Justin David Blau (born January 9, 1991) famously addressed as 3LAU is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer.
He garnered widespread recognition for his 2016 hit single Is It Love, which reached the top five on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
Facts About 3LAU
- Full Name: Justin David Blau
- Stage Name: 3LAU
- Born: 9 January 1991
- Age 32 years old
- Place of Birth: Syosset, New York, United States
- Nationality: American
- Parents: Russell Mark Blau, Linda May Wallace
- Partner: Emily Rudd
- Occupation: DJ • Record Producer
- Net Worth: N/A
Early Life & Education
3LAU, born Justin David Blau on January 9, 1991, in the quaint town of Syosset, New York. Raised in a resourceful family, he developed a love for music at an early age, learning to play the piano and guitar, and sing.
At the tender age of 13, 3LAU and his family relocated to the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada, where he spent most of his formative years.
He attended The Meadows School for high school before venturing to Washington University in St. Louis for his higher education.
As a musician, 3LAU‘s artistry is characterized by his ability to seamlessly meld together disparate styles of electronic dance music, resulting in a unique and emotive sonic experience.
His live performances are known for their dynamic use of sampling, which adds an extra layer of excitement and engagement for audiences. In his own words, 3LAU aims to use his music to inspire listeners to overcome feelings of isolation and connect with one another.
During a trip to Sweden in 2011, at the tender age of 20, 3LAU was first introduced to the world of electronic dance music. Upon returning to school, he felt a sense of dissatisfaction with the state of mashup culture and set out to create his own.
His diligent experimentation and dedication to his craft paid off, and by the following June, he was sharing his creations on YouTube to widespread acclaim.
3LAU‘s rise to prominence in the electronic music scene was solidified in 2011 with the release of his beloved bootlegs Girls Who Save the World and All Night Long. His talent was further cemented with his triumph in a remix contest for his rendition of Tiesto‘s Work Hard, Play Hard.
As a burgeoning talent in electronic dance music, 3LAU launched his DJ career in 2012 with the highly-anticipated 3LAU Your Mind Tour.
His debut album, Dance Floor Filth, cemented his status as a rising star in the American electronic music scene, leading to the release of Dance Floor Filth 2 later that same year.
In late 2013, 3LAU joined forces with fellow DJ Carnage for the Night Riot Tour, which was met with rapturous applause from audiences and critical acclaim.
Jonah Ollman of Sound of Boston lauded 3LAU‘s live performances, noting their “mesmerizing blend of mashups, electro-house, and melodic voice samples [that] kept the youthful 20-something crowd enthralled and entertained.”
3LAU‘s first foray into European touring came in the summer of 2015, with stops in cities such as Barcelona, Berlin, and the iconic party destination of Ibiza.
He then set his sights on Asia, embarking on his first continent tour and thrilling audiences in cities like Bangkok, Jakarta, and Tokyo.
In 2016, 3LAU established its record label, Blume, which made history as the first dance music label to operate strictly on a philanthropic basis. All revenue generated by Blume‘s releases is donated to charitable organizations.
Through his work with Blume, 3LAU has raised considerable money for the non-profit organization Pencils of Promise.
This funding has been instrumental in the construction of a seven-classroom school in Guatemala, as well as the implementation of various clean water, education, and teacher training programs.
3LAU has previously expressed his gratitude to Pencils of Promise for their assistance in building his first school, and in 2018, the organization was able to complete another school in Guatemala thanks to their partnership.
- How You Love Me
- We Came To Bang
- Alive Again
- Is It Love?
- You Want More
- On My Mind
- Hot Water
- Walk Away
- Dirty Neon
- Punk Right Now
- Game Time
- Would You Understand
- Better With You