Elephante


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    Come Back For You
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    Catching On (Feat. Nevve)
    I Am The Elephante

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    Plans (Feat. Brandyn Burnette)
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    Dynasty
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    Shake The Earth (Feat. Lyon Hart)
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    Closer
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    Catching On (Feat. Nevve)
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    High Water
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    The In Between
    The In Between

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    Closer (Feat. Bishop)
    I Am The Elephante


Elephante通過個人的前兩張EP中獲得了數以億計的流量,其中2018年發布的《Glass Mansion》更是在iTunes的美國舞曲榜單直沖一位,聽眾們很難忽視如Elephante這樣一位充滿狂野的創新意識的音樂製作人、歌手與作曲家。他將他多變的聲線,旋律性的電子舞曲與流行、藍調和其他類型的音樂融合在一起,在Billboard、RollingStone 和EDM.com收穫一大波讚譽,同時在諸多大型音樂節中所造成的轟動,以及在夜店精彩的現場表演及迅速售罄的全國巡演也說明了他正備受矚目。

在他合作混音了Mako的"Chameleon"之後,這支電子流行樂作品獲得了Vents雜誌等媒體的盛讚("這首歌有一種引人舞動的能量,用振奮人心的弦樂與有力的節奏將這一特質進一步發揚"),2021年有望成為Elephante 實現飛躍的一年。

Elephante這位自小在密歇根州安阿伯市成長的音樂人,從五六歲的古典鋼琴課起,他的整個童年都沉浸在音樂之中。在發現了從JohnMayer到Red Hot Chili.Peppers的另類、獨立和主流搖滾樂後,他自學了吉他。隨後,他的興趣拓展到了嘻哈音樂,從Eminem到Dr.Dre,同時還接收了一些電子音樂的熏陶。在高中時期,這位網球健將,通過自身的技能與學業能力獲得了哈佛大學"幸運"地錄取,在那裡進一步潛心研究電子音樂,參與開放麥克的活動表演並管理起了校園音樂工作室。當他被推薦到醫學預科專業時,他很快就發現當醫生並不是他想要的未來。 2011年,他從哈佛大學畢業,獲得了經濟學學士學位,同時還輔修了音樂。

畢業後,他在洛杉磯獲得了一份高薪的管理顧問工作,但沒過多久,這種生活就讓他疲憊了。在洛杉磯,他開始了步入音樂行業的夢想:從為CalvinHarris和The Chainsmokers到Lorde和Katy Perry這些不同藝術家創作歌曲混音,逐漸形成他獨特的音樂風格,並開始努力成為一個音樂製作人。他利用每一個空閒時間製作音樂,並確定了兩件事:企業的生活方式不適合他;如果他不給音樂一個真正的機會,他將永遠不會原諒自己。 "房間裡的大象",他把目光投向舞曲領域——Elephante就這樣誕生了。

2014年夏天與CAA簽約,Elephante 開始了巡演,在大學演出和其他演出中表演,從remix熱單到個人原創歌曲。他的第一張獨立EP《I Am Elephante》(2016),以雄心勃勃的九首歌曲確立了他的個性和潛力,這張EP在Billboard熱門舞蹈/電子專輯排行榜上達到了第20位的好成績。這張專輯完美地融合了progressive house、synthpop和trap等多種音樂風格,成為了代表Elephante的一張名片。包括講述逃避主義的"Age of Innocence" (feat.Trouze&Damon.Sharpe),描述熱情關係的"Closer" (feat:Bishop),以及沖擊力極強的"Sirens" (feat:Nevve),兼有向90年代的嘻哈致敬的."Hold" (feat:Jessica Jarell)。 Billboard稱讚其"清脆而有層次....它似乎有意違背傳統的分類"。

Elephante的第二張EP《Glass Mansion》(2018)在iTunes的美國舞曲榜單上登頂第一,以跨流派的創造力和脆弱與力量兼具的充滿靈魂的歌曲,締造了超越純粹電子音樂的精彩作品,Billboard稱讚說"每一首歌曲都有自己引人注目的背景故事"。他個人也首次在《Glass Mansion》中獻聲。這張EP也有眾多風格強烈的曲目,如展示自我懷疑的《Have It All》(feat.Nevve),自信的牛仔風格《Come Back for You》(feat.Matluck)和藍調風格吉他主調的《No Room For .Lovers》(feat.Crystal)。

作為一個熱愛現場大於錄音棚的表演者,Elephante已在各大音樂節上嶄露頭角,如
Lollapalooza、Made in America、EDC Las Vegas、Electric Zoo、Ultra Miami、Phoenix Lights、
FVDEDin the Park和Chasing Summer等。除了他自己的全國巡演,即Glass Mansion巡演(2018 )和Diamond Days巡演(2019年) ,他還進行了一系列的夜場表演,包括在Hard Rock、Hakkasan、Las. Vegas、Omnia San Diego和Wynn Las .Vegas帶來的精彩演出。在疫情到來之前,他於2020年初開始的他第三次駐場演出。

“疫情帶來的隔離生活提煉出了音樂中令我興奮的東西。在沒有現場演出機會的情況下,我們對於音樂的要求進一步增加。“Elephantel說,他將繼續寫"對人們有意義"的歌曲。他認為電子舞曲與其說是一種流派,不如說是一種技術,他對於突破自我界限和觀眾的期望充滿期待。擁有數以億計的流媒體數據和不斷增長的社交媒體追隨者,很明顯,Elephante,作為醫學和商業世界的損失,卻將是音樂世界的巨大收穫。

Garnering hundreds of millions of streams across his two EPs, including 2018’s Glass Mansion, which shot straight to #1 on iTunes’ U.S. Dance chart, Elephante is a wildly innovative musical producer, artist and songwriter that listeners can’t help but notice. His versatile soundscapes, fusing melodic electronic dance music with pop, blues and other genres, have earned kudos from Billboard, Rolling Stone and EDM.com, and blown away live audiences at major musical festivals as well as his nightlife residencies and sold-out national tours.

In the wake of his collaborative remix of Mako’s “Chameleon,” an electropop creation praised by media like Vents Magazine (“There is a thrilling dance-floor energy to this production, using uplifting strings and powerhouse drops to take it further”), 2021 promises an evolutionary leap for Elephante (pronounced like Belafonte), the nom de scène of American music artist Tim Wu.

A native of in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Elephante was immersed in music throughout his childhood, beginning with classical piano lessons at age five or six. Self-taught on guitar after discovering alt, indie and mainstream rock, from John Mayer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, his musical influences broadened into hip-hop, from Eminem to Dr. Dre, as well as electronic. A competitive tennis player during high school, his skills and academic record earned him a “lucky” acceptance to Harvard, where he played tennis for two years while diving further into electronic music, playing open-mic nights and managing the campus studio. Pushed toward a sensible pre-med major, it soon became clear that being a doctor wasn’t in his future. In 2011, he graduated Harvard with a B.A. in economics and a minor in music.

Landing a well-paid management consultant job in Los Angeles, it wasn’t long before alarm bells were going off in his head. Now in L.A., he had dreams of getting into the music industry: creating song remixes of diverse artists from Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers to Lorde and Katy Perry, developing his unique sound, and learning the craft of being a producer. He spent every free hour producing music and knew two things for sure: the corporate lifestyle wasn’t for him, and he would never forgive himself if he didn’t give music a real shot. Embracing “the elephant in the room,” he set his sights on the dance music sphere – and Elephante was born.

Signing with CAA in Summer 2014, Elephante began touring, playing college shows and other gigs, segueing into original songs after cutting his teeth on producing remixes. His first indie EP, I Am The Elephante (2016), established his persona and potential with an ambitious nine tracks, which peaked at #20 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. A seamless blend of progressive house, synthpop and trap – replete with epic bangers, emotional songs and groovy tracks, it served as a calling card. Singles included the soaring escapism of “Age of Innocence” (feat. Trouze and Damon Sharpe), the relationship-fueled “Closer” (feat. Bishøp), the percussive “Sirens” (feat. Nevve) and a nod to ‘90s hip-hop, “Hold” (feat. Jessica Jarrell). Billboard called it “crisp and layered… it seems to intentionally buck traditional categorization.”

Elephante’s second EP, Glass Mansion (2018), reached #1 on iTunes’ U.S. Dance chart, pushing beyond pure electronic music with cross-genre creativity and soul-baring songs of frailty and strength, with Billboard lauding that “each track has its own compelling backstory.” Singing lead for the first time on the illusion-busting Glass Mansion, the EP is also distinguished by such standout tracks as the self-doubter “Have It All” (feat. Nevve), the cowboy-confidence “Come Back for You” (feat. Matluck) and the bluesy, guitar-driven “No Room For Lovers” (feat. Crystal).

An engaging live performer beyond the studio, Elephante has appeared at major music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Made in America, EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, Ultra Miami, Phoenix Lights, FVDED in the Park and Chasing Summer. Along with his own sold-out national tours, the Glass Mansion Tour (2018) and the Diamond Days Tour (2019), he’s also played a series of nightlife residencies, including Hard Rock, Hakkasan Las Vegas, Omnia San Diego and Wynn Las Vegas, where he began his third residency in early 2020 before the pandemic hit.

“The quarantine has distilled what excites me about music. It’s really raised the bar for what’s important in a song outside a live setting,” says Elephante, who continues to embrace a mission to write songs “that mean something to people.” Viewing electronic dance music as more of a technique than a genre, he feels most excited pushing boundaries and audience expectations. With hundreds of millions of streams and an ever-growing social media following, it’s clear that the medical and business world’s loss is the music world’s enduring gain.