enjoy the party. That went a long way. He became the life of the party. The most lit person in the room. Whenever and wherever. Then he became more than a helper to me. He became a hype-man and MC. Later on I found out he was even bringing alcohol to these High School parties we were DJing.
We were literally the whole package. As we grew Jordan became hungrier to learn how to DJ along with produce music. Now were an electronic music performing Duo that never fails to bring the energy wherever we are!
Our favorite genre is electronic music. All subgenres of it. And most of our hometown was born and raised on Hip-hop. So we combine the two when we perform. Our goal every time we play is to give the crowd something they didn’t know they wanted.
Our nationality of Chaldean originates from the Middle East. Our home state Michigan has more Chaldeans than anywhere else. Yes our heritage influenced our music in many ways. We always are experimenting with new sounds form middle eastern music to incorporate into our tracks.
My entire family were born in the U.S. Instead of drawbacks there were upsides to being from a different culture. If your doing something out of the norm in Michigan you’ll stand out. And because there’s a few small communities It’s very easy to become well known locally if your doing something unique and your good at it. It’s easier to stand out in a small pond than it is in an ocean. That’s how it was in Michigan for us. We were the party animals from a very young age.
Our latest project is the Album we are currently working on. Over the last year we have traveled to many major cities and had unreal experiences. So unreal that they are unspeakable. The tracks on the album will be named the cities. And the vibe/energy will be our experience on these trips.
Our favorite place to perform is either outdoor daytime festivals or nightclubs. Because of the ENERGY! We love to perform at any place where the crowd gets to move and be free and let the music carry them through the night. At festivals we really appreciate seeing the rave culture as well. It’s an amazing feeling to know that your contributing to such a positive cause. Something that’s grown so much recently. What I love most about electronic music is that it’s so positive. You could go your entire life without seeing a fight at a rave.
Our favorite artists to play are definitely the artists that are EXTREMELY hard to find. We refrain from playing the same or recreating the same set as a DJ before us. So we dig very deep to find remixs and artists that nobody has heard before. It keeps our style fresh and hard to copy. But if we had to name a few mainstream artists we love to play are DVBBS, Carnage, Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello, Flume, Petit Biscuit, Damien N-Drix, 4B, Ephwurd, Matt Fax, Tiesto, Madison Mars, and Rufus Du Sol.
We are planning on a world tour that will stop in every continent because we have listens from all over the world!
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dehko/1253080948
Tour Dates: https://www.songkick.com/artists/9384679-dehko