The Most Influential DJs of All Time Bands/Musicians
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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.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Frankie Knuckles

    Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues More
    98
  2. 2
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    Down 412
    Garage house, Progressive house music, Tribal house More
    86
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    Larry Levan

    81
  4. 4
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Carl Cox

    Acid house, Tech house, House music More
    73
  5. 5
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    Down 424
    House music More
    70
    added by: JoeyMills
  6. 6
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    68
  7. 7
    Up 350
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    House music More
    68
  8. 8
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    ranked low on reranks
    Peter Rauhofer

    House music, Electronic dance music More
    67
    added by: JoeyMills
  9. 9
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    Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance More
    67
  10. 10
    Up 195
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    Disco, House music, Electronic dance music More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 408
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    Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house More
    64
  12. 12
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    Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music More
    64
  13. 13
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    63
  14. 14
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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop More
    63
  15. 15
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    Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music More
    61
  16. 16
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    61
    added by: ExpatMichael
  17. 17
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    Hip hop music, Tech house, Electronic music More
    60
  18. 18
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    Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music More
    60
  19. 19
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    59
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    Peer Van Mladen

    Tech house, Electronic dance music, Electronica More
    58
    added by: predrag
  21. 21
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    58
  22. 22
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    Down 226
    57
  23. 23
    Up 175
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    Hip hop music, Electro, House music More
    55
  24. 24
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    Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house More
    55
  25. 25
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    Susan Morabito

    53
    added by: JoeyMills
  26. 26
    Up 174
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    House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat More
    53
  27. 27
    Up 183
    Down 166
    Tech house, House music, Progressive house music More
    53
  28. 28
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    52
    added by: ChuckMcClain
  29. 29
    Up 247
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    House music More
    52
  30. 30
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    50
    added by: JoshuaMaggio
  31. 31
    Up 142
    Down 200
    Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house More
    49
  32. 32
    Up 234
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    Michael Fierman

    49
    added by: MarcKeepper
  33. 33
    Up 205
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    House music, Electronic dance music, Dance music More
    48
  34. 34
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    Electro, House music, Trance music More
    48
  35. 35
    Up 102
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    Hard trance, House music, Trance music More
    48
  36. 36
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    House Music More
    47
    added by: terrier8
  37. 37
    Up 89
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    House music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music More
    47
  38. 38
    Up 81
    Down 61
    House music, Techno More
    47
    added by: FredinhoRickBones
  39. 39
    Up 96
    Down 136
    Acid house, Detroit techno, Techno More
    46
    added by: FredinhoRickBones
  40. 40
    Up 119
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    Techno More
    46
  41. 41
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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap More
    44
    added by: FredinhoRickBones
  42. 42
    Up 106
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    Joe Claussell

    43
  43. 43
    Up 40
    Down 42
    Pop music, Rhythm and blues More
    43
  44. 44
    Up 76
    Down 107
    43
    added by: DanPeters
  45. 45
    Up 99
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    43
  46. 46
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    Paul Goodyear

    42
  47. 47
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    Electronic dance music, Dance music More
    42
  48. 48
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    Danny Krivit

    42
  49. 49
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    41
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    Trance music More
    40
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