Nobody (producer)

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Nobody
Birth nameElvin Estela
Also known asDJ Nobody
Born (1977-03-14) March 14, 1977 (age 46)[1]
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
Instrument(s)Sampler
Years active1998–present
LabelsUbiquity Records, Plug Research, Mush Records, Alpha Pup Records, Hellfyre Club

Elvin Estela (born March 14, 1977[1]), better known by his stage name Nobody, is an American hip hop producer based in Los Angeles, California.[2] He is a resident DJ at Low End Theory.[3] He has collaborated with 2Mex, Abstract Rude, Freestyle Fellowship,[4] Busdriver, and Mystic Chords of Memory.[5] He has also been a member of Blank Blue[6] and Bomb Zombies.[7] Better Propaganda placed him at number 73 on the "Top 100 Artists of the Decade" list.[8]

Life and career[edit]

Nobody's solo debut album, Soulmates, was released on Ubiquity Records in 2000.[9] The second solo album, Pacific Drift: Western Water Music Vol. 1, was released in 2003.[10] He released the third solo album, And Everything Else..., on Plug Research in 2005.[11] It features guest appearances from Mia Doi Todd, Prefuse 73 and Xololanxinxo, among others.[12]

Nobody wrote the article about 1960s psychedelic rock for XLR8R in 2006.[13]

In 2008, Estela released the album, Western Water Music Vol. II,[14] on Ubiquity Records under the Blank Blue moniker, a collaboration with Niki Randa.[15] It is the official follow-up to his 2003 album, Pacific Draft: Western Water Music Vol. 1.[16][17] The duo's sound has been compared to The Monkees, DJ Shadow, and J Dilla.[18] Live the pair have been assisted by drummer Andres Renteria and bassist Brian Akio Martinez.[19]

The fourth solo album, One for All Without Hesitation, was released on Alpha Pup Records in 2010.[20]

He returned with Vivid Green, an album featuring Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Nocando and Baths, in 2013.[21]

In 2019, he released a studio album, All Too Familiar.[22]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Revisions Revisions: The Remixes 2000-2005 (2006)
  • Puzzles (2015)

EPs[edit]

  • Earthtones EP (1999)
  • Porpoise Song EP (2004)
  • Dive EP (2008) (with Niki Randa, as Blank Blue)
  • Sincerely Yours (2011) (with Nocando, as Bomb Zombies)
  • Prodigal Son (2015)
  • Invisible Threads (2016) (with Niki Randa, as Blank Blue)

Singles[edit]

  • "Fiend and the Fix" (2000)
  • "Afternoon Focus" (2000)
  • "Shades of Orange" (2001)
  • "Ballorettes" (2002)
  • "Fancy" (2005)
  • "Broaden a New Sound" (2005) (with Mystic Chords of Memory)
  • "Rex" (2012)
  • "Our Last Dance" (2013)
  • "Smash Yr Radio" (2019)

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nobody (March 14, 2015). "Gonna Celebrate 6 Months Off The Sauce And 38 Years Of Life With Lots Of Sauce Tonight". Twitter. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Leeuwis, Jeremy (November 10, 2006). "Nobody to release Revisions Revisions". Music Remedy.
  3. ^ Martins, Chris (June 21, 2013). "DJ Nobody Teams With Cedric Bixler-Zavala for Sunny Psych-Hop 'Our Last Dance'". Spin.
  4. ^ Book, John (January 16, 2001). "Nobody — Soulmates — Ubiquity Records". RapReviews.
  5. ^ Martins, Chris (October 6, 2010). "Nocando and DJ Nobody are 'Bomb Zombies'". LA Weekly.
  6. ^ "Blank Blue – Nobody Presents Blank Blue: Western Water Music Vol. II (Review)". URB. May 6, 2008. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012.
  7. ^ Fallon, Patric (October 20, 2010). "Nocando and Nobody Collaborate on Bomb Zombies". XLR8R. Archived from the original on August 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Artists of the Decade: #73 Nobody". Better Propaganda.
  9. ^ Quinlan, Thomas (November 2000). "Nobody — Soulmates". Exclaim!.
  10. ^ Battaglia, Andy (September 16, 2003). "Nobody: Pacific Drift: Western Water Music Vol. 1". The A.V. Club.
  11. ^ Dombal, Ryan (June 7, 2005). "Nobody: And Everything Else..." Pitchfork.
  12. ^ Dameron, Emerson (June 9, 2005). "...And Everything Else". Dusted Magazine.
  13. ^ Estela, Elvin (May 8, 2006). "Nobody: Trip Fantastic". XLR8R.
  14. ^ "Blank Blue: How We Listen Is How We Live". L.A. Record. June 14, 2007.
  15. ^ Nishimoto, Dan (April 27, 2008). "Album Review: Blank Blue - Western Water Music Vol. 2". Prefix.
  16. ^ "Blank Blue – Nobody Presents Blank Blue: Western Water Music Vol. II". URB. May 6, 2008. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012.
  17. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Western Water Music, Vol. II - Blank Blue". AllMusic. Retrieved November 8, 2014.
  18. ^ Turner, Gustavo (June 3, 2008). "Blank Blue: Western Water Music Vol. II". The Phoenix.
  19. ^ Feuer, Daiana (September 24, 2010). "Blank Blue @ The Airliner". L.A. Record.
  20. ^ Martins, Chris (June 10, 2010). "Q&A: DJ Nobody on Love, Auto-Tune and Low End Theory". LA Weekly.
  21. ^ Patrin, Nate (July 25, 2013). "Nobody: Vivid Green". Pitchfork.
  22. ^ Simpson, Paul. "All Too Familiar - Nobody". AllMusic. Retrieved June 9, 2019.

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