They are called DMK and they are from Colombia, and while it is unclear whether British electro band Depeche Mode have ever heard of them, the family group’s cutesy cover of the 1980s hit ‘Everything Counts’ has become an internet sensation.
Using instruments ranging from cheese graters to soda bottles, the family – media savvy father Dicken Schrader and his young son and daughter – have attracted close to three million hits worldwide for their version.
“A lot of things stand out, such as the children. To see the children making music and making sounds people don’t expect them to make. Many think Depeche Mode is a dark band, very dark and so it is strange to see children playing with toy instruments that give a very cheerful sound to the song,” said Schrader.