DMTN(abbreviation of Desire.Motivation.Timing.Now), previously known asDalmatian( Korean :달마시안), is a seven-member boyband based in South Korea , created and formerly managed by Monkey Funch Entertainment, which also manages MC Mong . The group consisted of Inati, Day Day, Donglim, Jeesu, Dari, and Daniel. Dalmatian released a 30-second music video teaser of their debut digital single, Round 1 on August 25, 2010. It was followed by the song and video's full release on September 1, 2010 and the group officially debuted on the following day on Mnet's music programM! Countdown.On May 7, 2012, Dalmatian announced that Day Day had dropped out of their group due to personal reasons, and member Simon (who had left the group before debut due to personal reasons) would rejoin the group. Member, Dari enlisted in the military immediately after promotion for “That Man Opposed" ended in 2011, which resulted in his hiatus from the group. This left Dalmatian's lineup to consist of Inati, Jeesu, Daniel, Donglim, and Simon.The group then changed its name to DMTN, following its move to a new label. Following member Daniel's drug controversy, the group has been put on hiatus, while the members pursue individuals activities.

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 DMTN's History

2009: Pre-debut[edit]

Before debut, DMTN was a four-member group consisting of members Inati, Day Day, Dari, and Simon. In 2009, DMTN's pre-debut lineup was featured on a track on MC Mong 's fifth album, Humanimal , on the track "Dalmatian Love". Member Simon was also featured on another track on Humanimal. Shortly after, Jeesu was added to the group, making DMTN a five-member group.

Daniel's UCC past revealed pre-debut videos he had made with B2ST's Yoseob called "How to Seduce Mr. Daniel."

2010:Round 1debut and Daniel's duo[edit]

DMTN was introduced in late December 2009. However, nothing else was heard until the release of their first music video teaser on August 25, 2010, through Mnet and other online portal sites. A Monkey Funch representative stated, "The footprints left by the male in the teaser represent DMTN's footprints. It means that DMTN will enter the music world and leave their mark." The music video was directed by Joo Soo Hyun, who has worked with idol groups such as Girls' Generation , Shinee , and singer Seo In-Young . Kim Do Hoon and MC Mong composed the lyrics for "Round 1". DMTN released their digital single, "Round 1," on music portal sites on September 1, 2010. The following day, they made their official debut on Mnet'sM! Countdownand performed their single. With the release of their debut single, DMTN also promoted their first variety show, MNet 's Dalmatian's Manager Goes on Strike, in which the members enacted their own promotional tactics with the help of Duble Sidekick 's Park Jang-geun.

The two began promotions for the single on MBC 's Show! Music Core on December 18, 2010.

2011-2012: Release of first mini album andState of Emergencycomeback[edit]

Immediately after promotions ended, member Dari enlisted into the army on April 25, 2011.Following Dari's enlistment, DMTN continued promoting as a five-member group with the remaining members, Inati, Day Day, Donglim, Jeesu and Daniel.

2013: Name change,Safety Zonecomeback, and Daniel's drug scandal[edit]

During promotions, DMTN launched their official website while also releasing more promotional photos for "Safety Zone".

2014-present: Hiatus, member solo activities and group status[edit]

On February 9, 2015, member Jeesu released his solo debut track and music video for "Beautiful," also known as "(비율 A+) Body A+." The music video for Beautiful featured KARA 's Goo Hara and San E featured in the song. His current agency is now Soul Shop Entertainment , home of artists, Kim Tae-woo (who produced his single), g.o.d , and Megan Lee . Soul Shop Entertainment will be managing Jeesu's solo activities. Following the announcement of his solo activities, Jeesu announced that he will be promoting under the stage name KIXS (pronounced as Kiss).

Following rumors of a DMTN comeback in June 2015, Daniel left a comment on his Instagram updating fans on the status of the group, stating that "When Dari, Trap, Kixs, DayDay, Inati, Simon, or I put out a single or an EP its still considered a DMTN comeback. We will be collabing and coming together to put out an official comeback song but till then please continue to support each member individually!".His comments clarifies many rumors amongst the groups status and members, by confirming that the group is still together, and the return of members Day Day and Dari. Following the teasers, Dari released the single "끈" (Chord), featuring Sohyun on July 7, 2015.

On November 4, 2015, member Day Day featured on the track "Cha Cha Cypher" on Jay Park 's Worldwide album, along with G2 , Giriboy , Cypher, VASCO , & DJ Wegun .

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 DMTN's Members


Stage NameBirth NamePositionBirth Date
Inati (이나티)Jang In-tae (장인태)Leader, Main Rapper(1981-03-06)March 6, 1981(age 35)
Day Day (데이 데이)David Kim (데이빗 김)Lead Rapper(1983-09-20)September 20, 1983(age 32)
Dari (다리)Lee Da-ri (이다리)Sub Rapper(1984-07-04)July 4, 1984(age 31)
Jakops (야콥)Simon Park (사이먼 박)Lead Rapper, Vocalist(1986-05-29)May 29, 1986(age 29)
Trap (트랩)Lee Dong-lim (이동림)Sub Vocalist(1990-04-01)April 1, 1990(age 26)
KIXS (키스)Park Jee-su (박지수)Main Vocalist(1990-06-28)June 28, 1990(age 25)
Drama (드라마)Daniel Chae (다니엘 최)Lead Vocalist(1991-03-31)March 31, 1991(age 25)


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 DMTN's Discography

Mini albums[]

InformationTracklistingPeak chart positionSales
"Dalmatian: 1st Mini Album"
  • Released: February 14, 2011
  • Language:Korean
  • KOR: 10,000+
"State of Emergency"
  • Released: May 16, 2012
  • Language:Korean
  • KOR: 4,905+


YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2010"Round 1"107Dalmatian: 1st Mini Album
2011"그 남자는 반대 (That Man Opposed)"66
"Lover Cop"
"그 남자는 반대 (Remix) (That Man Opposed)"136-
2012"E.R"59State of Emergency
2013"Safety Zone"131-
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

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 DMTN's Television and film


  • 2010: MnetDalmatian's Manager Goes On Strike
  • 2011:KBS Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2- Episode 68 (Daniel Only)
  • 2012:아이돌 TV(SonbadakTV): 달마시안 Idol TV Dalmatian
  • 2012:KBS Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2- Episode 149 (Simon only)
  • 2012:Gurupop Show(All eps) (Daniel only)[MC]
  • 2012:Gurupop ShowEp 3- Dalmatian
  • 2012-2013:Pops in Seoul(Daniel) [VJ]

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 DMTN's References

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  2. "Dalmatian to Change Members and Return with First Album in 15 Months". May 7, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  3. "2Works reveals DMTN members may be promoting individually for the time being". March 13, 2013. 
  4. "Dalmatian's Day Day was a rap trainer for many popular idols". February 11, 2011. 
  5. "B2ST's Yoseob & Dalmatian's DRAMA to collaborate for a digital single". November 26, 2010. 
  6. "Drama and Yoseob releases "First Snow and First Kiss" MV!". November 29, 2010. 
  7. "B2ST's Yoseob & Dalmatian's DRAMA sing "First Snow and First Kiss" on Music Core". December 18, 2010. 
  8. "Announcement regarding change in the stage names of Dalmatian members.". January 11, 2011. 
  9. "Amber is close with Daniel". June 16, 2012. 
  10. "Dalmatian Releases Their First Mini Album". February 14, 2011. 
  11. "Dalmatian reveals the MV for "That Man Opposed"". February 15, 2011. 
  12. "Dalmatian charms with 'Lover Cop' MV". February 15, 2011. 
  13. "Dalmatian will promote a remixed version of "That Man Opposed"". April 4, 2011. 
  14. "Dalmatian's Dari to enlist in the army on April 25th". April 24, 2011. 
  15. "Dalmatian Comeback Performance". August 31, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  16. "Eru makes a comeback on 'Inkigayo' with "I Hate You" ft. Dalmatian's Simon!"". November 4, 2012. 
  17. "NS Yoon-G and Dalmatian's Simon perform "If You Love Me" on 'Inkigayo'!"". November 4, 2012. 
  18. "Dalmatian to leave MC Mong's label and prepare for a new start". November 5, 2012. 
  19. ". Boy Band Dalmatian Changes Group Name”, 21 January 2013
  20. "DMTN return with "Safety Zone" on 'Music Core'!", February 2, 2013, retrieved September 1, 2013
  21. "DMTN (Dalmatian) Member Young Won Changes Name to Dong Lim", January 26, 2013
  22. "Dalmatian drops 1st comeback photo teasers and MV snippet featuring Daniel", January 20, 2013, retrieved September 1, 2013
  23. ". DMTN Releases Comeback MV “Safety Zone”, 29 January 2013
  24. ". DMTN return with "Safety Zone" on 'M! Countdown'!, 31 January 2013
  25. ". DMTN's Daniel and Cha No Ah Receive Their Sentences, 16 October 2013
  26. ". DMTN's Daniel steps down as an MC on 'Pops in Seoul', 13 March 2013
  27. ". So will there or will there not be individual activities for DMTN? Confusion solved + TVReport asked to change article, 14 March 2013
  28. ". Dari, Jeesu - 힐링,October 2013
  29. ". Inati, Dari, Jeesu - 좋아요,October 2013
  30. "‘달마시안 출신’ 다리, 첫 솔로곡 ‘소나기’ 발매…前 멤버 지수 공동작곡". TVReport. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  31. "Bbang - Single". iTunes. 
  32. "‘DMTN's Jeesu returns as solo male artist KIXS in MV teaser for 'Beautiful' with San E and Hara url=". allkpop. 
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  37. "‘After School's Raina, ₩uNo (Taewoon), and DMTN's Jakop (Simon) & DAYDAY are dancing 'Allday Allnight' in new MV url=". allkpop. 
  38. "‘Jay Park reveals the track list to his new album 'Worldwide'!url=". allkpop. 

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