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The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked 

Coley Reed
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List Rules Only artists releasing new music in 2019.

Updated: check out our list of the top 100 DJs of 2020!

Here are the best DJs of 2019 who go beyond just dropping the bass. Only including artists releasing new music, this list of current EDM artists includes new artists in the genre as well as some of the greatest DJs of all-time. From Martin Garrix and David Guetta to Illenium and Calvin Harris, all the most popular DJs are all here. Who are the top names in 2019 electronic music?

Vote up the best EDM artists of 2019, and add your favorites if they deserve to be on this list. When you're done, be sure to check out our list of the best female DJs of 2019.

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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Martijn Gerard Garritsen (May 14, 1996), professionally known as Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Amstelveen. His most known singles are "Animals," "In the ...more

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Alan Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
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Alan Olav Walker (born August 24, 1997), formerly known as DJ Walkzz, is a Norwegian record producer and DJ. He is best known for the 2015 single "Faded", which received platinum ...more

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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Christopher Comstock (born May 19, 1992), known professionally as Marshmello, is an American electronic music producer and DJ. He first gained international recognition by releasing remixes of ...more

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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren (born December 25, 1976) is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from South Holland. Since 2001, he has hosted A State of Trance, a weekly radio ...more

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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Tijs Michiel Verwest OON (January 17, 1969), better known by his stage name Tiësto, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda. He was named "the Greatest DJ of All Time" by Mix ...more
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Kygo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (born 11 September 1991), better known by his stage name Kygo, is a Norwegian DJ, songwriter and record producer. He garnered international attention with his December ...more
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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Pierre David Guetta (November 7, 1967) is a French DJ, music programmer, record producer and songwriter. He has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2013, ...more

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Illenium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Nicholas D. Miller (December 26, 1990), known professionally as Illenium, is an American musician, DJ, and record producer. He has released three studio albums with his most recent, Ascend, ...more
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Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Robbert van de Corput (born 7 January 1988), known professionally as Hardwell, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from Breda, North Brabant. Hardwell was voted the world's number one DJ ...more
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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alexander "Alex" Pall and Andrew "Drew" Taggart. They started out by releasing remixes of songs by indie ...more

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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is known for his singles "We Found ...more

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Dimitri Vegas & Like... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are Belgian DJs and are record production duos, composed of brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios. They were ranked No. 1 in 2015 and 2019, and were ranked ...more
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KSHMR is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Niles Hollowell-Dhar (born 6 October 1988), better known by his stage name Kshmr, is an American DJ, record producer, and musician from Berkeley, California. He was ranked at 23rd on DJ Mag's ...more
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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Anton Zaslavski (September 2, 1989), better known by his stage name Zedd, is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He primarily produces and performs ...more

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Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Steven Hiroyuki Aoki (born November 30, 1977) is an American musician, DJ, record producer and music executive. In 2012, Pollstar designated Aoki as the highest grossing dance artist in North ...more
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Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Don Pepijn Schipper (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɔn pɛˈpɛin ˈsxɪpər]; born 27 February 1980), better known by his stage name Don Diablo, is a Dutch DJ, record producer, musician and songwriter of ...more
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Diplo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Thomas Wesley Pentz (November 10, 1978), known professionally as Diplo, is an American DJ, songwriter, and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead member ...more

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Timmy Trumpet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Timothy Jude Smith (born 9 June 1982 in Sydney), better known by his stage name, Timmy Trumpet, is an Australian DJ and producer. He became known internationally for his jazz elements in the ...more
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R3hab is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Fadil El Ghoul (born 2 April 1986), better known by his stage name R3hab, is a Dutch DJ and record producer of Moroccan origin. Till date, R3hab has produced two full studio albums, Trouble and ...more
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Rezz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Isabelle Rezazadeh (born March 28, 1995; Ukraine), known by her stage name Rezz, is a Canadian DJ and record producer from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Rezazadeh began DJing at the age of 16, playing ...more
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Alison Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Alexandra Sholler (born 27 September 1986), who performs as Alison Wonderland, is an Australian electronic dance music producer, DJ, and singer. Her debut album, Run, was released on 20 March ...more
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Alok is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Alok Achkar Peres Petrillo (born August 26, 1991) is a Brazilian DJ and record producer. He is best known for his worldwide hit song "Hear Me Now". Alok is managed by John Shahidi of ...more
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Seven Lions is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Jeff Montalvo, known professionally as Seven Lions, is an American record producer, remixer, instrumentalist and DJ from Santa Barbara, California. Seven Lions' first significant track was his ...more
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Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Olivier J. L. Heldens (born February 1, 1995) better known by his stage name Oliver Heldens is a Dutch DJ and electronic music producer from Rotterdam. His 2013 song "Gecko" caught the ...more

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Yellow Claw is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best DJs Of 2019, Ranked
Yellow Claw is a Dutch DJ trio from Amsterdam, Netherlands. The group consists of Bizzey, Jim Aasgier and Nizzle. Their music is a mix of wide range of genres and often incorporates elements ...more