Bandlez and Rated R
Bandlez was originally a duo between Ruiz and his friend Vishal Bhanderi. They met on the bus on their way home from school when Diandre heard Vishal listening to “Ghosts n Stuff” by  and inquired what he was listening to. Around the time they met, Vishal had recently moved to the United States and spent a good amount of time online while DiAndre was a guitarist in a few bands. When they first started to hang out, they would experiment in spinning everything from Hardstyle to Dark DnB.