Prince Fox

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Prince Fox
Birth nameSam Lassner
Born (1992-11-25) 25 November 1992 (age 26)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • musician
Instruments
Years active2014–present
LabelsRepublic Records, Casablanca Records, Dimmak, Lowly Palace, independent
Websiteprincefoxmusic.com

Sam Lassner, better known by his stage name Prince Fox or his alias Julien Tranq[1], is an American DJ and producer from Manhattan, New York. He gained notability after remixing songs for 3LAU, Cazzette and SNBRN. He later caught the attention of Casablanca Records, a label owned by Universal Music Group and operated under Republic Records. He was then signed to Casablanca in 2015.[2]

Early life[edit]

Lassner began his career by playing guitar, inspired by John Mayer.[3] He started producing electronic music when he first visited Electric Zoo, an electronic music festival.[4] He began using the stage name "Prince Fox" from the book "The Little Prince" based on two characters -– a prince and a fox.[5] However, prior to becoming known by his stage name, his close friends referred to him as Franklin, in reference to his resemblance to the cartoon turtle. He attends his classes at New York University's Steinhardt Music Technology program.[6]

Musical style[edit]

His music was described as "future pop".[5][7] His biggest inspirations are John Mayer, Skrillex, and Chris Martin describing them as a "three-way tie".

Career[edit]

2015[edit]

His Musings EP was released in October 2015.[2] “I Don’t Wanna Love You” was released as a single through Casablanca Records.[8][9][10][11][7]

He released "Fragile", a collaboration with Hailee Steinfeld as a single.[12] He lost his grandfather before the song was created. Lassner spoke of the collaboration, describing it as 'superstitious' fate. His late-grandfather and Steinfeld share the same birthday date (December 11). "Fragile" was first presented to Lassner by his songwriter-friend Lil Aaron. He then re-arranged it and produced with a style he calls "future pop". When he sent the song to Steinfeld before reworking the lyrics to fit her voice.[13]

He later collaborated with Michelle Buzz to release "Oxygen", a single inspired by the death of his god-grandmother Shirley who died due to lung cancer. Lassner described the song as 'one of the most personal, near and dear songs he's worked on'.[14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
All This Music, Vol. 1[15]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Musings
  • Released: October 9, 2015
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
US
Dance
[16]
US
Airplay
[17]
"I Don't Wanna Love You"
(featuring Melody Noel)
2015 38
"Fragile"
(featuring Hailee Steinfeld)
2016 35
"Oxygen"
(featuring Michelle Buzz)
"Just Call"
(featuring Bella Thorne)
2017 1
"Five Months Later" 2019
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Remixes[edit]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2017[edit]

  • Hey VioletGuys My Age (Prince Fox Remix)[23]
  • Prince Fox - Just Call (Prince Fox VIP)

2019[edit]

  • Nikki Vianna and Matoma - When You Leave (Prince Fox Remix)[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [https://www.instagram.com/p/BvAOP5Rjxyn/ Prince Fox debuts new house alias with slapping remix of Fisher hit "Losing It".
  2. ^ a b Yeung, Neil. "Prince Fox - Biography". www.billboard.com. Rovi. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  3. ^ a b c Bonilla, Darren (2014-10-21). "Aspire To Inspire 030: Prince Fox". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  4. ^ Yeung, Neil. "Prince Fox Bio". MTV Artists. Rovi. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  5. ^ a b Williams, Lexi (2017-01-27). "Behind The Beat: Getting to Know Prince Fox | Mix 247 EDM". Mix 247 EDM. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  6. ^ Joseph, Judah (2012-03-06). "REVIEW: Sam Lassner, "The Introduction"". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  7. ^ a b "Prince Fox Drops Teaser For Upcoming Future Pop Single". We Got This Covered. 2015-11-13. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  8. ^ Jacobs, Ben (2015-11-12). "Prince Fox Teases The Future Pop Hit Of The Year In This Exclusive Video". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  9. ^ Richardson, Torie (2016-02-19). "Prince Fox - "I Don't Wanna Love You" (Ft. Melody Noel)". Noiseporn. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  10. ^ Yau, Jeffrey (2015-12-17). "Prince Fox Announces 'Back To The Future Tour' With Featured Guest StéLouse". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  11. ^ Murray, Robin (19 November 2015). "Premiere: Prince Fox - 'I Don't Wanna Love You' (Ft. Melody Noel)". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  12. ^ Kusnierek, Tim (2016-05-06). "Prince Fox Drops A Fragile Music Video With Hailee Steinfeld". We Got This Covered. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  13. ^ Bein, Kat (5 May 2016). "Prince Fox & Hailee Steinfeld Join Forces on New Single 'Fragile': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  14. ^ Bein, Kat (4 August 2016). "Prince Fox Honors Late God-Grandmother With 'Oxygen' Feat. Michelle Buzz: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  15. ^ "Prince Fox redefines the line between pop and dance music". EDM.com. 2019-06-03. Archived from the original on 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  16. ^ "Dance/Electronic Digital Songs". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  17. ^ "Dance/Mix Show Airplay". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  18. ^ Trew, Tyler (2014-06-12). "3LAU - How You Love Me Feat. Bright Lights (Prince Fox Remix) [Free Download]". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  19. ^ Farley, Jordan (2015-10-21). "Premiere: Beyonce - Crazy In Love (Prince Fox Remix)". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  20. ^ Farley, Jordan (2015-09-22). "Prince Fox unleashes "Wait Until Tomorrow" V.I.P. celebrating new EP and record deal". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  21. ^ Times, Music (2016-01-20). "Felix Jaehn Releases EP With Remixes By Prince Fox, Phantoms". Music Times. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  22. ^ Meadow, Matthew (2015-03-04). "Atlas Bound - Tell Me (Prince Fox Remix) [Free Download]". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  23. ^ Goldberg, Sydney (2017-01-27). "Prince Fox Knows How to Treat Hey Violet in "Guys My Age" Remix". Noiseporn. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  24. ^ Baer, Ethan (2019-06-12). "Prince Fox remixes 'When You Leave' by Matoma and Nikki Vianna". EDM.com. Archived from the original on 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2019-06-20.