Jeff Montalvo, better known as Seven Lions, was born on 31 March 1987 in Santa Barbara, California. He is a famous DJ, producer, remixer, and instrumentalist. Jeff started his music career in 2010. He works with such styles as trance, melodic dubstep, electro house, drum and bass. Seven Lions released eight EPs and many singles and official remixes for respectable labels, such as Viper Recordings, OWSLA, Republic Records, Casablanca Records, and Monstercat.
Jeff loved music since childhood. When he was seven, Jeff’s father brought home a personal computer Macintosh and keyboards. The boy learned how to make music quickly. Later, he learned to play guitar, bass guitar, and drums. Montalvo performed with several punk groups and then became a fan of electronic music.
In his interviews, Jeff shared that he chose electronic music because of its availability. He didn’t want to wait for the group to be formed. The artist was rushing to make his own music. Initially, he used Fruity Loops software.
In college, Jeff became a fan of trance after listening to the old records of DJ Tiesto. When he was 20, Montalvo attended a rave session. He got inspired and started working with trance music.