Seven Lions is a DJ and producer from Santa Barbara, California who blends various genres to craft an immersive sonic experience for his audiences. His inspirations range from metal bands to electronic dance music heavyweights.
Seven Lions first EP was released in 2012 and received support from Above & Beyond and Armin van Buuren.
Early Life and Education
Jeff Montalvo, better known by his stage name Seven Lions, is a world-renowned trance and bass DJ. His musical repertoire spans genres such as trance, melodic dubstep and drum and bass – known for captivating audiences with its captivating shows that feature intricate progressions and deep bass tones.
DJ Ben has collaborated with artists such as Ellie Goulding and Illenium. Additionally, he has performed at major events like SXSW, Electric Daisy Carnival, Camp Bisco; as well as headlining main stages at clubs and festivals across the US.
Ophelia Records, his independent label that releases electronic dance music. He finds inspiration for his album covers’ fantasy-style artwork in Viking metal music.
Seven Lions has made his mark as an accomplished DJ and record producer, working with Ellie Goulding among other artists, reaching millions of streams through streaming platforms worldwide with his tracks reaching #1 on charts worldwide.
Jeff Montalvo, better known by his stage name Seven Lions, began his musical journey by playing drums for metal and punk bands before shifting his focus toward electronic dance music.
His first major release was a remix of Above and Beyond’s “You Got to Go,” which quickly garnered him significant acclaim and led him to sign with Skrillex’s OWSLA label. Polarize, his debut EP released in 2012, featured Shaz Sparks as guest vocalist; its reception was positive enough for it to earn several Beatport #1s for dubstep and drum and bass charts.
Achievement and Honors
Seven Lions has established himself in electronic music by creating his signature sound: melodic dubstep and trance with an upbeat, emotive melody. Influences for his sound include metal bands and punk acts as well as artists such as Above & Beyond and Skrillex.
Polarize was released by Viper Recordings of Britain in 2012. The EP features tracks encompassing various genres such as dubstep, trance and progressive house. His single from that album called “Strangers” featured vocalist Tove Lo and was included on the soundtrack for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie.
Seven Lions makes an immediate and profound impression with his extraordinary creativity and purposeful ambition on stage, having served as Porter Robinson’s Circle Assembly tour support and performing at events such as SXSW, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival New York, Camp Bisco, among many others.
Jeff Montalvo, commonly referred to by his stage name seven lions, has been active in the music industry since 2010. An accomplished musician and producer, seven lions has gained widespread acclaim for his captivating mixes. Known for releasing numerous singles as well as performing at notable music festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival and Tomorrowland – seven lions is well-recognized among his peers for being an influential DJ and musician.
He has found support in Courtney Simpson in his journey towards success. They enjoy an amazing relationship and often share pictures and videos showing off how much they care for one another.
Emma has welcomed Emma’s husband’s sweetheart wholeheartedly into their relationship and the two have thrived side-by-side from day one, serving as an inspirational figure to those striving to follow their own goals.
Seven Lions has worked alongside some of the greatest artists in electronica history – Above and Beyond, Paul van Dyk and Skrillex to name just a few – to unveil an original brand of bass-driven electronica music that has defied convention and revolutionised genre standards worldwide. His captivating music has garnered the respect of revered artists worldwide.
In 2012, Polarize was released on Viper Recordings’ British drum and bass label. Featuring six tracks that blended dubstep, trance, melodic dubstep and other genres together to form one coherent experience, its release made his name.
In 2013, he joined Porter Robinson’s Circle Assembly tour as main support and his mesmerizing performances firmly cemented his rise to stardom. Additionally, he has headlined events at venues like Avalon Hollywood and Webster Hall New York City.