|Birth name Justin David Blau|
Years active 2011–present
|Name Justin Blau|
Occupation(s) DJ and producer
|Born January 9, 1991 (age 24)Syosset, New York, United States (1991-01-09) |
Origin Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Genres EDM, progressive house, electro house, mashup
Instruments Synthesizer, mixer, piano, guitar, vocals
Albums Dance Floor Filth, Dance Floor Filth 2, EDM Mayhem, Escape (The Remixes), We Found House
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Justin David Blau (born January 9, 1991), better known by his stage name 3LAU (pronounced "Blau"), is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer. Based in Las Vegas, he has released three mixtapes since 2011 and several singles, and has performed at festivals such as Electric Zoo in New York and EDC Vegas. In 2014 he released the track "Vikings" with Botnek on Dim Mak Records.
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- Early life
- 201112 First releases
- 201215 Singles touring
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Justin David Blau was born in Syosset, New York, United States on (1991-01-09) January 9, 1991 . Blau grew up around an artistic family, and was soon playing piano, playing guitar and singing. At thirteen, he moved with his family to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent the rest of his youth. He attended The Meadows School for high school and Washington University in St. Louis for college.
Much of 3LAU's music incorporates electro house, dubstep, deep house, and progressive house. He is known for his melodic take on dance music and live sets that incorporate sampling. He is also known for using Ableton.
2011–12: First releases
In 2011, at the age of 20, he vacationed in Sweden, where he discovered electronic dance music. After returning to college he started producing mashups, "mainly because [he] didn't think anyone was doing a good job." He soon began mixing under the professional name 3LAU, and by June of that year was uploading mashups to YouTube.
3LAU gained recognition in the electronic music world in 2011 with his two bootlegs, "Girls Who Save the World" and "All Night Long". He also won a remix competition for his remix of Tiesto's "Work Hard, Play Hard".
Before 2012, 3LAU spent his days studying at Washington University in St. Louis and DJing at night. He has had remixes charts in the top 10 on both Beatport and Hype Machine.
2012–15: Singles, touring
In 2012, he focused on DJing and launched his 3LAU Your Mind tour. That same year, he released his second bootleg album, Dance Floor Filth. In 2012, the Las Vegas Review-Journal described him as "one of America's fastest-rising DJ-producers." In 2012 he released Dance Floor Filth 2, an album featuring his production.
In late 2013, he went on a short tour with Carnage called the Night Riot tour. Wrote Jonah Ollman of Sound of Boston about 3LAU's live performances in late 2013, "A nice balance of mashups, electro-house, poppy vocal samples, and a 90’s throwback here and there keep the young 20-something crowd going and constantly entertained."
In the summer of 2015, 3LAU did his first European tour visiting Barcelona, Germany and Ibiza. Later that fall, he went on his first Asian tour which included Bangkok, Jakarta, Tokyo and more.
3LAU has raised over $200,000 to non-profit Pencils of Promise. In 2013, 3LAU announced he had built his first school with the non-profit and was on his way to build a second.