D33J

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D33J’s music has always been good, but he only recently settled into his own after putting out EP’s in 2013 that were solid but not always distinguishable from a lot of the sample-heavy, lo fi music a lot of electronic artists were putting out at the time that all seemed to be influenced by the chillwave boom/80sish resurgence that bedroom producers put out in the late aughts and around 2010 and 2011. 
I felt like D33J found his voice on his 2017 album, Death Valley Oasis, which is mostly instrumental with some vocal features from people like Corbin, a 22 singer-songwriter whose music skews towards R&B and emo. More importantly, he used to go by Spooky Black when he was 16. He used to awkwardly wear du rags as a white guy from Minnesota, which is a rabbit hole that’s well worth your time. Death Valley Oasis though seems more focused and consistent throughout. Parts of it feel like he’s laying down the atmospheric emotional guitar-laden stuff that people like Mura Masa just put out this year, which seems to be coming into vogue now.
He’s a member of the WeDidIt Collective that includes a bunch of other good artists like Shlohmo, Swan Lingo and Deb Never, who are all very good too. 
Here’s a couple of my favorite D33J albums, EP’s and mixes with minimal vocals. 
2012 Boiler Room Set in LA - 45 minutes, YouTube
Death Valley Oasis - 38 minutes Spotify | Apple | Bandcamp
1752A - 23 minutes Bandcamp
Tide Songs - 26 minutes Spotify | Apple | Bandcamp
Diplo and Friends Mix - 34 minutes Soundcloud