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Birth nameSam Vogel
Born (1993-09-02) September 2, 1993 (age 25)
OriginMill Valley, California, United States
  • DJ
  • musician
  • record producer
Years active2013-present

Sam Vogel, better known by his stage name Jauz (/ɔːz/ JAW-z),[2] is an American DJ and electronic dance music producer based in San Francisco, United States.[3] He is also the founder and CEO of "Bite This"

Early life[edit]

Vogel grew up in Northern California.[4] He began playing guitar and producing electronic music on his computer at the age of 15.[4][5][6] He went to Icon Collective music production school.[7][8][9] He previously went to a film school in Loyola Marymount University before deciding to pursue a musical career, prompting him to enroll in Icon Collective.[7] He began releasing future house tracks before adopting the stage name Jauz.[7] His career kickstarted when fellow musician Kennedy Jones had played one of his remixes.[7] Jones also had introduced him to his manager, Moe Shalizi which helped Vogel to release music on Borgore's record label, Buygore.[7]

Musical style[edit]

Vogel produces chill trap, bass house and dubstep.[3] He also incorporates heavy bass sounds similar to the styles in the 80s and 90s.[10] Vogel uses Ableton as his digital audio workstation.[11]



Before starting his professional career, he used "Escape Dubstep" as a stage name.[11] He later used 'Jauz' because he thought it was short, simple and catchy despite hating the word.[12] The name was also described by Vogel as a slang word for 'bullshit' and a liar.[12] He started his career by uploading remixes.[3] His songs caught the attention of well-known DJs such as Diplo, Skrillex and Borgore.[10]


He released the single "Feel the Volume" via Diplo's record label, Mad Decent.[10]


He collaborated with Skrillex to release the single "Squad Out!" as part of a program.[3] He also released songs on Monstercat and Spinnin' Records.[10][13] In December 2016, he collaborated with Diplo to remix 's song, "Final Song".[14][15]


In 2017, he released singles "Claim to Be", "The Game", "I Hold Still", "Alpha" and "Ghost".[16]

He also founded the record label Bite This on November 6, 2017.[17]



  1. ^ Andrew Claps (September 18, 2016). "JAUZ Breaks Out Of Bass House, Debuts Unexpected New Remix At Ultra [MUST LISTEN]". Your EDM. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  2. ^ Griesman, Michelle (June 11, 2015). "Interview: Jauz On The Key To Success". CraveOnline. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Simpson, Paul. "Jauz – Biography". Billboard. Rovi. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Chesler, Josh (September 14, 2015). "Jauz Says His New Buddies Diplo and Skrillex Are "Just Normal Guys"". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  5. ^ Bein, Kat (July 28, 2016). "Why Star EDM DJ Jauz Is 'Beginning to Be Afraid'". Redbull. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Jauz Bio | Jauz Career". MTV Artists. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c d e Hankins, Molly (April 2, 2015). "Jauz Talks Overcoming Creative Frustration, Working w/ Heroes, and His Rapid Ascent To Icon Status". Nest HQ. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "Jauz Information". The DJ List. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  9. ^ Cha, Daniel (September 14, 2015). "Jauz Reveals What It's Like Working With EDM Superstars Like Skrillex & Diplo". Your EDM. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  10. ^ a b c d Simpson, Paul. "Jauz | Biography & History". AllMusic. Rovi. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Chipman, Evan (December 12, 2015). "Jauz Takes A Bite Out of Dance Music And Holds Nothing Back". www.magneticmag.com. Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  12. ^ a b McCarthy, Will (August 11, 2016). "'Off the Deep End': Jauz discusses his roots, success, and future plans". www.dancingastronaut.com. Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Sundius, Michael (December 16, 2016). "Jauz Announces Off The Deep End Series for 2017: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  14. ^ Jones, Connor (December 6, 2016). "Diplo And Jauz Team Up To Remix MØ's "Final Song"". We Got This Covered. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  15. ^ Sirota, Rebecca (December 8, 2016). "MØ "Final Song" is Remixed by Jauz & Diplo | The Nocturnal Times". www.thenocturnaltimes.com. The Nocturnal Times. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  16. ^ McCloskey, Jacob (March 20, 2017). "JAUZ Drops Fire New Single "The Game"". Noiseporn. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  17. ^ Rishty, David (November 6, 2017). "Jauz Launches Bite This Label, Announces New Compilation 'Off The Deep End Vol. 1'". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2018.