DMTN

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DMTN
Also known as Dalmatian
Origin South Korea
Genres Hip hop, R&B, pop
Years active 2010–present
Labels IS Entermedia Group (2010–2012)
2works.,Ltd (2012–)
Website dmtn.co.kr
Members Inati
Dari
Simon
Donglim (previously known as Youngwon)
Jeesu
Daniel
Past members Day Day
Korean name
Hangul 디엠티엔 (2013-)
Revised Romanization Di-em-ti-en (2013-)
McCune–Reischauer Dee-em-ti-aen (2013-)

DMTN (abbreviation of Desire.Motivation.Timing.Now), previously known as Dalmatian (Korean: 달마시안), is a six-member boy band based in South Korea, created and formerly managed by Monkey Funch Entertainment, which also manages MC Mong. The group consisted of Inati, David (stage name: Day Day), Donglim (prior to changing company, he used the stage name 'Youngwon'), Jeesu, Dari, and Daniel. Dalmatian released a 30-second music video teaser of their debut digital single on August 25, 2010. It was followed by the song and video's full release on September 1, and the group officially debuted on the following day on Mnet's music program M! Countdown.[1] On May 7, 2012, Dalmatian announced that Day Day (David) had dropped out of their group due to personal reasons, and new member Simon would replace him. Another member, Dari, enlisted in the military immediately after promotion for “That Man Opposed." This left Dalmatian with members Inati, Jeesu, Daniel, Donglim, and Simon.[2] The group then changed its name to DMTN, following its move to a new label.

History[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

All six of the Dalmatian members have been revealed to have previous experience with performing. The leader, Inati, was model and has modeled for big name brands and companies such as SK Sky, McDonald's, and LG070. He was also a member of People Crew with MC Mong. Members Dari and Jeesu have both been featured in MC Mong albums and concerts. Dari was featured in MC Mong's fourth and fifth album as well as his 2009 concert "Variety Mind" along with member Jeesu. Day Day has previous experience being a rap trainer for JYP Entertainment as well as other companies. Wonder Girls' Hye Rim tweeted about Dalmatian's Day Day saying "WOW! My rap teacher (Day Day) for "lip gloss" debuted [.....] Dalmatian!! Congratulations......" Netizens also uncovered Daniel's UCC past revealing pre debut videos he had made with Beast's Yoseob called "How to Seduce Mr. Daniel."

Debut[edit]

Dalmatian was introduced in late December 2009. However, nothing else was heard until the release of their first music video teaser on August 25, 2010, through Mnet and other online portal sites. A Monkey Funch representative stated, "The footprints left by the male in the teaser represent Dalmatian's footprints. It means that Dalmatian will enter the music world and leave their mark." The music video was directed by Joo Soo Hyun, who has worked with idol groups such as Girls' Generation, Shinee, and singer Seo In-Young. Kim Do Hoon and MC Mong composed the lyrics for "Round 1". Dalmatian released their digital single, "Round 1," on music portal sites on September 1, 2010. The following day, they made their official debut on Mnet's M! Countdown and performed their single.

2012: State of Emergency Comeback[edit]

It was announced that Dalmatian would release their mini album, "State of Emergency," on May 15, 2012. They would also be making their comeback after 15 months and be their first appearance with the absence of members Day Day and Dari and the debut of the new member Simon.[2] They made their comeback stage on May 16, 2012 on Inkigayo, performing their single "ER."[3]

2013: Name Change, Comeback, & Arrest Warrant against Daniel[edit]

In 2013, Dalmatian began promoting under a new name, DMTN (Desire. Motivation. Timing. Now), also derived as an abbreviation for their previous group name, Dalmatian. Their agency explained the decision of name change, commenting, “It is unheard of for a group who is promoting to change their name. However, it was a decision that was made after much thought to give off a different and more mature image than the original Dalmatian.”[citation needed] Member Daniel is said to have come up with the words that DMTN stands for himself.[4]

The group made their first comeback as DMTN with the release of their music video for the song "Safety Zone" on January 28.[citation needed]

March 8th an arrest warrant was filed against member Daniel by the police. Daniel was under suspicion of selling and using marijuana. No marijuana was found in his body when the police ran tests. However after further hair tests were conducted he tested positive. On the same day, Daniel admitted to aiding in the distribution of marijuana; however he and his agency both confirmed that Daniel did not physically use or sell marijuana. However it has now been revealed that he "acted as the intermediary in the selling of marijuana 12 times and sold marijuana 4 times.[5] and was sentenced to 1 year in jail and fined 7,160,000 KRW. On February 11, Judge Kim Joo Hyun of the Seoul High Court changed Daniel’s one year jail sentence to three years probation. He said during the trial, “Because Daniel’s sister has promised to supervise the defendant and Daniel cooperated with the investigation, I have judged in his favor.” In addition to his probation, Daniel will have to do 120 hours of community service and 80 hours of substance abuse rehab. Daniel was charged with using, distributing, and selling marijuana, along with other celebrities, back in March of 2013. He admitted to all charges and received a one-year jail sentence in October. He made an appeal and began his seven trial appeal in December. During his appeal, Daniel had asked for forgiveness saying that, “If you show me mercy, I will become a young man that is an asset to this country. Please forgive me.” His sister also promised to move to the United States to watch over him as he attends an American university. Daniel’s sister and his friends were present when they received the reduced sentencing, and celebrated with relieved tears.

In April of 2014, Dari was discharged from the army quietly and resumed modeling and songwriting, as well as posting to his social networking accounts.

2014: Dari's Single Release[edit]

On October 6th, 2014, Dari released a digital single, 소나기 (Rain Shower), co-written by Jeesu.[6]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Current members[7][8]
Stage name Birth name Date of Birth
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Inati 이나티 Jang In Tae 장인태 (1981-03-06) March 6, 1981 (age 33)
Dari 다리 Lee Da Ri 이다리 (1984-07-04) July 4, 1984 (age 30)
Simon 사이먼 Park Jun Ho 박준호 (1986-05-29) May 29, 1986 (age 28)
Donglim 동림 Lee Dong Lim 이동림 (1990-04-01) April 1, 1990 (age 24)
Jeesu 지수 Park Jee Su 박지수 (1990-06-28) June 28, 1990 (age 24)
Daniel 다니엘 Daniel Choi 최다니엘 (1990-12-21) December 21, 1990 (age 23)

Note: Daniel Choi's date of birth has been enlisted is March 31, 1991 due to circumstances.[9]

Former[edit]

Former member
Stage name Birth name Date of Birth
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
DayDay 데이데이 David Kim 김데이빗 (1983-09-20) September 20, 1983 (age 31)

Discography[edit]

Mini albums[edit]

Information Tracklisting Peak chart position Sales
KOR
"Dalmatian: 1st Mini Album"
  • Released: February 14, 2011
  • Language: Korean
22
  • KOR: 10,000+
"State of Emergency"
  • Released: May 16, 2012
  • Language: Korean
9
  • KOR: 4,905+

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
KOR
2010 "Round 1" 107 Dalmatian: 1st Mini Album
2011 "그 남자는 반대 (That Man Opposed)" 66
"Lover Cop"
"그 남자는 반대 Remix (That Man Opposed Remix)" 136 -
2012 "E.R" 59 State of Emergency
2013 "Safety Zone" 131 -
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Television and film[edit]

Variety[edit]

  • 2010: Mnet Dalmatian's Manager Goes On Strike
  • 2011: KBS Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 - Episode 68 (Daniel Only)
  • 2012: 아이돌 TV (SonbadakTV): 달마시안 Idol TV Dalmatian
  • 2012: KBS Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 - Episode 149 (Simon only)
  • 2012: Gurupop Show (All eps) (Daniel only)[MC]
  • 2012: Gurupop Show Ep 3- Dalmatian
  • 2012-2013: Pops in Seoul (Daniel) [VJ]

References[edit]

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