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Top 10 DJs In The World That You Should Start Listening To Right Away

Music is not only a mean of entertainment anymore; it is a way of living. It is an emotion that keep us sane, make us humans. People say, “We are what we listen to” and that is completely correct. As there are various types of music, all of us prefer different styles. Some like soft ballads, some prefer hip-hop, others like to listen to pop rock, and rest are attached to EDM. Now while we are at it, EDM, Electronic Dance Music, has become quite popular in 21st century.

And this popularity has come holding the hands of some of the greatest DJs of all time. DJs have played a huge role in producing EDM while collaborating with other artists and making hits. Sometimes they even did not need to collaborate, just their produced music had people grooving in the music festivals like never before. They definitely made a revolution, and we are here to cherish that.

You might now be wondering who these DJs are and what they look like. Well, you are at the right page if you are wondering so. For quenching your thirst of knowledge, we have produced this article listing top 10 DJs in 2024 that you should listen to right away. The DJs have been ranked based on their achievement and popularity. The list has been developed in a descending order. Hence, for knowing who the best DJ of 2024 is keep reading the article while we suggest you some new songs.

10. Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris (birth name Adam Richard Wiles) was born on 17th January 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland. Calvin Harries has acquired the 9th position as the top 10 DJs of the world; however, he is actually one of the most well-known DJs in the industry right now. He is a renowned songwriter, singer, record producer and certainly a DJ. He is mostly famous for his songs in EDM genre.

His debut album was “I Created Disco”, which was a big hit and he never stopped producing hits since then. He has collaborated with many well-known and popular artists like Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal and more. His career skyrocketed with the collaboration of Rihanna for their song “we found love”. The song secured no.1 position in Billboard Hot 100, he even won a Grammy award for the song in Best Music Video category.

Calvin Harris

He has released 5 studio albums till now, which are, “I Created Disco,” “Ready for The Weekend,” “18 Months,” “Motion,” and “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.” He has also own AMAs (American Music Awards) for The Favourite EDM Artist twice. We would suggest you listen to his famous songs like, This is what we came for, Need your love, How deep is your love and so on.

8. Steve Aoki

Despite often being perceived as an Asian DJ, Steven Hiroyuki Aoki, professionally known as Steve Aoki, is an accomplished American DJ and producer. His global recognition is underscored by his frequent headlining appearances at Tomorrowland, a premier electronic dance music festival, reflecting his widespread acclaim in the industry.

Steve Aoki

In a testament to his continued musical evolution, Steve Aoki unveiled his eighth studio album, "HiROQUEST: Genesis," on September 16, 2022. This album is not just a collection of tracks, but a conceptual masterpiece inspired by the iconic video game, The Legend of Zelda.

Aoki's creative vision shines through as he collaborates with esteemed artists such as BTS, Linkin Park, and Wiz Khalifa, showcasing his versatility and ability to seamlessly blend genres. "HiROQUEST: Genesis" stands as a testament to Steve Aoki's innovative approach to music, combining his electronic roots with diverse influences to create a compelling and immersive auditory experience for his global audience.

9. Peggy Gou

The next in our list of top DJs of the world we have Peggy Gou. Peggy is a South Korea-born but Germany-based DJ and producer, who has risen to popularity recently. Her popularity has made her one of the most sought after DJs of the world.  

Peggy Gou

Peggy has a discography of seven released Eps, which includes Ninja Tune and Phonica. In 2019, the DJ released her own record label called Gudu Records. In 2023, Peggy released a song called (It Goes Like) Nanana and her debut album is all set to release in 2024.

7. DJ Snake

William Sami Étienne Grigahcine, known as DJ Snake, was born on 13th June 1986, in Paris, France. He is a music producer, music programmer, record producer, DJ, and a songwriter. He is famous for Bass House, Trap, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Moombahton, Dubstep, Hip Hop, and Tropical House genres.

He debuted with one of his most famous songs “Turn Down for What”.  Later he produced famous songs like “Lean on” and “Magenta rhythm”. Some of his biggest performances and collaborations include popular artists like, Lady Gaga, Darude, Major Lazer, Pardon My French, and Dillon Francis.

DJ Snake

He has released two studio albums till now, which are “Encore” (2016) and “Carte Blanche” (2019). He won Top Dance/Electronic Song Award in 2016 for Lean on. We would suggest you listen to his famous songs like, Turn Down for What, Lean on, Taki Taki and more.

6. Timmy Trumpet

Timothy Jude Smith, renowned by his stage name Timmy Trumpet, stands out as an Australian DJ celebrated for his captivating performances featuring a skillfully played trumpet. His journey to stardom unfolded gradually, yet the culmination of his efforts proved immensely rewarding. Timmy Trumpet's unique and distinctive style, characterized by the fusion of electronic beats and live trumpet melodies, sets him apart in the music industry.

Timmy Trumpet

Intriguingly, his foray into the realm of electronic music was serendipitous, marking the beginning of an extraordinary career trajectory. As he embraced this chance encounter with the electronic music scene, Timmy Trumpet's talents eventually garnered global acclaim. His magnetic stage presence, coupled with the melodic allure of the trumpet, has propelled him to international fame, making him a beloved figure in the electronic dance music (EDM) community.

Timmy Trumpet's story not only highlights his musical prowess but also underscores the unexpected paths that can lead to unparalleled success in the ever-evolving world of entertainment.

5. Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren was born on 25th December 1976 in Leiden, Netherlands. He is known as one of the most popular DJs, record producers and remixers all around the world. He has started his music journey with genres like Progressive House, Uplifting trance, Progressive Trance, Dance Pop, Electro House and more.

The DJ was so passionate about music that he started remixing and producing songs from the age of fourteen. He used to perform in local bars and pubs back then. Later he gained his international popularity by hosting the radio show called “A State of Trance”. This radio show gained millions of listeners from almost 84 nations. From then till now Buuren has produced and released a total of seven studio albums, which are “76,” “Shivers,” “Imagine,” “Mirage,” “Intense,” “Embrace,” and “Balance”. “Balance” was the last studio album for a while which was released in the year of 2022.

Armin van Buuren

He is referred as the best trance DJs of all time and has also won awards for the same category for ten years in a row, which is certainly an unbreakable as well as a remarkable achievement. We would suggest you listen to his famous songs like, This is what is feels like, Waiting for the night, Leave a little love and so on.

4. Alok

In 2020, the notable Brazilian artist made a significant impact, securing the fourth spot in the DJ rankings. His standout tracks, including "Hear Me Now" and the Alok Remix of "Piece Of Your Heart," have contributed to his widespread recognition. Beyond his musical prowess, he has attained the status of being the second-most-followed electronic artist on Instagram. This social media prominence serves as a pivotal element in effectively promoting his music in the digital realm.

Alok

Alok's ability to resonate with a global audience is not only reflected in his chart rankings but also in his substantial online presence. As a multifaceted artist, his influence extends beyond the music itself, encompassing a comprehensive approach to engagement and outreach in the contemporary digital landscape. With a unique blend of musical talent and a strategic online presence, Alok has firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the electronic music scene.

3. Martin Garrix

We are at the end of the list and the biggest DJ of the world in 2024 is Martin Garrix, who is also the youngest DJ of the list. he was born as Martijn Gerard Garritsen on 14th May 1996 in Amstelveen, Netherlands. His primary genres are Progressive house, big room house, Dutch house, Deep house, electro house and future bass.

Garrix started his journey as a DJ when he was only eight. And he has successfully managed to gain popularity leaving the others behind him. He became the youngest DJ and one of the youngest artists to perform at Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland. He gained fame with his solo release “Animals”, which became a huge hit in international level, in the year of 2013.

Now he has already released four studio albums which are, “Gold Skies,” “Break through the Silence” with Matisse & Sadko, “Seven,” and “Bylaw.” He has won several nominations and awards in some of the biggest award events. He won Dance Music Awards three times. He won awards as the best newcomer as well. Some of the best performances were associated with David Guetta, Brooks, Avicii, Jay Hardway, Mesto, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Tiesto (who actually discovered Garrix). Some of the most popular songs include, Animals, There for you, In the name of love, and Scared to be lonely.  

2. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are Belgian-Greek DJ duo, who are brothers named Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios. They are one of the most famous and popular DJs all around the world according to DJ magazine. Their primary genres are, Electro House, Moombahton, Chillout, Future Bass, Dance Pop, Psytrance, Hardstyle, and Big Room House.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Their career kick started when they collaborated with Tomorrowland. They have also invested their interest in collaborating some of the most well-known DJs, such as Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Tiesto, David Guetta, Diplo, and Ummet Ozcan, and many more. Some of their best songs are, “Higher Place,” “Madness,” “When I Grow Up,” “G.I.P.S.Y,” “Tomorrowland Anthem,” “Wakanda,” “Everybody Clap.”

1. David Guetta

David Guetta, full name Pierre David Guetta, was born on 7th November 1967 in Paris, France. He has got the place as the second-best DJs all around the world. He is one of the most famous Disc Jockey, Programmer, Songwriter, and Record Producer. He has more than 10 million albums and 65 million singles sales globally, with more than 10 billion streams. In 2020 and 2021, Guetta acquired the top position in the list of Top 100 DJs in DJ magazine.

Even though he started his career actively in the year of 2002, he got international fame with the release of his album “One Love” in 2009. His hit single “When Love Takes Over” got the top position in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2013. He even won a Grammy for “When Love Takes Over” in the category of Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

He has released seven albums, which are “Just a Little More Love,” “Guetta Blaster,” “Pop Life,” “One Love,” “Nothing but The Beat,” “Listen,” and “Seven”. His associated performances included artists like, Martin Garrix, Glowinthedark, Avicii, Afrojack, Will.i.am, Nicky Romero. His most famous songs include Hey Mama, Titanium, When Love Takes Over, Heartbreak Anthem and more.

Other famous DJs

There are some of the other famous DJs who have not made it to top 10 but definitely deserve a mention, they are,

Rank DJs

14

Diplo

13

Zedd

12

Tiesto

11

Alan Walker

 

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