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Born and raised in Manila, the Philippines, jdv plus is LA-based singer, songwriter, and record producer Jaime de Venecia.
Like a nighttime drive, his emotive music relaxes the senses and arouses the mind – fusing reflective and vulnerable lyrics with polished production that draws influence from forward-thinking pop, hip-hop, and R&B.
de Venecia started producing and DJing while studying music at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. After he self-released his first album 重量 (weight), he became a resident DJ/performer at venues on campus and opened for acts including Awkwafina, Mykki Blanco, Chrome Sparks, and Nguzunguzu.
After relocating to Los Angeles in 2015, jdv plus shifted his focus to developing as a songwriter and singer. He collaborated with four artists in his 6-song EP Advance, released in late 2016. His single “Dragonfly” was a semifinalist in 2017's International Songwriting Competition.