The 10 Best DJs of All Time
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The world of dance and electro music has produced some of the world’s best DJs. Some of these go with catchy titles like crossover kings, stadium fillers and beat scientists. The following are the 10 best DJs of all time.
He is a British techno, house DJ and a producer. Cox was born on July 29th, 1962 in Barbados. In the 1980s, he was a Rave DJ, but he sharpened his skills to become one of the top DJs in the electronic music universe. Cox performed in some of the best clubs in the UK and also worked as a monthly DJ in BBC Radio One’s Essential Mix show. He has won numerous accolades across the world namely the DJ Awards, International Dance Music Awards and NME Award. He is presently the pinnacle of the Techno House list.
Alex Ridha commonly known by his stage name Boys Noize is a Berlin producer cum DJ, who has worked with some of the biggest artists in the music industry such as Snoop Dogg and Santigold. His style has led him to gain a following outside his common dance core. He uses his serrated buzz remixes and has also produced electro albums.
Born Sonny John Moore, Skrillex is a Los Angeles based DJ, electronic music producer, songwriter and singer. Between the years 2004 to 2007, Skrillex released two studio albums under the band “From First to Last” but pursued a solo career later in 2007. In 2010, he quit singing and introduced the now famous dubstep sound that has propelled him to become of the best DJs around.
Murphy is a forty-two-year-old DJ from New York: He started the electronic dance band LCD Soundsystem that released the self-titled critically acclaimed album in the year 2005. The group later became famous after throwing one of the best Madison Square Garden shows in 2011 for Netbet. That was the final act by the band, but the fans have something to look forward to since they have announced a reunion with a few tours planned for 2016.
No other DJ in the world has played a vital role in making EDM popular in the pop world than David Guetta. This Paris-born disc jockey spent many years in the underground European dance clubs improving his skills and throwing epic bashes like his parties In Ibiza. He stepped into the United States pop charts after producing the Black Eyed Peas’ famous song “I Gotta Feeling”, one of the chart’s biggest hits of all time. Guetta has continued to produce some big hits with the greatest artists in the US like Jennifer Hudson. Snoop Dogg, Usher and Nicki Minaj.
Wesley Pentz is a 33-year-old DJ from Los Angeles and is best known as a tastemaker. He is the ultimate sonic curator and has put together the most cutting edge sounds from the farthest places of the galaxy to bring them straight to your headphones. Diplo started his career under the Philadelphia’s Hollertronix parties. Currently, he is one of the sought after DJs and producers and is furnishing beats for some of the biggest artists in the music industry.
Ryan Garry Raddon, commonly known by the stage name Kaskade is an American DJ and producer. He gained fame after the progressive house music revival that was kick started in late 2008 and 2009 alongside his fellow Wolfgang Gartner and deadmau5. He is known as a DJ, who represents the positive side of the dance music culture.
Born in Sweden as Tim Bergling on September 8th, 1989, he is commonly known by his stage name Avicii. He is a Swedish electronic music DJ, musician, music producer and remixer. He is a two-time nominee of the Grammy Awards for his “Sunshine” collaboration with fellow DJ David Guetta and his 2013 hit song “Levels”. “Levels” is considered as one of the best dance tracks of all time and many newly recruited dance music lovers identify this song as the one that attracted them to this genre. He has two albums under his belt, True and Stories that were released in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
Swedish House Mafia
The ten best DJs list of all time cannot be complete without the inclusion of Swedish House Mafia. This is an electronic music super group that consisted of record producers and disc jockeys. The group was formed in the year 2008 and after some epic performances: they were placed in the 10th position on the DJ Magazine Top 100 poll list. After four years of working together, the group announced that they would separate and embarked on their “One Last Tour” that culminated at Ultra Miami 2013. Swedish House Mafia became famous with their high gloss brand of progressive house music, and they combined pop hooks, widescreens and four-on-the-floor beat package.
Before DJs turned into superstars in the United States, Tijs Michiel Verwest was already a big hit in the central parts of Europe and enjoyed quite a following mixing and dropping huge hits in the grandest of stages. He has performed in Ibiza and in the 2004 Summer Olympics that took place in Athens. Currently, he continues to rule the stage by rocking festivals with his electro based groves and sharp trance spirals. Tiesto compares himself as a different type of artist by claiming that other DJs cannot figure out what he spins.