CHEAT CODES AND AJ MITCHELL TEAM UP FOR NEW SINGLE “HATE YOU + LOVE YOU”
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(Los Angeles, CA – February 5, 2021) – Joining forces for an event-level collaboration from their forthcoming debut album, Hellraisers Pt. 1, multiplatinum DJ trio Cheat Codes teams up with Gold-certified rising pop maverick AJ Mitchell for a brand new single entitled “Hate You + Love You” today.
“I think we’ve all had that experience with a friend, family member, girlfriend or boyfriend where you just have that feeling: I hate you but I love you at the same time. AJ Mitchell captures that every and we were so stoked to have him jump on this with us,” said Cheat Codes. “Big love to Bryn Christopher, KODA and Henrik for sharing their magic with us on this. It was a true pleasure to work with them.”
For the track, Cheat Codes cooked up a glistening soundscape topped off by glitchy 808s and a laidback bass line. This backdrop really allows Mitchell’s voice to soar. Reflecting the song’s thematic push-and-pull, he delivers intimate verses before the high register hook takes hold with heavenly vocal echoes as he admits, “I hate you, love you, the rest of my life.”
As they embark on what is slated to be their biggest year yet fueled by their debut album release, Cheat Codes have already made waves and built momentum through a series of single releases. Most recently, “No Chill” featuring breakout TikTok star and musician Lil XXEL lead the radio airwaves in January 2021. With three legs leading into the album, each 'part' will personify the individual members of the trio and give you a deeper look at each group member. The Los Angeles-based group consisting of KEVI, Trevor Dahl and Matt Russell have skyrocketed to fame since they first came together in 214. Over the course of the last six years, they’ve amassed over 6 billion total streams, with 12 million listeners tuning in each month to their music via Spotify. Pivotal points in their career include collaborations with artists such as Liam Payne, Fetty Wap, Demi Lovato, Little Mix, Wiz Khalifa and more.
In other news, AJ Mitchell recently picked up his first gold plaque for the single “Slow Dance” [feat. Ava Max], which has amassed over 215 million streams to-date. Included in Variety’s Young Hollywood 2020 list, he continues to captivate listeners everywhere, recently achieving over 1 billion total streams and views. He capped off last year with the incendiary single “Burn” before diving back into the studio to put the finishing touches on his full-length debut album, Skyview—coming soon.
ABOUT CHEAT CODES:
Simultaneously trafficking in electronic, pop, hip-hop, and alternative at the same high speed, the Los Angeles trio Cheat Codes remains an inescapable force throughout popular culture. Their total stream tally eclipses a staggering 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. Not to mention, Liam Payne, Kim Petras, Wiz Khalifa, and Sofía Reyes all jumped at the chance to collaborate, and they did remixes for 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]. Cheat Codes recently made their acting debut with the Bella Thorne directed short film, music video for "No Service In The Hills" featuring Trippie Redd, blackbear and PRINCE$$ ROSIE. Next up, the group is working on their debut album and releasing a new track every month leading up to it. Acclaimed by Rolling Stone, Paper, Time, Billboard, and more, the musicians have shut down The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! with stunning and show-stopping performances.
ABOUT AJ MITCHELL:
With over 1 billion stream and nearly 6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, AJ Mitchell has swiftly cemented himself as today's lead rising star. Named as the 2019 MTV Push artist of the year and Vevo's LIFT artist, he's also been included in Variety’s Young Hollywood 2020 List, and acclaimed by outlets like Billboard, Idolator, Highsnobiety, and Seventeen. He’s sold out numerous headline shows and performed on The Today Show, Good Day New York and the MTV VMAs. Over the past few years, his rapid rise has only accelerated. Along with flexing his star power and vocal prowess on the Slow Dance EP, Mitchell to-date has had four songs in the Top 40 at pop radio: the now Gold certified "Slow Dance” ft. Ava Max, “Girls”, "All My Friends", and “Used To Be.” In 2020, he released his collaboration with Rich The Kid, “Spring Break,” followed by his uplifting single “Burn.” Now, AJ Mitchell sets his sights on pop domination with every move as he gears up to release his highly anticipated debut full-length album Skyview.
Source Epic Records (US)
February 5, 2021 7:28am ET by Epic Records (US)