They’re the biggest DJs in the world right now, but who are they, and what makes them so popular? Here’s a list of some of the most famous DJs in the world.
Diplo is a DJ, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is the founder of the label Mad Decent. He is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic music duo Major Lazer. Diplo grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi where he became interested in breakdancing at an early age. After moving to Philadelphia to attend Temple University, he began working as a DJ and, inspired by funk artists like Prince and George Clinton formed his own band called Hollertronix with his friend Low Budget. The duo released their first album titled “Funk Machine” on 14 November 2004 which reached number 76 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart; however, it failed to chart elsewhere due to a lack of marketing budget by the record label.
In 2005 Hollertronix released an EP titled Hollertronix: Turbo Crunk! Volumes 1 & 2 featuring remixes from various artists including Jack Beats. In 2006 he created a new website called DatPiff where users can upload mixtapes for free before they can be downloaded by other users. This eventually led him into producing mixtapes for various hip-hop artists such as Soulja Boy Tell’em, Lil Wayne, Drake, Ace Hood, etc… His most notable contribution was producing “Paper Planes” By M.I.A..
Martin Garrix is a Dutch DJ, record producer, and musician. He was born Martijn Garritsen on May 14, 1996, in Amstelveen, Netherlands. Having established himself as one of the biggest DJs on the planet thanks to his chart-topping tunes “Animals” and “Scared to be Lonely”, Martin Garrix has also released several collaborative songs with various artists including Ellie Goulding, Bebe Rexha, David Guetta, and Ed Sheeran.
Some other notable tracks include “There For You” with David Guetta, “Forbidden Voices” with Aloe Blacc and “Ocean to Ocean” with Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park.
DJ Snake is a French DJ and producer who first gained recognition for his song “Turn Down for What,” which was released in 2013. The song went viral and has over 1.6 billion views on YouTube.
His real name is William Grigahcine, but he goes by DJ Snake. He got into house music at age 15, when he started getting into clubs and raves while living in Paris with his brother. After graduating from high school, he moved to Los Angeles with his family where they still live today!
Calvin Harris is a Scottish DJ, record producer, and singer. He has been ranked as the world’s top DJ in 2016 and 2017. He supported Rihanna on her Good Girl Gone Bad Tour in 2007 with opening act Sophie Ellis-Bextor, which he ended up supporting with his own set at the end of the tour. In 2011, Harris released his fourth studio album 18 Months featuring tracks like “Feel So Close”, “We’ll Be Coming Back” and “Let’s Go”. “We Found Love” was released in September 2011 as the lead single from Harris’ fifth studio album. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for 10 non-consecutive weeks (a record shared with Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day”).