|Also known as||Dietzche V & the Abominable Snowman|
|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
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, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Mixtapes and Remixes
- 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)
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.