Dallas James Koehlke, better known by his stage name DallasK, is a multitalented American DJ, writer, artist, and singer based in Los Angeles. He is best known for his work with Hardwell and Tiesto as a DJ, but as a songwriter he has helped produce many hits with pop acts such as Fifth Harmony and The Chainsmokers.
DallasK talks about the story and work behind the creation of “I Know,” a song he teamed up with Sarah Hudson and Clarence Coffee Jr. to create. What started out as a voice memo recorded on a phone in a high-ceiling Airbnb evolved into a professionally produced house track released by record label Musical Freedom.
The musician’s successful career is evidently a result of years of perseverance: we learned from our chat that DallasK has known he wanted to be a DJ since he was fourteen years old. Throughout high school, DallasK was in the business of music––he even DJ’d at school dances and basketball games.
When asked where the musician draws his inspiration, he took a moment to think before giving this answer: art. More specifically, DallasK explains: