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The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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List Criteria: "Influential" means they broke new ground and influenced the genres and subgenres of house, electronic, trance, & techno

The most influential DJs of all time, from the start of turntable culture to today, are all here in one list of the best DJs. Who are the most popular DJs of all time? The list of the most influential DJs in club culture history is subjective, but without a doubt these are some of the most famous DJs and some of the most influential electronic music pioneers of all time for you to vote on as the greatest DJ ever.

The popular DJs on this list include pioneers like Larry Levan as well as obvious choices like Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, and lesser known (yet equally influential) DJs like Tee Scott. These pioneering DJs represent an assortment of strains of dance music and isn't limited to just house, trance, and techno. These groundbreaking DJs are often cited as influences for some of the best dance music bands of all time.

What makes the best DJs? Who are the top electronic music DJs? Who are the best EDM DJs? This top influential DJs list is here to sort out these questions and help fans pick their choice for the most influential DJ ever. If your favorite famous DJ, whether a dance, trance, or EDM DJ isn't on the list, make sure to add their name so other fans can get to know all the greatest DJs in history.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues

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    Garage house, Progressive house music, Tribal house

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  3. 3
    + 1,420
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  4. 4
    + 1,823
    - 1,377


    Acid house, Tech house, House music

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  5. 5
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    House music

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    added by JoeyMills
    House music

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    often listed

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  10. 10
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    Disco, House music, Electronic dance music

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    ranked low on reranks
    Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

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  12. 12
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    often listed & added by ExpatMichael

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  13. 13
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    Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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  14. 14
    + 981
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    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Tech house, Electronic music

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  16. 16
    + 1,219
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    often listed & added by JoeyMills
    House music, Electronic dance music

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    ranked low on reranks
    House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

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    ranked low on reranks & added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music, Tribal house

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    Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by MarioArley
    Rock music, Electronic music, House music

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    Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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    Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Techno

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    + 546
    - 202

    ranked low on reranks & added by jazmartin

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    often listed & added by FredinhoRickBones
    Acid house, Detroit techno, Techno

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    ranked low on reranks & added by BarbaraAnnMeshi
    Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music aka Cajmere, Curtis Alan Jones

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    ranked low on reranks
    Electronic music, House music, French house

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    Hip hop music, Disco, Electro

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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    added by EricDoriean
    Techno

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    ranked low on reranks & added by FredinhoRickBones
    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap

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    added by BarbaraAnnMeshi
    Acid house

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Electro, Techno

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    + 735
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    often listed & added by JoshuaMaggio

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    + 592
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    ranked low on reranks & added by jazmartin
    Minimal techno, Detroit techno, Ambient music

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    + 401
    - 192

    ranked low on reranks & added by MarioArley
    Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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    + 591
    - 386

    added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music, Techno

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    + 394
    - 113

    ranked low on reranks & added by KervynMark
    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Electro

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    + 506
    - 168

    ranked low on reranks & added by MarioArley
    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    + 806
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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    ranked low on reranks & added by jazmartin
    House music

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    + 376
    - 290

    added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music

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    + 363
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    + 121
    - 193

    often listed & added by KervynMark

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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    ranked low on reranks
    Electro, Electronic music, Techno

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    ranked low on reranks

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