Top Electronic Dance Music DJs to Check Out

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Looking for some new electronic dance music to get into? Check out our list of top DJs to follow in 2018. From up-and-coming talents to established veterans, there’s something for everyone.

DJ Snake

DJ Snake is a French DJ and record producer from Paris. He started producing at the age of 16 and has released four studio albums. His music is a mix of electronic, hip hop, and trap. He is one of the most popular DJs in the world and has collaborated with artists such as Cardi B, Justin Bieber, and Selena Gomez.


Born Joseph Junior Adenuga, DJ Snake is a French EDM producer and DJ who has been putting out hits since the early 2010’s. His style is a unique blend of Hip-Hop, Trap, and Electro house, which has helped him gain a massive following around the world. Some of his most popular songs include “Lean On”, “Turn Down for What”, and “Get Low”. In addition to his own solo career, DJ Snake has also worked with a number of other high-profile artists including Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and Skrillex.

Music Style

DJ Snake is a French DJ and record producer. His music is a mix of electronic dance music and hip hop. He has produced songs for a number of artists, including Lil Jon, Busta Rhymes, and AlunaGeorge. He rose to prominence with his 2013 single “Turn Down for What,” which was certified double platinum in the United States.


If you’re into electronic dance music, then you’ve probably heard of Marshmello. He’s one of the most popular DJs right now and he’s definitely worth checking out. He has some great songs that will get you moving and he always puts on an amazing show.


Marshmello, whose real name is Christopher Comstock, is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ. He first gained international recognition by remixed songs of Jack Ü and Zedd. In 2015, his song “WaVEZ” was releases as a part of Joytime. In 2016 he collaborated with Omar Linx for the song “Keep it Mello”. The following year he worked with Logic for the song “Everyday”. In 2018 he released his album Joytime II. Some of his most popular singles include “Alone”, “Silence”, “FRIeNDs”, and “Happier”.

Music Style

Marshmello’s music is primarily electronic dance music with elements of hip hop, trap, and pop. His 2016 single “Alone” reached the top 10 on the US Dance/Electronic Songs chart. He has also collaborated with American singer Selena Gomez, Canadian singer Justin Bieber, and French DJ and producer Ghastly.

The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are a DJ duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. Their debut album, ‘Memories… Do Not Open’ was released in April 2017 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. The duo has had four number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.


The Chainsmokers are an American electronic dance music duo, consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song “#Selfie”, which reached the top 20 in several countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The duo’s second single “” was released in October 2014 to similar success; peaking at number nine in Australia, number ten in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and number 14 in the United States.

Music Style

The Chainsmokers are an American electronic dance music duo consisting of Andrew Taggart, native of Portland, Maine, and Alex Pall, originally from Westchester County, New York. Their signature style is a mix of4-on-the-floor kick drum beats with heavy EDM bass drops. They are known for their use of auto-tune in their songs.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is known for his singles “We Found Love”, “This Is What You Came For”, and “Feels”. Harris has also released several albums, such as “18 Months” and “Motion”.


Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ, record producer, and singer. He was born on January 17, 1984, in Dumfries, Scotland. Harris began creating electronic dance music in his bedroom in 2002 and made his first official release in 2005. His debut album, I Created Disco, was released in 2007 and reached number eight on the UK Albums Chart. Harris’ second album, Ready for the Weekend, was released in 2009 and reached number three on the UK Albums Chart. His third album, 18 Months, was released in 2012 and became his first album to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Harris has collaborated with numerous other artists throughout his career, including Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Ne-Yo, Big Sean, Rita Ora, Jessie J., Nicki Minaj, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Dua Lipa, Frank Ocean and Sam Smith. He has also released several singles as a solo artist; his most successful single to date is “This Is What You Came For”, which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the UK Singles Chart. In October 2014, Harris was ranked at number nine on DJ Magazine’s annual Top 100 DJs list.

Music Style

Calvin Harris has been making hits since he arrived on the music scene in 2007. His debut album, I Created Disco, established him as a major player in the world of electronic dance music, and he has only continued to grow in popularity since then.

Harris’ music is best described as a mix of house, electro and pop, with a healthy dose of his own Scottish charm thrown in for good measure. He is known for his catchy hooks and infectious melodies, which have helped him rack up an impressive string of hits both in the UK and internationally.

If you’re looking for a fun, party-ready DJ to help get your groove on, then Calvin Harris is definitely worth checking out.


One of the world’s most famous DJs, Tiësto is a Dutch electronic dance music producer who has been spinning records since the early ’90s. He is known for his energetic live shows and his signature style of mixing trance and techno.


DJ and producer Tiësto was born in the Netherlands in 1969. He began his career as a trance DJ and quickly gained recognition for his unique style. In the early 2000s, he helped popularize the trance music genre with his influential albums In Search of Sunrise and Magikal Journey. He has also released several successful singles, including “Adagio for Strings” and “Traffic.” In recent years, Tiësto has diversified his sound and has become one of the most popular electronic dance music DJs in the world. He has headlined major music festivals like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival, and in 2013, he was voted “The Greatest DJ of All Time” by readers of DJ Magazine.

Music Style

Tiësto is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Breda. He was born on January 17, 1965. His full name is Tijs Michiel Verwest. He is known for his work as a DJ and remixer. In 1997, he founded the record label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise CD series. Tiësto met Arny Bink in 1997 when the latter was promoting his first album in Tiësto’s record store in Breda.

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