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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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339 189
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

2
196 117
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

3
266 176
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electronic music, House music, French house

4
232 154
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

5
204 139
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

6
52 20
Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added

7
173 117
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

8
139 95
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added

9
87 51
Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Acid house, Tech house, House music

10
82 52
Frankie Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Disco, House music, Rhythm and blues

11
104 73
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Tech house, Electro house, House music

12
132 97
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

13
93 63
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

14
159 122
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

15
122 88
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

16
54 31
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Future house, Tech house, EDM

17
58 35
Tchami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best House Music DJs
OccupyyWallStreetJames added

18
96 74
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

19
65 44
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

20
69 51
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Trap, Electro house, House music

21
79 62
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best House Music DJs
MarioArley added Tech house, Rave music, Electro house

22
72 54
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

23
80 63
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

24
64 49
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

25
77 65
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best House Music DJs
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music