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?!
- Justin Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, is an American progressive house and electro... more
- Alain Macklovitch (born March 30, 1982), known by his stage name A-Trak, is a Canadian DJ,... moreMontreal, Canada
- Afrika Bambaataa (; born Lance Taylor; April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, rapper,... moreNew York City, New York
- Nick van de Wall (born September 9, 1987), professionally known as Afrojack, is a Dutch DJ,... moreSpijkenisse, Kingdom of the Netherlands
- Alessandro Renato Rodolfo Lindblad (July 7, 1991), commonly known by his stage name Alesso, is... moreStockholm, Sweden
- Annie MacManus (born 18 July 1978), popularly known as Annie Mac, is an Irish DJ and... moreDublin, Republic of Ireland
- Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by the stage name Aphex Twin, is an... moreLimerick, Republic of Ireland
- Andy Moor (born Andrew Beardmore; 16 January 1980) is an English DJ, trance Producer and... moreStoke-on-Trent, Stoke-upon-Trent
- Angger Dimas is an indonesian electronic musician, DJ and music producer from Jakarta,... more
- Artem Stoliarov (born 28 September 1989), known professionally as Arty, is a Russian trance... moreEngels, Saratov Oblast
- André Tanneberger (German pronunciation: [ʔanˈdʁeː ˈtanəbɛʁɡɐ]; born 26 February 1973), better... moreFreiberg, Germany
- Tim Bergling (8 September 1989 – 20 April 2018) known professionally as Avicii, was a Swedish... moreStockholm, Sweden
- Axel Christofer Hedfors (born 18 December 1977), better known by his stage name Axwell, is a... moreStockholm, Sweden
- Jonas Erik Altberg (Swedish pronunciation: [²juːnas ²eːrɪk ²altbærj]; born 22 December 1984 in... moreHalmstad, Sweden
- Lorin Ashton (born February 18, 1978), better known under his stage name Bassnectar, is an... moreSanta Cruz, California
- Christophe Le Friant (French pronunciation: [kʁistɔf lə fʁijɑ̃]; born 10 May 1969), better... moreBois-Colombes, France
- Alexander Ridha (born 22 August 1982), better known by his stage name Boys Noize, is a German... more
Boys Noize - born Alexander RidhaHamburg, Germany
- Brian Wayne Transeau (born October 4, 1971), known by his initials as BT, is an American... moreRockville, Maryland
- Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a... moreDumfries, United Kingdom
- Nicholas Bracegirdle (born 28 February 1971), known professionally as Chicane, is a British... moreChalfont St Giles, United Kingdom
- Koen Bauweraerts (born 30 May 1983), better known by his stage name Coone, is a Belgian... more
- Danger Mouse may refer to: Danger Mouse (1981 TV series), a 1981 British animated television... moreWhite Plains, New York
- Daan Romers (born 10 November 1985), better known by his stage name Dannic, is a Dutch DJ and... more
- Toni-Ville Henrik Virtanen (born July 17, 1975), better known by his stage name Darude is a... moreEura, Finland
- Jeffrey Sutorius is a disc jockey and record producer.
Dash Berlin - born Jeffrey SutoriusThe Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands