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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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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best House Music DJs
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Avicii is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: House, Techno & Electro House; Nationality: Sweden
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Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best House Music DJs
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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: Progressive House, Trance & Pop; Nationality: Netherlands
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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: House, Techno & Pop; Nationality: Scotland
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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: Trance, House & Psytrance; Nationality: Netherlands
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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: Progressive House, Electro House & Dance-Pop; Nationality: France
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Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: House, Techno & Progressive House; Nationality: Sweden
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Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best House Music DJs
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Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: House, Techno & Tech House; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Genre: Progressive House, Electro House & House; Nationality: Sweden
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deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: Progressive House, Trance & Electro House; Nationality: Canada
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Frankie Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Genre: Disco, House music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America
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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Genre: Electro House, Complextro & Pop; Nationality: Russia
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Tchami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best House Music DJs
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Axwell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Genre: Progressive House, Electro House & Funky House; Nationality: Sweden
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Dimitri Vegas & Like... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best House Music DJs
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Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Genre: Future house, Tech house & EDM; Nationality: Dutch
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Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: Dutch House, Minimal House & Electro House; Nationality: Netherlands
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Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: Big Beat, Electronica & Acid House; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Genre: Dubstep, Lounge Music & Deep House; Nationality: United States of America
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Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best House Music DJs
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R3hab is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Genre: Electro House, Progressive House & Dutch House; Nationality: Netherlands
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Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best House Music DJs
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The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best House Music DJs