|Birth name||Austin Collins|
|Born||September 18, 1992|
New Jersey, United States
|Genres||Electronic, dubstep, drum and bass, house, electro house, ambient, trance and glitch hop|
|Instruments||Piano, Bass, Synthesizer, Digital Audio Workstation (Logic Pro, FL Studio, Ableton Live)|
|Years active||2008 - present|
Funky Element Records
Walt Disney Records/Pixar
|Website||Au5 on Facebook|
Austin Collins, also known by his stage name Au5 (pronounced "A U five"), is an American electronic dance music producer from New Jersey, United States. The name Au5 comes from Austin's first three letters of his name.
On August 29, 2014, Au5 released his track "Snowblind" on Monstercat, featured on the compilation 019 - Endeavour and currently has over 7 million views on YouTube. Au5 has repeatedly made his way into Beatport's Top 10, spanning various genres by combining elements of electro house, progressive house, trance, and dubstep, while experimenting with others. He has collaborated with Fractal and I.Y.F.F.E multiple times.
Since the age of 4, Austin has been involved with music, and has had constant exposure to multiple genres, both old and contemporary. He received weekly classical piano training until the age of 12. He started using Easy Beat, a simple multi-track MIDI sequencer, when he was 8 years old, and when he was 11, he learned the program GarageBand. At the age of 12, he began taking production more seriously; having been in numerous bands, and learning how to mix, Austin decided to start a solo project as Au5.
Austin's debut album, Minimality, was self-released on September 28, 2010 and included trance elements. He later self-released an 8-track album, Anchus Definy, on June 30, 2011. His EP Iconoclast was later released through Atom recordings on May 14, 2012.
Au5 also collaborated with BT on the single "Partysaurus Overflow" for Walt Disney Records/Pixar, and was also featured with Matt Hales on BT's single "Surrounded", which made it to #2 on Beatport's dubstep chart. Alongside Bada and Fractal, Au5 contributed to the track "City Life" from BT's album A Song Across Wires, released on August 16, 2013, by Armada Music.
"Sweet" (A collaboration with Auratic and I.Y.F.F.E), a complextro song, was Austin's debut release on Monstercat on February 11, 2013. He later released "Halcyon", a drumstep track along with Fractal. Au5's first solo release on Monstercat was his Blossom EP, featuring the melodic dubstep track "Blossom" and the drum and bass track "Moonland." A 4-track EP was later released on Monstercat with Fractal on December 2, 2013, titled Secret Weapon EP, with 3 of the tracks uploaded to the Monstercat YouTube channel. In these releases, Au5 used Trance, Bass and House influences to create fast-paced, heavy yet melodic tracks.
"Follow You", a progressive house song featuring vocals from Danyka Nadeau, was released through Monstercat in March 2014, and a remix EP was released on July the same Year, featuring remixes from Rootkit, Virtual Riot, Fractal, Ducked Ape, Volant, Rhythmics, and a VIP mix. Austin later released "Snowblind", featuring vocals from Tasha Baxter, a dubstep song that seamlessly fuses melodic, vocal parts and heavy sections with a unique drop, again through Monstercat, and has since become Au5's most popular song, reaching #1 on Beatport and amassing over 3.5 million views on YouTube. A free self-released remix EP was later released. He closed out his 2014 tracks with the commercial house song "Crossroad" featuring Danyka Nadeau.
2015 saw Austin release Tracks of increasing variety. "Dream Of Love", a glitch hop collaboration with Heavy J featuring vocals from Kenny Raye, was released on Simplify Recordings in May. Au5 later released 3 singles under Monstercat: "Inside", an electro house track with vocals from Danyka Nadeau; "Atlantis", a dubstep song; and "Guardians" a progressive house song featuring Fiora; he also released a 2-track EP with Fractal entitled "Ison / Pavonine".
It was announced on February 10 that Austin would be joining Infected Mushroom on their 2015 US Tour.
As of 2016, Austin is no longer signed to Monstercat, stating that he and Monstercat began to deviate in terms of their music, but they were on good terms. He released an extended play, titled "Freefall", on Gravitas Recordings in 2016.
Austin has been known to employ trance influences in his dubstep tracks and elsewhere. His tracks are generally characterised by a strong basslines and atmospheric pads. Au5 has produced dubstep, drumstep, drum and bass, electro house, progressive house, trance, ambient as well as orchestral, frequently combining elements of each.
|Subvert (with Fractal)|
|Secret Weapon (with Fractal)|
|2014||Follow You (The Remixes) (feat. Danyka Nadeau)|
|2015||Snowblind (The Remixes) (feat. Tasha Baxter)|
|Ison / Pavonine (with Fractal)|
|Dream of Love (The Remixes) (with Heavy J featuring Kenny Raye)|
|2016||Any Longer / Hit Rewind (feat. Q'AILA)|
|Freefall (feat. Cristina Soto)|
|2018||The Recency Effect (with Mr. Bill)|
|"The Seahorse VIP"|
|"Partysaurus Overflow" (with BT)|
|2013||"Lucky" (with Auratic and I.Y.F.F.E)|
|"Sweet" (with Auratic and I.Y.F.F.E)|
|"Crystal Mathematics" (feat. Shaz Sparks)|
|"Flower of Life/First Blood" (with I.Y.F.F.E and Helicopter Showdown)|
|"Halcyon" (with Fractal)|
|"French Cigarette" (with I.Y.F.F.E)|
|"Secret Weapon" (with Fractal)|
|"Blue" (with Fractal)|
|"Dreaming" (with Fractal)|
|"Tendril" (with Collin McLoughlin)|
|"Follow You" (feat. Danyka Nadeau)|
|"Snowblind" (feat. Tasha Baxter)|
|"Spawn" (with Fractal and Bird of Prey)|
|"Crossroad" (feat. Danyka Nadeau)|
|"Serenata" (feat. Keeley)|
|"Dream of Love" (with Heavy J, feat. Kenny Raye)|
|"Inside" (feat. Danyka Nadeau)|
|"Bigger Than Me" (With Tasha Baxter)|
|"Guardians" (feat. Fiora)|
|"Shlappy" (With Mr. Bill)|
|"Return To Moonland"|
|"I Miss You" (feat. Kenny Rave)|
|"Sea Rose" (With River Accorsi)|
|"Yeah Boi" (With River Accorsi)|
|"Impulse" (With Culprate)|
|"Lush" (With Last Heroes, feat. Holly Drummond)|
|2018||"The Zero Point" (feat. Holly Drummond)|
|"Closer" (feat. Danyka Nadeau)|
|2011||Erasure - "I Lose Myself"|
|2012||Lightspeed Rescue - "Keep Your Body Moving"|
|LMFAO - "Party Rock Anthem"|
|BT, Nadia Ali, & Arty - "Must Be the Love"|
|Adventure Club - "Wait" (with I.Y.F.F.E)|
|2013||Singularity - "Breathe" (with Auratic and I.Y.F.F.E)|
|Seven Lions feat. Fiora - "Days to Come" (with I.Y.F.F.E.)|
|Dino Safari - "Ghost Named Charlie"|
|ShockOne feat. Metrik & Kyza - "Lazerbeam"|
|Singularity - "Alone" (with Fractal)|
|Digital Eyes - "Samuel L. Jackson"|
|Faruk Sabanci feat. Jaren - "Discover"|
|BT feat. Matt Hales - "Surrounded"|
|Prismatic - "Minty" (with Fractal)|
|Scatman John - "Scatman" (with Savant, Fractal, and Prismatic)|
|Blatwax - "Illuminate"|
|2014||Yanntek - "Moving On"|
|Fractal - "Urchin"|
|Manufactured Superstars feat. Jarvis Church - "Stay"|
|Virtual Riot - "We're Not Alone"|
|Akira Complex - "Odyssey"|
|Revolvr & Genesis feat. Splitbreed - "Unstoppable"|
|Juventa feat. Kelly Sweet - "Superhuman"|
|Xilent feat. Sue Gerger - "The Place"|
|2015||Illenium & Said The Sky feat. Cristina Soto - "Painted White" (with Fractal)|
|Infected Mushroom feat. Sasha Grey - "Fields of Grey"|
|2017||Psy-Fi - "Ecotone"|
|2018||APEK feat. Stassi - "Supernatural"|
|"Deep In The Mist"|
|2017||"Elemental [Sample Pack]"|
- "Au5 Official Soundcloud".
- Monstercat (August 29, 2014), [Dubstep] - Au5 - Snowblind (feat. Tasha Baxter) [Monstercat Release], retrieved February 18, 2016
- Ben Gutnik, "EDM CHARTS’ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW | Au5" EDM Charts, April 14, 2013
- Aleks Zander, "Exclusive Interview With Ground-Breaking Artist – "Au5″ V.I.Peeps, March 22, 2014
- Michael Sundius, "Seven Lions – Days to Come (AU5 & I.Y.F.F.E. Remix)", Dancing Astronaut, January 1, 2013
- Mike Bastoli, "Partysaurus Overflow Available for Download", Big Screen Animation, November 19, 2012
- US Tour. , February 21, 2014
- "Hey its Au5, ask me anything! • r/EDM". reddit. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
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