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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

    ) open
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    Garage house, Progressive house music, Tribal house

    ) open
  3. 3
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    ) open
  4. 4
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    - 1352

    Acid house, Tech house, House music

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    ) open
  6. 6
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    House music

    ) open
  7. 7
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    - 837

    added by JoeyMills
    House music

    ) open
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    Disco, House music, Electronic dance music

    ) open
  11. 11
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    - 891

    added by JoeyMills
    House music, Electronic dance music

    ) open
  12. 12
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    - 557

    often listed & added by ExpatMichael

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 914
    - 651

    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 1055
    - 712

    Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 762
    - 465

    Hip hop music, Electro, House music

    ) open
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    + 958
    - 934

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

    ) open
  17. 17
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    - 576

    Hip hop music, Tech house, Electronic music

    ) open
  18. 18
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    - 182

    ranked low on reranks & added by jazmartin

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 637
    - 161

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

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 646
    - 512

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

    ) open
  21. 21
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    - 617

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Techno

    ) open
  22. 22
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    - 678

    Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

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

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 518
    - 206

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

    ) open
  25. 25
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    - 211

    Hip hop music, Disco, Electro

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 568
    - 228

    added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music, Tribal house

    ) open
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    + 1198
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    House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 748
    - 215

    Electronic music, House music, French house

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 542
    - 412

    added by EricDoriean
    Derrick May

  30. 30
    + 914
    - 1063

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

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 516
    - 300

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

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    added by JoshuaMaggio

    ) open
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    + 363
    - 218

    added by BarbaraAnnMeshi
    Acid house

    ) open
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    + 483
    - 351
    ) open
  36. 36
    + 751
    - 1452

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

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 581
    - 368

    added by FredinhoRickBones
    House music, Techno

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 354
    - 97

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

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 576
    - 287

    added by jazmartin
    Minimal techno, Detroit techno, Ambient music

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 458
    - 156

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

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 366
    - 381

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Joe Claussell

  42. 42
    + 390
    - 219

    added by jazmartin
    House music

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 295
    - 197
    ) open
  44. 44
    + 358
    - 180

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

    ) open
  45. 45
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    - 295
    ) open
  46. 46
    + 663
    - 989

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

    ) open
  47. 47
    + 342
    - 286

    Electro, Electronic music, Techno

    ) open
  48. 48
    + 398
    - 333

    Danny Krivit

  49. 49
    + 365
    - 203

    added by FredinhoRickBones
    Downtempo, Lounge music, House music

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 286
    - 188

    added by JeffreyBeauchamps
    House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

    ) open
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