Au5's music encompasses a range of electronic genres such as dubstep, house, trance, drum and bass, drumstep and ambient, and he is known for fusing the characteristics of trance and dubstep in his music.
30 Facts About Au5
Au5 is best known for his releases on Canadian label Monstercat, some of which have received millions of views on YouTube.
Au5 performed at South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in 2015.
Au5 later toured with Swedish producer Liquid Stranger and Israeli duo Infected Mushroom and performed at Motion Notion festival in British Columbia, Canada, in 2016.
Au5 made two releases on British label NoCopyrightSounds, "Lush", with American duo Last Heroes featuring Holly Drummond, and "Closer", featuring Danyka Nadeau.
Au5 returned to Monstercat in 2018 with the single "The Journey", featuring Australian musician Trove.
Au5 has collaborated with various artists including BT, Crystal Skies, Fractal, Mr Bill, Last Heroes and Seven Lions, among others.
In May 2012, Au5 released his first EP, Iconoclast, on Atom Recordings, which consisted of five dubstep tracks.
Au5 subsequently released a dubstep VIP of "The Seahorse" from Anchus Definy and an original dubstep track titled "Iteration" on Excision's label Rottun Recordings in June 2012.
Au5 described this in April 2013 as one of several turning points in his music career.
In March 2014, Au5 released the progressive house track "Follow You", featuring Danyka Nadeau, which was followed up by a remix EP in July, featuring remixes by Ducked Ape, Fractal, Rootkit, Virtual Riot and Volant as well as a VIP.
In March 2015, Au5 performed at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
Au5 stated that he had begun to deviate with the label in terms of sound.
In early 2016, Au5 toured the United States with Swedish producer Liquid Stranger and American producer Space Jesus on the "Rise of the Wakaan" tour, his first major tour.
In July 2016, Au5 performed at Motion Notion festival in Golden, British Columbia, Canada, which he has said was one of his favourite places to perform at.
Au5 toured with Israeli duo Infected Mushroom on their Return to the Sauce album tour in late 2016 and early 2017.
In November 2016, Au5 released Freefall, a four-track EP with Christina Soto, on Gravitas Recordings.
In January 2017, Au5 released his first sample pack, Elemental, on Splice Sounds, followed by a second sample pack in December based on the Freefall EP.
Au5 toured with Seven Lions on his "Journey II" tour in late 2018.
Au5 continued to release music in 2019, both on Monstercat and with self-releases.
In February 2020, Au5 collaborated with Nytrix a second time to release the dubstep track "Always In A Nightmare".
Au5 later released his fourth LP, Alchemy, which featured a downtempo style of music.
Au5's music encompasses a range of electronic genres, including dubstep, house, trance, drum and bass, drumstep and ambient.
Au5 has described his sound as "melodically and sonically rich electronic music" and has noted that he is especially known for his take on dubstep.
Au5 has described himself as fusing the characteristics of trance and dubstep in his music.
Au5 has cited BT as an influence, whom he first heard through the 2011 track "A Million Stars".
Au5 has named Aphex Twin, Infected Mushroom, Isqa, Koven, Madeon, MakO, Mr Bill, Tennyson, Seven Lions, Sorrow and Xilent as influences.
Au5 has stated that his primary influence for producing ambient music was the 1995 Jonn Serrie track "Continuum", which he heard at around age 16.
Au5 had previously lived in California from 2015 to 2016.
Au5 has described Fractal as a major personal influence and friend.