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The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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

The most influential DJs of all time, from the start of turntable culture to today, is all here in one list of the best DJs. Who are the best 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.

This influential DJs list includes 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 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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    Garage house, Progressive house music, Tribal house

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    the people's #1

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Acid house, Tech house, House music

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    added by JoeyMills House music, Electronic dance music

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    added by JoeyMills House music

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    House music

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    Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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    Disco, House music, Electronic dance music

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    Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

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    Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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    Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by predrag Peer Van Mladen Tech house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

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    Hip hop music, Tech house, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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    Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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    House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

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    Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

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    added by JoeyMills Susan Morabito

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    House music

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    added by FredinhoRickBones Acid house, Detroit techno, Techno

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    Techno

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    Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

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    ranked low on reranks & added by MarcKeepper Michael Fierman

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    Electro, House music, Trance music

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    Hard trance, House music, Trance music

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    added by terrier8 House Music

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    added by FredinhoRickBones House music, Techno

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

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    Joe Claussell

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    Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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    Paul Goodyear

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    Electronic dance music, Dance music

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    Danny Krivit

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