musicians The Most Influential DJs of All Time  

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List Rules "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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Frankie Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Frankie Knuckles Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues

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Danny Tenaglia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Danny Tenaglia Garage house, Progressive house music, Tribal house

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Larry Levan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Carl Cox Acid house, Tech house, House music

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Little Louie Vega is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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David Morales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
David Morales House music

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Junior Vasquez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Junior Vasquez House music

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Francois Kevorkian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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Tony Humphries is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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Paul Oakenfold is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Paul Oakenfold Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

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Todd Terry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Todd Terry Disco, House music, Electronic dance music

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David Mancuso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Armand Van Helden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Armand Van Helden Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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Sasha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Sasha House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

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Erick Morillo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Erick Morillo Hip hop music, Tech house, Electronic music

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Peter Rauhofer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Peter Rauhofer House music, Electronic dance music

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John Digweed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
John Digweed Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

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Roger Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Roger Sanchez House music, Tribal house

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Deep Dish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Deep Dish Rock music, Electronic music, House music

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Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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Jeff Mills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Jeff Mills Techno

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Derrick Carter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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Kevin Saunderson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Kevin Saunderson Acid house, Detroit techno, Techno

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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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Green Velvet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Green Velvet Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music - aka Cajmere, Curtis Alan Jones

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Frankie Bones is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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Afrika Bambaataa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Afrika Bambaataa Hip hop music, Disco, Electro

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Derrick May is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Derrick May Techno

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DJ Jazzy Jeff is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
DJ Jazzy Jeff Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap

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Kenny Dope Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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DJ Pierre is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
DJ Pierre Acid house

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Juan Atkins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Juan Atkins Hip hop music, Electro, Techno

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Richie Hawtin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Richie Hawtin Minimal techno, Detroit techno, Ambient music

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Grandmaster Flash is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Grandmaster Flash Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Electro

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Ralphi Rosario is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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Victor Calderone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Victor Calderone House music, Techno

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Danny Krivit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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DJ Sneak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
DJ Sneak House music

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Joe Claussell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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Joey Negro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Joey Negro House music

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Joel Thomas Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Joel Thomas Zimmerman Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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Timothy Regisford is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time

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Dave Clarke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time
Dave Clarke Electro, Electronic music, Techno

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Lil' Louis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Influential DJs of All Time