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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.
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    most listed Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues

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

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    Acid house, Tech house, House music

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    House music

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    added by JoeyMills House music

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    Disco, House music, Electronic dance music

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    added by JoeyMills House music, Electronic dance music

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    often listed & added by ExpatMichael

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    Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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    Hip hop music, Tech house, Electronic music

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    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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    added by FredinhoRickBones Acid house, Detroit techno, Techno

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    Techno

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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    ranked low on reranks Hip hop music, Disco, Electro

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

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    added by MarioArley Rock music, Electronic music, House music

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    Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

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    added by BarbaraAnnMeshi Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music aka Cajmere, Curtis Alan Jones

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    House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

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    added by FredinhoRickBones Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap

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    Electronic music, House music, French house

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    added by EricDoriean Derrick May

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    Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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    added by JoshuaMaggio

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    added by BarbaraAnnMeshi Acid house

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    added by FredinhoRickBones House music, Techno

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    added by jazmartin Minimal techno, Detroit techno, Ambient music

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    added by KervynMark Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Electro

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

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    Joe Claussell

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

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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    added by jazmartin House music

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    Electro, Electronic music, Techno

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    often listed & added by KervynMark

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    Danny Krivit

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