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Also known asDietzche V & the Abominable Snowman
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2003–present
LabelsUpper Class
  • Darren Veres
  • Jered Stuffco
  • Dean Wales
  • Dan Carlyle
Past members
  • Jordan Stuffco

DVAS (Dietzche V. & the Abominable Snowman) is a Canadian electronic dance music group formed in 2003 in Toronto. DVAS signed to Upper Class Recordings, the Toronto-based label responsible for notable artists The Russian Futurists, Cadence Weapon, Girlsareshort (MSTRKRFT Al-P's original project) and The Cansecos in 2009.

With a basis in Disco and Hi-NRG,[1] DVAS was co-founded by Canadian musicians Jered Stuffco and Darren Veres in 2003 in Edmonton, Alberta.



  • Macho documents the group from its very beginnings with a number of its singles and some new and some not widely available tracks.[1]
  • Michael Douglas was the muse for Black Rain, one of 10 tracks on their latest collection, Macho. (Douglas also starred in a 1991 crime film of the same name.) "The movie's great and Michael Douglas is an icon," smiles Darren Veres. It's obviously a huge joke," adds Jered Stuffco.[2]
  • Recorded and mixed in Edmonton via computer—the disc required patience, humor and, above all, high-speed internet connections and trust. Some songs required two weeks of edits and dozens of e-mails between band mates.[2]

Mixtapes and Remixes[edit]

  • DVAS have released three Internet-only mixtapes, a slew of remixes, and the track "Inner Sanctum" featured on the 2009 France based blog turned label, Valerie: "Valerie And Friends" Compilation.


  • DVAS MACHO (2007, Pop Echo Records: CAN)
  • Society (2010, Upper Class Recordings: CAN)


  1. ^ a b Vue cover story Birtles, Bryan (September 5, 2007). "'Macho, macho man. I've got to be a macho man'". Vue Weekly. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Edmonton Journal Article- September 7th 2007 Sperounes, Sandra (September 7, 2007). "Electro survivors overcome Abominable odds; These Macho men undaunted by technical meltdowns, member departures". Edmonton Journal. pp. G.11.

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