Nathan & Zach Blaustone make up the electronic duo Blaus. Based in San Francisco, the brothers merge live instrumentation with digital samples to produce music that blends atmospheric house, experimental tech jazz, and hip-hop. They are the sons of a pastor, but born with rebellious minds. Their goal is to blend all arts, to fuse the tangible with the digital and the new sub-genre “Booty House” is their way of uniting these elements of the music scene. After winning the Discovery Project White Wonderland 2013 by Insomniac Events, the brothers began infusing rhythmical prose and live instrumentation to their electronic sound. Through a prolific cycle of writing, recording and touring, a human warmth echoed forth and The Tone was produced, a 6 song EP, out on local Bay Area label Tricycle Records on August 5th , 2014.
Nathan and Zach Blaustone
‘The Tone’ succeeds as the sort of cult breakthrough Debut was for Björk; production-wise, it is unpredictable, organic, and ultimately a gem that’ll be cherished by their current and soon-to-be fans.” – The B-Side
“Working diligently and staying focused has been paying off handsomely for Nathan and Zach Blaustone of Northern Californian Duo Blaus, who’s innovative, genre-busting “Booty-House” sound has caught Insomniac’s ears and won them an opening spot on White Wonderland” – Digilove
“This up-and-coming ambient house duo possesses an overwhelming amount of promise.” – EDM Network
“With Insomnaic’s star studded line-ups, it is rare to hear people mention the opening act—but this event was different. Perhaps it was White Wonderland’s single stage, or the growing popularity of the Discovery Project. Either way, there was quite a buzz surrounding BLAUS, this year’s White Wonderland Discovery Project winners.” – Into The AM
” Original and forward-thinking tracks beyond just replication of big-room songs.” – Fest Heads
“Nathan and Zach are going against the commercial sounds of today. Their unique stylistic choices coupled with their upbeat tunes make them worth checking out and following.” – EDM Maniac