Las Vegas-based performer Justin Blau, aka 3LAU, is an in-demand DJ and electronic music producer known for his electro-, dubstep-, and house-influenced style.
Born in Syossett, New York in 1991, Blau grew up in a creative family and began singing and playing guitar and piano in his youth. At age 13, he moved with his family to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he continued playing music. It wasn't until traveling in Sweden in 2011 that he discovered electronic dance music. By the end of the year, he had adopted the stage name 3LAU and begun mixing his own tracks, uploading mash-ups to YouTube. Also that year, he debuted the first volume of his ongoing Dance Floor Filth series and had his material spun by several prominent DJs, including Porter Robinson and Bob Sinclair. Interest in 3LAU's talents spread quickly, and he was soon commissioned for a bevy of official remixes, including one for Zedd's "Spectrum." In April 2014 he released "Vikings," a collaboration with Botnek on the Dim Mak label. More singles followed, including 2014's "We Came to Bang" (featuring Luciana), 2015's "Alive Again" (featuring Emma Hewitt), 2016's "Is It Love" (featuring Yeah Boy), and more. He then paired with Said the Sky and Neonheart for 2016's "Fire." Led by the 2017 singles "On My Own," "Walk Away," and "Star Crossed," 3LAU's full-length debut, Ultraviolet, arrived in February 2018. Single "Touch" with Carly Paige became a modest hit and the collection received the Remixed treatment later that year. 3LAU teamed with Paige again in 2019 for the bright single "Would You Understand." ~ Matt Collar