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Birth name Dave Cuasito[1]
Born (1972-07-06) July 6, 1972 (age 46)[2]
Origin California, United States[3]
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Instruments Turntable[4]
Years active 1992-present
Labels Beat Junkie Sound, Bully Records
Associated acts Invisibl Skratch Piklz, Beat Junkies, Third Sight

Dave Cuasito (born July 6, 1972), better known by his stage name D-Styles, is a hip hop producer and DJ. He has been a member of Invisibl Skratch Piklz,[5] Beat Junkies,[6] and Third Sight.[7] He is a resident of Low End Theory.[8]

In 2002, D-Styles released his solo album, Phantazmagorea, on Beat Junkie Sound.[9] It was described by Fact as "the perfect evolution of hip hop's sample addiction: an album made entirely of samples manipulated by the human hand and overseen by a human brain."[9]



  • Phantazmagorea (2002)



  • "Return to Planetary Deterioration" b/w "Clifford's Mustache" (2001)
  • "Felonius Funk" (2002)
  • "John Wayne on Acid" (2003)
  • "Beautiful Fog" b/w "Millions of Locusts Swarming" (2007)

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  1. ^ Aurelius, Marcus (May 2, 2014). "The Vinyl Word". Taipei Times. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music. Virgin Books. p. 201. 
  3. ^ Katz, Mark (2012). Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ. Oxford University Press. pp. 192–194. 
  4. ^ Pehling, Dave (January 22, 2003). "D-Styles". SF Weekly. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ Cooper, Sean. "Invisibl Skratch Piklz". AllMusic. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  6. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Beat Junkies". AllMusic. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ DiGravina, Tim. "Symbionese Liberation Album - Third Sight". AllMusic. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Low End Theory to shortly set off on maiden European voyage". Fact. August 2, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Fintoni, Laurent (March 7, 2014). "Forgotten Classics: D-Styles' Phantazmagoria & Ricci Rucker & Mike Boo's Scetchbook". Fact. Retrieved April 27, 2014. 

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