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With over 20 million streams already (on SoundCloud, Spotify, and YouTube), it is clear Wes Walker and Dyl have a hit record on their hands with “Jordan Belfort”.
Long before they released one of 2015’s biggest viral smashes “Jordan Belfort,” signed to Atlantic Records, and began packing shows across the country … Wes Walker & Dyl were best friends at a suburban Pennsylvania middle school. Since then, the two have continued to inspire each other. “We have so many creative ideas,” affirms Dyl.
When it came time to go to college, Wes stayed in the Philly area at Temple University, and Dyl went to Tulane in New Orleans. However, one fateful winter break ended up eventually changing their lives.
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After their respective first semesters, they reconvened back home in December 2013. Hitting a basement studio, they wrote and recorded “Jordan Belfort.” Over a handclap-propelled groove, bright eighties-style synths, and a slick beat, Wes and Dyl trade hypnotically hilarious lines paying homage to the real life Wolf of Wall Street with the hook—
“Dyl saw The Wolf of Wall Street like a week before,” explains Wes. “I had yet to see it, so I tried to make the lyrics funny and pertinent to the film just from Dyl explaining it to me! I had this beat that was perfect for the subject, so we just shoved all this shit together.”
“The lyrics were fun for us,” Dyl goes on. “That’s our theme throughout all of the music. We’re messing around and having a good time.”
Slowly but surely, the song began to gain an audience online. It spread like wildfire across various universities before really heating up in summer 2015 following the release of the raucous pool and yacht party music video.
By September, it racked up over 9.1 million Soundcloud plays and 1.2 million YouTube views and reached the Top 10 of Spotify’s Viral Tracks Chart. They weren’t stopping there though. Inspired by everything from Drake to Fetty Wap, the pair continue to hone their patented party pop rap sound.
“We take it seriously, but we’re not being too serious. It’s about making cool party tunes,” adds Dyl.
Atlantic Records recognized that and offered the boys a deal, officially releasing “Jordan Belfort.” In the meantime, they began tearing up campuses everywhere with wild performances—between their own studies of course.
“When we play a show, we relate to all the kids we’re performing for,” Dyl declares. “It’s always awesome to see these people really happy about the fact we came to have a blast with them. It’s not just the gig though. We get to know them and party. That’s something really special we’ll always bring to the table.
The good times have just begun for Wes Walker & Dyl, and they’re only going to get rowdier.
“We want to continue to grow and sustain this,” Wes leaves off. “It’s about being entertainers for an entire career.”
Tim founded GoodMusicAllDay in 2009 while attending the University of Notre Dame. He then transferred to NYU and Belmont University, before focusing his time on GMAD and finding his place in the music industry. Now you can find him with his eyes closed dancing next to the closest speaker.