From: Born in China, grew up in US
DJ style: “Tech-house.”
Best known for: “‘What you Made’, ‘Shining’, ‘Secrets’, ‘The Ones We Lost’, ‘Hundred Times’.”
Chinese-born Lizzy Wang — nowadays residing in New Jersey — has paved the way for DJs from her home country. She was the first Chinese female DJ to perform at Ultra Music Festival, and her music is getting recognition in worldwide dance music charts far and wide, including America’s Billboard. Starting out in 2016 with her first gig in Shanghai, she quickly gained a reputation throughout the rest of Asia and now regularly tours across America and beyond.
Her US tour earlier this year included shows in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Her latest release ‘Feels So Right’, alongside vocalist Tom King, is an emotive peak-time track. She’s just released a new remix of her collaboration with Dutch producer Hedegaard featuring singer Brandon Beal, ‘The Ones We Lost’, which samples ‘Pretty Little Ditty’ from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Her music can also be found signed to Spinnin’ Records and Whet Records, and there’s plenty more to come.
Hero of 2023: “Dom Dolla, John Summit, Black Coffee.”
Fave tune of 2023: “Skrillex & Boys Noize ‘Fine Day Anthem’, MK & Dom Dolly ‘Rhyme Dust’, FISHER ‘Yeah The Girls’.”
Best DJ set you’ve seen in 2023: “Dom Dolla at Brooklyn Mirage in May.”
What was the most exciting tech development of 2023?
“The rise of AI-generated music. AI technology can be used to create unique and personalised music, allowing for more creative expression.”
Rising star DJ/producer of 2023: “John Summit.”
What gives you hope for 2024? “I have many ideas on new music, and I can’t wait to share it with you all!”