Dicken Schrader

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Dicken Schrader
Dicken Schrader performing Depeche Mode's "Everything Counts" with his children, Korben and Milah.
Born (1973-12-04) December 4, 1973 (age 42)
Bogota, Colombia
Occupation Video Artist, Creative Director, Musician
Years active 1996–present
Children Milah Schrader
Korben Schrader
Lola Schrader
Nina Schrader

Dicken Schrader (born December 4, 1973) is a Colombian-American video artist, creative director and musician. He is most noted for his YouTube viral videos featuring himself and his two children, Milah and Korben, performing cover versions of Depeche Mode songs using an old keyboard and various toys and household items as instruments.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] In February 2012, the trio officially adopted the name DMK.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

The band became an instant internet sensation, following the release of their third cover video, "Everything Counts," and since then it has been featured in blog entries by Perez Hilton[26] and Oprah Winfrey [27] and in news reports worldwide by CBS News,[28] The Huffington Post,[29][30] SkyNews,[31] The Guardian,[32] Wired Magazine[33] and many more.[34][35][36][37][38][39] The band was featured in MTV Iggy's "10 Colombian bands on the rise" article,[40] by JetSet Magazine as the most famous Colombians in YouTube,[41] and their remake of “Everything Counts” has been selected by Electronic Beats magazine as one of the ten best Depeche Mode covers ever.[42] Since their online success, DMK has been invited to perform in front of live audiences in Colombia,[43][44][45] the United States[46] and Spain.[47][48]

As of June 2015, DMK has covered seven Depeche Mode songs: Shake the Disease, Strangelove, Everything Counts, Black Celebration,[49][50] Enjoy The Silence,[51] Just Can't Get Enough,[52][53][54][55] and But Not Tonight.[56] They have also released an original composition entitled "Pale Blue Dot." [57]

Life and career[edit]

Schrader was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He is the son of María Eugenia Forero and Christian Schrader, Dean of the School of Advertising at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University.[58] He has four children, Milah, born in Miami Beach, Florida, in 2003, Korben, born in Brooklyn, New York, in 2006, Lola, born in Bogotá, Colombia, in 2013, and Nina, born in Bogotá in 2014.[59][60]

Schrader's career began in 1996, when he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University in Miami and began working at MTV Latin America as a writer/producer.[61] After working in the On-air promotions department of several cable channels airing in Latin America he moved to New York City to work as a Commercial Director and Creative Director for Vh1.[62] Schrader moved back to Colombia in 2009, where he currently resides with his family and owns a production company.[63]


Short films[edit]

  • A Monkton Family Christmas (2007)

Music videos[edit]

  • El Beso - Circo (2002)
  • Shake The Disease - DMK (2010)
  • Strangelove - DMK (2011)
  • Everything Counts - DMK (2011)
  • Black Celebration - DMK (2012)
  • Enjoy The Silence - DMK (2012)
  • Just Can't Get Enough - DMK (2013)
  • But Not Tonight - DMK (2014)
  • Pale Blue Dot - DMK (2015)


  • Vh1 Save The Music Concert
  • Vh1 Metal Month
  • Vh1 Hip-Hop Honors 2005
  • Vh1 Music Good


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