In this article, we share the interesting list of the 10 greatest names in the world of DJs. First of all, be aware that elec. music offers hundreds of styles, sub-styles, types and options that suit every taste of music of anyone in this world.
Because of that, this list is a mixture of skill, popularity, and combination of different styles of music for different fan bases. In the mid-ground, according to many ‘pros and cons’, but mostly based on the skill and popularity in the certain genre, this is the list of the greatest name this year when it comes to DJ-ing:
Sonny John Moore is slowly developing in one of the top 3 greatest names in the industry. However, Skrillex has quite an interesting and unique style, which makes him very popular to certain groups of listeners. He started with emo-rock records putting and he ended up on the top of the DJ charts around the world.
#9 The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers are becoming an iconic group as the time’s passing by. Obviously, their name is a little fake, because they are able to skyrocket on every gig they have. They worked hard on many projects and collaborated with other important DJs.
Do you like the mainstream? Well, most of the people won’t really admit, but we’re all ‘enslaved’ by the mainstream and globalization. Deadmau5 is something that is not mainstream, but a revolutionary mix of creativity, skill and talent. Joel Zimmerman is becoming one of the greatest as he had one of the greatest sets ever on Tommorrowland.
Robbert van de Corput is just another rising star rookie from the ‘Dutch dynasty’ of DJs. Now, we can say that he is experienced DJ already and very skillful. The EDM world ‘crumbles’ under his brilliance and his Big Room House made him remain part of the DJ Magazine’s Top 100 list for two straight years which is fantastic achievement.
#6 Armin van Buuren
He dictates the world of trance for more than a decade, but his intense popularity speaks volume- he is likable and popular in all fan bases. He has great hits and represents the older generation of DJs, however, he manages to get along with the modern competition in a marvelous way.
Well, there is nothing to say about this guy anymore. More than three decades of hard work and heavy commitment hits after hits, tunes that everyone in this world is familiar with. Tiësto topped Forbe’s list of the world’s highest-earning DJs in 2014, raking in a massive $22m, as he’s already becoming very popular to the new generation of fans.
#4 Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris- this dude just made an outburst in the world of EDM for only a couple of years. He had a great decade since 2007 when he launched himself in the industry. He is a classic person with love for the classic and traditional things. On the other hand, he has the perfect touch to combine the classic stuff with the new, modern approach of making music.
#3 David Guetta
This is Mr. Popular or Mr. Mainstream. Well, those who are experts in music may find many others more skillful and more creative than Guetta when it comes to creating music in the past couple of years, but who cares… David Guetta is arguably the most popular DJ in the 2010s and he collaborated with almost every super-star pop singer in the world. His tunes are on every playlist in every club that plays good music around the globe.
Now we go with the greatest. Well, some of you may consider these choices inaccurate, some others may find them perfect, but we go with No. 2- Marshmello. This is a rising star that is rising so fast and so intense. This is a combination of everything with adding some mysticism and brainstorm of useful ideas. The identity remains unknown, the music becomes known to every single person in this world. What else can we say except- expect this guy to become a living legend when it comes to music in just a couple of years.
#1 Martin Garrix
This is young Mozart in the EDM world. The child prodigy is climbing on the top of all DJ lists in marvelous fashion and top speed. Since 2013, the world hasn’t seen someone to make such a rapid progress and gain enormous popularity. When we talk about his skills and mindset, it seems that he’s been in the business for way longer.