Electronic Music 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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323 185
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

2
188 111
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

3
261 172
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electronic music, House music, French house

4
227 146
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

5
201 131
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

6
46 14
Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best House Music DJs
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7
169 113
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

8
136 90
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added

9
90 57
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

10
130 92
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

11
156 116
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

12
79 50
Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Acid house, Tech house, House music

13
56 32
Tchami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best House Music DJs
OccupyyWallStreetJames added

14
99 72
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Tech house, Electro house, House music

15
76 51
Frankie Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues

16
118 86
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

17
94 70
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

18
49 30
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Future house, Tech house, EDM

19
78 58
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
67 48
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Trap, Electro house, House music

21
63 43
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

22
70 52
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

23
66 49
Sebastian Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best House Music DJs
House music, Progressive house music

24
77 64
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

25
76 61
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

26
62 48
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

27
58 46
Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Pop music, Deep house, Electronic music

28
57 48
Armand Van Helden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Hip hop music, Electro, House music

29
31 23
Green Velvet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music

30
31 24
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added

31
38 32
Basement Jaxx is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Deep house, Tech house, Electronic music

32
175 183
Peer Van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best House Music DJs
predrag added Tech house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

33
27 19
Erick Morillo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Hip hop music, Tech house, Electronic music

34
53 47
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

35
58 55
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added EDM, Electro house, Progressive house

36
15 8
Eiffel 65 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best House Music DJs
artsyldyrae added House music, Electronic dance music, Dance music

37
42 38
Dash Berlin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Trance music

38
41 36
Bob Sinclar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Ragga, Electronic music, Electro house

39
30 26
DJ Dan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Tech house, Electro house, House music

40
45 42
Nero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

41
42 39
Steve Angello is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Tech house, Electro house, House music

42
32 29
Felix da Housecat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Minimal techno, Electronic music, Alternative dance

43
42 42
Moby is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

44
23 22
Robin S is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, House music

45
10 8
Ce Ce Peniston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best House Music DJs
artsyldyrae added Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, House music

46
39 41
Paul Oakenfold is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

47
22 23
Danny Tenaglia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Garage house, Progressive house music, Tribal house

48
30 31
Masters At Work is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electronic music, House music, Garage house

49
31 33
Pete Tong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Balearic beat, House music, Electronic dance music

50
15 17
Vicetone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, Deep house