Raised in the Philippines and now based in LA, jdv plus is singer, songwriter, and producer Jaime de Venecia.
His stage name combines his initials with plus: meaning "more," or "better." The plus is an emblem of his commitment to continual evolution and growth, both spiritually and artistically.
Like a nighttime drive along the coast, his music relaxes the senses and arouses the mind – fusing reflective and vulnerable lyrics with polished production.
After leaving his hometown of Makati City at 18, de Venecia started producing and DJing as jdv plus while studying music at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.
As his atmospheric songs gained thousands of plays online and he self-released his first full-length project 重量 (weight) in 2013, he became a resident DJ/performer at venues on campus and opened for acts including Awkwafina, Mykki Blanco, and Chrome Sparks.
For his senior thesis, he composed his second full-length empty_mirror and performed the instrumental project live to a filled out show of 150 people.
Moving to California brought a new, radiant warmth to jdv plus’s sound. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2015, he shifted his focus to developing as a songwriter and singer. He collaborated with four artists on his 6-song EP Advance and his single "Dragonfly" was a semifinalist in 2017's International Songwriting Competition.
In 2018, de Venecia put out a rap mixtape, cuatro, as his alter ego deli¢adeza.
He is currently working on his debut album.
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