Over the past few years, Chantel Jeffries has traveled all across the world as part of her whirlwind career as a DJ. In her constant globe-hopping, Jeffries has tapped into her infinite curiosity about music of all kinds, gaining a deep knowledge of everything from Euro-house to dancehall. Upon returning to L.A., Jeffries began channeling those inspirations into her burgeoning work as a producer—a process that finds the former math whiz using mathematical sequencing to create her artfully arranged tracks. The first taste of her hip-hop-infused take on dance music: “Wait,” a bright and beat-heavy instant smash that quickly hit #4 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart.
Jeffries has spent much of the past year DJ-ing major events like the Vanity Fair Oscar party and the Apple Music x Beats 1 party at Coachella. “The live set is a full experience, with a lot of visual stimulation in the lights and video elements,” says Jeffries, who’s now approaching her Las Vegas residency with Hakkasan Group.