After more than a decade of developing his genre-blurring musical style, Los
Angeles-born producer Deorro, née Erick Orrosquieta, has far outgrown his early days
as a budding bedroom producer and local hero to become a worldwide-touring DJ,
reputable songwriter and bona fide superstar producer. Today, he is armed with an
impressive stockpile of globally certified, chart-topping, platinum-selling releases and
viral hit singles, all built on the strength of his studio prowess and musical fluidity.
Deorro officially crossed over into the mainstream milieu in April 2014 with the release
of "Five Hours," on which he fully flexes his production chops and songwriting mastery:
A warping crescendo of filters and fuzz builds a palpable sonic tension before a grenade
of futuristic beats, bass, and bounce explodes through the speakers with no regard. His
first-ever chart-topping single, the song became an immediate success worldwide,
having charted in a number of countries, including reaching #8 on SNEP official French
Singles Chart and peaking at #1 on Billboard 's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart. The
sweeping success of the track led to a guest cameo appearance in the hit MTV series,
Teen Wolf , with featured placement on the TV show's official soundtrack (June 2014),
as well as a commendable ranking in DJ Mag 's celebrated Top 100 DJs annual poll at
#19, the highest new entry in 2014.
The following year, Deorro teamed up with Grammy Award-winning pop/R&B star Chris
Brown for a vocal-based remake of "Five Hours." Released in March 2015, the updated
"Five More Hours" elevated Deorro to the major leagues. The proof lives in the stats:
With more than 19 global certifications, "Five More Hours" claims over 330 million
Spotify streams and more than 200 million YouTube views of the official music video to
date. The track also reached the Top 15 in the Spotify charts in 40 countries and
reached the Top 15 in Apple Music's overall charts in 16 countries.
It all now comes together on Good Evening , Deorro's debut full-length album, out now
via Ultra Music. Four years in the making, Good Evening welcomes a fully robust,
creatively curious Deorro tackling his most ambitious artistic endeavor to date.
Featuring a staggering 24 tracks, Good Evening follows the much-forgotten concept
album format - complete with intros, outros, and interludes - to deliver a truly rare feat in
modern electronic music. The end result is a widely versatile venture into sound design
that breaks away from the EDM status quo and challenges the expectations of dance
music fans. Written as one cohesive thread, Good Evening works as a timeline of ideas,
where each song delivers a different sound and each interlude offers a different chapter
in the storyline, ultimately providing a seamless listening experience designed to be
heard from beginning to end.
While storytelling is evident on Good Evening , so too is the wide range of genres, styles
and influences. Opening track "Guide Me" mixes bits of future bass with airy dream pop
and a gospel choir chorus. "Turn Back Time," with Teemu, amps up the indie-dance
vibes, while "Goin Up," featuring frequent vocal collaborator DyCy, funks out to the
fullest. On lead single "Rise and Shine," Deorro mixes jazz-inspired swing from the
speakeasy era with his trademark bounce sound as he goes for the jugular on this
aggressive sonic salvo, while "Feeling Pretty Good" features uplifting vocal samples
built over a dubstep-tinged slow-burner.
Since its release in March 2017, the album has already stacked a laundry list of
accolades: ranking high in the Apple Music Dance Album charts around the world,
including #1 in two countries, #4 in France, and #19 in Australia, and additionally
reaching the Top 50 in the Apple Music overall chart in six countries.
A proud Mexican-American, Deorro is also breaking ground in the worldwide Latin
music market on the strength of his megahit "Bailar," a Latin/EDM hybrid featuring
Grammy Award-winning/Latin Grammy Award-winning international merengue star Elvis
Crespo. Released in April 2016, the track has since garnered massive numbers: over
128 million Spotify streams; more than 51 million YouTube views of the official music
video; over 13 global certifications, including platinum status in Belgium, the
Netherlands, Spain, and Italy, as well as gold status in France; significant charting on
the US Top 40 Radio and Top 40 US Airplay charts; and much more. Following the
mammoth success of the original track, Grammy Award-winning/Latin Grammy
Award-winning global hitmaker Pitbull joined Deorro and Crespo on a new version of
"Bailar," which has amassed over 33 million streams on Spotify since its September
2016 release and most recently won the Billboard Latin Music Award for Tropical Song
of the Year in April 2017. Elsewhere, Deorro's 2014 Spanish-language song
"Perdoname," featuring DyCy and Adrian Delgado, has accumulated over 46 million
Spotify streams, with an additional 7.5 million YouTube views of the official music video.
Deorro also won the Best Latin American DJ category at the 2014 EMPO Awards, the
most important awards ceremony for electronic music in Latin America.
Prior to, Deorro's hit single, "I Can Be Somebody," is a focus track on the official
soundtrack for the Zac Efron-starring feature film, We Are Your Friends (August 2015,
Interscope Records). He also maintains a steady lot of global festival anthems, including
"Freak" with megastar DJs/producers Steve Aoki and Diplo (Mad Decent), which was
featured on the official 22 Jump Street soundtrack, and "Flashlight" with R3hab (Spinnin'
Records). His originals "Bootie in Your Face (No Rock Drop)," "Lose It," and "Supa Hot
Fiya," all released via Ultra Music, also helped establish Deorro's fast-rising status early
on in 2014. In 2013, Deorro unleashed "Yee," his first major release on Hardwell's
Revealed Recordings, which charted in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the
Netherlands, and Switzerland. Additionally, his 2012 remix of Chuckie's "Make Some
Noise" landed him on the Top 50 chart on digital music retailer Beatport for the first time
- John Ochoa