With such a stacked lineup this year at Das Energi, how do you decide who to see? We’ve got you covered with our top picks!
Das Energi, Utah’s biggest annual dance music festival, is back for its 11th edition. As V2 Presents has shown us, each year gets bigger and better! Held at The Great Saltair near Salt Lake City from August 11-12, there’s no better party in all of Utah. This year’s weather will be hot, so if you’re wondering what to wear, we have a few things in mind to help out.
This year’s lineup is packed with world-class artists such as Deorro, DJ Snake, Audien, Liquid Stranger, Tchami, Porter Robinson, and Zeds Dead. With so many choices of artists to see, deciding which ones to add to your schedule may feel overwhelming. To help you out, we’ve done some homework to get you our top picks of artists to catch at Das Energi.
Tickets for Das Energi are still available, but make sure to snag yours quickly before they sell out! You can purchase your ticket through the official website so you don’t miss out on all the fun.
Six Artists Not to Miss at Das Energi 2023
Based in Los Angeles, Noizu perfectly captures the summer tech house beat with popular songs such as “Rave Alarm,” “Summer 91,” and “Jungle,” to name a few. If you’re looking for the ultimate party with bumping sounds and a happy crowd, he’s the one to bring it. Be sure to listen to his latest release, “Push to Start,” for a pre-party hit that’ll get you dancing the whole day!
Aluna — the UK singer-songwriter, vocalist, and one-half of AlunaGeorge — is one captivating voice you do not want to miss. Her sounds range from smooth and soft to emotionally soulful and heartwarming. With her recent collaboration with Skrillex on “Inhale/Exhale” and Chris Lake on “Begging,” Aluna’s hypnotic dance vibes are perfect for a weekend set. To hear what else she’s got brewing, listen to Mycelium, her latest solo album, and check out our thoughts on the effort.
For those seeking something genre-bending, Tape B brings a mix of old-school dubstep, experimental, and tech house. Supported by artists such as Zeds Dead, Excision, G-Rex, and others, he’s a bass music producer you have to hear. His newest EP, Over Saturated, taps into a softer side of his broad mix of genres. To get a feel for his eclectic style of mind-bending wubs, we suggest listening to “Exposed,” “Violent,” and “Bass Music.”
For all the house lovers out there, OMNOM is an absolute must-see. If you haven’t heard it, his recent release, “Work Dat Body,” exemplifies his unique tone. Having released on labels such as Dirtybird, Confession, This Ain’t Bristol, and Insomniac Records, his brand of house music is reminiscent of Walker & Royce, VNSSA, or Justin Martin. His beat-bumping style, featuring on Friday’s lineup, is the perfect way to get the festival mood going.
If grimy bass is what you desire, look no further. PEEKABOO brings a dark, seductive sound, lulling you into a deep dubstep trance like what you’ll hear in “Black Hole” and “Babatunde.” Occasionally, he taps into more melodic trap and dubstep, such as in “Here With Me” and his newest release, “When I’m Gone.” His performance will offer the perfect downtempo bass wave to get deep and grimy. Bring your pashmina.
If you’ve heard “Don’t Let Me Go” by ILLENIUM and Dillon Francis or “Best Part About You” by Manila Killa, then you’ve listened to EVAN GIIA. Her punchy, soulful voice graces many popular songs in our scene. Last year, we sat down and chatted with the “Mistress of Pretty Bangers.” Having collaborated with artists such as Louis The Child, What So Not, and MEMBA, EVAN GIIA’s performance at Das Energi is absolutely sure to deliver a wide range of singalong moments.