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Nobody (producer)

Nobody (producer)

American underground hip hop producer
Nobody (producer)
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American underground hip hop producer
Is Musician Record producer Composer Deejay
From United States of America
Type Business Music
Gender male
The details (from wikipedia)


Elvin Estela, better known by his stage name Nobody, is an American hip hop producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is a resident DJ at Low End Theory. He has collaborated with 2Mex, Abstract Rude, Freestyle Fellowship, Busdriver, and Mystic Chords of Memory. He also formed a duo as Blank Blue along with Niki Randa. He is also one half of Bomb Zombies along with Nocando.
Better Propaganda listed him as number 73 on "Top 100 Artists of the Decade."

Life and career

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

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

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

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

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


Studio albums

  • Soulmates (2000)
  • Pacific Drift: Western Water Music Vol. 1 (2003)
  • And Everything Else... (2005)
  • Tree Colored See (2006) (with Mystic Chords of Memory)
  • Western Water Music Volume II (2008) (with Niki Randa, as Blank Blue)
  • One for All Without Hesitation (2010)
  • Vivid Green (2013)

Compilation albums

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


  • 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)


  • "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)


  • Of Mexican Descent - "Money Is Meaningless" from Exitos Y Mas Exitos (1998)
  • Phil Ranelin - "Vibes from the Tribe" from Remixes (2001)
  • 2Mex - "Ghost Writer", "M Is for Memo", and "I Didn't Mean to Touch Your Hand" from B-Boys in Occupied Mexico (2001)
  • Dntel - "Anywhere Anyone (Nobody Remix)" (2001)
  • Freestyle Fellowship - "Shockadoom" from Shockadoom (2002)
  • Adventure Time - "Whetting Whistles (Nobody's Tumbling Through Time Remix)" from Glass Bottom Boats (2004)
  • Her Space Holiday - "From South Carolina (Nobody Remix)" from The Young Machines Remixed (2004)
  • Busdriver - "Unemployed Black Astronaut (Nobody Remix)" from Fear of a Black Tangent (2005)
  • The Free Design - "Girls Alone (Nobody Muzak Mix)" from The Now Sound Redesigned (2005)
  • Ellay Khule - "Sounds Like...", "B-Girl Queendom", "The Turning Point", and "Dandylions" from Califormula (2005)
  • Prefuse 73 - "La Correcion Exchange" from Surrounded by Silence (2005)
  • Mia Doi Todd - "What If We Do? (Nobody Remix)" from La Ninja: Amor and Other Dreams of Manzanita (2006)
  • Busdriver - "Casting Agents and Cowgirls", "Less Yes's, More No's", and "The Troglodyte Wins" from RoadKillOvercoat (2007)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - "Paid Dues" from Murs 3:16 Presents (2008)
  • School of Seven Bells - "Trance Figure (Nobody Remix)" (2009)
  • Busdriver - "Manchuria" from Jhelli Beam (2009)
  • Nocando - "Hurry Up and Wait" "21" from Jimmy the Lock (2010)
  • Omar Rodríguez-López - Tychozorente (2010)
  • Beans - "Death Sweater" from End It All (2011)
  • Nocando - "Westside Rentals" from Zero Hour (2012)
  • Free the Robots - "Ophic (DJ Nobody Remix)" (2012)
  • Nocando - "You Know" and "Last but Not Least" from Tits & Explosions (2013)
  • Anderson Paak - "Milk n' Honey" from Venice (2014)

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