Elephante is the recording and performing moniker of Tim Wu, a Los Angeles-based EDM DJ/producer known for his big-room progressive house anthems and remixes of artists ranging from Clean Bandit to Lorde. He generally tends to produce pop-leaning vocal dance tracks, but he dips into slower, trap-inspired numbers as well. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1989, Wu began playing music at an early age, receiving classical piano training before teaching himself to play guitar.
Elephante graduated from Harvard University in 2011 and initially tried to break into the music business as an acoustic singer/songwriter before switching to electronic dance music. Elephante started out creating remixes before producing original tracks, and his first EP was released in 2013. Since then, he’s released dozens of tracks and remixes, with songs like “I Want You” and “Age of Innocence” receiving millions of online streams.
His debut full-length, I Am the Elephante, appeared in 2016. “Troubled,” a collaborative single with singer Deb’s Daughter, appeared in early 2017.