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The 100 Best DJs In The World



Best DJs In The World

The best DJs in the world are renowned for their electrifying performances at festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra Music, and Creamfields, as well as residencies in the world’s best nightclubs.

Off-stage, these top DJs are at the cutting edge of music production, working in various popular genres, gathering millions of streams worldwide.

This article covers one hundred of the best DJs and producers working today, from household names like David Guetta and Deadmau5 to rising stars across Asia and Latin America.


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The 100 Best DJs In The World

We’ve used DJ Magazine’s poll of over two million people to create our definitive list and covered the hit tracks, collaborations, and industry awards that made these DJs famous.

Here’s our list of the 100 best DJs in the world:


100. Vize


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Portland resident Vize began producing music in the early 2010s, gaining attention for his brand of bass-heavy breakbeats.

Annie Nightingale named Vize an official “Mover and Shaker in Breakbeat,” with chart-topping tracks soon to follow. He’s worked with Krafty Kuts, DJ Fixx, and General Midi, to name a few.


99. Dexter King


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Dexter King is another newcomer to the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list to hail from China. His single, “Get To Know You,” marked the first Chinese-produced song to feature vocals from Aviella.

More singles from Monstercat followed, along with collaborations with Aaron Richards, Donna Tella, and Danyka Nadeau.


98. Daddy’s Groove


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Italian house band Daddy’s Groove was formed in 2006 under Black Raw. Soon after, they worked with Swedish House Mafia, remixing the track “Nothing But Love.”

Collaborations with Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Celine Dion confirmed them as producers at the top of their game. Multiple world tours and a residency at Pacha earned them international fame.


97. Alexso


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Another rising star of China’s EDM scene is Alexso, fusing electro house with Chinese instrumentation. This is most notable on his track “Disruption,” which he categorized under the sub-genre glitch-hop.

Alexso divides his time between production and tours, including a stunning set at the Dreamland Music Festival in 2021.


96. Luminn


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Chinese trance producer and DJ Luminn met with Armin Van Buuren in 2018 and hasn’t looked back. After signing to Armada, he’s gone on to represent Trance Family China as its ambassador.

Luminn has appeared at China’s Transmission festival, as well as EDC Chine in 2019 and the Dreamland festival.


95. Florian Picasso


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Adopted by the granddaughter of artist Pablo Picasso, Florian Picasso is known for performing eclectic DJ sets which draw upon a wide range of genres.

A regular at big clubs since he was 16, he released his breakthrough single, “Final Call,” in 2016.

For his tracks on Spinnin’ Records, he’s worked with artists such as Timmy Trumpet, Nicky Romero, and GRX.


94. Blastoyz


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Israeli-based psytrance producer Blastoyz has an impressive track record, working with Hardwell, R2HAB, and Will Sparks. His Beatport tracks have received millions of streams around the world.

With a steady flow of international tours, he’s played sets at Transmission, Dreamstate, and Ultra Music Festival.


93. KaKa


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One of China’s most popular DJs, KaKa, began her career in 2008. She’s toured most of China, as well as a one-off show at Thailand’s Future Club.

A keen music producer, KaKa has acted as a guest judge for Pioneer DJ contests and appeared at China’s fashion week.


92. 22Bullets


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Another rising star from Southeast Asia is 22Bullets, whose track with Fedde Le Grand, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” caused a stir in 2021.

With a promising future ahead, 22Bullets is set to work with some of Asia’s biggest stars in the months and years ahead.


91. Christina Novelli


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Christina Novelli’s 2012 song with Gareth Emery, “Concrete Angel,” hit the Billboard dance charts at number 15. Tracks with Armin Van Buuren, Justin Caruso, and Dash Berlin soon followed.

Her song with Richard Durand, “The Air I Breathe,” earned her 2018’s Tune of the Year on Van Buuren’s A State of Trance.


90. Giftback


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With his mix of uplifting trance and pounding EDM, Beijing-based Giftback’s output is at the forefront of China’s rapidly expanding electronic music scene.

A relative newcomer to the scene, he impressed fans with his exceptional performance at the SAL Music Festival in 2020.


89. Tungevaag


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After starting as a bedroom producer, Norweigian DJ Tungevaag released his first hit, “Wicked Wonderland.” Certified platinum, it paved the way for a deal with Warner Music.

He’s since worked with Alan Walker, Mangoo, and K-391, winning artist of the year at the Luffprisen awards.


88. Marlo


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With over a decade of experience in the music industry, trance DJ Marlo emerged on the scene with a series of singles in 2009. Tracks on Spinnin’ Records and Armada Music solidified his reputation.

Marlo has appeared at festivals worldwide and was Australia’s number 2 trance DJ in 2010.


87. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano


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The release of Markuzza in 2011 marked the arrival of producer duo Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. Before long, they signed to Spinnin’ Records, releasing singles “Come Follow,” “Salute,” and “Triton.”

With a tribal electro house style, they have worked with various artists, including Nicky Romero, Armin Van Buuren, and Afrojack.


86. Rave Republic


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Rave Republic began releasing tunes in 2015 with their debut single “Far Away,” following it up with a series of chart hits, including “Shoot the Moon,” “Rule It All,” and “Leave My Mind.”

Based in Singapore, Rave Republic has played the main stage at several festivals, including It’s the Ship and Ultra Singapore.


85. Cat Dealers


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Brazilian DJ duo, the Cat Dealers, released their first major hit, “Your Body,” in 2016. It launched an impressive touring line-up, including one of the main acts at the 2018 Copacabana New Year’s Eve Party.

They’ve since shared the stage with David Guetta and remixed tracks by EDM icon R3HAB and are a great inspiration if you’re choosing a DJ name of your own.




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Widely viewed as the Godfather of Chinese EDM, ARYUE began performing 20 years ago. His tracks have been released on labels including Armada Music and Loko Sound to critical acclaim.

ARYUE has worked with leading producers JuicyTrax, ZeSKULLZ, and Vigel on the 2019 track “GUANGZHOU.”




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With a mentor like Tiësto, it was only a matter of time before Swedish DJ and producer KAAZE broke into the mainstream. Before long, he was working with artists such as Hardwell, KSHMR, and Danny Avila.

He’s since become a progressive house guru, appearing on Playbox, Maxximize, and Revealed Recordings.


82. Burak Yeter


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After gaining recognition at an MTV Dance Floor Chart Party, Turkish DJ Burak Yeter began his professional career. In 2005 he released his first solo album, “For Action.”

His 2013 single, “Storm,” led to international success, with releases on Spinnin’ Records such as “Happy” gaining a new audience.


81. Green Velvet


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Active since the 1990s, Green Velvet’s distinct vocal style predates singers that use autotune. A legend of the house music scene, he rose to stardom with the release of his track, “La La Land.”

Regular collaborations with Claude VonStroke continue, keeping him at the forefront of the house and techno scene.


80. Plastik Funk


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Music duo Plastik Funk first hit the charts with their song “Dr. Who!” a decade after releasing their first EP, “Do It Right.” Remixes of David Guetta, Deadmau5, and Shaggy earned them more acclaim.

After touring the globe, Plastik Funk settled in Spain, producing popular tracks, including “High Enough.”


79. D.O.D


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Daniel O’Donnell, known by his stage name D.O.D., began producing music in 2009 with the support of Laidback Luke. In 2014, they collaborated on the track “Flashing Lights.”

After performing at Ultra Europe in 2016, D.O.D. set out to great a new genre, which he called “Future Jack.”


78. Virtual Riot


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Following his early Beatport hits “One For All, All For One” and “Cali Born,” German DJ Virtual Riot released several EPs through Disciple Records.

After signing a deal with Skrillex’s OWSLA label in 2019, Virtual Riot released his second studio album, Simulation, in 2021.


77. Fisher


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After a brief career as a pro surfer, Australian Paul Fisher transitioned to music production. His debut single “Ya Kidding” was followed by number one hit “Losing It,” earning his first Grammy nomination.

More hits, including “You Little Beauty,” secured his position as one of today’s hottest music producers.


76. Mr. Pig


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Mr. Pig, whose real name is Daniel Bautista, has become one of Mexico’s leading house DJs, blending pop with dance to great effect.

He made history in 2022 as the first Mexican DJ to play at the Lunario of the National Auditorium, playing new material for the first time.


75. Tom & Collins


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International DJs Tom & Collins began producing in 2012 and soon established themselves at the cutting edge of deep house. They’ve shared stages with David Guetta, Martin Garrix, and Roger Sanchez on the festival circuit.

Twice nominated for the MTV millennial awards, they won Best DJ/Producer at the Mexican Night Life Awards in 2016. Their South American influences bring a flair to their music, which you can find in the best Latin record pools online.


74. Kura


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Kura’s early career as a DJ and skate store employee reflects a DJ lifestyle many will be familiar with. However, these humble origins were transformed with the release of “Brazil,” which was quickly picked up by Roger Sanchez.

Support from Hardwell, EDX, and Nicky Romero led to several hit singles, released on top labels, including Spinnin’ Records and Revealed Recordings.


73. Brennan Heart


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Record producer and DJ Brennan Heart began his career making techno before moving to hardstyle. In 2012, he set up his label WE R Music and began to forge his own distinct brand.

More recently, he’s worked with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Armin van Buuren on the single “Christmas Time.”


72. Naeleck


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Masked DJ Naeleck moved from DJing to production, with his track “Disease” earning him a Runner-Up award for Best Techno Track of the Month in DJ Magazine.

With massive support in Japan, Naeleck has launched a popular podcast called Dancing Dead, teaming up with Earmilk magazine to produce high-quality content.


71. Deniz Koyu


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One of the most prolific producers in the dance music industry, Denis Koyu, hit the scene with a series of remixes in 2007. He’s since worked with Fedde Le Grand, Anitta, Nicky Romero, and many more big names.

Inspired by Daft Punk and Kraftwerk, Koyu has taken the main stage at EDC and Creamfields and holds a residency at Wynn Las Vegas.


70. Mike Williams


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One of the pioneers of future house, Mike Williams, began his music career releasing bootlegs of his favorite tracks. A deal with Spinnin’ Records catapulted him into the big league with singles including “Let’s Go” and “Wait Another Day.”

Williams has worked with several key EDM producers, including Mesto, Hardwell, and Tiesto.


69. Panta.Q


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Panta.Q is another rising star in China’s EDM scene: he studied at one of the best music production schools in Boston, and his song ‘Sorry (对不起)’ hit over 5 million streams on the NetEase Cloud Music platform.

After signing to Ultra Music, Panta.Q continues to produce EDM with his signature use of guitars.


68. Black Coffee


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South African DJ Black Coffee came to prominence after winning the Breakthrough DJ of the Year award at the 2015 DJ Awards. This launched his first world tour, as well as collaborations with Drake and David Guetta.

With several studio albums to his name, Black Coffee works in a range of mediums and has released DVDs as well as albums.




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Combining heavy beats with lush melodies, MATTN has appeared everywhere, from Ibiza’s Amnesty to VIP Room in St. Tropez. The first female artist to join Smash The House, she’s a producer of considerable prowess.

One of the highest-ranked DJs in Belgium, MATTN has a packed touring schedule in the months and years ahead.


66. Julian Jordan


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Progressive house producer Julian Jordan signed to Spinnin’ Records before leaving school. His friendship with Martin Garrix led to his debut single, “Rock Steady.”

As well as working with Garrix, he’s also collaborated with Timmy Trumpet, Brooks, and Armin van Buuren.


65. Pink Panda


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DJ collective Pink Panda has established themselves as leading producers for remixes. David Guetta, Bruno Mars, and Pink are some of the high-profile acts they’ve worked with.

Their remix of “Finesse” by Mars and Cardi B hit the number one spot on Beatport, one of the leading music hosting websites on the market, remaining there for five weeks.


64. Zedd


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German DJ Zedd broke through with his 2012 single “Clarity,” winning the Best Dance Recording at the 56th Grammy Awards. Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, and Katy Perry are some of the big names he’s worked with since.

Winner of several awards over his career, Zedd has had several residencies in Las Vegas, most recently at the Zouk Nightclub.


63. Alesso


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After releasing his “Alesso” EP in 2010, Swedish DJ Alesso performed electro house sets at Coachella and Tomorrowland. His remix of OneRepublic’s “If I Lose Myself” earned him a Grammy nomination.

A deal with Def Jam Records led to further success, with a win for Best Remix at the 2018 International Dance Music Awards for “Something Just Like This.”


62. Breathe Carolina


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Another great electronic music duo is Breathe Carolina, who released their first album, “Beginnings,” in 2007. Their electropop style has seen them lead the way with new electronic music genres.

As well as using electronic production, Breathe Carolina also uses drums and guitars to create a unique sound.


61. Blasterjaxx


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If you’re wondering how DJ duos work, watching Blasterjaxx in action is a great place to start. The pair have been playing electro house since 2010 and have worked with David Guetta, Afrojack, and Hardwell.

With dozens of singles and remixes to their name, Blasterjaxx has appeared on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs since 2013.


60. Carta


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The first Chinese producer to sign to Spinnin’ Records, Carta is one of Shanghai’s most popular DJs. He shared the main stage at the 2015 Storm Festival with Don Diablo, Skrillex, and Tiesto.

With a residency at M18, Carta takes inspiration from progressive house icons such as Swedish House Mafia.


59. Nora En Pure


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Nora En Pure’s blend of deep and progressive house received widespread attention with the release of “Come With Me” in 2013. She followed this with hits “Morning Dew” and “Tears In Your Eyes.”

Winner of the Best Female House Artist at the International Dance Music Awards in 2019 and 2020, Nora En Pure is a rising star with a packed touring schedule.


58. Adam Beyer


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Swedish DJ and founder of Drumcode Records, Adam Beyer, released his first solo album in 1996. He first appeared on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list in 2003, placing 65.

The host of Drumcode Live, a weekly techno radio show, Beyer pulls in 11 million listeners with each broadcast.


57. Ferry Corsten


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Trance music pioneer Ferry Corsten is well known for his eclectic style, releasing his first track “Air” under his Albion alias. A prolific producer, he’s released dozens of singles and EPs throughout his career.

Corsten has a string of awards under his belt, from Muzik Magazines Producer of the Year in 1999 to Best Trance DJ at 2007’s DJ Awards.


56. Will Sparks


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Will Sparks achieved success with the release of “Ah Yeah!” in 2012 before working with a variety of artists, including Steve Aoki, KSHMR, and Marlo.

With sets featuring some of the best DJ drops of all time, Sparks launched his own Australian music festival in 2018 called Sparksmania.


55. Beauz


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DJ/producer duo Beauz hit the mainstream with the release of their single, “Hide and Seek,” which broke 8 million streams. Tracks on Spinnin’ Records, Atlantic, and Universal soon followed.

With a long list of remixes under their belt, Beauz has earned support from DJs including Tiesto, Martin Garrix, and Don Diablo.


54. Nina Kraviz


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Nina Kravits began her DJ career at the Propaganda Club in Moscow, releasing her debut album in 2012. A series of singles led her to release a compilation for DJ Kicks in 2015.

More recently, her music has featured in the 2020 game Cyberpunk 2077, for which she voiced a cameo.


53. Miss K8


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Ukrainian DJ Miss K8 began her career with the single “Unforgettable” in 2013. She first debuted on the DJ Mag best DJs list in 2015, placing in 94th position.

A celebrated hardcore DJ, Miss K8 has headlined festivals, including Masters of Hardcore. Her track “Out of the Frame” placed first in the Masters of Hardcore Top 100 in 2018.


52. Deadmau5


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One of the biggest names in the EDM scene, Deadmau5, has been releasing tracks since the late 1990s, with Astralwerks, Ministry of Sound, and Virgin EMI among the labels he’s released through.

Nominated for six Grammys, Deadmau5 has won three Juno Awards, as well as four DJ Awards for Best Electro House DJ.


51. Vinai


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Brothers Alessandro and Andrea Vinai started working together in 2011, producing EDM with an Italian flavor. Shortly after, they signed to Time Records, followed by a deal with Spinnin’ Records in 2014.

Performances at festivals Ultra Music, Tomorrowland, and Mysteryland have seen their popularity increase.


50. Jamie Jones


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Welsh producer Jamie Jones broke through with Benediction, released on his record label Hot Creations. With a residency at Ibiza’s DC10 nightclub, he built a reputation as a house DJ to keep an eye on.

Voted the top DJ of 2011 by Resident Advisor, Jones knows how to effortlessly straddle the divide between a DJ set and a live set to deliver heart-pounding results.


49. Alison Wonderland


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After working as a remixer, Alison Wonderland released her debut single “Get Ready” in 2013. A run of singles and EPs followed, with a win for New Artist of the Year at the 2017 Electronic Music Awards.

As well as appearing on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs, Alison Wonderland is the highest billed DJ in the history of Coachella.


48. Kygo


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Norwegian DJ Kygo found acclaim for his remix of Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire,” following it with a run of hit singles.

In 2015 Kygo became the fastest artist to reach 1 billion Spotify listens, reaching 2 billion the following year. He was the first house DJ to appear at the Olympics, performing at the 2016 Rio closing ceremony.


47. Diego Miranda


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Portuguese DJ Diego Miranda has moved EDM into the mainstream with the release of “Boomshakalak”. A regular fixture at top festivals, he’s DJed at Ultra Miami, Tomorrowland, and Rock in Rio.

Miranda has won many awards and is the only Portuguese DJ to receive nominations for MTV’s Best Portuguese Artist.


46. Angerfist


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Dutch DJ Angerfist started making music at 16, using some of the best free beat making software. After signing to BZRK Records he released his first EPs under the names Menace II Society and then Angerfist.

Known for his hardcore and gabber sets, Angerfist has released dozens of singles. He’s known for wearing his trademark ice hockey mask when performing live.


45. Rezz


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After taking inspiration from Deadmau5, Canadian DJ Rezz began producing her own music from 2015. Attention from Skrillex soon launched her into the spotlight.

Rezz’s 2018 album “Mass Manipulation” earned her a Juno Award for Best Electronic Album of the Year. In 2020 she picked up the award for a second time, with her album “Beyond the Senses”.


44. Amelie Lens


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Techno DJ and record producer Amelie Lens discovered electronic music at the Dour Festival. This “life-changing” experience led her to start her own nights under the name EXHALE.

After producing some studio albums leaning into minimal techno, Lens has moved to tribal house and bass-heavy techno.


43. Ummet Ozcan


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Another well-regarded Dutch DJ is Ummet Ozcan, who signed to Spinnin’ Records and is noted for his blend of softsynth and soundbank music design.

After switching to big room house, Ozcan moved on to producing remixes for Tiesto and other artists. Popular recent hits include “Sober”, “Everything Changes” and “Higher”.


42. Boris Brejcha


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With a mix of trance and minimal techno, Germany’s Boris Brejcha stands out with his trademark Venetian carnival mask.

Festivals including Timewarp, Tomorrowland, and Exit have often featured Brejcha. As well as DJing, he is a notable music producer, having produced a dozen albums and counting.


41. Paul Van Dyk


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Paul Van Dyk’s career began in the 1990s, with his progressive house sets firing up the music industry and helping to shape the landscape of the clubbing scene.

With ten studio albums spanning over 25 years in the music industry, Van Dyk has remixed a range of artists. Britney Spears, Depeche Mode, and Justin Timberlake are some of the big names he’s worked with.


40. Mariana Bo


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EDM DJ and record producer Mariana Bo hasn’t been active for long, but in her short career so far has headlined Mexico’s EDC and Ultra Music Festival.

Trained as a classical violinist, her single “Kolata” came out through Spinnin’ Records to instant acclaim.


39. Morten


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It’s rare a leading DJ can claim to be responsible for a new genre, but Morten achieved this along with David Guetta and the creation of Future Rave.

One of the best DJs in the world to hail from Norway, Morten’s club hits including “On It!”, “Heads Up”, and “Hamra” has been played at the leading clubs and festivals.


38. Peggy Gou


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After learning to DJ in 2009, Peggy Gou started her career in London’s popular house and techno clubs.

With a string of singles and EPs to her name, Gou’s popularity continues to increase. In 2019, Forbes named her as one of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs under 30.


37. Carnage/Gordo


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Guatemalan DJ Carnage began his music career with Borgore and Steve Aoki, releasing his debut studio album, Papi Gordo, in 2015.

Collaborations with the likes of Lil Pump, including the popular track “I Shyne”, have earned him airtime on the best rap radio stations on the planet.


36. Tujamo


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Another notable German-born electronic music DJ is Tujamo, who began DJing aged 17 and released his first hit, “Who”, in 2017.

Featured on labels Spinnin’ Records, Smash the House, and UMG, Tujamo has released many charted singles throughout his career.


35. ATB


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With ten studio albums under his production belt, ATB is one of Germany’s biggest exports in the field of trance and progressive house music.

Eleven compilation albums add to his impressive discography. ATB has been a consistent fixture on the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list since way back in 2003.


34. Danny Avila


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Danny Avila hit the music scene in 2010, performing at the club Kapital in his home country of Spain. He followed this with a world tour with artists including Deniz Koyu, Sick Individuals, and dBerrie.

Selected by MTV as an artist to watch in 2013, Avila continues to produce electro house singles that light up dancefloors around the world.


33. DJ Snake


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The release of “Turn Down For What” in 2013 launched DJ Snake into the music industry, building on his career as a producer for acts such as Lady Gaga.

Singles including “Middle”, “Magenta Riddim”, and “Fuego” secured his status as a top-tier record producer. “Lean On” won him a Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Song in 2019.


32. Claptone


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German producer and DJ double act Claptone are immediately recognizable with their gold plague doctor masks, taking a leaf out of iconic duo Daft Punk’s playbook.

Along with four albums, Claptone performs sets at leading venues, including Tomorrowland, Pacha, and Space.


31. Eric Prydz


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DJing and producing music in some of the most popular music genres, including house and techno, Eric Prydz is best known for his 2004 single “Call on Me”.

Releasing most of his music on his own label, Pryda, Eric Prydz has remained a prolific producer of original tracks and remixed songs.


30. Quintino


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Dutch electro house music DJ Quintino began his music career at the age of 18. Working with Tiesto and Afrojack, they produced the anthem for the Ultra Music Festival in 2013.

Having risen from 86th position in 2014 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs to 30th in 2019, Quintino’s ascendancy marks him as one of the most popular DJs in the world.


29. The Chainsmokers


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Electro house duo The Chainsmokers took the music industry by storm in 2014, with their dance floor hit single, “#Selfie”. They have released a series of top ten hits in the years since.

Best known for their live performances, The Chainsmokers have a long list of awards and nominations under their belt. This includes ten awards under various categories for the Billboard Music Awards.


28. Bassjackers


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Beginning their career as Beatport producers, Bassjackers started touring in 2012 and were soon signed to Smash the House.

A series of singles and collaborations followed, with the duo making their first appearance on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list in 2015.


27. Carl Cox


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With a music career spanning decades, British DJ Carl Cox has more experience than most DJs working today. At one time one of the highest-paid DJs in the world, Cox has performed at countless music festivals.

He’s also won the International Dance Music Awards for three consecutive years, from 1994 to 1996.


26. Nicky Romero


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Nicky Romero’s blend of EDM, big room, and progressive house music has seen the DJ deliver some of the most exciting sets.

With a style aimed at mainstream audiences, Romero’s studio releases have appeared on TV shows including Revenge.


25. Lost Frequencies


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Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies is a deep house producer who first hit the scene with his 2014 single, “Are You With Me”. He followed this with his debut studio album “Less Is More”.

He launched his own record label Found Frequencies with Armada Music, on which he released his second album, “Alive and Feeling Fine”.


24. Skrillex


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After moving away from his role as lead singer in a post-hardcore band, music producer Skrillex took the reins of EDM and electro house, effortlessly balancing the roles of DJ vs producer to bring the best of both worlds.

A fan of Warp Records stars Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, Skrillex has various awards under his belt. His most recent award is a Best Dance Recording Song Grammy Award in 2019 for “Midnight Hour”.


23. Charlotte De Witte


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Charlotte de Witte started her career as an underground DJ focused on electronic music. She released her debut EP in 2013 and followed it up with the hit single “You’re Mine”.

Winner of the Techno Award at the 2019 DJ Awards, De Witte has DJed at Tomorrowland, Boiler Room, and Printworks.


22. Alan Walker


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Alan Walker’s hit single “Faded” launched the British-Norwegian DJ and producer into the public sphere. In 2017, his YouTube channel became the most subscribed channel in Norway.

With a string of hits to follow, Walker headlined a series of tours, supporting artists such as Martin Garrix, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber.


21. Above & Beyond


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Trance music group Above & Beyond was formed in 2000 and has appeared in the DJ Mag readers poll ever since. Their early ties with Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong helped them gain much-needed exposure.

With remixes for artists such as Madonna, Britney Spears, and Zoe Johnston, their songs are consistently catchy matching the warmth of some of the best summer songs of all time.


20. Vini Vici


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Israeli psytrance duo Vini Vici’s song “Great Spirit” saw them catapulted into the EDM spotlight in 2016. They followed it up with collaborations with W&W and Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike.

More recently, the pair have released music under their own label, Alteza Records. This includes bringing on board dance music legends such as Paul Van Dyke, Skazi, and Reality Test.


19. Fedde Le Grand


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Fedde Le Grand hit the mainstream with the release of 2006’s single, “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit. The Dutch DJ went on to become one of the leading performers of electro and progressive house music.

Accolades from both the Billboard and Beatport Music Awards followed, with a solid list of original tracks and remixes up to the present day.


18. Nervo


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Australian twins Nervo have established themselves as some of the best female DJs in the world. After signing with Razor Boy Music Publishing, they released their Grammy award-winning single, “When Love Takes Over”.

Known for their excellent live sets, Nervo has performed everywhere from Tomorrowland to the MTV Video Music Awards.


17. Vintage Culture


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Brazilian DJ Vintage Culture went viral with his remixes of New Order’s “Blue Monday” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”. He then went on to release original tracks on Spinnin’ Records.

He’s been steadily climbing the ranks of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs since 2015, as well as earning considerable attention for his series of music videos.


16. Calvin Harris


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With his distinct vocals, Calvin Harris has helped to popularize EDM since 2002. He’s topped the charts with releases including “Feel So Close”, “Dance Wiv Me”, and “Under Control”.

Collaborations with Kylie Minogue and Sophie Ellis-Bextor have defined a style of music that blends the best of vocal-laden pop with driving club beats.

All his success has led Harris to become one of the richest DJs in the world, with an estimated net worth in the hundreds of millions. 


15. Tiësto


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Megastar Tiësto is an icon of the EDM scene, releasing tracks since the mid-1990s. He was the first DJ to play lie at the Olympics after performing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Noted for his philanthropy, Tiësto has released seven studio albums and won a Grammy for his 2015 song, “All Of Me”. If you ever wondered how much DJs make, Tiësto’s net worth is a staggering $170 million.


14. W&W


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Dutch duo W&W made the transition from trance to big room house with their commercial hit “Bigfoot” in 2014, before hitting the music festival circuit and working with artists including Armin van Buuren, Timmy Trumpet, and The Chainsmokers.

Returning to trance under their NWYR moniker in 2019, the pair continue to straddle a variety of genres with regular releases.


13. Marshmello


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Marshmello’s career boasts an extensive discography that features a list of smash hits. The best known of these is the multi-platinum hit “Silence” in collaboration with R&B singer Khalid.

With his iconic marshmallow headgear, his rise to fame netted him a cool $40 million in 2019. The star supports a range of charities including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


12. R3Hab


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Morocco-born R3Hab got his break with the release of Prutalaaa on Afro Jack’s label in the late 2000s. The combined streams for his first two albums, “Trouble” and “The Wave”, reached 1 billion listens.

Since 2019, R3Hab has been focusing on the Asia market through his deal with Sony Music-backed Liquid State. With more studio albums in the pipeline, he’s a DJ to keep an eye on.




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California-based KSHMR’s career began as a hip hop producer, before becoming a strong presence in the electro house scene. Collaborations with Tiesto, Timmy Trumpet, and Jake Reese soon followed.

He’s known for blending his Indian heritage with progressive house music. KSHMR first entered the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list in 2015 in 23rd position, climbing to the number 11 spot in 2021.


10. Steve Aoki


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American record producer and DJ Steve Aoki is one of the founding fathers of electro house. He’s won a string of awards from the late noughties to the mid-2010s for his DJ sets and music production.

His creative output includes filmmaking as well as music, while his Neon Future project continues to evolve.


9. Timmy Trumpet


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Music producer Timmy Trumpet’s breakthrough release “Freaks” pulled in over 500,000,000 streams. His background in jazz proves that DJs are musicians in their own right.

His debut album, “Mad World”, includes tracks featuring Vengaboys, R3HAB, and New World Sound. With a packed live performance schedule, his global popularity is set to increase.


8. Oliver Heldens


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Sitting at the cutting edge of future house, Oliver Heldens signed to Spinnin’ Records in 2013. Releases such as “Turn Me On” and “Fire In My Soul” became instant dance floor classics.

In 2016, Heldens won the Style Icon Asia award for Iconic Global Producer of the Year. He continues to tour globally while collaborating with leading artists including Katy Perry.


7. Don Diablo


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Don Diablo’s varied career began in the 1990s with his remix of Phil Collins’ “Easy Lover”. He earned DJ Magazine’s “highest climber of the year” prize after jumping 52 places on their list of best DJs in 2015.

Other awards include Producer of the Year at the 2016 EMPO Awards and Best Electro House DJ at the 2018 WDM Radio Awards.


6. Afrojack


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Producer and remixer Afrojack started his career in Dutch pubs and clubs. He achieved international success with the song “Take Over Control” in 2007 and released his debut album “Forget the World” in 2014.

In 2012 he won Best Dutch Act at the MTV Europe Awards. He continues to release music and promote new artists through his Wall Recordings record label.


5. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike


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Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s collaborations include Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, and David Guetta. Lady Gaga and Fatboy Slim’s tracks add to their international pedigree.

Together with Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike form the supergroup 3 Are Legend. They perform at festivals around the world, with a three-day Tomorrowland Festival in the pipeline.


4. Alok


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Chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the most influential people in Brazil, Alok’s music career began when he was 12 years old. He’s since released dozens of tracks, including the hit “Hear Me Now”.

His debut studio album, produced with Brazilian indigenous people, launched in 2022. The documentary film “Future Is Ancestral” charts the making of this album.


3. Armin Van Buuren


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Armin van Buuren cut his teeth working with the Ministry of Sound in the UK. With seven studio albums to his name, you can find his music on some of the best house music record pools online.

His prolific output includes a slate of tracks and remixes scheduled for release and a packed roster of live shows.


2. Martin Garrix


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Dutch DJ Martin Garrix hit the EDM scene after Tiësto discovered him in 2012. He draws huge crowds at music festivals like Creamfields and Tomorrowland.

Garrix works with artists and international acts such as Bono and the Edge from U2. He also releases tracks under his GRX and YRTAM aliases.


1. David Guetta


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David Guetta has been DJing since the mid-1980s. He’s collaborated with Nick Minaj, the Black Eyed Peas, and Tara McDonald.

His biggest hits include “Titanium, “When Love Takes Over,” and “Sexy Chick.” Guetta has won many awards, including Top EDM Artist at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.



We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the best DJs in the world. 

These top DJs reach millions of fans worldwide, headlining main stages at leading festivals and holding residencies at the hottest nightclubs.

This article has covered the top 100 DJs working today, and since this list is updated each year, be sure to check back in the future for the latest up-to-date ranking, as well as any new additions.

Who’s the best DJ in the world, in your opinion? Leave a comment below. 

Andy has been producing music since the early days of Cubase and spent much of the 2000s mixing house and techno with his trusty Technics 1200s. Fast forward two decades, you'll find him in his home studio experimenting with the latest music production software, tinkering with Ableton plug-ins, and occasionally trying (and failing) to complete Cuphead for the hundredth time.