Traveling by bus sounds good to Sam Vogel.
In fact, it’s a nice change from living in airports, waiting for flights.
“And I get to sleep as long as I want,” Vogel quips during a recent interview. “I have my streaming, gaming and recording at my side, so I can do any of it while I’m on the road. I do wish I could bring my wife and dog with me. It would be complete.”
Vogel has been carving out a niche for himself in the electronic dance music world.
Onstage, he’s known as Jauz.
At 26, the Los Angeles-based producer and musician has gotten support from such heavyweights as Zedd, Skrillex and Diplo.
He’s been turning out music regularly, and his latest release is the EP “Dangerous Waters.”
He will stop at The Stage at Santa Ana Star on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Vogel has been traveling the world for six years.
Although he’s quickly becoming a veteran of the industry, he remains humble.
“I wake up and feel like it’s my first year,” he says. “I have the drive to always do better. Everything is still exciting and fresh. I’m always thinking how I’m going to push to the next level.”
One thing that hasn’t changed over the six years is his motto, “Music has no boundaries.”
“The goal is to make all of these under one label or brand,” he says. “I think it helps a lot of I’m not making ‘bass house’ all the time. I can wake up every day and have 15 or 30 projects on my computer. Everything is going to be very different.”
Vogel says the EP came together quickly.
He was already working on music with like the likes of Jump System, Nonsens, TYNAN and Franky Nuts.
“These were projects I started with people that I work close with,” he says. “When I had enough, I wanted to get the EP out and do a tour.”
Vogel last visited El Rey Theater a few years ago and is excited about his return to New Mexico, not only to perform, but to eat some food.
“One of my best girlfriends is from Albuquerque, and she took me to Duran’s Pharmacy,” he says. “It was some of the best food I’ve tasted. The show went well, too, and with this show, you’ll get a full-stage experience.”