California-based producer, SEVEN LIONS has never had a problem breaking rules and transcending musical boundaries to satisfy his creative vision. Catching his break after winning a Beatport remix contest in 2012 with his dubstep focused version of Above & Beyond’s “You Got to Go,” SEVEN LIONS (Jeff Montalvo) garnered early support from the likes of Skrillex and his OWSLA label. 2013 tour dates with Porter Robinson and Krewella pushed Montalvo and his genre-bending production style to the forefront of the modern electronic music scene.
Putting sheer technical production prowess to work in soulful, deep, hybridized creations all distinctly his own, the multi-talented musician is single-handedly changing the sonic landscape for future generations to come by bridging the gap between the soaring, ethereal vibe of trance and intensely adrenalizing bass music. His productions have seen stages at world-renowned festivals such as Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (New York and Las Vegas), Electric Forrest, Electric Zoo, SXSW and HARD.
After several successful releases under the OWSLA label (his debut EP Days to Come reached #2 on the iTunes Dance charts), Montalvo released his highly anticipated 2014 follow-up EP Worlds Apart on Republic Records’ dance imprint Casablanca. Containing several notable features which include Ellie Goulding (“Don’t Leave”) and Myron & Shane 54 featuring Tove Lo (“Strangers”), Worlds Apart debuted at #1 on the iTunes Dance charts, and the title track was also featured in Billboard’s “Top 10 Electronic/Dance Songs of 2014” list.
His next EP The Throes of Winter [Casablanca Records], released earlier this year, yielded four songs rife with big room moments and expansive soundscapes. Instead of following industry trends and just releasing single after single, the artist and producer has built a vision that encompasses a series of EP’s as a larger body of work. His fall EP, title TBA, is next in line.
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