Today we’d like to introduce you to Dylan Delgreco.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
At the age of 9, I started playing the drums and was heavily influenced by Travis Barker and played all the time. My neighbors would often call the cops on me to be quiet.
In high school, I started writing raps all day all the time and found a group of friends and started a Hip Hop group called the Steez Bros. We traveled Arizona and eventually NM performing with local artists. At the same time, I was teaching myself piano and guitar and basic music theory.
Over time the Steez Bros evolved into Highest Degree Entertainment. We started hosting events locally and shared the stage and opened for a handful of legendary and up-and-coming acts such as Bone Thugs n’ Harmony, Ritz, Skee-Lo, the KottonMouth Kings, Chris Webby, and Ces Cru.
In college at SCC, I met the Original Boot Knocker, the Candyman and began helping him as a roadie. On the road, I got the chance to meet and chat with legendary artists such as Slick Rick, Melle Mel, Tone Loc, Vanilla Ice, Rakim, Coolio, DJ Ruthless Ramsey, and many more. This insight gave me an understanding and appreciation of the history, the craft, the blood, sweat, and tears that brought Hip-Hop and all music to where it is today.
Since then I’ve struggled to be interested in a job like a 9-5 or anywhere really that isn’t art and music based. I began playing drums on the paint buckets at baseball games, street performing in Tempe, as well as traveling to places such as San Diego, LA, and Las Vegas just for the experience. Its been making me just enough every week to barely get by. Also, I now produce songs and albums helping local artists as well as work on my own solo music. I’m in the process of helping finish up the music for the band I’m in, Biota Floral and were about to start performing once we release the album. Another thing I’ve been doing on my free time is painting clothes and canvass selling locally and well as some out of state.
Please tell us about your art.
I make all different kinds of music, from Hip Hop to R&B, to Indie, Rock, Techno, I love it all. I produce all parts of it as well as collaborate with other artists to see what we can make together. For income, I’ve been playing drums on the paint buckets on the street for about two years now and have traveled around for the experience and just to see the world. I just hope to make a living doing what I love and to not regret taking any chances when I get older. I’ve always loved music and found a deeper love of life through it and I really hope to make music that makes people feel the same way.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
Well, I think everyone is an artist, it’s just about what we as individuals put our mind to every day. All art is different and has somewhat of a different purpose but it’s all pretty much there to help us think in different perspectives or to put words, images, or colors to something we thought of but didn’t know how to describe. Music and art have been what keeps me sane and keeps me focused on bettering myself because of whatever practice I’m in to at the time, whether it’s painting, singing, drumming, producing, making videos.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My Instagram is @buddyfuego
Also I have a website its www.dilosteez.com
On YouTube if you type in dilosteez I have tons of music videos up
Also the Steez Bros has a few videos on YouTube, on is here :
I perform on Mill Ave with my paint buckets on the weekends I’m not busy from 10pm-2am
- Website: dilosteez.com
- Phone: 4803700234
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: buddyfuego