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DJDS is an American production and DJ duo consisting of Jerome Potter and Sam Griesemer, based in Los Angeles.


In 2011, DJDS founded the record label Body High.[1] In 2014, they released their debut album Friend of Mine on the label. The album received praise from Pitchfork Magazine, earning an 8.0 score.[2] In 2016, they released their sophomore album "Stand Up And Speak".[3]

DJDS provided production to Kanye West's album The Life of Pablo, working on the songs "Ultralight Beam", "Fade", "Father Stretch Pt. 1", "Freestyle 4", and Low Lights.[4] They received a Best Rap Song Grammy nomination for "Ultralight Beam".[5]

In July 2017, DJDS released the song "Trees On Fire" featuring Amber Mark and Marco McKinnis. It was named "Best New Track" by Pitchfork.[6]

In August 2017, DJDS released their single "Why Don't You Come On" featuring Khalid and Empress Of.[7] In March 2018, they released the single "No Pain" featuring Khalid, Charlie Wilson, and Charlotte Day Wilson.[8]

In May 2018, DJDS released their third studio album, Big Wave More Fire.[9]

They released a surprise four-song EP with Burna Boy, in March 21, 2019, called Steel & Copper.[10]



  • Friend of Mine (2014)
  • Stand Up And Speak (2016)
  • Big Wave More Fire (2018)[11]

Extended Plays[edit]

  • Stadium Status (2011)
  • Steel & Copper (with Burna Boy) (2019)

Charted singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
"Why Don't You Come On"
(featuring Khalid and Empress Of)
2017 30


  1. ^ "DJ Dodger Stadium "Stadium Status"". XLR8R. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  2. ^ "DJ Dodger Stadium: Friend of Mine Album Review | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  3. ^ "DJDS: Stand Up and Speak". KCRW.
  4. ^ "DJDS Talks Pitching In on Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo': 'Everything Was About Creative & Positive Energy'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  5. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "2017 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominees". Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  6. ^ ""Trees on Fire" [ft. Amber Mark & Marco McKinnis] by DJDS Review | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  7. ^ "Empress Of and Khalid Join DJDS on New Song "Why Don't You Come On": Listen | Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017-08-30.
  8. ^ "No Pain / DJDS Tidal". Tidal. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Darville, Jordan (May 18, 2018). "DJDS shares new album Big Wave More Fire". The Fader. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Minsker, Evan (March 21, 2019). "DJDS and Burna Boy Release New Steel & Copper EP: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  11. ^ {{cite web|url= DJDS' New Album Big Wave More Fire Featuring Khalid, Amber Mark, Vic Mensa, Kevin Drew, & More|work=Stereogum|last=Breihan|first=Tom|date=May 18, 2018|accessdate=May 20, 2018}}
  12. ^ "EDM Music & Dance Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-01-15.