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Ansel Elgort Makes DJ Ansolo Official: I’m Not A ‘Celebrity Trying To Become A Musician'

Ansel signs record deal and announces first single.

Watch out EDM fans: There's a new DJ about to get in the mix, and he goes by the name of Ansolo.

But some of you may know him as Ansel Elgort. Yes, that same Ansel that starred in "The Fault In Our Stars" and the "Divergent" series.

Ansolo, who recently played at New York's Electric Zoo festival, has been playing festivals and establishing himself in the EDM world for the past few years, but now he's ready to take it to the next level, signing a deal with Island Records and announcing a new single, "To Life."

"I guess I would call [my music] groovy club music, a bit progressive. It can be euphoric at times, and it can be intense at times," he told Rolling Stone. It makes you feel things."

And it's making his fellow DJs feel things as well, since they have started playing his record during their sets.

"With this new track, 'To Life,' every DJ I've played it for is really excited by it. To me, it's the best thing in the world when Axwell and Ingrosso or Steve Angello are playing my record," he said. "These are people I look up to, and my goal was to have one of them play my record. Now they're playing the music I'm creating for thousands of people, and they're all going nuts. That's the best feeling. Now I'm the one who will actually be DJ'ing."

Ansolo revealed that listening to a Laidback Luke version of John Legend's "Heartbreaker" is what got him interested in music, before he moved on to early Avicii and Skrillex remixes. But four years later, at the age of 21, he's making his own mark, but he's not taking advantage of his high-profile actor status to secure slots at these festivals.

"The last thing I want to be is a joke or to not be credible. I want to enter the music industry and be respected as a musician, not just as a celebrity trying to become a musician," Ansolo said. "So I played a lot of shows but was always opening. I didn't headline until I knew that I had a fan base."

And that fan base will continue to grow with his new single and four-track EP, which is done but needs vocals.

"For 'To Life,' there are a lot of real instruments in the track, which is a great way to mix nostalgia and this new thing," he said. "I'm going to try to get disco-inspired musicians and people playing great bass lines. The next EP will be like a new version of disco that will also have my groovy, clubby sound. It's something new."

And his goal is to not just make something new, but also something great. Ansolo is hoping that he is recognized not as an actor turned musician but as someone who "can make really magical things."

It seems like he's well on his way.