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The Real Names of 100 DJs  

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This list of the real names of DJs will inform and enlighten you, because who even knew some of the best DJs in history used stage names? "Deadmau5" wasn't his mother's idea? Get out. Armin van Buuren and David Guetta use their given name to record their music and perform live, but most disc jockeys use a stage name. Some, like Martin Garrix, use a variation of their given names; he was born Martijn Garritsen. Some DJs use nicknames that they have had their whole life, while other EDM artists create an entirely new persona. Some DJs have even changed their stage names multiple times.

Who are the most famous DJs who use stage names? Dutch DJ Tiësto was born Tijs Michiel Verwest in 1969. Dubstep superstar Skrillex was born Sonny John Moore in 1988 Los Angeles and grew up in the Bay Area. Swedish EDM DJ Avicii was born Tim Bergling. He passed away in 2018 at age 28.

A couple of famous rappers have gone by multiple stage names. Green Velvet was born Curtis Alan Jones in 1967 Chicago. Among the many names he has used to release tracks include Geo Vogt, Curan Stone, Half Pint, and, most famously, Cajmere.

Would you use a stage name if you were a DJ? Would it be something bada** or something fun and really crazy?!

3LAU is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Justin Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, is an American progressive house and electro house producer and Ableton performer. Based in Las Vegas, he has released three mixtapes since 2011 ...more
A-Trak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Montreal, Canada
Alain Macklovitch, known by his stage name A-Trak, is a Canadian DJ, turntablist, record producer, and music label executive. He is the owner of the record label Fool's Gold.
Afrika Bambaataa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
New York City, New York, United States of America
Kevin Donovan, better known by the stage name Afrika Bambaataa, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of genre-defining electro tracks in the ...more
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Spijkenisse, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Nick van de Wall, commonly known by his stage name Afrojack, is a Dutch music producer and DJ. In 2014 he released his debut album Forget the World. Afrojack regularly features in top 10 of DJ ...more
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Stockholm, Sweden
Alessandro Lindblad, commonly known by his stage name Alesso, is a Swedish DJ and electronic dance music producer. He has worked with numerous EDM artists, including Avicii, OneRepublic, Calvin ...more
Annie Mac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Annie MacManus, popularly known as Annie Mac, is an Irish DJ and television presenter. She is known as the eponymous host of the electronic dance music show Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 in the ...more
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Richard David James, best known by his alias Aphex Twin, is a British electronic musician and composer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most inventive and influential figure ...more
Andy Moor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent, United Kingdom
Andy Moor is the English trance and progressive Producer DJ. He has used multiple aliases in the past and has been part of Indigo, Leama & Moor, Lewis & Moor, Tilt, Whiteroom, and Zoo ...more
Angger Dimas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Angger Dimas is an indonesian electronic musician, DJ and music producer from Jakarta, Indonesia. Angger Dimas started playing guitar at age 7 and first became active in the Jakarta club scene ...more
Arty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russia
Artem Stoliarov (born 28 September 1989), known professionally as Arty, is a Russian trance and progressive house producer, DJ and model. He has collaborated with Armin van Buuren, Above & ...more
ATB is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Freiberg, Germany
André Tanneberger, under his stage name of ATB, is a German DJ, musician, and producer of techno & dance music. According to the official world DJ rankings governed by DJ Magazine, ...more
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Stockholm, Sweden
Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, is a Swedish EDM DJ, remixer, and a country and electro house record producer. Avicii ranked 3rd on DJ Magazine '​s annual Top 100 DJs in ...more
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Stockholm, Sweden
Sven Axel Christofer Hedfors, better known under his stage name Axwell, is a Swedish DJ, remixer, record producer and record label owner. He is one third of what once was the Swedish House Mafia ...more
Basshunter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Halmstad, Sweden
Jonas Erik Altberg, better known by his stage name Basshunter, is a Swedish singer-songwriter, record producer, and DJ. He is best known for his number one hits "Boten Anna", "Vi ...more
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Santa Cruz, California
Lorin Ashton, better known under his stage name Bassnectar, is an American DJ and record producer. He is best known for his live performances, light shows, and community engagement.
Bob Sinclar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Bois-Colombes, France
Bob Sinclar is a French record producer, house music DJ, remixer and the owner of the label Yellow Productions.
Boys Noize is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Hamburg, Germany
Alexander Ridha, better known by his stage name Boys Noize, is a German electronic music producer and DJ. It is similar to the name of Ridha's label, Boysnoize Records, which he established in ...more
BT is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
Brian Wayne Transeau, better known by his stage name BT, is an American music producer, composer, technologist, audio technician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An artist in the ...more
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His debut studio album I Created Disco was released ...more
Chicane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom
Chicane is a British composer, songwriter and record producer. Among his successful works are singles "Offshore", an Ibiza trance anthem included in many compilations in both chill-out ...more
Coone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Koen Bauweraerts, more commonly known as Coone, is a Belgian jumpstyle and hardstyle producer, and DJ. He has been producing since the year 2002, when he started with hard house productions. ...more
Danger Mouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
White Plains, New York
Brian Joseph Burton, better known by his stage name Danger Mouse, is an American musician, songwriter and producer. He came to prominence in 2004 when he released The Grey Album, which combined ...more
Dannic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Darude is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Eura, Finland
Ville Virtanen, better known by his stage name Darude, is a Finnish electronic dance music producer and DJ from Eura, Hinnerjoki. He started making music in 1996 and released the hit single ...more
Jeffrey Sutorius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Real Names of 100 DJs
Dash Berlin - born Jeffrey Sutorius The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands
Jeffrey Sutorius is a disc jockey and record producer.