DJs

Can you imagine a Saturday night party without foot-tapping music and a talented DJ to mix and play a sequence of exciting music tracks all night? No one can! Parties would be incomplete and a lot less fun if we didn’t have any DJ in our midst! And it’s not just parties that DJs liven up! Disc Jockeys can be of various kinds, radio DJ and club DJ being the most common. While radio DJs, also known as RJs, mix and play music for their live radio audiences, club DJs perform at parties, nightclubs or music festivals. Richard "Richie" Hawtin, a three-time DJ Awards winner, is a Canadian DJ counted amongst the most famous DJs of all time. Another prominent DJ who left his mark in the field was Larry Levan. He experimented with drum machines and synthesizers in his live shows to create innovative music and ushered in the era of electronic, post-disco sound. Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Skrillex, and Martin Garrix are a few other popular DJs. This section gives you information about the life and works of famous DJs.
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 1 Idris Elba

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

Idris Elba is a successful actor both on the small and the big screen and is mainly known for the television series The Wire and Luther and also for films, such as Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Beasts of No Nation. He has also acted in blockbuster films of Marvel Comics universe like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War.

 2 Avicii

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Famous As: Musician, DJ
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Swedish
Died: April 20, 2018

Avicii was a Swedish international DJ, remixer, musician and songwriter. He attained fame with his single, Levels, in 2011. His debut studio album, True, released in 2013 received positive reviews. His second studio album, Stories, was released in 2015. He suffered from mental health issues and died by suicide at age 28. His third album, Tim, was released posthumously in 2019.

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 3 Marshmello

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Famous As: DJ & Music Producer
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Marshmello is an American DJ and electronic music producer. In 2017, he was named as one of the world's highest-paid DJs by Forbes magazine. He wears a custom helmet, which looks like a marshmallow, for public appearances, and his identity was unknown at the beginning of his career. He is also a well-known philanthropist and a generous donator.

 4 Jimmy Savile

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Famous As: DJ, Television & Radio Personality
Birthdate: October 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: October 29, 2011
Jimmy Savile gained fame after hosting BBC’s Jim'll Fix It and Top of the Pops. He initially worked in coal mines and dabbled in wrestling, before establishing himself as a professional DJ. Following his death, countless people accused him of sexual abuse. Subsequently, his was Madame Tussauds statue was melted. 
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 5 Mark Ronson

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Seven-time Grammy-winning music producer and DJ Mark Ronson shot to fame with Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black and single Rehab, and his own single Uptown Funk, featuring Bruno Mars. He won both the Grammy and the Golden Globe for co-writing Shallow. He supports disadvantaged children and budding artists.

 6 Erykah Badu

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Widely regarded as the queen of neo-soul, Erykah Badu is an American singer-songwriter whose debut studio album Baduizm helped popularize neo-soul in the late-1990s. Thanks to her popularity, Erykah Badu serves as a subject for street art in several places, including Greater London, England. Also an actress, Badu has appeared in popular films, such as The Cider House Rules.

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 7 Alan Walker

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Norwegian, British
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 8 Questlove

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 9 Steve Aoki

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
DJ and music producer Steve Aoki had already soared to fame with I'm in the House by the time his first album, the Grammy-nominated and Billboard-charting Wonderland, released. He is known for his collaborations with artists such as Kid Cudi. Steve has also established a charity and authored a memoir.

 10 Fatboy Slim

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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: July 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 11 Pauly D

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Famous As: DJ, Television Personality
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 12 Dale Winton

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Famous As: Radio DJ
Birthdate: May 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: April 18, 2018
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 13 Taboo

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 14 Metro Boomin

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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 15 Wilson Bethel

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 16 Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 17 Giorgio Moroder

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Italian

 18 Zedd

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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: September 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, Russian
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 19 Flula Borg

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German

 20 Robyn

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Swedish
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 21 Tiësto

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Famous As: Dutch DJ
Birthdate: January 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Netherlands Antilles

 22 Craig Charles

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 23 Roman Kemp

Roman Kemp
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Famous As: Radio host
Birthdate: January 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British, American

 24 Jam Master Jay

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 30, 2002

 25 Perry Farrell

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 26 Jimi Mistry

Jimi Mistry
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 27 Peaches

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

 28 DJ Screw

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Famous As: Hip-hop DJ
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 16, 2000

 29 Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

 30 DJ Yella

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 31 Biz Markie

Biz Markie
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Famous As: Rappers
Birthdate: April 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 32 Amanda Seales

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 33 Marvin Humes

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 34 Steve Jones

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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: September 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 35 Samantha Ronson

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British, American

 36 Erick Morillo

Erick Morillo
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: March 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 1, 2020

 37 Eric Hall

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Famous As: Sports agent
Birthdate: November 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: November 16, 2020

 38 Kaytranada

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, Haitian

 39 Wink Martindale

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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: December 4, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 40 Marky Ramone

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 41 Flying Lotus

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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 42 Grandmaster Flash

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Barbadian, American

 43 Lady Miss Kier

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 44 Afrojack

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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Netherlands Antilles

 45 Ted Robbins

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 46 Uncle Kracker

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 47 Armin van Buuren

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: December 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Dutch

 48 Lee Joon

Lee Joon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South Korean

 49 Brian Tyler

Brian Tyler
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 50 Robert Miles

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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: November 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Swiss, Italian
Died: May 9, 2017
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