Boomkat Product Review
"Low End Theory resident & veteran Los Angeles DJ Nobody creates the crucially timed full-length Vivid Green via Alpha Pup Records. Embracing the flux within LA underground musical movements of the last fifteen years, Elvin Estela has been on the studio grind while touring internationally refining chops in bass heavy beats, electronic bangers and psychedelic rock. Since debuting with one of Los Angeles' first instrumental hip-hop full lengths with 2000's Soulmates, Estela has gone on to remain relevant within the shape-shifting scenes of LA's multicultural artistic climate. Nobody utilizes the same signature mood, melody, and diversity that identified him in 2000, but with an unmistakable modern upgrade - no doubt influenced by Low End Theory, the club he co-founded in 2006. Vivid Green is expanding on the repertoire that has kept Nobody standing as a strong symbol for open ears. Vivid Green is strongly instrumental, but boasts the vocal collaborations of The Mars Volta's Cedric Bixler-Zavala, electronic songwriter Baths, laid-back SoCal rapper Nocando, freak-soul Kendrick Lamar collaborator Anna Wise (Sonnymoon), and Teri Gender Bender of Les Butcherettes/Bosnian Rainbows."