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The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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.

The Most Influential DJs of All Time Bands/Musicians
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    most listed
    Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues

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  2. 2
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    - 1739

    the people's #1
    Garage house, Progressive house music, Tribal house

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  3. 3
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    - 927


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  4. 4
    + 1792
    - 1369


    Acid house, Tech house, House music

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  5. 5
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    - 920


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  6. 6
    + 1208
    - 1045


    House music

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  7. 7
    + 1362
    - 857

    added by JoeyMills
    House music

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  8. 8
    + 722
    - 606

    often listed

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  9. 9
    + 780
    - 622

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  10. 10
    + 919
    - 593

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

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  11. 11
    + 1108
    - 727

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

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  12. 12
    + 512
    - 573

    often listed & added by ExpatMichael

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  13. 13
    + 789
    - 475


    Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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  14. 14
    + 965
    - 665


    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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  15. 15
    + 771
    - 593

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hip hop music, Tech house, Electronic music

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  16. 16
    + 1217
    - 911

    often listed & added by JoeyMills
    House music, Electronic dance music

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  17. 17
    + 1236
    - 664

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

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  18. 18
    + 588
    - 244

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

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  19. 19
    + 655
    - 178

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

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  20. 20
    + 1247
    - 693


    Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

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  21. 21
    + 1019
    - 948

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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  22. 22
    + 872
    - 663


    Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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  23. 23
    + 760
    - 630

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Techno

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  24. 24
    + 537
    - 196

    ranked low on reranks & added by jazmartin

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  25. 25
    + 652
    - 526

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

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  26. 26
    + 523
    - 222

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

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  27. 27
    + 582
    - 226


    Hip hop music, Disco, Electro

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  28. 28
    + 812
    - 224

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

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  29. 29
    + 971
    - 1084

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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    + 503
    - 381


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  31. 31
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    - 421

    added by EricDoriean
    Techno

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    - 363


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  33. 33
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    - 313

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

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  34. 34
    + 370
    - 228

    added by BarbaraAnnMeshi
    Acid house

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  35. 35
    + 732
    - 656

    often listed & added by JoshuaMaggio

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  36. 36
    + 384
    - 298

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hip hop music, Electro, Techno

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  37. 37
    + 588
    - 298

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

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  38. 38
    + 587
    - 383

    often listed & added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music, Techno

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  39. 39
    + 389
    - 189

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

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  40. 40
    + 793
    - 1484

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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  41. 41
    + 381
    - 110

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

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  42. 42
    + 489
    - 166

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

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    + 422
    - 350


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  44. 44
    + 398
    - 233

    ranked low on reranks & added by jazmartin
    House music

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  45. 45
    + 362
    - 387

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  46. 46
    + 374
    - 288

    added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music

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  47. 47
    + 117
    - 191

    often listed & added by KervynMark

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  48. 48
    + 540
    - 684

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  49. 49
    + 350
    - 296

    ranked low on reranks
    Electro, Electronic music, Techno

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  50. 50
    + 396
    - 309

    ranked low on reranks

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