Best EDM DJs

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The Top Ten

1 Avicii Avicii Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence ...read more.

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!

Not the 1# dj. But not the worst. - KRX

He is the best dj ever. I love every song he makes for any mood

Best ever

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2 Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. ...read more.

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.)

Deadmai5's popularity skyrocketed during the 2010s but his popularity has been declining after 2016. Even through he isn't as popular as he used to be, he will go down as one of the best in the history of EDM

Deadmau5 is by far better than marshmallow, marshmallow is for teens that don't know where the real elm music is. Deadmau5 can make songs that never are boring with marshmallows terrible beat to then hate the song for being played over and over again

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!

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3 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on ...read more.

Skrillex has the world record of winning eight Grammy awards, being an edm artist... so he is the best

Yes. Yes.

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.

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4 Calvin Harris Calvin Harris Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer. He is known for his hit singles like Summer, This Is What You Came For and How Deep Is Love.

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 - Aquaturtle

He's simply awful. This is what you came for is annoying

He is clearly the best obviously

His music is nice 4 everyone

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5 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

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.

They are prolific and legendary. They are masters of sound!

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!

The best, no doubt

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6 Zedd Zedd Zedd is a Russian- German DJ known for his hits such as Clarity, Transmission, and Break Free. He is best known for his album True Colors, which has the highest debut on the Billboard 200 for an EDM album (tied with Skrillex's Recess). He is one the the richest EDM artists in the industry.

I liked Zedd. Now I have to try to enjoy his music. - KRX

That's the most anoying person in the world, his music is cheesier then his face

Zedd is a musical genius. He will be doing soundtracks when nobody cares about edm anymore

One word. Clarity

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7 Hardwell Hardwell Robbert van de Corput, who performs under the stage name Hardwell, is a Dutch big room house and electro house DJ and music producer.

He deserves to be in the top 5 at the least!

Absolutely killing his recent sets! Guy needs to be higher up!

Should be number 1

What. Hardwell should be number one

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8 Martin Garrix Martin Garrix Martijn Gerard Garritsen, known professionally Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and musician.

He has too much talent for a 17 year old.. listen to his signature Animals

THE BEST! +x

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 - Aquaturtle

Listen to animals! He is so talented

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9 Tiesto Tiesto

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

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10 David Guetta David Guetta Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.

God Of DJ Electronic Music

Guetta is the name! He mixes a song better than anybody!

Key word he is edm

Dude he is number 1

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The Contenders

11 Kygo Kygo Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, commonly known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter, record producer and musician.

It Ain't Me is a masterpiece of EDM. - GeneralJP

Firestone is one of the goat edm songs

He should be waaay up in the top of the list

He should be higher

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12 Swedish House Mafia Swedish House Mafia Swedish House Mafia is a Swedish house music supergroup consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso.

Greyhound, don't you worry child, save the world, antidote, miami 2 ibiza and many more. Other djs are also great though

Don't you worry child! The best song ever

Don't you worry don't you worry child!

The're awesome! They deserve to be on top of the list. Their songs have so much life in them!

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13 Alan Walker Alan Walker

Better than every one else. Plus, avicii is getting sympathy bias votes

Alan Walker is awesome. I love his song Darkside. He should be #1 on this chart!

What? Defeat losers to get No1. Legend!

FIRST! NOTHING LESS THAN FIRST!

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14 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

GO HUMP A TREE CHAINSMOKERS! - KRX

Although the quality of the music is decreasing

Deserves much more than 12. Have you not heard "Don't Let Me Down"?

THEY SUCK SO MUCH! Closer is probably the worst song I've ever heard. WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING HERE?!

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15 Alesso

Cool progressive house

He is the best

16 Porter Robinson

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. - Atham

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.

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17 Major Lazer

Kings of dancehall!

One of the best EDM groups out there

18 Armin Van Buuren Armin Van Buuren Armin van Buuren is a Dutch remixer, music producer, DJ, musician, pianist and songwriter from South Holland.

He is the king of trance!

He should be in the top 3

He is god of trance!

You'all just need to be in the state of trance!

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19 Gryffin
20 Afrojack Afrojack Nick van de Wall, commonly known by his stage name Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer.

Afrojack is the best. Love his music!

Best of all

21 San Holo
22 Knife Party Knife Party Knife Party are an Australian electronic music duo comprising Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, two members of the drum and bass band Pendulum.

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!

23 Illenium Illenium
24 Nicky Romero

Awesome artist

He is world no.7 dj and soon will be number 1 because he's great...

25 Marshmello

His songs are too happy to be ignored!

He is the best

MARSHMELLO deserves the number 1 position in Dj Mag Position

Marshmello should be #1

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26 Nero Nero Nero are an English electronic music trio, specialising in dark vocal dubstep, electro, drum & bass and drumstep, consisting of Daniel Stephens, Joseph Ray and Alana Stephens (née Watson). They are well known for creating a wide variety of styles of dubstep and drum and bass, combining deep vocals ...read more.

As this trio has evolved,the power still lives within. Congratulations to NERO,as they still hold up. Not many can do what they did.

Have you heard "Doomsday" by Nero? It'll completely changed your impression of him, for the good.

Best ever

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28 Odesza Odesza
29 Steve Aoki Steve Aoki Steven Hiroyuki "Steve" Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer, and music executive.

Steve Aoki is that best. He is the king of EDM

He should take avicii spot

30 Medasin
31 KSHMR

The legend

The next legend in edm

Best progressive producer

One of or if not the best EDM DJ around today

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32 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Most energetic songs... should be # 1

Best trance player

33 Krewella

I feel like they should be a little higher on this list, they're really good live

Number 28! This dj deserves more

Fell in love with every single song they released. They're songs are amazing!

Number 1 best krewella. LIVE FOR THE NIGHT, Krewella and will be 1.

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34 Slushii
35 Dillon Francis

Saw him at DAS this year and damn dude that's all I can say! #plur

The Top 5 Dillon Francis Songs (Because I Can)

5: Bun Up the Dance (ft. Skrillex)
4: Bruk Bruk
3: Get Low (ft. DJ Snake)
2: IDGAFOS
1: Not Butter

36 Peer Van Mladen Peer Van Mladen Peer van Mladen (born May 3, 1989 in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia) has more than 8 million dollars in annual revenue and one of the most influential music producers.
37 Tristam

I don't listen to any EDM artists except him, he's an amazing DJ and he has fantastic lyrics. - aieesa

A huge catalyst for melodic edm.

Apart from the amazing sounds he creates, the lyrics are what make him so special. He shares a very relatable situation with every song, and even though they have kind of depressing stories behind them, they are indeed inspiring. He's definitely the number one for me

Amazing

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38 Robin Schulz
39 Nghtmre

How is he not higher? - KRX

40 Nucleya

The best.

Best Edm producer of india

41 Don Diablo

WHY THE HELL IS DON 35TH?!

42 Vicetone

Each song they either remix or produce is a Dance Masterpeice

These guys... Should BE damn FIRSTTT

THEY DESERE MUCH MORE RECOGNITION - weatherman419

43 DJ Snake DJ Snake William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, known professionally as DJ Snake, is a French DJ and record producer.

This guy should honestly be higher up on the list. He doesn't deserve to be this low on the list to be honest

Dj snake is a edm god he should be #1

I don't understand why he's here.he is the best❤

44 TheFatRat

He's not the best EDM artist around, but I think he should get a little more attention than Marshmello.

This Guy's The Best...Avicii and all up there suck...he should be 1st...If you guys want proof for that listen to 'Xenogenous', 'Monody' and 'Fly Away...Do not overlook this guy...He's a LEGEND..!

He should be way higher on the list. He is better than Alan Walker and most EDM creators

I think he should be first, he is better than most generic DJs

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45 Kill the Noise
46 Approaching Nirvana

Approaching Nirvana is seriously one of the best groups I've ever heard of. They usually make EDM, but they also make other beautiful electronic music. - The01Bro

47 Diplo Diplo Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and record executive based in Los Angeles, California.

Diplo's songs mash-up some funky tunes, strong ballads and sometimes irresistible melodies that stick in your mind for ages. Revolution is a classic, Jack Ü is a breath of fresh air to the EDM scene and he drives Major Lazer to different heights.

Trust me, we have not heard the best of Diplo. This man deserves to be in the top 10, at least breaking into top 20!

If u kno...according to the most followed music magazine.. Diplo is the 5th best dj

48 Jack Ü

Who else loved Where Are U Now? - GeneralJP

The best music that I have ever witnessed

49 Madeon

AMAZING. Although his songs are rather out dated, they are what EDM should be.

The Adventure album, enough said.

Insanely talented and worked on Lady Gaga's album. Remixed Raise Your weapon by Deadmaus and produce and incredible track called Technicolor in which he trys to tell a story through music

50 Kavinsky
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