While it's fun to listen to old favorites, every year introduces music fans to incredible new bands and artists. The best DJ groups of 2019 include techno legends, mix masters, and even a few old-school favorites like The Chemical Brothers and Orbital.
When it comes to ranking hottest DJ and EDM groups right now, the live show is more important than ever. Perhaps more than any other genre of music, DJ and EDM shows act as a way to connect with fans beyond the streaming services. That said, electronic music can take on many shapes. Some of the best new DJ bands incorporate analog sounds into their tracks while others work exclusively on digital platforms.
Some of the best new DJ bands are poised for a break-out year by heading out on buzzworthy tours and releasing highly anticipated new albums. Which DJ group do you think is the best?
Vote your favorite DJ acts up to the top of this list and be sure to add any groups we may have missed.
- 1Seeb (sometimes stylized as SEEB or SeeB) is a Norwegian EDM record production duo made up of... more on Wikipedia1611
Albums: Save the World, Until Now, One Last Tour: A Live Soundtrack, Until One, Leave the World BehindSwedish House Mafia is a Swedish house music supergroup consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Blood for Mercy, Los Amsterdam, New BloodYellow Claw is a Dutch DJ trio from Amsterdam, Netherlands. The group consists of Bizzey, Jim... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Get Wet, Rise & Fall, Play Hard, Play Harder, United Kids of the World (Project 46 Remix)Krewella is an American electronic dance music duo from Chicago, Illinois, that formed in... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Haunted House, Rage Valley, 100% No Modern Talking, Antidote, Internet Friends (Revolvr Bootleg)Knife Party is an Australian electronic dance music duo. They formed from two members of the... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Summer's Gone, My Friends Never Die, Sun Models, In ReturnODESZA is an American electronic music duo from Seattle consisting of Harrison Mills and... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Memories...Do Not Open, Sick Boy, World War JoyThe Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alexander "Alex" Pall and... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Drink the Sea: The Remixes, Volume 1, More Voltage, Love Death Immortality, We Can Make the World StopThe Glitch Mob is an American three-piece electronic music group from Los Angeles, California.... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Free the Universe, Get Free, Pon de Floor, Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do, Apocalypse SoonMajor Lazer is an electronic music project created by American DJ and record producer Diplo... more on Wikipedia
Albums: You, Smile, RaveheartGalantis is a Swedish electronic dance music production, songwriting and DJ duo consisting of... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Three O'Clock, A State of Trance 600, Nowhere to Go, Mainstage / System Overload, MoscowW&W is a Dutch DJ and record producer duo composed of Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Tri-State, Group Therapy, We Are All We Need, Common Ground, Flow StateAbove & Beyond are an English electronic music group consisting of Jono Grant, Tony... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Rude Boy, Hot Sauce, Rumble in the Jungle, The Living Dead, Adrenaline EPZeds Dead is a Canadian electronic music duo from Toronto, Canada. Dylan Mamid, also known as... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Madness (Remixes), The Way We See the WorldDimitri Vegas & Like Mike are Belgian DJs and are record production duos, composed of brothers... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Sexin' On The Dance Floor, Love or Lust, Cash Cash (EP), Take It to the Floor, Overtime EPCash Cash is an American electronic music group from Roseland, New Jersey. The group currently... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Initio, Tsunami, We Were YoungDVBBS are a Canadian dance music duo formed in 2012, composed of brothers Chris Chronicles and... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Dig Your Own Hole, Surrender, Exit Planet Dust, Come With Us, FurtherThe Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed... more on Wikipedia
- 18Louis the Child is a Chicago-based DJ and production duo consisting of Robby Hauldren (born... more on Wikipedia27
Albums: Piercing the Quiet, Painting With Dreams, U & MeTritonal is a music duo consisting of producer/DJs Chad Cisneros and David Reed from Austin,... more on Wikipedia
- 20Loud Luxury are a Canadian music production and DJ duo consisting of Andrew Fedyk and Joe... more on Wikipedia27
Albums: Settle, CaracalDisclosure is an English electronic music duo consisting of brothers Howard (born 11 May 1994)... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Howl at the MoonStadiumx is a Hungarian progressive and future house DJ and production duo, comprising Dave... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Stars, Clarity (Vicetone remix), HeartbeatVicetone is a Dutch electronic musical artist and production duo formed by Ruben den Boer,... more on Wikipedia
- 24Two Friends is an American DJ/producer duo made up of Eli Sones and Matthew Halper. The Los... more on Wikipedia28
- 25Lost Kings is an American DJ duo consisting of Robert Abisi and Nick Shanholtz, based in Los... more on Wikipedia28