In this post, you’re going to explore the top 10 best DJ in the world in 2020.
It is very hard to choose the top DJs in the world, but the Blogkart team Compiled 16 names on the list.
So, let’s dive right into the list,
Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5, one of the top DJs in the world, and also he is a Musician and one of the greatest electronic music producers.
Deadmau5 mainly produces progressive house music, and he is one of the famous masked DJs like Marshmello and Claptone.
For his work, he received six Grammy Award nominations, and currently, Deadmau5 is one of the highest-paid record producers in the world.
Zimmerman won Best Electro House DJ three times(2008, 2010, 2011) and Best International DJ Award in 2010.
At the international level, his breakthrough is “Random Album Title” and he also works with other Producers and DJs of international levels like Eric Prydz, Kaskade, and Rob Swire, etc.
His popular Disc jockey songs are “Some Chords(4*4=12 album),” “Professional Griefers” featuring Gerard Way, “Move For Me,” “I Said,” “Coasted,” etc.
15. Carl Cox
The 57-year-old Carl Cox is born and brought up in Carshalton, South London, and he is one of the top DJs and record producers in the world.
In the 1980s, Carl is the only disc jockey who performed at numerous events around the world with three-deck mixing.
In 1998, he started his record labels Intec Digital, and some of the greatest Superhit Disc Jockey tunes by Carl are “I Want You,” “Dr. Funk,” “Ohh Baby,” “Dark Alleys,” etc.
According to the current report, Carl Cox won seven times Best Techno & three times Best International, and two times Best Ibiza night Awards.
From 1996 to 2020, DJ Mag voted him in the top 100 list, and all these achievements prove that he is one of the Best DJs in the world.
Thomas Wesley Pentz, aka Diplo, is a Disc Jockey, record producer, and songwriter from the United States and his genres are EDM, Dancehall, Electro House, Hip Hop, Trap.
Diplo got international exposure when he works with M.I.A and after that, he associates with many international artists like LSD, Major Lazer, Madonna, DJ Snake, Justin Bieber, Jack U, Silk City, etc.
Later, Diplo started his record label called Mad Decent and associates with many international artists like Snoop Dog, Bruno Mars, Shakira, etc.
Also, DJ Magazine voted Diplo in the list of Top 100 DJs, and Personally, as a fan of him, I think his name should be in the list of best DJs of the world.
Diplo top Disc Jockey songs are “Lean On” with DJ Snake, “Earthquake” with DJ Fresh, “Hold You Tight,” “Dirty Vibe with Skrillex,” “Be Right There,” “Give Dem,” “Boy Oh Boy with GTA,” “On My Mind.”
Anton Zaslavski, widely known as Zedd, is a Singer, Song Writer, record producer, and disc jockey, and his genres and Musical style are EDM, Electro House, Hardbass, Progressive House, and Complextro.
In 2012, Zedd got his international exposure when he released his song “Clarity”(featuring Foxes), and after this, he performed and associates with great artists like Lady Gaga, Grey, Matthew Koma.
Clarity song earned him the 8th position on the Billboard Hot 100 and also won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording song at the fifty-six Grammy Awards in 2014.
Zedd top Disc Jockey songs are, “Stay The Night,” “I Want You To Know,” “Find You,” “Clarity,” “Beautiful Now,” “Spectrum,” “Happy Now,” “True Colors,” “Stay,” etc.
All his hard work showing the proof that he is one of the top artists in the DJs World.
Nick Van De Wall is his birth name but, people around the world know him as Afrojack, and his occupations are Record Producer, Remixer, Song Writer, and Disc Jockey.
In 2007, he founded his record label “Wall Recordings” and associates with Artists such as D-Wayne, D.O.D, Karim Mika, and others.
Afrojack earned his international success with the Song “Take over Control” featuring Eva Simons.
His biggest hit came in the year 2014 when he released Discography “Forget The World album” and it also debuted in the 32 positions on Billboard 200.
Later, he associates with many international Disco jockey artists such as David Guetta, Major Lazer, Hardwell, DJ Buddha, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and others.
Also, DJ mag listed him as one of the top 10 DJs in the world, and he also won Grammy Award in 2011 for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
11. Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki is an American Musician, Record Producer, and also one of the Best DJs in the world, and his instruments are Keyboards, Synthesizer, Programming, and Turn Tables.
In 1996, Steve Started record label “Dim Mak” this label released music such as Hardcore, Hip Hop, and EDM.
Steve also associates and performed with International artists such as Redfoo, Will.i.am, Lil Jon, Laidback Luke, Afrojack, Angger Dimas, and many others.
Between 2010-2012, he was performing 250 shows per year on average, and in 2007 he won DJ Awards for Best Set Of The Season, and also DJ Magazine listed him in the Top 100 List.
Till now, he launched six Studio Albums are “Wonderland,” “Neon Future” (1, 2, 3), Steve Aoki Presents “Kolony,” and “Neon Future” four will release in 2020.
10. Armin van Buuren
Armin van Buuren is a record producer, remixer, and also one of the famous DJs in the world, and his instruments are synthesizer and Drum Machine.
Buuren is known for his genres, Uplifting trance, Progressive House, Dance Pop, Progressive Trance, Electro House, etc.
From the age of fourteen, he started to create songs and performed in many local pubs and bars as a Disc Jockey.
Buuren got his International stardom when he hosted a radio show called “A State Of Trance” which has forty million listeners in 84 countries.
DJ Magazine, also listed him in the Top 10 list five times consecutively.
Till now, Buuren released seven studio albums, “76,” “Shivers,” “Imagine,” “Mirage,” “Intense,” “Embrace,” and “Balance”(2019).
Many sources considered him as one of the best trance DJs, and he also won Best Trance DJ Awards consecutively for ten years, which is an Unbreakable record!!!
9. Calvin Harris
Adam Richard Wiles is his birth name, people around the world Know him as Calvin Harris, is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and Disc Jockey and he is also famous for his EDM genres.
Calvin debut studio album “I Created Disco” was a big hit and earned the top spot on the UK Singles Chart, and later, he associates with many artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, etc.
His associates with Rihanna for “We Found Love” Song was the big hit in the international market, and also entered the number one position on the US Billboard Hot 100, and most important, Calvin won Grammy Award for Best Music Video.
In 2014, Calvin Became the first music artist to place three best songs on the top 10 of Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Songs Chart.
In 2010, Calvin started his record label “Fly Eye” and till now in his career, he released five studio albums “I Created Disco,” “Ready For The Weekend,” “18 Months,” “Motion,” and “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.”
In American Music Awards, Calvin won the Favorite EDM Artist Awards two times(2014, 15).
8. DJ Snake
William Sami Étienne Grigahcine is his birth name, and people know him as DJ Snake, is a Music Programmer, Songwriter, record producer, and also a famous disc jockey.
His genres are Bass House, Trap, Electronic Dance Music(EDM), Moombahton, Dubstep, Hip Hop, and Tropical House.
He debuted in the international scene with the song “Turn Down For What” and later, he collaborated for single “Lean On” with Diplo and MØ.
He also performed and associated with many great artists such as Lady Gaga, Darude, Major Lazer, Pardon My French, and Dillon Francis.
Till now, he has released two studio albums “Encore”(2016) and “Carte Blanche”(2019).
For “Lean On” song(with Major Lazer featuring MØ) won Top Dance/Electronic Song Award in 2016.
Robert van de Corput, aka, Hardwell is a Dutch Disc Jockey, Record Producer, and remixer from Breda, Netherlands.
Hardwell is one of the most famous DJs in the world, and his genres are Big Room EDM, Progressive & Electro House, Hardstyle, Future Bass, Dance-Pop, Trap, etc.
In 2010, he started his record label “Revealed” and started to got his international fame when he released his debut studio album “United We Are”.
Dj Mag also voted him as Top 10 Disc Jockey on the Top 100 DJs.
He has also done associated acts with artists such as Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Blasterjaxx, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dyro Dannic, and Funkerman.
Tijs Michiel Verwest, aka, Tiësto is a Disc Jockey & Record Producer, and also many considered him as the “Godfather Of EDM.”
Interesting facts – he is the first DJ artist to perform at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Tiësto earned his international fame when he released his first Studio Album “In My Memory.
Later, he has released many Hit Songs and Albums, such as “Just Be,” “Elements of Life,” “Kaleidoscope,” and “A Town Called Paradise.”
He has also performed associated acts with great artists such as Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Avicii.
In 2015, Tiesto won Grammy Award in the “Best Remixed Recording” category for “All Of Me” song, and also DJ Magazine readers voted him as the “Best DJ Of All Time”
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Sonny John Moore, better known by his stage name Skrillex, is a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and Disc Jockey, and he considered by many top Magazines as world’s best DJ.
Skrillex started his music career as a lead vocalist in a local band, and now he is one of the top artists in the music industry.
His genres are Electronic Dance Music(EDM), Post-hardcore, Moombahton, Trap, Electro House, Dubstep, and Brostep.
His top Dj Songs are “Make It Bun Dem,” “Try It Out,” “Raaga Bomb featuring Ragga Twins,” “Fire Away,” “Dirty Vibe,” “Lick It,” “Stranger,” and many more…
Christopher Comstock, also known as Marshmello, is a Disc Jockey & Record Producer from the United States, and also, one of the most famous masked DJs in the world.
His genres are Future Bounce, Electronic, Future Bass, Trap, and Progressive House.
Marshmello started his music career in 2015 and got his international recognition when he released remixes songs by Duo Jack U & Zedd.
He has also a Youtube channel called, “Marshmello” which has more than 43 million subscribers.
Some of his songs such as “Silence” and “Friends” entered the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Marshmello best DJ songs are “Silence,” “Fly,” “Summer,” “Power,” and “Flashbacks.”
3. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dimitri Thivaios & Michael Thivaios(Like Mike) are brothers, and they work as DJ and Record Producers.
Their genres are Electro House, Moombahton, Chillout, Future Bass, Dance Pop, Psytrance, Hardstyle, and Big Room House
The duos are considered by many sources as best DJ in the world, and DJ Magazines readers voted them as Rank No.1 in 2015 and 2019.
Both the artists gained their international recognition when they collaborated with Tomorrowland.
They also collaborated with top music artists such as Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Tiesto, David Guetta, Diplo, and Ummet Ozcan, and many more…
Their best DJ songs are, “Higher Place,” “Madness,” “When I Grow Up,” “G.I.P.S.Y,” “Tomorrowland Anthem,” “Wakanda,” “Everybody Clap.”
2. David Guetta
David Guetta is a Disc Jockey, Programmer, Songwriter, and Record Producer, and he also considered by many as “God Father of EDM.”
Guetta gained his international recognition when he released the “One Love” album in 2009, and the hit single song “When Love Takes Over” top the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013.
Till now, Guetta released seven albums – “Just a Little More Love,” “Guetta Blaster,” “Pop Life,” “One Love,” “Nothing But The Beat,” “Listen,” and “Seven(2018).”
He has also performed associated acts with Martin Garrix, Glowinthedark, Avicii, Afrojack, Will.i.am, Nicky Romero.
1. Martin Garrix – Best DJ in the World in 2020.
Martin Gerard Garritsen, better known by his stage name Martin Garrix, is a Disc Jockey & Record Producer and considered by many sources as the biggest DJ of the world.
Garrix started his music career at the age of eight, and also, one of the youngest artists to perform at Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland.
He also won Dance Music Awards three times(Best Electro/progressive Track, DJ of the year, and in the “Newcomer of the Year” category).
Garrix also released four studio albums “Gold Skies,” “Break through the Silence” with Matisse & Sadko, “Seven,” and “Bylaw.”
He has also performed associated acts with David Guetta, Brooks, Avicii, Jay Hardway, Mesto, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Tiesto.
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