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 Avicii

Avicii
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Famous As: Musician, DJ
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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.

 2 Marshmello

Marshmello
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Famous As: DJ & Music Producer
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

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.

 3 DJ Khaled

DJ Khaled
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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: November 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Founder of We the Best Music Group record label, DJ Khaled is an internationally acclaimed DJ and record producer. He has won prestigious awards, such as the Grammy and American Music Award. Apart from music, Khaled is also known for his acting and writing skills; his book, The Keys, was named in New York Times Best Seller list.

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 4 Alan Walker

Alan Walker
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Northampton, England
English-Norwegian music producer and DJ Alan Walker, also popular as “DJ Walkzz,” shot to fame with tracks such as The Spectre and Faded. His TikTok account has earned him a huge fan base. He is also known for his trademark hoodie and mask, which he wears while performing.
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 5 Diplo

Diplo
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Rapper, producer, and DJ Diplo is part of the duo Jack U, with Skrillex, and of the supergroup LSD, with Labrinth and Sia. He is also a co-creator of the electronic dance-music trio Major Lazer, with DJs Ape Drums and Walshy Fire. He owns a record company and a non-profit.

 6 Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Miami, Florida
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.
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 7 Pauly D

Pauly D
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Famous As: DJ, Television Personality
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island

Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., also popular as Pauly D and DJ Pauly D, soared to fame with the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. He was also part of the A Double Shot at Love. After bagging a three-album deal with G-Unit Records, he released hits such as Back to Love.

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 8 Metro Boomin

Metro Boomin
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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Leland Tyler Wayne, better known as Metro Boomin, gained recognition for his recordings with artists such as 21 Savage, Ludacris, and Gucci Mane. He is also known for his Billboard-topping debut solo album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes. He owns the label Boominati Worldwide and is a four-time BET award-winner. 
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 9 Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
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.

 10 Kygo

Kygo
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: September 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore
Norwegian DJ and record producer Kygo gained worldwide acclaim for his remix of the Ed Sheeran track I See Fire. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he became the first house music producer who performed at an Olympics closing ceremony. He is also the fastest to gain a billion Spotify streams.
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 11 DJ Yella

DJ Yella
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Compton, California, USA

 12 Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem
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Famous As: Radio Jockey, Voice Actor
Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: June 15, 2014
Legendary RJ and voice actor Casey Kasem is remembered as the host of several hit radio countdown shows, most notably American Top 40. He had also voiced countless characters in animated children’s programs, such as Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He was a vegan and took interest in American politics.

 13 DJ Snake

DJ Snake
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Famous As: Record producer, DJ
Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France

DJ Snake is a French record producer and DJ. He is best known for his English-Spanish song Taki Taki, which won several awards, including BMI Latin Awards. Over the years, Snake has won many prestigious awards, such as Billboard Music Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. In 2019, he was ranked 16th on DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJs list.

 14 Zedd

Zedd
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Famous As: DJ, Record Producer
Birthdate: September 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Zedd is a Russian-German songwriter, record producer, and DJ. He is best known for his 2012 single, Clarity, which earned him a Grammy Award in 2014 after peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Although he mainly performs and produces electro house music, Zedd also draws inspiration from dubstep, progressive house, and classical music.

 15 Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh
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Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, U.S.

Virgil Abloh is not just a designer but also a qualified architect. He has been a DJ, too. Apart from heading Louis Vuitton's menswear collection as its artistic director, he also became the first Black designer to lead a major fashion brand. He has also launched the luxury streetwear label Off-White.

 16 Tiësto

Tiësto
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Famous As: Dutch DJ
Birthdate: January 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Breda, Netherlands

Tiësto is a Dutch record producer and DJ. Popular among fans, Tiësto was voted the Greatest DJ of All Time in a poll conducted by Mix magazine. Considered the Godfather of EDM, he was voted best DJ of the last 20 years by DJ Magazine readers in 2013. Tiësto is credited with founding the Dutch record label, Black Hole Recordings.

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 17 Lupe Fuentes

Lupe Fuentes
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia

Lupe Fuentes had started out as a porn actor, with her own website, at 19. The Colombian artist later stepped into music, joining the group The Ex-Girlfriends. Now a social-media influencer and a house music DJ/producer, Lupe lives in Los Angeles and is married to actor/singer Evan Seinfeld.

 18 Questlove

Questlove
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 19 Idris Elba

Idris Elba
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

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.

 20 Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Urtijëi, South Tyrol

Italian composer and record producer Giovanni Moroder, also known as the Father of Disco, produced Take My Breath Away, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning track by Berlin, which was part of the Top Gun soundtrack. His scores for Flashdance and Midnight Express, too, won Academy Awards.

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 21 Ansel Elgort

Ansel Elgort
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

Actor, singer, and DJ, Ansel Elgort, started taking acting classes as a child and made his debut when he was a teenager. Gaining international fame with his role in the film The Fault in Our Stars, he was named one of the best actors under 20 years of age. As a singer, he has released several singles.

 22 Wilson Bethel

Wilson Bethel
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hillsboro, New Hampshire

Wilson Bethel is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular TV series, such as The Young and the Restless, Hart of Dixie, and All Rise. Apart from being an actor, Wilson Bethel also contributes as an executive producer and writer every now and then.

 23 Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim
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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: July 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England

 24 Biz Markie

Biz Markie
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Famous As: Rappers
Birthdate: April 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA
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 25 Siobhan Fahey

Siobhan Fahey
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer and musician Siobhan Fahey is best known as a founding member of the British/Irish girl group Bananarama. As part of the group, she delivered several top 10 hits. Later, she formed the musical act, Shakespears Sister, which went on to win an Ivor Novello Award. In her 60s now, she continues to be active in the music scene.

 26 Amanda Seales

Amanda Seales
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 27 Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: December 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leiden

Armin van Buuren is a Dutch record producer and DJ. He is best known for hosting a weekly radio show called A State of Trance (ASOT), which is broadcast in 84 countries to nearly 40 million listeners on over 100 FM radio stations. Armin has been named by DJ Mag as the number one DJ on a record five occasions.

 28 Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barbados, British West Indies [now Barbados]

 29 Jam Master Jay

Jam Master Jay
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 2002

 30 Taboo

Taboo
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California

 31 Dale Winton

Dale Winton
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Famous As: Radio DJ
Birthdate: May 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Died: April 18, 2018
Dale Winton, son of actor Sheree Winton, was a popular DJ and radio host. He was known for presenting shows such as Dale's Supermarket Sweep, In It to Win It, Pets Win Prizes, and Hole in the Wall. He came out as gay in his 2002 memoir. 

 32 Flume

Flume
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australian electronic musician and DJ Harley Edward Streten, is better known as Flume, a moniker he chose inspired by his favorite Bon Iver song. From being a saxophonist in his school band, Flume ended up releasing a debut album that topped the Australian and New Zealand charts.

 33 Syd

Syd
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 34 Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa
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Famous As: DJ, Rapper, Producer
Birthdate: April 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 35 Craig Charles

Craig Charles
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, UK

 36 Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile
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Famous As: DJ, Television & Radio Personality
Birthdate: October 31, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds
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. 

 37 Jonas Blue

Jonas Blue
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London

 38 Flula Borg

Flula Borg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Erlangen, West Germany

Flula Borg is a German actor, comedian, musician, DJ, and YouTube personality. Despite being a German, Borg has managed to establish himself in the American film and TV industry; he has appeared in films like Pitch Perfect 2 and Bad Therapy. Popular on social media, Flula Borg was named in The Hollywood Reporter magazine's Top 25 Digital Stars list in 2015.

 39 Robyn

Robyn
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 40 Roman Kemp

Roman Kemp
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Famous As: Radio host
Birthdate: January 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Radio host and TV personality Roman Kemp is known for his stint on Capital FM, as the host of their breakfast show. He ranked third in the 19th season of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! He is also popular for his prank and comedy content on YouTube.

 41 Samantha Ronson

Samantha Ronson
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England, UK

Samantha Ronson is an English singer, songwriter, and DJ. Best known for her work as a DJ, Ronson spins at high-profile gigs across the world. She has also played private events for popular personalities like Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres among others. Samantha Ronson is also known for getting entangled in several controversies including lawsuits. 

 42 Perry Farrell

Perry Farrell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

Perry Farrell is a singer, songwriter, and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction. In 1991, he created the touring festival Lollapalooza, which has since evolved into an annual destination festival. Besides music, he is an environmentalist and has worked with Global Cool in the past. 

 43 Peaches

Peaches
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian musician Merrill Nisker was fighting thyroid cancer in 2000, when she suddenly changed her name to Peaches and worked on a phenomenal album named The Teaches of Peaches. The queer singer has gained followers for her gender-oriented lyrics and her sexual gestures during her stage performances. 

 44 Kristian Nairn

Kristian Nairn
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisburn, Northern Ireland

 45 Afrojack

Afrojack
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spijkenisse, Netherlands

 46 Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States

 47 DJ Screw

DJ Screw
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Famous As: Hip-hop DJ
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smithville, Texas, United States
Died: November 16, 2000

 48 Zaytoven

Zaytoven
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: January 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

 49 Hardwell

Hardwell
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: January 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Breda, Netherlands

Hardwell is a Dutch record producer, DJ, and remixer. In 2013 and 2014, he was named the world's number one DJ by DJ Magazine. In 2019, he was ranked 12th in a poll conducted by DJ Magazine to determine the top 100 DJs around the world. He is also credited with founding a record label called Revealed Recordings.

 50 Porter Robinson

Porter Robinson
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: July 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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