Tim Wu (born November 10th, 1989), better known by his stage name Elephante, is an American producer and DJ based in Los Angeles, CA.
Elephante produces and performs "big room anthem house," and is best known for his unique remixes of songs such as: Clean Bandit's "Rather Be", Calvin Harris's "Summer", Lorde's "Team" and Katy Perry's "Dark Horse. Bloggers compare his sound to Alesso, Dubvision, and Avicii. His alias, Elephante, stems from the dissatisfaction he experienced while working a corporate job, according to an interview with EDM tunes. As of 2014 he is currently signed to Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
Elephante was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan to Taiwanese-American parents on November 10th, 1989. He was classically trained in piano at the age of 8 and is a self-taught guitarist. After graduating from Huron High School in 2007, he went on to attend Harvard University where he graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Music.
Elephante started his music career as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, recording an acoustic EP before falling in love with electronic music. His first official release was a remix of Illenium - "Escape", out on June 12th on Prep School Records. Since then he has created a string of high-profile mixes for artists like: Dirty South, Galantis, Oliver Heldens, and more.
Elephante released his first EP in November 2013.