|Artist Birtday :||31/03/1987 (Age 31)|
|Born In :||Santa Barbara|
|Occupation(s) :||dj, record producer, remixer|
|Genres :||trance, melodic dubstep, drum and bass, glitch hop, and electro house|
|Web Site :||More information|
Jeff Montalvo, known professionally as Seven Lions, is an American record producer, remixer, instrumentalist and DJ from Santa Barbara, California. His music combines styles as diverse as trance, melodic dubstep, drum and bass, glitch hop, and electro house. Jeff has released multiple singles, and official remixes for record labels such as Casablanca Records, OWSLA, Viper Recordings, Anjunabeats, Republic Records and Monstercat.
Great quote from his website is:
"It makes sense to create something that's digitally artistic with real cohesion as opposed to tossing out singles and just haphazardly seeing what sticks... I wanted to start making the music more thematic, interesting, and part of something larger."
Seven Lions' has described himself as a fan of "epic" music, and he is a long-time metal and fantasy fan, inspired by groups such as his favorite band Opeth. Although he produces electronic music, he doesn't always listen to it, unless actively looking for music to put into his DJ set. He has stated that "I’m always into Viking Metal, I like folky stuff. I like stuff that really takes you out of somewhere you are and puts you somewhere else." Among his favorite metal bands are Ensiferum, Månegarm, Opeth, and Storm Corrosion.
As of 2016 Seven Lions lives in Woodinville, Washington with his wife.