With a metal and punk background, Seven Lions is experienced in playing bass, guitar and the drums. Talk about multi-talented! But has he ever thought of doing a live set that incorporates him playing the instruments he’s so well-versed in? “I used to think about it all the time,” Montalvo explained. “After a while, though, I’m just so used to traveling with my backpack. It feels more versatile having a DJ setup opposed to loading and unloading a whole set of instruments and equipment.” Every musician has their inspiration - it’s what kick starts their career. Everyone who knows and loves Seven Lions is familiar with how he followed his love for Above & Beyond, and vocalist Zoe Johnston, and how he downloaded the parts to their “You Got to Go” single and entered the song’s remix competition using a copy of Fruity Loops. Inspiration aside, Seven Lions explained that “maintaining a love and passion for music” is what continues to drive him to create new and fulfilling work. “I’ve always just loved music,” Jeff told us, “ever since I was a kid - and I know that I always will.” “Day to Come” to “Worlds Apart”, “Throes of Winter” to “Creation”, his music takes you on a journey through different dimensions, to a new atmosphere - but you may be surprised that the world-renowned Santa Barbarabased DJ and producer, Seven Lions, is really just a man who appreciates craft beer and Game of Thrones, and who considers his pup, Khaleesi, his spirit animal. We totally appreciate that name inspiration!
Published on Dec 1, 2016
RAVER MAGAZINE 016 (November) Read this month's issue of Raver Magazine featuring interviews with Seven Lions, Emily Tan, Ephwurd, MaRLo, C...