The Best House Music DJs

Known by many as one of the most popular subgenres of edm, house music was a precursor to the modern-day electronic dance music movement. House music's origins are in Chicago in the mid-1980s, and its sound is distinctive for its use of repetitive beats, synthesized bass lines, and incorporation of drum machines. Among all of the dance music artists, house musicians and producers are some of the most popular DJs in the world. In fact, house DJs are famous for their dynamic live shows, unparalleled energy, and strong regional fanbases.

So, what are the best house music DJs? When you think of house music, it's likely that legendary disc jockeys Daft Punk, Axwell, Armin Van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Zedd, Tiesto and Calvin Harris are the first names to come to mind. These mega artists in particular span all waves of house music and are widely considered to be the best by not only house music fans, but critics as well. Their songs and studio albums have been heard throughout mainstream radio and media, reaching vast audiences with multi-millions of streams. 

That said, it's up to you to determine the top house music artists. This list answers the questions "who are the best house music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest house music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the DJs' music, instead of just voting for the most popular house music artists whom you might've heard of.

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