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Born and raised in Manila, the Philippines, jdv plus is LA-based singer, songwriter, and record producer Jaime de Venecia.
His emotive brand of pop-oriented R&B submerges you into the space between desire and action, between reflection and confession – where palm trees and massage chairs surround a neon-lit dance floor. Like a nighttime drive, his music relaxes the senses and arouses the mind, fusing reflective lyrics with lush 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 Mykki Blanco, Chrome Sparks, and Nguzunguzu. For his senior thesis, he performed his second album empty_mirror live to a filled out show of over 130 people.
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.His latest single “Forever Good Night” is available on all major streaming platforms.