Deorro

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Deorro
Deorro live.jpg
Background information
Birth name Erick Orrosquieta
Also known as TON!C
Born (1991-08-30) August 30, 1991 (age 25)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Origin West Covina, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) DJ
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Turntables
  • Ableton Live
Years active 2005–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website deorro.com

Erick Orrosquieta (born August 30, 1991), commonly known by his stage name Deorro, is a Mexican-American DJ signed to Ultra Records. He formerly used the name TON!C.

Career[edit]

2005–12: Early beginnings[edit]

Deorro began his DJ career by playing at local gigs when he was 14. He was born in Los Angeles to Mexican parents. By the time Deorro turned 17, he was already producing his own tracks.[2] In 2012, he was asked by DJ Chuckie to remix his track "Make Some Noise". Deorro's remix landed in the top 50 on Beatport. He has since remixed tracks from multiple international famed DJs such as Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, and Gareth Emery, among others.

2013–present: Breakthrough[edit]

In 2013, he released the track "Yee" on Hardwell's label, Revealed Recordings, which charted in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, and Switzerland. On 18 March 2014 he released the single "Freak" with Steve Aoki and Diplo. On 24 March 2014 he released the single "Flashlight" with R3hab. He released the single "Five Hours" in April 2014.[3] The track charted in Austria, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. On 17 May 2014, Deorro announced on his Twitter page he was going to take a break from DJing in order to have a bigger focus in making music and expanding his record label, Panda Funk.[4] He guest-starred on the MTV Series Teen Wolf as the DJ. In August 2014 he released the single "Rambo" with J-Trick. On 18 October 2014, Deorro received the award for highest new entry on the 'DJmag top 100 DJs 2014' contest, he hit spot 19. He also played a half-hour set at the 'DJmag top 100 DJs' event, which took place during ADE in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In December 2014 he released the single "Perdoname". In March 2015 he released a third version of "Five Hours" with Chris Brown titled "Five More Hours", the song has charted in Ireland, Netherlands and Sweden. On 31st March 2017 Deorro is releasing his debut album 'Good Evening' featuring 24 tracks including his new single 'Rise and Shine'.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Deorro

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUT
[5]
BEL
[6]
DEN
[7]
FRA
[8]
GER
[9]
NLD
[10]
NOR
[11]
POL
[12]
SWE
[13]
SWI
[14]
"Yee" 2013 33 58 74 62 37 65 Non-album singles
"Freak"
(with Steve Aoki and Diplo featuring Steve Bays)
2014 118
"Flashlight"
(with R3hab)
104
"Five Hours" 37 7 8 68 17 17 45 60
"Rambo"
(with J-Trick)
199
"Perdóname"
(with DyCy and Adrian Delgado)
1
"Five More Hours"
(with Chris Brown)
2015 15 13 10 31 23 34 10 7 22
"Bailar"
(featuring Elvis Crespo)
2016 11 14 7 43 3 53 75 48
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Albums[edit]

Good Evening[18] releasing 31st March 2017 featuring 24 tracks:

1. Good To See You (Intro)

2. Guide Me (feat. Sasha Sloan)

3. If You Go First (Interlude)

4. Turn Back Time (feat. Teemu)

5. Steady Rise (Interlude)

6. Goin Up (feat. DyCy)

7. Miss You (Interlude)

8. Find A Way (feat. Madeline Jayne)

9. Prove It (Interlude)

10. Butt Naked

11. Colorblind (Interlude)

12. Feeling Pretty Good

13. Hands Up (Interlude)

14. Drumline (Interlude)

15. Bomba

16. Reality (Interlude)

17. Tell Me Lies (feat. Lesley Roy)

18. Honest Man

19. Me, Myself and I (Interlude)

20. Rise and Shine

21. Sometimes (Interlude)

22. Let It Go

23. Lady

24. Pause

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome Ref
2016 NRJ Music Awards Best International DJ Deorro Nominated [19]
Best Single Dance/Electro "Bailar" Nominated
2017 WDM Radio Awards Best Dancefloor Track Pending [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deorro feat. Erin McCarley - I Can Be Somebody". Ultra Music. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Paramount Artists: Deorro paramountartists.com
  3. ^ iTunes - Music - Five Hours - Single by Deorro Archived March 30, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Deorro Says He Will Quit DJing". Retrieved May 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Discographie Deorro". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  6. ^ "Discografie Deorro". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ "Discographie Deorro". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ "Discographie Deorro". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ "Discographie Deorro". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ "Discografie Deorro". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  11. ^ "Discographie Deorro". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ Peak positions for singles on the Polish Airplay Chart:
  13. ^ "Discography Deorro". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  14. ^ "Discographie Deorro". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  15. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Deorro – Five Hours". Music Canada. 
  16. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Deorro – Five Hours/five More Hours (Ft. Chris Brown)". Music Canada. 
  17. ^ "BPI Certification – 17 July 2015". BPI. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  18. ^ Good Evening on iTunes
  19. ^ "Palmares NRJ DJ AWARDS 2016 - Meilleurs DJs". NRJ.fr (in French). Retrieved 2016-11-14. 
  20. ^ "Nominados a los WDM Radio Awards". LOS40. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 

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