The Most Influential DJs of All Time Bands/Musicians

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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    most listed
    Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues

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  2. 2
    + 2359
    - 1750

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

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  3. 3
    + 1420
    - 940


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  4. 4
    + 1813
    - 1376


    Acid house, Tech house, House music

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  5. 5
    + 1236
    - 929


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  6. 6
    + 1217
    - 1053


    House music

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  7. 7
    + 1368
    - 867

    added by JoeyMills
    House music

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  8. 8
    + 724
    - 616

    often listed

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  9. 9
    + 786
    - 630

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  10. 10
    + 927
    - 602

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

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  11. 11
    + 1123
    - 736

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

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  12. 12
    + 515
    - 583

    often listed & added by ExpatMichael

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  13. 13
    + 795
    - 481


    Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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  14. 14
    + 976
    - 675


    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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  15. 15
    + 777
    - 602

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

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  16. 16
    + 1218
    - 921

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

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  17. 17
    + 1244
    - 672

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

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  18. 18
    + 593
    - 252

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

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  19. 19
    + 1258
    - 699


    Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

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  20. 20
    + 659
    - 187

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

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  21. 21
    + 1036
    - 953

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

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  22. 22
    + 883
    - 667


    Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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    + 765
    - 635

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Techno

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    + 545
    - 201

    ranked low on reranks & added by jazmartin

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  25. 25
    + 655
    - 530

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

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  26. 26
    + 525
    - 226

    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
    + 828
    - 228

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

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  28. 28
    + 586
    - 230


    Hip hop music, Disco, Electro

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    + 989
    - 1093

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

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    + 505
    - 384


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    + 556
    - 423

    added by EricDoriean
    Techno

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    + 497
    - 366


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    + 549
    - 315

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

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  34. 34
    + 373
    - 229

    added by BarbaraAnnMeshi
    Acid house

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    + 735
    - 658

    often listed & added by JoshuaMaggio

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  36. 36
    + 387
    - 300

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

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  37. 37
    + 590
    - 302

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

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  38. 38
    + 591
    - 385

    often listed & added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music, Techno

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  39. 39
    + 395
    - 192

    added by MarioArley
    Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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  40. 40
    + 392
    - 112

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

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  41. 41
    + 804
    - 1495

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

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  42. 42
    + 501
    - 168

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

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    + 425
    - 352


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    + 401
    - 235

    ranked low on reranks & added by jazmartin
    House music

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  45. 45
    + 376
    - 290

    added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music

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  46. 46
    + 363
    - 390

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  47. 47
    + 121
    - 193

    often listed & added by KervynMark

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  48. 48
    + 540
    - 686

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  49. 49
    + 351
    - 298

    ranked low on reranks
    Electro, Electronic music, Techno

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  50. 50
    + 398
    - 310

    ranked low on reranks

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