We have seen different trends and movements throughout the music that changed the world forever.
Disk Jockeying was a subtype in which a Jockey would introduce an old song with a new twist.
Jimmy Savile was the first DJ in the world, and since then, we have had many international artists.
Today, we will list down the most famous DJs who are ruling the genre for a decade.
We won’t be including music artists like Kygo and DJ Khaled because they fall into a diversified genre like hip hop.
Here are the top best 10 DJs in the world in 2021:
Robbert van de Corput is a Dutch electro house DJ from the Netherlands and works as a record producer and remixer.
Hardwell specializes in electro house, progressive house, big room house, hardstyle, and deep house genres.
In 2013 and again in 2014, DJ Mag voted him as the no 1 DJ in the world.
DJ Mag again listed him on the third position in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs.
Unlike other DJs on our list, we know Hardwell performing at best music festivals more than production.
He loves to play both his songs & remixes from other artists in festivals.
Music festivals like Ultra Music Festival, Sunburn, and Tomorrowland primarily feature Hardwell among their top DJs.
This Dutch DJ won first recognition for the “Show Me Love vs B” bootleg in 2009.
He founded the Revealed Recordings record label in 2010 and a Hardwell On Air radio show and podcast in 2011.
Under his label, he has released eleven compilation albums and a documentary film.
Hardwell’s popularity skyrocketed after he released his debut studio album, United We Are, in 2015.
Songs like “Spaceman,” “Imaginary,” “Live The Night,” “Bigroom Never Dies,” and recent “Summer Air” are some of his best-recognized hits.
9. Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki brings out everyone’s youthful essence of life, not just in music but overall.
He takes a birthday cake from childhood literally and throws it in the face of his fans, probably the best thing we used to do in childhood.
Now, he doesn’t do that anymore, but he’ll always be identified with that tradition, and it makes sense.
His music is admired as electrifying, rough, and with all the fun.
It is not supposed to be mature or dark underground stuff, but sometimes he finds strength in subtle notes.
People mainly crowd to Aoki events because it represents over-the-top, unbridled, and unemotional, over-the-top enjoyment.
The electro-house DJ has now become one of the most popular and top EDM artists.
Aoki sees the spiritual dimension of his music and remains truthful to the underpinning spirit.
DJ Chris Comstock (Marshmello) is an EDM producer and DJ.
Also known as Dotcom, Marshmello is one of your DJs making new hit songs by passing years.
He has a signature “feel-good” production style that makes him & his music completely unique.
Marshmello’s signature style includes progressive house, trap, electro house, and EDM.
He first gained international fame for releasing remixed songs by DJ duos Jack Ü & DJ Zedd, which eventually became a successful hit.
Marshmello is known for collaborations for a remix or composing with other musical artists.
Almost all have been multi-platinum listed in several countries and have ranked in the Top 30s on Billboard Hot 100’s.
Some superhits include “Silence,” “Summer,” “Wolves,” “Friends,” “Happier,” and recent “One Thing Right” in 2019.
Many of his tracks are remixes, while others are original or collaborative productions.
This is part of what gave Marshmello amazing success.
He can take a track that was otherwise not friendly to the dance floor and transform it into a main stage anthem.
Sonny Moore, also known by his name Skrillex, is an American DJ who specializes more in Dubstep, EDM, electro house, and Moombahton.
He started his music career around 2004 from a local band where he was the lead vocalist.
Around 2008, he started mixing & composing his songs in which the first hit was “Hate.”
This proved like a launchpad, which was later followed by super-hits like Bangarang, First of the year (Equinox), Scary Monsters, Dirty Vibe, and Nice Sprites.
Skrillex is also a Grammy awards winner eight times, one time Annie award & two times MTV Video Music Awards.
He is also a four-time nominee and three-time winner for Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording song.
6. Alan Walker
Alan Olav Walker (DJ Walkzz) is a record-breaking British Norwegian music producer.
After releasing the single “Faded,” which received platinum certifications in 14 nations, Walker earned international scene in 2015.
Some of the genres like EDM, electro house, progressive house, big house, and the deep house could be classified for Alan Walker’s music.
As a child, Walker had become fascinated by computers and was surrounded by technology.
Alan Walker began creating music on his laptop in 2012, inspired by EDM producers K-391, Ahrix, whom he discovered on YouTube, and movie composers like Steve Jablonsky and Hans Zimmer.
Some of his popular tracks include Faded, Spectre, Sing Me to Sleep, Darkside, Lost Control, Lily, On My Way, Ignite, and Diamond Heart.
Alan Walker is considered the best DJ in recent times, with 39 million subscribers on his official Youtube channel.
Tiësto is a Dutch DJ and a record producer specializing in bass house, electro house, trance, progressive house, and future bounce.
He was named “All Time’s Greatest DJ” by Mix magazine by-poll from Fans. In 2013, DJ Mag readers voted him “the best DJ of the last twenty years.”
Many experts in the Music industry consider him as “Godfather of EDM.”
His first solo album, “In My Memory,” was released in 2001, which gave him several major hits that started his music career.
DJ Magazine elected him World No. 1 DJ consecutively for three years from 2002 to 2004 in his annual Top 100 DJs.
Tiësto launched his radio show Tiësto’s Club Life on Radio 538 in the Netherlands in April 2007.
He has released his third ‘Elements of Life’ studio album, which was nominated for Grammy in the coming years.
4. Armin van Buuren
Armin van Buuren is a top DJ in the world, record maker, and remixer known for his progressive house singles.
His six songs have become global successes for a popular radio series called ‘A State of Trance.’
The music impressed Armin, who was born in Leiden, South Holland.
When he was 14 years old, he began composing music and performed as a DJ at many local bars and pubs.
He gained larger prospects of music over a period. In the early 2000s, he edged his attention from law to music.
At that time, Van Buuren began his series of music compilations, a mix of progressive house and vocal trance.
Now he specializes in Uplifting trance, progressive trance, progressive house, electro house, and big room house.
To date, Armin has published six studio albums and is now one of the most famous Dutch DJs.
In the US, he is a record holder for the highest amount of appearances on the Billboard Dance/Electronics list.
He is record-breaking 13 times best international DJ award winner and holds the title for most consecutive wins, winning eight times straight.
In the USA, he has also received a nomination for his song ‘This is Whatever It Feels Like.’
3. Calvin Harris
With his first album, “I Created Disco,” in 2007, Calvin’s career in the EDM world started.
The album’s tracks entered the top spot on the UK singles chart and sold 223,845 copies just in the UK.
This British DJ then published his second album, ‘Ready for the Weekend’ in 2009 after his excellent beginning.
After its release, this album again came directly to number 1 in the UK Albums Chart and sold 274,786 copies.
With many famous artists such as Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Example, Florence Welch, he released many more collaborated tracks.
Now that’s what we talked about by working with the popular artist, he received a lot of international exposure.
In 2012, he released his latest album, 18 months, which was just an instant hit in the EDM scene, for this album sold over 923,000 copies in the United Kingdom.
This album gave him the biggest achievement in his life, making him internationally famous, ranking consistently in the top 10 DJs.
And now Calvin Harris is the richest DJ in the world!!!
2. Martin Garrix
Martin Garrix is a DJ and record producer from the Netherlands.
Known for party songs, he specializes in progressive house, electro house, dutch house, future bass, and deep house.
Martin Garrix is said to be the best DJ in the world in 2021, and he picked up music at the very tender edge to learn guitar and fed his passion.
Garrix has a degree in production in Utrecht from Herman Brood Academy.
Tiesto influenced Garrix’s performance in Athens’s Olympic Games in 2004 and expressed a desire to become a DJ.
Martin Garrix began experimenting with progressive house music, sought to make the genre his style.
He had worked early 2015 on his track, ‘Forbidden Voices,’ which was a blessing to his official Facebook page for 10 million Facebook likes.
Garrix is currently the best EDM DJ with the highest followers on Instagram in 2021.
1. David Guetta
Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, music programmer, record producer, and sonic writer considered the best DJ of all time.
In the 2011 poll of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs, Guetta was voted number one. With his album, One Love from 2009, Guetta was an enormous success.
These included the hit singles “When Love Takes Over,” “Gettin Over You,” “Sexy Bitch,” and “Memories.”
Personally, David Guetta is my favorite DJ.
DJ Snake is a French record producer and one of the top DJs currently.
He is the most recognizable among all international DJs, thanks to his stellar art peace ‘Lean on’ and other record labels with music artists from almost all genres.
In his early stages, Snake performed at clubs in Paris and got his break in 2005 when his manager, Steve Goncalves who encouraged Snake to focus on music production.
Till now, he has released two studio albums, “Encore” (2016) and “Carte Blanche” (2019).
Diplo is an American DJ, songwriter, and record producer based in Los Angeles.
He is best-known tracks are Where Are Ü Now, Sia’s Elastic Heart, Mind, Hey Baby (Feat. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike), Look at Me Now, and Revolution.
DJ Magazine has voted Diplo consistently among the top 100 DJs since 2013.
It’s been a while since his 2009 debut track, “Paper Planes,” Diplo well-known artist in the music industry.
If this list wasn’t about the top 10 DJs, I would have included late Avicii, deadmau5, Afrojack, Zedd, Diplo, R3HAB, Alison Wonderland, etc.
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