DHS was originally a project that was formed by Matthew Bandy and Joel Hopper in December of 2000. The twos parallel beliefs and ideas on self-statement, art, the soul, and the influence that music has over all of us are the concepts that created the basic foundation of the Deep House Souldiers. The two met during the summer of 2000, while performing at an event togehter. Matthew and Joel collaborated a couple months later and have been working together since. The diverse talents that the two bring to their music create a perfect balance in their compositions.