Find out more about famous DJs, including Idris Elba, Avicii, Marshmello, Pauly D and Erykah Badu.

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.
Avicii Avicii
Swedish

Marshmello Marshmello
American

Pauly D Pauly D
American

Erykah Badu Erykah Badu
American

Steve Aoki Steve Aoki
American

Zedd Zedd
German, Russian

Tiësto Tiësto
Netherlands Antilles

DJ Yella DJ Yella
American
DJ Screw DJ Screw
American

Alan Walker Alan Walker
Norwegian, British

Alex Sensation Alex Sensation
Colombian, American

DJ Fresh DJ Fresh
British
Super Sako Super Sako
American

Peaches Peaches
Canadian

Wells Adams Wells Adams
American
Dillon Rupp Dillon Rupp
American

Gnash Gnash
American
JME JME
British

DJ Diddy DJ Diddy
American

Mayumi Kai Mayumi Kai
Japanese
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Perry FarrellPerry Farrell
American

Amanda SealesAmanda Seales
American

Irv GottiIrv Gotti
American

Flula BorgFlula Borg
German
Carter CruiseCarter Cruise
American
Cherami LeighCherami Leigh
American

Samantha RonsonSamantha Ronson
British, American

Uncle KrackerUncle Kracker
American

Grandmaster FlashGrandmaster Flash
Barbadian, American
Flying LotusFlying Lotus
American

Craig CharlesCraig Charles
British

Biz MarkieBiz Markie
American

Marky RamoneMarky Ramone
American

Marvin HumesMarvin Humes
British
Jacqueline MacInnes WoodJacqueline MacInnes Wood
Canadian

MC LyteMC Lyte
American
Carl CoxCarl Cox
Barbadian, British

Tim WestwoodTim Westwood
British

Jamie xxJamie xx
British
Wink MartindaleWink Martindale
American

Robert MilesRobert Miles
Swiss, Italian
Jessie AndrewsJessie Andrews
American

Kurtis BlowKurtis Blow
American

Lauren LaverneLauren Laverne
British

Michi BeckMichi Beck
German

Lady Miss KierLady Miss Kier
American
Jimi MistryJimi Mistry
British

Porter RobinsonPorter Robinson
American

Eric PrydzEric Prydz
Swedish

AfrojackAfrojack
Netherlands Antilles
DJ QuikDJ Quik
American

Shaggy 2 DopeShaggy 2 Dope
American
DJ ShadowDJ Shadow
American

Paul OakenfoldPaul Oakenfold
British

Bob MouldBob Mould
American
Pete WatermanPete Waterman
British

KaskadeKaskade
American
Pete TongPete Tong
British

No I.D.No I.D.
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Howard DonaldHoward Donald
British
KaytranadaKaytranada
Canadian, Haitian

Frankie KnucklesFrankie Knuckles
American
Ali Shaheed MuhammadAli Shaheed Muhammad
American

Kristian NairnKristian Nairn
Irish, British

Annie MacAnnie Mac
Irish

Ted RobbinsTed Robbins
British
Paul van DykPaul van Dyk
German
Gary OwensGary Owens
American

Katy BKaty B
British

Jerry DammersJerry Dammers
British

Willy WilliamWilly William
French, Jamaican
JillionaireJillionaire
Trinidadian

DJ AqeelDJ Aqeel
Indian

Lady StarlightLady Starlight
American

AnnieAnnie
Norwegian

LTJ BukemLTJ Bukem
British
Brigitta BulgariBrigitta Bulgari
Hungarian

Steve JonesSteve Jones
British
SydSyd
American

GoldierocksGoldierocks
British