Party Pupils formed in 2016, with their first track being a remake of OutKast's "Ms. Jackson," which reached #1 on Spotify's Viral Charts. The duo followed that up with a version of Ginuwine's "Pony." Their first original songs, "Patient" and "Over & Under," appeared in 2017. The duo simultaneously became prolific remixers, adding their touch to songs by Bebe Rexha ("I Got You"), Urban Cone ("Old School"), Sweater Beats with Hayley Kiyoko ("Glory Days"), and others. Party Pupils signed to Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records in 2018, releasing "This Is How We Do It" (featuring Audien) as well as "Sax on the Beach" and "Love Me for the Weekend" (with Ashe). They also released a mixtape titled Now That's What I Call Future Funk, including their unofficial remixes of hits by TLC and Lauryn Hill.