Nobody (producer)

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]

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

Life and career

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]


Studio albums

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)
  • Invisible Threads (2016) (with Niki Randa, as Blank Blue)


  • "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)



  1. 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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