DJ Dahi

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DJ Dahi
Birth nameDacoury Dahi Natche
Also known asDahi
Born (1983-03-10) March 10, 1983 (age 36)[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Disc jockey
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • singer
Instruments
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associated acts

Dacoury Dahi Natche (born March 10, 1983), professionally known as DJ Dahi, is an American DJ, songwriter, record producer and singer from Inglewood, California. Dahi is perhaps best known for producing "Worst Behavior" by Canadian rapper Drake, as well as American rapper Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed album cut "Money Trees", which features Lamar's label-mate Jay Rock.[2] Dahi has also produced several tracks for various artists such as Dr. Dre, Lily Allen, Freddie Gibbs, Dom Kennedy, Lupe Fiasco, Vince Staples, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla Sign, Pac Div, Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, Little Simz, Casey Veggies, Smoke DZA, Big Sean, Tinashe, Logic, Big K.R.I.T., and 21 Savage among others.[3][4] Aside from his solo production career, Dahi is also a member of production team D.R.U.G.S., alongside Chordz 3D, Buddah Shampoo, Nate 3D, James Koo, Fuego and Ty Dolla Sign.[5] He is currently working on an album with LOTB. The album is set to release early August.

Musical career[edit]

DJ Dahi got his start in music working as a disc jockey while he was attending the University of California, Santa Cruz. He begun getting a buzz producing for local Los Angeles-based rappers such as Pac Div, TiRon, and Fashawn. His first big placement would be "My Type of Party," a single by Dom Kennedy's from his mixtape, The Yellow Album (2012). "My Type of Party" featured "laid cloudy layers of synth haze over wonky, synthetic drums." In 2012, he also produced Schoolboy Q's "Sexting," and then his most known production, "Money Trees" from Kendrick Lamar's platinum album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.[6] In 2013, he produced "Hell of a Night" by Schoolboy Q[7] and "Worst Behavior" by Drake that charted at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[8][9] "Money Trees", which samples "Silver Soul" by indie rock band Beach House, was named the ninth best instrumental of the previous five years, by Complex on September 3, 2013.[10] Also later in September 2013, Complex named him the ninth best hip hop producer at the moment.[6] Recently he has had recording sessions with Lecrae, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Jazmine Sullivan and Elle Varner among others.[6][11] In 2015 he co-produced three tracks on 'Compton: A Soundtrack' album by Dr. Dre.

Production discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

List of singles produced, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B
AUS CAN UK UK
R&B
"My Type of Party"[12]
(Dom Kennedy)
2012 Yellow Album
"Worst Behavior"
(Drake)
2014 89 26 Nothing Was the Same
"I Don't Fuck with You"
(Big Sean featuring E-40)
11 1 50 35 90 10 Dark Sky Paradise
"Cadillactica"
(Big K.R.I.T.)
Cadillactica
"Hell of a Night"
(Schoolboy Q)
46 Oxymoron
"Stand For"
(Ty Dolla Sign)
Non-album single
"Drug Dealers Anonymous"
(Pusha T featuring JAY Z)
2016 King Push
"Trainwreck"
(Banks)
2017 The Altar
"Self Care"
(Mac Miller)
2018 33 18 83 38 61
  • RIAA: Platinum
Swimming
"Big Blue"
(Vampire Weekend)
2019 Father of the Bride
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other songs[edit]

Rob Rush – Childhood Hero (2006)
  • 10. "Useful"
Jern Eye – Vision (2009)
  • 01. "Now"
AyomariThe PB & J Solution (2010)
  • 02. "Happy Thoughts" (featuring TiRon)
  • 07. "What If This is It?"
TiRonMSTRD (2010)
  • 09. "For Your Smile"
  • 10. "Take a Bow"
Pac DivDon't Mention It (2010)
  • 01. "Underdogs II" (featuring Colin Munroe)
Iggy AzaleaIgnorant Art (2011)
  • 08. "Drop That" (featuring Problem)
Pac Div – Mania (2011)
  • 02. SuperNegroes
Pac Div – The Div (2011)
  • 02. "Posted"
  • 04. "Move On"
  • 10. "Number 1"
TiRon & AyomariA Sucker For Pumps (2011)
  • 01. "Jack Kerouac" (co-prod. DrewByrd)
  • 08. "No Wonder"
Dom KennedyYellow Album (2012)
  • 13. "P H"
FashawnChampagne & Styrofoam Cups (2012)
Freddie GibbsBaby Face Killa (2012)
  • 08. "Bout It Bout It" (featuring Kirko Bangz)
  • 09. "Stay Down"
GrandeMarshall – 800
  • 01. "Dearly Beloved"
  • 05. "Ellie Fox"
Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)
Mac MillerDog Pound (2012)
Pac Div – GMB (2012)
Schoolboy QHabits & Contradictions (2012)
  • 09. "Sexting"
SkemeAlive And Living (2012)
  • 14. "Living"
Smoke DZAK.O.N.Y. (2012)
  • 01. "K.O.N.Y."
Various artists – The Cafeteria Line Presents: HNGRY (2012)
Casey VeggiesLife Changes (2013)
KRNDN – Everything's Nothing (2013)
  • 10. "Cuban Link Gucci Rope" (featuring Donyea G)
Kris Kasanova – 24K (2013)
  • 12. "Tomorrow" (featuring SZA)
Nacho PicassoHigh & Mighty (2013)
  • 04. "Diobedient" (featuring Jarv Dee)
Nipsey HussleCrenshaw (2013)
  • 21. "Crenshaw & Slauson (True Story)" Hidden song at the end. (@7:55)
Rich KiddIn My Opinion (2013)
  • 13. "I'd Be Lying"
Spenzo – In Spenzo We Trust (2013)
  • 10. "Heaven Can Wait"
  • 11. "Get Money"
Travis ScottOwl Pharaoh (2013)
  • 06. "Hell of a Night" (co-produced with Rakhi, Rey Reel, Travis Scott)
Vic MensaINNANETAPE (2013)
Schoolboy QOxymoron (2014)
  • 10. "Hell of a Night" (produced with JayFrance)
Lily AllenSheezus (2014)
  • 01. "Sheezus"
Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc
  • 02. "Who Do You Love?"
  • 03. "Miserable Without Your Love"
Smoke DZADream.ZONE.Achieve (2014)
  • 10. "Hearses" (featuring Ab-Soul)
  • 17. "Tropicana Roses"
SZAZ (2014)
Ab-SoulThese Days... (2014)
Travis ScottDays Before Rodeo (2014)
Mick JenkinsThe Water[s] (2014)
  • 12. "Dehydration"
TinasheAquarius (2014)
LogicUnder Pressure (2014)
  • 08. "Never Enough"
Big K.R.I.T.Cadillactica (2014)
  • 04. "Cadillactica" (produced with DJ Khalil)
  • 11. "Third Eye"
  • 16. "Mt. Olympus Reprise"
  • 18. "Let It Show"
MaejorSpirit (2014)
  • 02. "We Don't Talk No More"
Jazmine SullivanReality Show (2015)
  • 03. "Brand New"
Lupe FiascoTetsuo & Youth (2015)
  • 11. "Chopper" (featuring Billy Blue, Buk of Psychodrama, Trouble, Trae tha Truth, Fam-Lay and Glasses Malone)
  • 13. "Madonna" (featuring Nikki Jean)
  • 14. "Adoration of the Magi" (featuring Crystal Torres)
  • 15. "They.Resurrect.Over.New" (featuring Ab-Soul and Troi)
Kid InkFull Speed (2015)
  • 02. "Faster"
Big SeanDark Sky Paradise (2015)
MadonnaRebel Heart (2015)
TinasheAmethyst (2015)
  • 05. "Wanderer" (produced with Tinashe and Ritz Reynolds)
WaleThe Album About Nothing (2015)
  • 02. "The Helium Balloon"
  • 05. "The Middle Finger" (produced with Dave Glass Animals)
  • 08. "The God Smile"
Dom KennedyBy Dom Kennedy (2015)
  • 06. "Fried Lobster" (featuring Bonic)
Vince StaplesSummertime '06 (2015)
  • 1-02. "Lift Me Up" (produced with No I.D.)
  • 1-04. "Birds & Bees" (featuring Daley)
  • 1-06. "Lemme Know" (featuring Jhené Aiko and DJ Dahi) (produced with No I.D. and Brian Kidd)
  • 2-08. "C.N.B." (produced with No I.D. and Brian Kidd)
  • 2-09. "Like It Is" (produced with No I.D. and Brian Kidd)
Dr. DreCompton (2015)
Travis ScottRodeo (2015)
  • 05. "90210" (produced with Allen Ritter and Mike Dean)
Mac MillerGO:OD AM (2015)
  • 13. "ROS"
  • 16. "Jump" (produced with Badboxes, ID Labs and Sap)
KelelaHallucinogen (2015)
  • 04. "All the Way Down"
Joe BuddenAll Love Lost (2015)
  • 13. "Fuck Em All"
Raleigh RitchieYou're a Man Now, Boy (2016)
  • 14. "Life In a Box"
DrakeViews (2016)
  • 03. "U with Me?" (additional production; produced by 40 and Kanye West)
Mac MillerThe Divine Feminine (2016)
BanksThe Altar (2016)
  • 05. "Trainwreck"
  • 06. "This is Not About Us"
  • 10. "Haunt"
Denzel CurryImperial (Re-Release) (2016)
Schoolboy QBlank Face LP (2016)
Kendrick LamarDamn (2017)
  • 03. "Yah" (produced with Sounwave and Anthony Tiffith)
  • 06. "Loyalty" (featuring Rihanna) (produced with Sounwave, Terrace Martin and Anthony Tiffith)
  • 09. "Lust" (produced with Sounwave and BadBadNotGood)
  • 11. "XXX" (featuring U2) (produced with Mike Will Made It, Sounwave and Anthony Tiffith)
  • 13. "God" (produced with Ricci Riera, Sounwave, Bēkon, Cardo and Anthony Tiffith)
LecraeAll Things Work Together (2017)
  • 07. "Come and Get Me" (produced with No I.D.)
Big SeanI Decided (2017)
  • 10. "Voices In My Head/Stick To The Plan" (produced with METRO BOOMIN)
Jesse Boykins III – ’’Bartholomew’’ (2018)
  • 01. “Earth Girls”
Various artists – Black Panther (2018)
Denzel CurryTa13oo (2018)
Mac MillerSwimming (2018)
Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride (2019)
  • 05. "Big Blue" (produced with Ariel Rechtshaid and Ezra Koenig)
  • 10. "My Mistake" (produced with Ariel Rechtshaid and Ezra Koenig)
  • 20. "I Don't Think Much About Her No More" (Japanese bonus track) (produced with Ariel Rechtshaid)
  • 21. "Lord Ullin's Daughter" (featuring Jude Law) (Japanese bonus track) (produced with Ariel Rechtshaid)
YBN CordaeThe Lost Boy (2019)
  • 00. "TBA"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iStandard Selects The XXL 2014 Freshmen Producers – XXL". Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Interview: Producers Scoop Deville, DJ Dahi, And THC Have Started Working On Kendrick Lamar's Next Album". January 31, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  3. ^ "Rich Kidd – I'd Be Lying [Video]". July 5, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "20 Best DJ Dahi Beats". Theboombox.com. September 26, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "25 New Producers To Watch Out ForD.R.U.G.S." Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "9. DJ Dahi — The 10 Best Rap Producers Right Now". Complex. September 25, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Best Up-and-Coming Hip-Hop Producers | Pigeons & Planes". Pigeonsandplanes.com. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "Drake Changes Up His 'Rap Flow' On NWTS's 'Worst Behaviour' – Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. September 18, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Beat Construction: DJ Dahi". Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  10. ^ "9. Kendrick Lamar f/ Jay Rock "Money Trees" (2012) — The 25 Best Rap Beats of The Last 5 Years". Complex. September 3, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "Exclusive: DJ Dahi Talks Working On Elle Varner, Dom Kennedy & Big K.R.I.T.'s New Albums". TheSource. September 20, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "My Type of Party – Single by DOM KENNEDY on Apple Music". Retrieved September 30, 2016.

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