List of club DJs
This is a list of notable club DJs, professionals who perform, or are known to perform, at large nightclub venues or other dance events, or who have been pioneers in the development of the role of the club DJ. DJs play a mix of recorded music for an audience at a bar, nightclub, dance club or rave who dance to the music. The music is played through a sound reinforcement system.
DJs who use their real names are listed alphabetically by last name; DJs who use stage names are listed alphabetically by their first name.
- Afrojack (real name Nick van de Wall), Dutch House DJ/Producer
- André Marques Brazilian DJ, TV presenter and Actor.
- Angger Dimas Indonesian electronic musician, DJ/Producer, called the #1 DJ of Indonesia by thedjlist.com
- Armin van Buuren (born 1976), Dutch trance DJ/producer. The only DJ who has been named number one DJ in the world 5 times on DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJ poll
- Armand van Helden
- ATB (real name André Tanneberger, born 1973), German Trance & Light Trance DJ/Producer
- Avicii (real name Tim Bergling, born 1989), Swedish house DJ/producer best known for "Levels"
- Axwell (real name Axel Hedfors, born 1977), Swedish house DJ/producer best known as a former member of the Swedish House Mafia
- Andrew Rayel (born 1992) Moldovan Trance DJ/Producer
- Ansolo (real name Ansel Elgort) American DJ/producer and actor who portrayed Augustus Waters in The Fault In Our Stars
- Aubrey (producer)
- Bass Bumpers (also known as CJ Stone, and Bad Habit Boys), German Trance and techno DJ group
- Benny Benassi
- Randy Bettis
- Blasterjaxx, (Thom Jongkind and Idir Makhlaf), Dutch Electro House and Big Room House
- Bob Sinclar - (born Christophe Le Friant; 10 May 1969) is a French record producer, house music DJ, remixer, he is a two time DJ Awards winner and also the owner of the label Yellow Productions.
- Boom Jinx (real name Øistein Johan Eide), composer, producer and DJ from Norway
- Mark Brain
- Calvin Harris (real name Adam Wiles, born 1984), Scottish DJ/producer
- Chris Liebing German DJ
- Chuckie (DJ) (real name Clyde Sergio Narain), Dutch House DJ/Producer
- Cosmic Gate, German Progressive Trance, electronic DJ/Producer
- Cash Cash
- The Chemical Brothers Duo DJs from UK.
- Carl Cox (1962 -), genres include house, tech house, techno, minimal techno winner of DJ Magazine's Worlds No. 1 DJ Award in 1996 and 1997 he is also a 11 time DJ Awards winner.
- The Crystal Method Duo DJs from America, known for their "Vegas" CD
- The Chainsmokers, American DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall
- Danny Dyer alias Pwoper Nawty (1977 -), DJ and MC
- Danny Rampling widely credited as one of the original founders of the UK's rave/club scene. He was the first No 1 DJ in the world voted by the staff of DJ Magazine in 1991 in 1997 the top 100 poll became a public vote.
- Danny Tenaglia "Daniel" (born March 7, 1961) is a New York-based DJ and Grammy nominated record producer he is also a 3 time IDMA winner and 3 time DJ Awards winner
- Darude (real name Ville Virtanen, born 1975 -), Originally from Finland.
- David Guetta - French DJ
- David Mancuso - born October 20, 1944 DJ/Promoter created the popular "by invitation only" parties in New York City known as "The Loft Parties" many famous private discothèques/clubs of the '70s and '80s were modeled after The Loft, including the Paradise Garage, The Gallery, and The Saint.
- David Morales - (born 21 August 1961) is an internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning American house music DJ and producer.
- Deadmau5 (real name Joel Thomas Zimmerman, 1981 -), Canadian House DJ/Producer.
- Diplo (Also works in collaboration with Skrillex as Jack Ü)
- Dirty South
- Derrick Carter
- Derrick May (musician)
- Detroit Grand Pubahs
- DJ DEETS - (Active: 2013-Present) American EDM DJ, and Producer
- DJ Icey
- John Digweed DJ, who travels all over the world and is producer, record label owner and artist
- Doctor P (real name Shaun Brockhurst, born 9 April 1986), English Dubstep DJ.
- Don Diablo (real name Don Pepijn Schipper, born 27 February 1980), Dutch Electronic Dance DJ
- DJ Dougal (real name Paul Arnold Clarke; born 1975) is a British UK Hardcore and happy hardcore artist and DJ
- Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
- Daft Punk French Electronic music duo
- Duke Dumont (Adam George Dyment, better known by his stage name Duke Dumont, is a British DJ and music producer born August 27, 1982).
- Eric Prydz
- Erick E (real name Erick Eerdhuizen), Dutch Dance DJ
- Erick Morillo (1971 -) American DJ, music producer and record label owner a six time DJ Awards winner he also helped in the production of the famous dance hit "Move It" by Reel 2 Real.
- Excision (dubstep producer)
- Fatboy Slim (real name Norman Cook, 1963 -), British DJ
- Fedde Le Grand, Dutch DJ
- Frankie Bones (real name Frank Mitchell, 1966 -), first American DJ who played the early U.K. scene in the late 80s
- Frankie Knuckles (real name Francis Nicholls, 1955 - 2014), helped to develop and popularize the electronic, disco-influenced dance music style called house music
- Freemasons (band) (real name Russell Small and James Wiltshire)
- Frankie Cutlass (real name Frank Malave, 1971 -), American DJ
- Gabriel & Dresden (duo of Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden, 2001 -), their blend of house and progressive trance led to multiple Billboard number 1 hits.
- The Glitch Mob
- Goldie (a.k.a Clifford Joseph Price (1965 -), U.K. DJ
- Green Velvet
- David Guetta (1967 -), a French DJ
- Laurent Garnier (1966 -), French DJ
- Hardwell (real name Robbert van de Corput) Dutch progressive house and electro house DJ and music producer
- Headhunterz (real name Willem Rebergen), DJ from the Netherlands
- Sebastian Ingrosso (born 1983), Swedish DJ/producer; former member of the Swedish House Mafia
- Jeff Mills (1963 -), a techno DJ, famous for his fast style of mixing.
- Jellybean Benitez (1957 -), Disco & House Music DJ, remixer and music producer
- John Digweed (1967 -), a British progressive house DJ.
- Joris Voorn (1997 -), a Dutch house DJ and producer, who plays a mixture of techno, progressive and deep house styles.
- Judge Jules (real name Julius O'Riordan, 1965 -), UK house/trance DJs, who has a radio show on BBC Radio 1
- Justice (band) French Electronic music duo
- Kaskade (real name Ryan Raddon, 1972 -), American DJ and formerly an A&R assistant with Om Records.
- Kato (DJ) (real name Thomas Kato Vittrup), Danish DJ
- Ken Ishii (ケン・イシイ) - is a Japanese techno DJ and producer from Sapporo. He graduated from Hitotsubashi University. He has released work under his own name as well as under the pseudonyms: FLR, Flare, UTU, Yoga, and Rising Sun.
- DJ Khaled
- DJ Kura (real name Ruben de Almeida (born 1987)), Portuguese DJ and music producer
- Kygo (real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (born 1991)), Norwegian DJ
- Steve Lawler is a British house music producer and DJ born in Birmingham, England he is a five time DJ Awards winner. He currently runs the record label VIVa MUSiC. He also founded the now defunct Harlem Records.
- Laidback Luke (real name Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen, born 1976), Filipino-born Dutch DJ
- Larry Levan (1954–1992) was an early and prolific re-mixer and the DJ at the 1970s discothèque The Paradise Garage
- Ian Levine pioneering producer, label owner and DJ of the Hi-NRG sound during 1980s UK.
- Levi & Suiss DJ duo, formed by Shlomi Levi and Aaron Suissa, from Tel Aviv, Israel. Specializes in EDM music, specifically progressive house, house, and trance. They currently run the Joy Records label.
- Madeon (real name Hugo Pierre Leclercq), French DJ, "Finale" was used as theme song for video game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
- Marshmello, future bass and trap DJ/producer.
- Martin Garrix (Real name Martijn Garritsen), Dutch DJ/producer.
- Mauro Picotto - (born December 25, 1966) is an Italian electronic music producer and DJ, and previously a member of the Italian Euro house group "R.A.F.".
- Mason (band), Dutch music producer duo
- Michael K (real name Michal Kopij) (born 29.09.1990) is a Polish Electro/House DJ
- MistaJam (real name Pete Dalton), famous DJ who has a show on 1Xtra
- David Morales
- Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 1940), an influential Italian record producer, songwriter, performer and DJ, who won several Academy Awards, Grammys and other awards, he is frequently credited with pioneering synthesizer disco and electronic dance music
- Mr. Oizo (real name Quentin Dupieux), French DJ/Electro Producer and film director
- Martin Solveig (French Dj)
- Nicky Romero (real name Nick Rotteveel) Dutch DJ and house music composer/producer
- NERVO - Australian DJ and songwriters
- Nick Power UK DJ Radio Presenter and Producer
- Paul Oakenfold (born 1963), British record producer and remixer two time winner of DJ Magazine's World's No. 1 DJ in 1998 and 1999.
- Oliver Heldens
- Paul van Dyk (real name Mathias Paul; born 1971), German trance DJ who earned DJMag's top 100 DJ list No. 1 DJ award in 2005 and again in 2006
- The Prodigy: An English electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990.
- Parvin: (real name Parvin Mammadov; born 1996), Azerbaijan EDM DJ/Producer.
- Quintino (Dutch EDM Dj)
- Roger Sanchez (The DJ of DJs), Grammy Award winner four time DJ Awards recipient and MTV Europe Music Awards nominee.
- R3hab (Real name Fadil El Ghoul) Dutch DJ and record producer of Moroccan and Algerian origin.
- Richie Hawtin, Detroit Techno Pioneer, Leading Exponent of Minimal Techno since the mid 90's, Founder of Minus Records arguably the largest and most well-known Techno Label
- Robert Miles (real name Roberto Concina, born 1969), Italian DJ, composer, and producer most famous for the seminal trance track "Children"
- Ross Mitchell South African DJ Producer based in London, UK. Noted for mixing Techno, House and Drum & Bass.
- Porter Robinson (born 1992), American DJ/producer best known for his collaboration with Mat Zo entitled "Easy"
- Steve Angello (full name Steven Angello Josefsson Fragogiannis, born 1982), Greek-born Swedish DJ/producer; former member of the Swedish House Mafia
- Steve Aoki
- Sash!, German DJ production team
- Sasha (born Alexander Paul Coe 1969) is a Welsh DJ, record producer and Grammy Award nominee. He was voted World No. 1 DJ by DJ Magazine in 2000 he is a 4 time International Dance Music Awards winner and 4 time DJ Awards winner.
- Sander van Doorn (real name Sander Ketelaars), Dutch Trance DJ
- SebastiAn (real name Sebastian Akchoté-Bozovic)
- Showtek (Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen), Electronic dance music, progressive/electro house
- Sidney Samson, DJ best known for his Dutch House
- Skazi, Israeli DJ/producer duo composed of Asher Swissa and Assaf B-Bass, famous for mixing trance with rock music
- Skrillex (real name Sonny John Moore)
- Slushii (real name Julian Scanlan), an American electronic dance music producer and DJ.
- Smokin Jo (real name Joanne Joseph) playing style genres include House,techno, deep house the only female to win DJ Magazine's Worlds No 1 DJ award in 1992.
- Steffi D. (Dutch DJ/Composer - Real name Steffi Diliberto)
- Swedish House Mafia: Swedish supergroup consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso. (No longer active)
- Sander Kleinenberg
- Tee Scott (real name Marc Allen Scott), disco DJ at the NYC club Better Days from 1976–1981, then resident at Zanzibar, and remixer of many classics
- The Advent, Techno DJ/Producer
- Third Party, British DJ duo
- Tiësto (real name Tijs Michiel Verwest), Dutch trance, electro house, and techno DJ
- Jean F. Cochois aka Timewriter
- Tommy Trash (real name Thomas Olsen), Australian DJ known for producing house music
- Pete Tong, BBC Radio One DJ as well as Frequent Club Performer
- Tonka (real name Thomas-René Gerlach), is a German electronic music artist (DJ and Re mixer).
- Tony De Vit pioneering Hard House Hard NRG DJ and resident of the infamous Trade Club London voted as one of the Top 10 DJ's of all time by Mix Magazine UK in 2011.
- Tony Humphries, 35-year veteran of the NYC club scene and a former resident at Zanzibar, the legendary NJ nightclub
- Tom Swoon best known Polish progressive house DJ
- Titanium, signed to Spinnin Records
- Emmanuel Top, (1971 -), French House / Acid DJ and Producer
- Umek (real name Uroš Umek), Slovenian dance-music composer and DJ
- Ummet Ozcan Turkish-Dutch DJ and producer
- VINAI (real names Andrea and Alessandro Vinai) Italian DJ duo and music producer
- Walshy Fire
- Wildstylez (real name Joram Metekohy), DJ from the Netherlands.
- Wolfgang Gartner (DJ) Originally from Texas, US.
- WestBam (real name Maximilian Lenz), DJ from Germany
- Will Sparks Australian DJ, best known for playing Melbourne bounce
- Yves V Belgian DJ/producer
- Zomboy (real name Joshua Mellody), British DJ and producer
- Zaeden (birth name Sahil Sharma), Indian DJ and music producer
- Zedd (real name Anton Zaslavski), Russian-German DJ and musician
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