Top Ten DJs
DG rocks, man! I mean... this guy is way better than "Tiësto". DG has an amazing quality of tune he makes! His songs are so catchy and they stay in your head for like months if you listen to them properly! I've got a song stuck in my head from like a year or something! He is the best! He should be at the top with the crown!
David Guetta is my number 1. I always listen to his music, and blimey, it's good. Crikey, why is he number 3? He should be number 1 because he deserves it. If you disagree, I'm sorry, mate. He is number 1, no buts, no nothing.
A true personality is one who can carry his success on his shoulders. David Guetta doesn't only do that decently, but his songs have the quality of refreshing you anytime you want... All we gotta do is listen.
Oh my God, I love Avicii to death! I would literally die for him. No joke! Seriously! Oh my God, I hated modern pop until I heard Wake Me Up on the radio. I went on my laptop and listened to the song twelve times! I counted!
Then I heard Hey Brother and had no clue it was by the same person. I looked it up and then listened to more Avicii songs and bought concert tickets. Then when I heard Addicted to You... (and saw the gross video), I was in love! Not with the video... the song, laugh out loud. It is my favorite song in the world, and Avicii is my favorite person alive!
One of the greatest musicians of our time, who changed the world with his music. He wasn't afraid to try new things and didn't feel the need to follow trends. He just did what he thought was right and ended up changing billions of lives. You cannot overstate the importance and influence he had.
I think he easily is the best DJ of our time, and not just because he is dead. It is easy to see. His production, with country folk influences in his instrumentals, was truly unique. Even on non-country songs like "Lonely Together," it was the real instruments that made it stand out instead of generic EDM-Pop. And his lyrics, they were touching and highly relatable. He should have become more famous during his lifetime if he had actually received help instead of committing suicide.
Instead, we have DJs like DJ Khaled doing nothing but screaming "WE DA BEST MUSIC!" and "ANOTHER ONE, DJ KHALED." I bet if he had collaborated with Avicii on a song, we would have recognized it as Avicii's work a long time ago. Avicii's production is so unique that we could have easily identified it.
I also wanted to mention that I was watching ARTV's video about how DJ Khaled does nothing and how he mentioned Avicii as a DJ who actually did something. He forgot to mention that Khaled weighs about a zillion pounds while Avicii was literally living off of Red Bull. Wow.
He is the best DJ of all time and the first DJ to accomplish major goals before any of these DJs showed up, like Skrillex, who only plays dubstep – a boring, same beat for years. Tiesto is the highest-paid DJ in the world. He has won more awards and nominations than other DJs and is the only DJ to ever play at the Olympic Games. P.S. Armin Van Buuren should be over David Guetta because Guetta produces boring songs. He only has a handful of songs that people actually listen to.
I can't believe David Guetta is number 2. He is way too mainstream and, frankly, pretty underwhelming. Tiesto is an absolute genius. Skrillex is just loud and annoying, but I'm not a big dubstep fan, so I guess that's just me. I think Deadmau5 should be higher than he is. He is possibly the most diverse DJ I've listened to. Seriously, put I Remember up against Raise Your Weapon. You wouldn't think they're by the same person.
Do you know what love is? It's Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Rock n Roll, Bangarang, Summit... Oh, this song still gives me the chills even after hearing it a thousand times. Make It Bun Dem is the epitome of cool. There is Kill Everybody, which is so true. So many variations, and not one song sounds the same as others. Don't even get me started on the remixes. They are gold. Everything this guy touches turns to gold. Cinema and Levels are two such songs. Of course, the Levels remix wasn't as good as the original song, but it was still awesome. This man defines dubstep. On top of that, he's a very nice person too. Easy choice for number one.
How the hell is Skrillex not number 1?! He is way better than Tiesto. He's a cool dude and goes hard with his music. I love the Cinema Remix, Reptile from Mortal Kombat, Bangarang, Kyoto, and Ruffneck Bass, First of the Year! I love Sonny! He is way better than Daft Punk, that's for sure. Daft Punk has totally gone downhill, if you ask me. Skrillex makes the kind of music he wants to make without any crazy gimmick. And his bass drops? AMAZING.
Deadmau5 should be number 1 for me because he doesn't produce commercial music. He produces music for the future, and once you listen to Deadmau5 tracks, you will feel so good. Just close your eyes, lie down, put on your HD phone, and feel the music. You will be right in heaven. It will drive you crazy. And, if you see him live performing, you will experience the best thing in the world with the taste of the music. You need to listen to Deadmau5 tracks first, and I don't need to tell you why.
This is number 9? The Mau5 is the KING of DJs. David Guetta is way too mainstream, Skrillex is simply focused on loud noises... But Deadmau5 is perfect - blending slick beats, bouncy synths, prominent bass, and sick beats. If you don't know what I mean, listen to Strobe, The Veldt, Animal Rights, Faxing Berlin, and Fifths. DEADMAU5 FOR THE WIN!
Deadmau5 is awesome. He makes the best DJ songs around. The technology he uses is astonishing and it rocks your head with awesomeness. In 2010, he made the album 4x4=12 and one song is called 4x4=12. He spent so much time on that song that he made it exactly 69 minutes and 55 seconds. My favorite song that he made was Ghosts 'n' Stuff featuring Rob Swire. Deadmau5 should be the #1 DJ.
Calvin is the best DJ. Considering his latest album, almost every track is a hit. It's very unfair to him being rated so low while he can make high-quality music. Something needs to be done about this!
He is the greatest DJ of all time. He can play the bass guitar, DJ, and write songs. That is a truly talented person. I cannot understand why he is in the lower ten of the list.
Why is he so low? Calvin is the best! Please listen to his music and vote him up! His really good songs include "You Used to Hold Me," "Feel So Close," "I'm Not Alone," etc.
How are they never listed as the most influential DJs ever, if not the most influential electronic artists ever?! Without their albums, none of these other guys would exist. If their albums had not become worldwide, auto-tune, synthpop, masked DJs, remixing, popular sampling, electronic house music, etc., would still be unpopular as they were before Daft came around. Daft Punk are the only DJs that are truly unique, timeless, powerful, beautiful, and mind-blowing all in one. The quality of other DJs simply does not compare. Whenever they release an album, it literally changes the trend of the music industry. Most underrated beings on this planet!
Daft Punk technically are the best DJs, in my opinion. Not only is their music style totally unique and fun, but the way they hide their faces and identities behind robot personas is the smartest and most entertaining thing about the band.
I think people in this article are voting based on production skills and not DJ skills. It's important to understand the difference between a DJ and a producer. A DJ doesn't make music. That's what a producer does. A DJ's work is to shuffle songs and make them sound nice live, as well as change tones, volumes, and bass, etc. Just check out a Hardwell live set. He has a lot on his YouTube channel. Once you see them, you'll understand what a real DJ is. He is just AMAZING. There's no one like him. David Guetta is not even a DJ. He's a fake DJ who just uses pre-recorded sets and does things on the CDJ machine when it's off. How can a person like him be number one? Hardwell deserves the spot for what he does, not just in great parties. Hardwell is just THE BEST.
Hardwell is one of the best producers out there. He has produced surplus amounts of technically complex festival bangers across many different subgenres, including big room house, progressive house, electro house, hardstyle, and many more.
I have listened to songs from more than 100 DJs over the last five years. In my view, he deserves to be at 1st. He's been ranked first five times in DJ Mag rankings, which is a record. Now, in 2015-16, many new faces like Hardwell, Avicii, Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Deadmau5, etc., have risen, and there is a lot of competition among them.
10 years ago, Armin was the best, and now, after his new album Embrace, he shows the world that no one can beat him. In my opinion, Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, and Calvin Harris are epic. ARMIN THEN, NOW, FOREVER.
First of all, he should be #1, and he is. This top ten list is fake. Armin van Buuren is the legend of trance and influences all DJs around the world. He made EDM more popular, so Armin should get all the credits.
This person actually changed my life, and I cannot even describe what he means to me. Van Buuren became the world's best DJ 5 times, and it is obvious that he's the best DJ of all time. Plus, he made trance alive.
What...? Zedd is not on the top 10 list. What is going on here? You people do not have any knowledge about music. ZEDD is one of the most talented DJs, alongside David Guetta, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Afrojack, Alesso, Swedish House Mafia, Nicky Romero, etc. If you don't believe me, just listen to his tracks. Listen to Clarity (Featuring Foxes).
What is going on! Such a great and talented personality is just ranking 10th. Are you people out of your senses? No doubt he should be in the top 5. In my BEST DJ LIST, he ranks 1st, and here 10th... Oh, hell, if only he gets a little support from you guys. He is getting very little support! He is giving his 100% and wants 100% support from you all, which in reality, he is just getting 10%. So, guys, bring a change... VOTE FOR ZEDD.
What? How could he not be in the top 5 ranking? He is totally different from others. Listen to all his songs from his latest album 'True Color.' He is just greater than Tiesto and others in the ranking. It's not fair to him. Others who don't support him, don't support, but I will support him till I die.
This is the ONLY DJ I know who actually makes good music. He really gives a great effect to Linkin Park songs. Other DJs just make a bunch of lame crap. Joe Hahn, instead of starting a solo career, cared about making good music, not good money, hence he's still with Linkin Park, making real music.
Joe Hahn is not going anywhere from the top ten. Top 5 is what he deserves. He is a DJ, but not like the others on this list. That makes him more special. He is the key to Linkin Park's successful debut with music people have never seen before and still is now.
I have never seen such an artist. Mr. Hahn rocks, and he is amazing on the turntables. In fact, Linkin Park is the best band in the world. They can't be outrun and they can't be outmatched.
What is wrong with you all? Martin Garrix should be at least in the top 10, and definitely in the top 3. Just listen to his songs, and you'll become a fan. Haven't you guys ever listened to Tremor, Virus, Helicopter, Animals, etc.? If you haven't, then I bet your life is boring and lame. Vote for him, come on.
Why on earth is he not at least in the top 3? He is my second favorite DJ after Armin van Buuren. He is way better than David Guetta. Just listen to Helicopter, Dragon, Animals, Proxy... the list goes on.
He is the best inspiration for younger DJs to keep on moving. Plus, I love his songs. I practice making his songs but never get them perfect. He was in the top 3, now he should be 1st.
Mad Mike was the best. He should be back in number one, where he belongs.
Mike is gone, but he played the best music and had the best dances. Miss you, Mike!
You are like a god to me, Afrojack. Every day when I get out of bed, I start my day with your songs. Fantastic man. But how is he not number 1? People, please support him.
I don't know, but Afrojack REALLY should be in the top 10. Damn!
Afrojack is right up there with Tiesto and Guetta.
Come on, people! A supergroup like Swedish House Mafia should not be at 11. They at least deserve to be in the top 5. Don't believe me? Listen to "Don't You Worry Child" and "Save The World".
Swedish House Mafia is way better because they're different from the other DJs, like Tiësto. I don't understand him being #1. He sucks, and his videos are stupid too.
Come on... What the hell is up with you people? They are the best. Don't You Worry Child is just the best. How could you not like them?
Anyone who has actually seen this guy live knows why...
It's gonna get louder...
Keep it up, bro.
Pump it... Don't you think they are the best now? I mean, sorry, one doesn't have to think about it... 3, 2, 1, go Tremor!
Should be 1st, undoubtedly.
The best parties ever.
He first received mainstream attention with the classic club hit "Go!", and later went on to produce retro-80's style electronica such as Almost Loved and Find My Baby, philosophical songs... read more
How are all the old-school DJs down here?
I like how he is always providing the base track for other DJs to remix. Without Benny Benassi, awesome remixes like Skrillex's Cinema would never have come to be. I do not think that he is the best, but he should be given more recognition as an important DJ.
I think Benny should be in the top 10 because he is a beast with his hits "Satisfaction" and "I Love My Sex." He's especially a beast when he's featured in the song "Beautiful People" by Chris Brown. That's what I think! So let's bring Benassi to the top!
I agree, Benny Benassi is up there today as one of the most important DJs, alongside the likes of David Guetta and Skrillex. To be honest, I never was much into techno, but that all changed once I heard Cinema (Skrillex Remix), one of the best songs to grace this world.
I wasted my vote. Now I realize DJ Khaled is above Norman. How stupid.
205? This dude is a legend. Bring him to the top 10!
Right about now, the funk soul brother!
Steve Aoki is the 5th richest DJ in the world. This is all because of his famous songs. He deserves to be in the top 10.
Come on, guys. A Light That Never Comes? Not even in the top ten? REALLY?!
This guy should be in the top 10 at least. He is the fifth richest DJ.
He's the best in music! Another one! DJ Khaled!
He's the best in music.
They don't deserve to be in 56th position. Anyway, I am a BIG FAN!
In my opinion, they are in my top 5. Just listen to their songs!
Are you kidding me? These guys are the best. They should've been in the top 5 list.
My favorite songs: Memories, Burn, New Heart, Big Universe, The Raid, Celebrate, Fire of the Soul, Burn 2.0, Long Road, Relax, Above the Sky, Hope, Energy, Sky, 135, War of Melodies, Energy, Flying Dreams, Force, Spectre, The Spectre, Sing Me to Sleep, Alone, R0ut1n3, Routine, Force, Walkzarx, New Energy, Perry, Denis, Fade, Faded, All Falls Down, and all remixes and other songs.
His music is the best. He deserves this spot. He always gives his all, and his music is powerful!
The best DJ in the world. I love his songs. He must be number one.