Jauz whose real name is Sam Vogel is a musician, music producer, and a popular American disc jockey. Jauz is the founder and CEO of Bite This and is based in San Francisco, United States. He has collaborated with artists like Skrillex, Diplo, Tiesto, and Dillon Francis to mention a few. One of the highest point in his career was headlining the Bill Graham San Francisco Concert in 2017. Below are his biography and other facts one ought to know about the musician.
Jauz Biography (Age)
Sam Vogel was born on September the 2nd 1993 in Mill Valley, California, the U.S. He had a strong affinity for music and sound mixing when growing up. He says about his music career that he has always known he was going to do music but he just wasn’t sure how he would go about it. As he grew up, his dreams and aspirations continued to change.
At age 15, he started playing the guitar and making electronic music on his computer. He fell in love with this style of music because it was independent and he decided to get serious with it.
When he decided to pursue a career in music, he enrolled at Icon Collective music production school to learn all he could about his new field of interest. Sam worked hard and started releasing his own tracks before he adopted the name ‘Jauz’. He initially used the name ‘Escape Dubstep’ as a stage name but switched to ‘Jauz’ due to its shortness and simplicity. He described the name as a slang that means ‘bullshit’.
Jauz started his career officially in 2013 by doing remixes and the songs caught the attention of some well-known DJs like Skrillex, Borgore, and Diplo. Another individual that was key to Jauz’s career was Kennedy Jones. Jones played one of his remixes which brought him to the limelight. Jones also introduced him to Moe Shalizi who became his manager. This connection helped him to release music on Buygore (Borgore’s record label).
Jauz went ahead to release his single “Feel the Volume” in 2014 under Mad Decent (Diplo’s record label). He also released different songs on various electronic dance music labels like Spinnin Records, Monstercat, amongst others. In 2015, as part of a program, Jauz collaborated with Skrillex in the release of a single titled “Squad Out”. He also teamed up with Diplo to remix “Final Song” in December 2016.
The year 2017 was one of the biggest for Jauz. He founded and launched his record label – Bite This – on the 6th of November. He also released a number of singles including “The Game,” “I Hold Still”, “Ghost”, and “Claim to Be.”
Subsequently, he featured alongside different artists releasing songs like “Keep the Rave Alive”, “Motherfuckers”, “Diamonds”, “Super Fly”, and “Dance Floor”.
His Net Worth
Jauz is not prone to flaunting his wealth on social media so it is hard to pin down his actual net worth. With the number of YouTube views he has and the success of the songs he has released, his net worth is bound to be substantial. While some have reported the amount to be at about $1.7 million, others have argued that it is more. In all, he seems to be doing well for himself.
Jauz is a married man who has already begun building a family of his own. He proposed to his longtime girlfriend Joan Walker on valentine’s day 2018. Sam and Joan have been together before he had any form of claim to fame. Joan shared the news of her engagement on Twitter on the 25th of February 2018. She gushed about their relationship and how she couldn’t wait to spend the rest of her life with the DJ.
They finally tied the knot the same year on the 2nd of December in Hawaii with Jauz sharing lovely pictures on his social media pages. The couple had a private wedding with close friends and family in attendance.
Facts To Know About The DJ
1. Jauz was also initially interested in filmmaking and attended a film school at Loyola Marymount University.
2. He produces Dubstep, Chill trap, and Bass house incorporating heavy bass sounds that are similar to the aesthetics of the 80s and the 90s.
3. While Jauz has received some criticism for his musical style especially on social media, others admire his unique kind of music – he uses Ableton for his digital audio workstation.
4. His fans have described his sound as diverse and boundary-breaking with a mixture of hip-hop, house, dubstep, heavy bass, and almost every strain existent on electronic dance music.
5. Jauz was for the first time (in 2019) lined up as one of the artists performing in Coachella 2019.