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About Robin Schulz

In a matter of two short years, producer/DJ Robin Schulz rose to prominence as one of the definitive artists of the post-EDM boom of the 2010s. Born in Osnabrück, Germany, in 1987, Schulz cut his teeth on the local DJ circuit as a teenager, quickly landing his own club night as a 20-year-old tastemaker. Inspired by his breakout success behind the decks, he soon pivoted to production, releasing a handful of buzzing originals and remixes. But once he dropped his 2014 internationally chart-topping remix of "Waves" by Dutch singer/rapper Mr. Probz, he became next in line to claim the DJ throne. The song itself, a downtempo pop ballad turned into a chilled-out, sun-soaked house jam, helped birth and popularize tropical house, an EDM microgenre that ruled festival stages and charts around the world. Indeed, Schulz's feel-good take on dance music—bright, bouncy pop melodies and catchy vocals atop a deep house framework—defined the then-nascent sound. But where other producers were boxed in by the sonic trend, Schulz transcended it, expanding into pop territory. His remix-heavy 2014 debut album, Prayer, saw him reworking dance-friendly pop acts like Lykke Li and Coldplay, while 2015's Sugar featured collaborations with Akon and Moby. His third full-length, 2017's Uncovered, put Schulz’s production prowess on full display: Mixing lush melodies and powerful vocals into his singular blend of pop-meets-dance, the album fulfilled his crossover potential. Just look to "Shed a Light," alongside fellow dance-pop stars David Guetta and Cheat Codes, and "OK," featuring UK crooner James Blunt, and you'll know why Schulz remains two steps ahead on the global dance floor.

HOMETOWN
Osnabrück, Germany
BORN
April 28, 1987