Best EDM DJs
The Top Ten
The king of pop melodies - what else can I say? I consider him to be more of a musician/producer than a DJ - because his talent lay in making music in the studio. He was never a performance artist or a poser like so many other mainstream DJs hard-lining the festivals today. And it was his being pushed out of his natural habitat of his studio to perform for the crowds that was at the cause of his health ailments.
From a critical listeners perspective, I'd say his mixes are so full-bodied. He seems to employ minimalist techniques where he'll layer a new lead melody on top to keep things interesting. From a lyrical standpoint, without getting to the obvious success of his 2nd album, Stories, his earlier songs like "Seek Bromance" had differentiated verses that takes you on a musical journey. Some of his EPs can be as long as 8 minutes and not once has it bored me out!
For sure he's an EDM God, and he intoduced me to the genre with "Levels", "Fire", "All You Need is Love", "Hey Brother", "Dear Boy", "The Days" and "I Could Be the One" (just some of the many). His album titled "True" was pure eargasm for me, this is why I'm so disappointed in his recent works. I prefer progressive house over country music, especially his kind of progressive house, because that is like the greatest thing ever happened in music history as I think. "Stories" with weak tracks like "For a Better Day", "Can't Catch Me" and "Gonna Love Ya" is a big step backwards, I wanted some eargasm-songs so bad, and the closest to that what I got was "Broken Arrows" and "Waiting for Love":(
I miss good old Avicii and I know that it sounds cliché, but anyone who listens to "Can't Catch Me" after "Levels" I think will understand me.
Avicii produces scintillating music, which has a deeper meaning than one thinks. Just listen to The Nights, Waiting For Love, For a Better Day etc. They just prove why he's the very best ever.
The best of the best no one can ever make music the way he did... He never disappointed, I mean he was one DJ who could perform a brand new album at Ultra Miami... Gone too soon EDM will never ever ever be the same
Deadmau5, the pinnacle of electronic. His music is amazing, he's got so many songs that there's got to be at least one you like. Ghosts 'n' Stuff, I Remember, Aural Psynapse, and of course Strobe, just to name a few of his greatest works. But what I find really makes deadmau5 stand out from other electronic artists is the fact that he can hold a melody for 10+ minutes and you don't get bored. The mediocre artists on Monstercat can't do it for five minutes, but deadmau5's longest song is a baffling THIRTEEN MINUTES LONG and it's interesting the entire way through. Hail the mau5!
Deadmau5 is a gem to EDM. Although some of his songs can be repetitive, the majority of his songs have some of the most beautiful melodies I have ever heard. It is like he cares about his fans in the way he writes his music. Some of his songs have made me cry (I.e bleed, I remember, etc.) and some are just gems to the EDM world (Ghosts n' stuff, strobe, the velt, etc.)
Deadmau5 is The #1 DJ of all time. Why? Strobe has an amazing best drop, Ghosts n' Stuff is an EDM classic originally released in 2004, as Old Hotels, then in 2008 as instrumental, then 2009 with vocals from a band member of Pendulum, Rob Swire. Animal Rights sounds cool and robotic. He started before Daft Punk, David Guetta, OR Tiesto. He started in 1995, Tiesto in 2000, Daft Punk in 1997, and David Guetta in 2009. He is the start of EDM for me.
There isn't much to say about Mr. Zimmerman, but this man is an influential artist to not just EDM but to the whole music community. His songs' flow never hit a single bump and his style is exceptional. Definitely the go-to artist for EDM. Long live the Mau5!
He is the poster boy for dubstep. Ask anyone who the first person is that comes to mind when hear the word Dubstep. 90% of the time someone will answer Skrillex.
Plus Scary Monsters and Sprites has become a classic in the EDM genre. He's left a big impact on electronic music history.
What. Why is he not at the top. He has the hardest dubstep drops, like a million Grammy nominations, and is just an incredible musician overall.
His music is te best. I love his songs. He chops better than anyone. I enjoy listening him. Best electronic beats. Love his hairstyle. Love his songs
He is the King Of Dubstep. Hear his music and you will find out that you are hearing to sickest beats in the world!
I've always really liked Calvin. The problem he now faces is that a lot of his songs have become more mainstream (not sure whether by accident or very deliberate) so I'm guessing he may slip down this list soon, but whether it's his 2008 music or 2017 music, I still love it. He's done so many collaborations but still some solos, but they are always mixed well. Whether he's popular or not, I'm still going to be a fan
He's simply awful. This is what you came for is annoying
He makes music.. And he makes sure they hit the chart
He is clearly the best obviously
Not only are they the OG DJ's, but their quality of music tops any other. Even their remixes of themselves are better than any other's! Just listen to Discovery, and you'll see that any song with auto tune past 2001 (all of them) just sound like cheap, dull, repetitive knock-off wanna-bees. Daft made auto tune and synth pop what it is today. Without them there would be no dubstep, no booming techno bass, no masked DJ's, and more. They made techno popular today, and without Daft, 99% of these DJ's would be lost, no lie. They were the pioneers, and they are still the best. Unlike other artists that rise in popularity and then just stop and no one hears of them any more (Kanye, Black Eyed Peas, Gorillaz, etc.), Daft has held ultra pop for almost 30 years now! They are unprecedented. They are EDM incarnate.
Although they are in this industry since the 90's... They still have it in them.. All there songs have a different feel.. Not at all like todays EDM songs.. But songs like aerodynamic, HBFS, the funk, get lucky, lose yourself to dance, robot rock.. I can listen to these songs all day!
Stop all this top 5 talk. Ram solidified them as the greatest. Being able to throw the genre in a COMPLETELY new direction. come on
... Why are they 17? Top 5 at least... Jesus whats wrong with you people
Before everyone goes into a tirade about the fact that Zedd has songs played on pop radio, remember that he DOES have other music (ex. Dovregubben, Epos, Scorpion Move). And, he isn't just a dj- he plays other instruments amd has been trained in classical music. He uses that to make his absolutely amazing songs.
Zedd is a musical genius. He will be doing soundtracks when nobody cares about edm anymore
That's the most anoying person in the world, his music is cheesier then his face
I liked Zedd. Now I have to try to enjoy his music.
When I realised he released Animals at 17, I was shocked. That much talent? Not many 17 year olds can say they've been that successful at that age. Now 20, and he's released so many great tunes
The 1st youngest dj that ever nominated for the number 1 top 100 dj in AMF Amsterdam. His signature song like Tremor, Animals, In the Name of Love and Forbidden Voice. He should be around top 3 on this list.
Why shouldn't he be number one...I mean to me he is. This is a big name in the industry yet he is really young. I am a huge fan!
He has too much talent for a 17 year old.. listen to his signature Animals
Hardwell was the DJ that made me fell in love with EDM, even though I heard other songs before, he was the one that made me watch them live. His Ultra Miami Music Festival 2013 set is still my favorite DJ set of all time and it will always be, it made me see how EDM can connect people from different cultures and bring many nations together. To boot, his songs are amazing, even though I still prefer the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Hardwell, I will always have a soft spot for him and will always love his work. In 2017 and 2019 I think is when his songs got a little bit more of his style once again and I just hope that in 2020 he makes a comeback.
Rated the Worlds number one DJ 2 years in a row/ should be number 1 on this list as well
Absolutely killing his recent sets! Guy needs to be higher up!
He deserves to be in the top 5 at the least!
Alan Walker has come a very long way. He has so many great songs including his big hit faded. Alan deserves the fame that he has and more. All his sonhs are great and have a meaning that we have to understand. Alan is great and a very huge inspirational in me and probably to other people
He's so young. I think 1 of his tracks might get more views than gangnam style. He is on a good way of doing it
Alan Walker is awesome. I love his song Darkside. He should be #1 on this chart!
Better than every one else. Plus, avicii is getting sympathy bias votes
God of tropical house/chill vibes music. My favorite edm artist haha xx
Firestone is one of the goat edm songs
He should be higher
He should be waaay up in the top of the list
He is one of the Legends of Dj. But today's generation may like Skrillex or David Guetta but if they really know about the beauty of Edm like pleasing tones overlapping one after other then their opinion may change. Artists who can only produce loud noises may like by many people these days but mostly their songs might be pleasing when you r in a club or u want to party. But if u want to sleep peacefully then artists like Tiesto, Armin, Above & Beyond, Deadmau5, PVD, etc are the best. Listen 'Adagio for strings' of Tiesto (7:23) and u may experience one of the greatest Hallucinations of your Life.
Always felt he moved me more then any other artist. Still love it. Him and Delaney Jane best ever
The guy is really good
Wow I love tiesto
Mello brings something unique to the table with his brand of future bass and trap. Do not overlook this guy
What is this why do I feel so alone in this list. He's number 20 why he is really good
Surprised he is not in Top 15. My favorite DJ by a landslide with 25 points.
Underrated. Listen to his live stuff
Why the heck is Guetta 10? He should definitely be in the top 3 in my opinion. Listen to ' Alphabeat 'and you'll know
Guetta is the name! He mixes a song better than anybody!
This guy rivals Calvin Harris and even Avicci. He should be on a higher number.
He is awesome. Listen to "Just one last time" you might be empressed by him.
Needs to be much higher. Not only is he great at producing hard-hitting, heavy dance music such as Say My Name and the Spitfire EP, but he also made more melodic tracks such as Language, Shelter, and Easy. He also made Worlds, one of my all-time favorite albums, full of beautiful melodies and emotions. The new Virtual Self EP is also great, and I'm intrested to see where this new project goes. He is simply the best.
Easily the best. To see his worlds tour live was like being put in a dream where I was put on a quest. Emotional and euphoric.
Only saw half his set before rain cancelled the rest and it was still the best show I've even seen
I'm surprised Porter Robinson is 50...honestly he deserves so much more.
Greyhound, don't you worry child, save the world, antidote, miami 2 ibiza and many more. Other djs are also great though
The're awesome! They deserve to be on top of the list. Their songs have so much life in them!
Don't you worry child! The best song ever
Don't you worry don't you worry child!
The no. 1 electric band in the world. they have more than 34 million monthly listeners on spotify. 20.5 million subscribers on their YouTube channel. They always give charities and respect their fans. CHAINSMOKERS FOREVER!
I actually really like their music. Before closer got really popular, I listened to Roses, Don't Let Me Down etc and I really fell in love with their music. They make really good tracks and their beat is so good
Sure their attitude isn't the best, but their music is amazing. Sure Zedd and Avicii are good, but the Chainsmokers music is the best
Deserves much more than 12. Have you not heard "Don't Let Me Down"?
Cool progressive house
He is the best
One of the best EDM groups out there
Kings of dancehall!
He is the king of trance!
He should be in the top 3
You'all just need to be in the state of trance!
He is god of trance!
Afrojack is the best. Love his music!
Illenium has distinguished himself from the myriad of others through an unrivaled ability to create an immersive emotional experience of highs and lows that pulls on the heartstrings and leaves the listener awestruck, displaying an adeptness for creating aural arrangements that vary in style, yet always maintain beauty, complexity and emotional depth.
They have such catchy and amazing songs. Internet friends, bonfire, and 404 to name a few.
Begin Again is one of the best songs I've ever heard!
He is world no.7 dj and soon will be number 1 because he's great...