DJ Dahi

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DJ Dahi
Birth name Dacoury Natche
Also known as Dahi
Born (1983-03-10) March 10, 1983 (age 35)[1]
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, EDM
Occupation(s) DJ, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Macbook Pro, Maschine, Bass.
Years active 2011–present
Labels
Associated acts Vince Staples, D.R.U.G.$., Pac Div, Dom Kennedy, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Logic, Lupe Fiasco

Dacoury Natche (born March 10, 1983), professionally known as DJ Dahi, is an American DJ, songwriter and record producer from Inglewood, California. Dahi is perhaps best known for producing "Worst Behavior" by Canadian rapper Drake, as well as American rapper Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed album cut "Money Trees", which features Lamar's label-mate Jay Rock.[2] Dahi has also produced several tracks for various artists such as Dr. Dre, Lily Allen, Freddie Gibbs, Dom Kennedy, Lupe Fiasco, Vince Staples, Mac Miller, Ty Dolla Sign, Pac Div, Travi$ Scott, Vic Mensa, Casey Veggies, Smoke DZA, Big Sean, Tinashe, Logic, and Big K.R.I.T., among others.[3][4] Aside from his solo production career, Dahi is also a member of production team D.R.U.G.S., alongside Chordz 3D, Buddah Shampoo, Nate 3D, James Koo, Fuego and Ty Dolla Sign.[5] He is currently working on an album with LOTB, the album is set to release early August.

Musical career[edit]

DJ Dahi got his start in music working as a disc jockey while he was attending the University of California, Santa Cruz. He begun getting a buzz producing for local Los Angeles-based rappers such as Pac Div, TiRon, and Fashawn, his first big placement would be "My Type of Party," a single by Dom Kennedy's from his mixtape, The Yellow Album (2012). "My Type of Party" featured "laid cloudy layers of synth haze over wonky, synthetic drums." In 2012, he also produced Schoolboy Q's "Sexting," and then his most known production, "Money Trees" from Kendrick Lamar's platinum album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.[6] In 2013, he produced "Hell of a Night" by Schoolboy Q[7] and "Worst Behavior" by Drake that charted at number 89 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[8][9] "Money Trees", which samples "Silver Soul" by indie rock band Beach House, was named the ninth best instrumental of the previous five years, by Complex on September 3, 2013.[10] Also later in September 2013, Complex named him the ninth best hip hop producer at the moment.[6] Recently he has had recording sessions with Lecrae, Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Jazmine Sullivan and Elle Varner among others.[6][11] In 2015 he co-produced three tracks on 'Compton: A Soundtrack' album by Dr. Dre.

Production discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

List of singles produced, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
AUS CAN UK UK
R&B
"My Type of Party"[12]
(Dom Kennedy)
2012 Yellow Album
"Worst Behavior"
(Drake)
2014 89 26 12 Nothing Was the Same
"I Don't Fuck with You"
(Big Sean featuring E-40)
11 1 1 50 35 90 10 RIAA: 4x Platinum Dark Sky Paradise
"Cadillactica"
(Big K.R.I.T.)
Cadillactica
"Hell of a Night"
(Schoolboy Q)
46 Oxymoron
"Stand For"
(Ty Dolla Sign)
Non-album single
"Drug Dealers Anonymous"
(Pusha T featuring JAY Z)
2016 King Push
"Trainwreck"
(BANKS)
2017 The Altar
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other songs[edit]

Rob Rush - Childhood Hero (2006)
  • 10. "Useful"
Jern Eye - Vision (2009)
  • 01. "Now"
Ayomari - The PB & J Solution (2010)
  • 02. "Happy Thoughts" (featuring TiRon)
  • 07. "What If This is It?"
TiRon - MSTRD (2010)
  • 09. "For Your Smile"
  • 10. "Take a Bow"
Pac Div - Don't Mention It (2010)
Iggy Azalea - Ignorant Art (2011)
  • 08. "Drop That" (featuring Problem)
Pac Div - Mania (2011)
  • 02. SuperNegroes
Pac Div - The Div (2011)
  • 02. "Posted"
  • 04. "Move On"
  • 10. "Number 1"
TiRon & Ayomari - A Sucker For Pumps (2011)
  • 01. "Jack Kerouac" (co-prod. DrewByrd)
  • 08. "No Wonder"
Dom Kennedy - Yellow Album (2012)
  • 13. "P H"
Fashawn - Champagne & Styrofoam Cups (2012)
Freddie Gibbs - Baby Face Killa (2012)
  • 08. "Bout It Bout It" (featuring Kirko Bangz)
  • 09. "Stay Down"
GrandeMarshall - 800
  • 01. "Dearly Beloved"
  • 05. "Ellie Fox"
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)
Mac Miller - Dog Pound (2012)
Pac Div - GMB (2012)
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions (2012)
  • 09. "Sexting"
Skeme - Alive And Living (2012)
  • 14. "Living"
Smoke DZA - K.O.N.Y. (2012)
  • 01. "K.O.N.Y."
Various artists - The Cafeteria Line Presents: HNGRY (2012)
Casey Veggies - Life Changes (2013)
KRNDN - Everything's Nothing (2013)
  • 10. "Cuban Link Gucci Rope" (featuring Donyea G)
Kris Kasanova - 24K (2013)
  • 12. "Tomorrow" (featuring SZA)
Nacho Picasso - High & Mighty (2013)
  • 04. "Diobedient" (featuring Jarv Dee)
Nipsey Hussle - Crenshaw (2013)
  • 21. "Crenshaw & Slauson (True Story)" Hidden song at the end. (@7:55)
Rich Kidd - In My Opinion (2013)
  • 13. "I'd Be Lying"
Spenzo - In Spenzo We Trust (2013)
  • 10. "Heaven Can Wait"
  • 11. "Get Money"
Travi$ Scott - Owl Pharaoh (2013)
  • 06. "Hell of a Night" (co-produced with Rakhi, Rey Reel, Travis Scott)
Vic Mensa - INNANETAPE (2013)
Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron (2014)
  • 10. "Hell of a Night" (produced with JayFrance)
Lily Allen - Sheezus (2014)
  • 01. "Sheezus"
Deluxe Edition Bonus Disc
  • 02. "Who Do You Love?"
  • 03. "Miserable Without Your Love"
Smoke DZA - Dream.ZONE.Achieve (2014)
  • 10. "Hearses" (featuring Ab-Soul)
  • 17. "Tropicana Roses"
SZA - Z (2014)
Ab-Soul - These Days... (2014)
Travi$ Scott - Days Before Rodeo (2014)
Mick Jenkins - The Water[s] (2014)
  • 12. "Dehydration"
Tinashe - Aquarius (2014)
Logic - Under Pressure (2014)
  • 08. "Never Enough"
Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica (2014)
  • 04. "Cadillactica" (produced with DJ Khalil)
  • 11. "Third Eye"
  • 16. "Mt. Olympus Reprise"
  • 18. "Let It Show"
Maejor - Spirit (2014)
  • 02. "We Don't Talk No More"
Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show (2015)
  • 03. "Brand New"
Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth (2015)
  • 11. "Chopper" (featuring Billy Blue, Buk of Psychodrama, Trouble, Trae tha Truth, Fam-Lay and Glasses Malone)
  • 13. "Madonna" (featuring Nikki Jean)
  • 14. "Adoration of the Magi" (featuring Crystal Torres)
  • 15. "They.Resurrect.Over.New" (featuring Ab-Soul and Troi)
Kid Ink - Full Speed (2015)
  • 02. "Faster"
Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise (2015)
Madonna - Rebel Heart (2015)
  • 1-02. "Devil Pray" (produced with Madonna, Avicii and Blood Diamonds)
  • 1-09. "Iconic" (produced by Madonna, Toby Gad, AFSHeeN and Josh Cumbee, additional production by DJ Dahi)
  • 1-11. "Body Shop" (produced with Madonna, Toby Gad and Blood Diamonds)
  • 2-01. "Beautiful Scars" (produced with Madonna and Blood Diamonds)
  • 2-02. "Borrowed Time" (produced with Madonna, Avicii, Carl Falk and Blood Diamonds)
Tinashe - Amethyst (2015)
  • 05. "Wanderer" (produced with Tinashe and Ritz Reynolds)
Wale - The Album About Nothing (2015)
  • 02. "The Helium Balloon"
  • 05. "The Middle Finger" (produced with Dave Glass Animals)
  • 08. "The God Smile"
Dom Kennedy - By Dom Kennedy (2015)
  • 06. "Fried Lobster" (featuring Bonic)
Vince Staples - Summertime '06 (2015)
  • 1-02. "Lift Me Up" (produced with No I.D.)
  • 1-04. "Birds & Bees" (featuring Daley)
  • 1-06. "Lemme Know" (featuring Jhené Aiko and DJ Dahi) (produced with No I.D. and Brian Kidd)
  • 2-08. "C.N.B." (produced with No I.D. and Brian Kidd)
  • 2-09. "Like It Is" (produced with No I.D. and Brian Kidd)
Dr. Dre - Compton (2015)
Travi$ Scott - Rodeo (2015)
  • 05. "90210" (produced with Allen Ritter and Mike Dean)
Kelela - Hallucinogen (2015)
  • 04. "All the Way Down"
Joe Budden - All Love Lost (2015)
  • 13. "Fuck Em All"
Raleigh Ritchie - You're a Man Now, Boy (2016)
  • 14. "Life In a Box"
Drake - Views (2016)
  • 03. "U with Me?" (additional production; produced by 40 and Kanye West)
Banks - The Altar (2016)
  • 05. "Trainwreck"
  • 06. "This is Not About Us"
  • 10. "Haunt"
Denzel Curry - Imperial (Re-Release) (2016)
Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP (2016)
Kendrick Lamar - Damn (2017)
  • 03. "Yah" (produced with Sounwave and Anthony Tiffith)
  • 06. "Loyalty" (featuring Rihanna) (produced with Sounwave, Terrace Martin and Anthony Tiffith)
  • 09. "Lust" (produced with Sounwave and BadBadNotGood)
  • 11. "XXX" (featuring U2) (produced with Mike Will Made It, Sounwave and Anthony Tiffith)
  • 13. "God" (produced with Ricci Riera, Sounwave, Bēkon, Cardo and Anthony Tiffith)
Lecrae - All Things Work Together (2017)
  • 07. "Come and Get Me" (produced with No I.D.)
Various artists - Black Panther (2018)
  • 07. "Paramedic!" (performed by SOB X RBE) (produced with Cubeatz and Sounwave)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iStandard Selects The XXL 2014 Freshmen Producers - XXL". Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Producers Scoop Deville, DJ Dahi, And THC Have Started Working On Kendrick Lamar's Next Album". 31 January 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rich Kidd – I'd Be Lying [Video]". 5 July 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "20 Best DJ Dahi Beats". Theboombox.com. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  5. ^ "25 New Producers To Watch Out ForD.R.U.G.S." Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "9. DJ Dahi — The 10 Best Rap Producers Right Now". Complex. 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  7. ^ "The Best Up-and-Coming Hip-Hop Producers | Pigeons & Planes". Pigeonsandplanes.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  8. ^ "Drake Changes Up His 'Rap Flow' On NWTS's 'Worst Behaviour' - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV.com. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  9. ^ "Beat Construction: DJ Dahi". Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "9. Kendrick Lamar f/ Jay Rock "Money Trees" (2012) — The 25 Best Rap Beats of The Last 5 Years". Complex. 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  11. ^ "Exclusive: DJ Dahi Talks Working On Elle Varner, Dom Kennedy & Big K.R.I.T.'s New Albums". TheSource. 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  12. ^ "My Type of Party - Single by DOM KENNEDY on Apple Music". Retrieved 30 September 2016. 

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