Your Daily Lick: d.a.v.O.

Benefit of the Doubt (self-released)



San Francisco percussionist, singer, and rapper d.a.v.O. lugs a bigger bag of tricks than your average bedroom producer. Across Benefit, beats, production, and mixing reveal prodigious talent and creativity without becoming too cerebral or abstract for a night at the club. Improved vocals could render him the Bay Area's answer to the Postal Service.