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The Best House Music DJs  

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Known to many as one of the most popular genres of dance music, house music is known as one of the precursors to the 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 use of a drum machine. Among all the dance music artists, house music artists are some of the most popular DJs in the world. House DJs are known for dynamic live shows and strong regional fanbases who hung on what the best house DJs record and ultimately spin.

So, what are the best house music DJs? When you think of house music, it's likely that DJs like Daft Punk, Axwell, Armin Van Buuren, Fatboy Slim, Zedd, Tiesto and Calvin Harris. These house music artists 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 have been heard not only in the dance music scene, but also on mainstream radio as well. 

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best house music artists. If you notice that a DJ isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. 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 band's music instead of just voting for the most popular house music bands that you might've heard of.

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Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electro house
2
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Progressive house, Electro house, House
3
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electronic
4
Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Acid house, Tech house, House music
5
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Progressive house, Big room, Deep house
6
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance
7
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best House Music DJs
House, Pop
8
Tchami is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best House Music DJs
OccupyyWallStreetJames added
9
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best House Music DJs
EDM, Electronic pop
10
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Tech house, Electro house, House music
11
Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added
12
Frankie Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues
13
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Hardstyle, Big room, Electro house
14
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, EDM
15
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Future house, Tech house, EDM
16
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Acid house, Deep house, Electro house
17
deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best House Music DJs
EDM, Pop
18
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Electro house, Future bass
19
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Tech house, Rave music, Electro house
20
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Trap, Electro house, House music
21
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house
22
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added EDM, Electro house, Progressive house
23
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best House Music DJs
House, Big room, Electro house
24
Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Pop music, Deep house, Electronic music
25
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music