Dean Keeton is the sonic project of University of Texas grads, Josh Benzadon and Nathan Levine. The two met in Austin, Texas just around the corner from Dean Keeton Street, frequently linking up and collaborating with (at the time) fellow Austin musician, Cole Bauer. Brought together through being able to fulfill each other’s unrealized musical needs, dean keeton makes high-production songs to truly groove to. Led by their hit single, Unread (2020), and their debut EP, That Sound (2020), a collaboration project with singer Cole Bauer, dean keeton effortlessly made a name for themselves in and around Austin, Texas. The duo, along with their manager Julia Greenspan, have all moved to different cities and states around the U.S. since graduating. Josh is in law school in Miami, FL, Nathan working a job in Dallas, TX, and Julia working for a PR firm in New York City, the crew has remained in touch. With the trio finally settling into their respective locations, they plan to begin a new project with all of the tunes which patiently await the duo from their song-vault. Check out their tunes here, read our q&a below, and check out the rest of our interviews here!
Q: Tell me about y’all’s background a bit… When did y’all start to make music together?
Josh: We got to UT and met each other freshman year. Neither of us had made any music before really. I walked in and saw Nate playing guitar and I got really into it and had some production experience… and the next day we were sitting down making beats.
Q: Did y’all graduate from UT? What were your majors?
Josh: Yeah we both graduated and I was an advertising and Nate was business major.