Seven DJs to Check Out at Life Is Beautiful

Major Lazer

This DJ supergroup—made up of frequent Las Vegas visitor Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire—plays its own versions of dance hall, reggae and trap, but with an EDM twist. The trio has been making the festival rounds, and earlier this summer at Chicago’s Lollapalooza, their set was so “LIT” that the power went out! In recent years, the trio has crossed over into the pop world, putting out collaborative tracks with vocalists including Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber. See them: Sunday, September 25.


Australian-bred future-bass pioneer Harley Streten is enjoying the successes of his signature sound becoming popularized by electronic fans worldwide. His 2016 album, Skin, turned out hits such as the summer anthem “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai, and was his first single ever to go platinum. See him: Sunday, September 25.


The man in the shadows fuses R&B vibes with his electronic productions for a sultry and mysterious experience. He performs behind a sheath with a curated light show to obfuscate his identity. Zhu’s festival performance comes just months after the release of his debut album, Generationwhy. See him: Friday, September 23.

Crystal Castles

Ethan Kath and Edith Frances make up Crystal Castles, an electronic punk-pop experiment that arose during the good ol’ blog-house era of the early 2000s. Their fourth album, Amnesty (I), was released on August 19, just in time to bring fresh sounds to the stage at Life Is Beautiful. See them: Saturday, September 24.


Snakehips is another electronic duo that has crossed over into the pop realm. Their most recent release was a collaborative effort called “Cruel” with ex-boy bander and current bad boy Zayn (formerly Zayn Malik of One Direction), and their summer song “All My Friends,” featured radio runners Tinashe and Chance the Rapper. Snakehips’ electronic R&B jams are sure to get you writhing. See them: Sunday, September 25.


One of OWSLA’s top dogs is Amber Giles, the multigenre, bass-heavy DJ and producer from Phoenix. She was “discovered” in 2014 after a DJ set on an art car, when Skrillex showed up and asked to play alongside her. Now she’s producing dance floor bangers and traveling the world. She’s even curating her own Fk a Genre Tour that kicks off right after Life Is Beautiful and features such greats as A-Trak, Dave 1 of Chromeo, Anna Lunoe and more. See her: Sunday, September 25.


Isabelle Rezazadeh brings something entirely unique to the table. Her dark, techno-esque sounds have been compared to the work of French musician Gesaffelstein, yet her productions are so original they can hardly be classified. You’ll just have to see (and hear) for yourself! See her: Friday, September 23.