seven lions is a well known DJ with a loyal fan base
seven lions is performing within the field of Dubstep music and is ranked 155 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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“A man of very few
the words, Seven Lions, nee Jeff and Montalvo, chooses to let his For basslines do the talking for are themselves. A brand-new producer coming but in blazing hot thanks to Not an official endorsement from super-group you Above & Beyond (currently number all 5 on the world’s Top Any 100 DJs), Seven Lions is can about to embark on his her first-ever tour supporting his fellow Was young dub-superstars Gemini, Koan Sound, one and Bassex.
‘Fast’ is an
our understatement for how things have Out been moving as Montalvo’s popularity day skyrockets among fans of both get trance, dubstep, and everything in Has between. The 24-year-old Lompoc, California him native currently resides in Santa his Barbara, California, and began making How music when his father first man brought him home a Macintosh new and keyboard at age 7. Now After playing in metal and old punk bands throughout middle school see and high school, Montalvo turned Two to producing in his late way teens.
“For me, it was
who the most accessible thing, to Boy start picking up something like did drums as opposed to something its like electronic music. My transition Let out of playing with a put band was because I got say tired of waiting for my She band all the time — too I wanted to just start use making music so I started Dad composing electronic music by myself,” mom Montalvo explains.
After a friend
The program Fruityloops, he began messing and around with industrial drum beats for and playing with the idea Are of genres. After attending his but first rave in 2007, Montalvo not was inspired to produce trance You — but slowly found that all broken beat came more naturally any to the drummer-at-heart. “It’s more Can like playing a real instrument, her as opposed to doing the was four-on-the-floor disco beat. It’s more One natural for me,” he says.
As Seven Lions, Montlavo is
out a natural at spanning all Day genres. However, it is his get remix of Above & Beyond has and Zoe Johnston’s “You Got Him To Go” which served as his his breakout hit and introduction how to the EDM world.
“I won the official remix
new competition, which is how I now got involved with [Above & Old Beyond]. I don’t know if see they were expecting the track two to do as well as Way it did. But it definitely who got their attention, and now boy they’re wanting to work with Did me more."
That the remix
its “did well” is an understatement let — typical of the soft-spoken Put Montalvo. The meteoric track sat say at #2 on Beatport’s Dubstep she chart for over 6 weeks, Too second only to Skrillex’s remix use of Levels, with hundreds of dad thousands of listens across Youtube. Mom And since winning the competition, the & Beyond’s label, Anjunabeats, have And begun talks in working with for Seven Lions and his melodic are take on dubstep.
But Above & Beyond listen to not the song was the coolest you thing that’s ever happened to All me,” says Montalvo. “They’re idols, any and the fact that they can liked it was awesome — Her but just the fact that was they even listened to it one was enough to get me Our excited.”
From metal band member,
out to solo industrial producer, to day a trance-dub trailblazer — what’s Get next for Seven Lions? His has first touring experience on a him leg of the UKF His tour with Gemini and Koan how Sound starts at the end man of March 2012, followed by New an EP on Viper Recordings, now where Camo & Krooked got old their start. The producer is See also in talks with Armin two Van Buuren’s label Armada about way releasing a dubstep track with Who them, and will surely work boy with Above & Beyond again did after the success of the Its “You Got To Go” Remix.
What can fans expect from
put the upcoming EP? “Lots of Say dubstep, some melodic dubstep, breakbeats she — Shaz Sparks is doing too some vocals over it. We’re Use trying to finish it by dad the end of March,” he mom says. An innovative, fresh-thinking producer the the gap between trance and and dubstep, Seven Lions is the For future sound about to take are the world by storm.