The Top 15 World's Best DJs 2024 (Famous & Successful DJs Names)

The top 15 best djs in the world in 2024, they are famous and successful DJs.

The best DJs in the World are super talented DJs that people all over the world have been dancing to their fantastic beats. Their music does raise people’s mood, many get excited or feel relaxed and calm to their music. 

Scientific studies show that music enhances brain functioning. So listening to their music can be beneficial. You may have wondered, who is the best DJ in the world?

Here are the top 15 world’s best DJs 2024 (famous & successful DJs names), they are, 

  • DJ Martin Gaarrix
  • Alan Olav Walker
  • David Guetta
  • Afrojack
  • Marshmello
  • Armin Van Burren
  • Steve Aoki
  • DJ Snake
  • Carl Cox
  • Calvin Harris
  • Skrillex
  • Tiesto
  • Deadmau5 
  • Hardwell
  • Amelie Lens

Check them out, including what they have achieved and more. Keep reading!

15. Amelie Lens                            

Amelie Lens is among the top best DJs in the world.
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Age: 31 (31 May 1990)

Country:  Belgium

She is a Belgian DJ and record producer.  We can rightly call her the unstoppable queen. She is a modern techno star with her high-energy sets and pounding productions. In March 2018, she founded her own record imprint named LENSKE

She has played in a variety of prestigious venues such as DC-10 and Fabric. No doubt about her being on the list of best DJs in the world in 2024 with her performance bringing back the old acid sound from the 1990s.

14. Hardwell                              

Hardwell is one out of the best djs in the world.
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Age: 33 (7 January 1988)

Country: Netherlands

The Dutch DJ’s real name is Robbert van de Corput while Hardwell is his stage name. His father suggested the name from the Latin meaning of Corput, their family name.  He has been keen on music that at the age of four he learn piano. 

At the age of 8, he was using the skill to produce dance music. At the age of 12, he got his first gig. By 14 years, he signed his first record deal with a Dutch label. 

At this time he was always accompanied by his parents since he had to reach 18 years before he can get into clubs alone. At 18 he started his YouTube channel and also begins his own CD series. He is one out of the best and famous DJs in the world. 

13. Deadmau5                           

Deadmau5 is on the list of the best djs in the world.
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Age: Deadmau5 (5 January 1981)

Country: Canada

His name is Joel Thomas Zimmerman. He adopted the name, Deadmau5, in 2002. He was referred to as the “dead mouse guy” shortens as Deadmau5, after telling people that he has found a dead mouse in his computer through an internet chat room. 

As a child, he was interested in video games and computers. A Mau5trap record is his own record label that he started in 2007. 

In 2016, he release his eighth studio album, W:/2016ALBUM/. And then in 2019, he composed the score for the Netflix film Polar. He is among the best DJs in the world in 2024. 

12. Tiësto                              

Among the best Djs in the world today is Tiësto.
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Age: 52 (17 January 1969)

Country: Breda, Netherlands

He started his career, at a local pub called The Spock, where he was hired as DJ. A Rotterdam-based label saw that he was a talented young DJ in 1994. In the same year, he was producing music and album for a number of record labels. 

Before then, everything he was producing was his own. However, in 1997, he founded his own record label company called Black Hole Recordings. Then he focuses on it as a DJ. 

In 2008, he was honored with a Grammy nomination for his amazing effort in the Elements of Life. He is one of the best DJs in the world in 2024, he is hard-working and he has once had a concert that is 12 hours nonstop in Amsterdam.

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11. Skrillex                                   

Skrillex is one out of the best DJs in the world today.

Age: 33 (January 15, 1988)

Country:  united States

Is actual name is Sonny John Moore while his stage name is Skrillex. His friends nicknamed him Skrillex. Since 2012, he has won eight Grammy awards. 

He founded his own record label OWSLA in 2011. In his early years, he was influenced by APHEX Twin. He is a famous DJ and of course one of the best Djs in the world in 2024.

10. Calvin Harris                               

One out of the best djs in the world is Calvin Harris.
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Age: 37 (17 January 1984)

Country:  United Kingdom

His name from birth is Adam Richard Wiles. He lives in Los Angeles, his recording studio is in London but grew up in Dumfries, Scotland. He is one of the richest musicians in Britain and one of the best DJs in the world today. 

Immediately after he finished his schooling, he worked at a fish factory job before pursuing his musical career.  In August 2007, he announces that everyone should have a party worldwide. 

His announcement was misunderstood that some taught it was some kind of party mayhem, to overtake the UK. He was doing that to promote his single that later came out two days after, called party mayhem

9. Carl cox                            

Carl cox is among the older djs and still belong to list of the best djs in the world.
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Age: 59 (29 July 1962)

Country:  United Kingdom

He is one of the most dedicated and best DJs in the world right now. He had a humble beginning; he learned a trade as a scaffolder, decorator, painter and he even baked beans.  He focuses most part of his time on the skills of mixing and gathering records. 

He believed that he had to work hard to succeed. He also get help from Prince Charles, who assisted him with £1,000 that he used to buy the necessary DJ equipment. 

He hosted his Global radio show in 2001, with the show he has a whopping 17 million listeners per week through 95 different international radio stations. 

8. DJ Snake                              

DJ Snake is a among the best DJs in the world right now.
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Age: 35 (13 June 1986)

Country:  Paris, France

Although he is popularly known as DJ Snake, his real name is William Sami Etienne Grigahcine. He started DJing when he was a teenager; he performed in nightclubs and discotheques in Paris. 

For his composition and production skills, he received two Grammy Award nominations. With Lady Gaga’s album, Born This Way, he was nominated for a Grammy award because he partnered with her for the recording, composing, and releasing of the album. 

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7. Steve Aoki                            

Steve Aoki is one out of the best djs in the world.
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Age: 44 (30 November 1977)

Country: Florida, United States

Although he is of Japanese origin, he is an American DJ and record producer. ‘Dim Mak,’ is his own record label which he founded while still in college in 1995. When he was in high school, he loves to engage in various sports, such as playing chess and badminton. 

In 2006, he release his debut mix album, ‘Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles’.  He was also famous through his YouTube channel where he continues with his various artists. 

Apart from him being among the best DJs in the world in 2023, he is also a philanthropist. He founded a charitable to humanitarian relief and medical research named the 'Steve Aoki Charitable Fund'. 

6. Armin Van Burren                  

Armin Van Burren is on the list of the best DJs in the world.
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Age: 44 (25 December 1976)

Country: Leiden, Netherlands

He started making music in his teenage years. He begins his career as DJ at Nexus, a local nightclub. Although as a student, he was DJing, he knew that he will still chase his dreams as a professional musician, yet he completed his law degree in 2014. 

He got married to his wife, Erika van Thiel, in 2009 and they have two kids together. He host a weekly radio show, named “A State of Trance”. 

The show was listened to in 26 countries, which reaches about 20 million listeners. No doubt about him being on this list of the best DJs in the world. 

5. Marshmello                          

Marshmello is a humble DJ and among the best djs in the world.

Age: 29 (19 May 1992)

Country: Pennsylvania, United States 

Marshmello is his stage name while Christopher Comstock is his real name as confirmed by some people. Comstock is the man behind the helmet and he did a great job at promoting his brand.  A number of people are curious to know him, but he continues to hide his identity from the world.

To confuse people more, he uses other artists to ignore his identity. For example, there was a time, Tiesto remove a Marshmello mask claiming to make public that he is the artist. 

Hiding from the world shows that he is humble and does not want all the glamour associated with fame but to spread positive vibes and produce good music. He is one of the best DJs in the world today and yet humble. He is known for his interacting with his fans on his social media handles.  

He became famous by remixing popular tracks that are often played on the radio. Remixes like Where R U Now by Justin Bieber and Skrillex and Hello by Adele. Although he was born and grew up in Philadelphia but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career. 

4. Afrojack                               

Afrojack is one out of the famous and the best djs in the world today.
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Age: 34 (9 September 1987)

Country: Spijkenisse, Netherlands

Afrojack actual name is Nick Van De Wall. He has already won multiple Grammy. He began to occupy himself with piano at 5 years.  At age 11, he begins to try out with the remix program, Fruity Loops, which was his leading rough guide to music production. 

He create most of his music on the airplane. This is because he spends a lot of time on airplanes traveling all over the world. 

In 2007, he release the song that made Afrojack a famous name internationally, it was Take Over Control featuring Eva Simons. With this song, he received worldwide accomplishments. Afrojack is one out of the top best DJs in the world in 2024.


3. David Guetta                             

David Guetta is in his 50s and still one of the best djs in the world.

Age: 54 (7 November 1967)

Country: Paris, France

He is famous for his hit and he is among the best songwriter as well as among the best DJs in the world today. He has worked with many popular artists like Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Bebe Rexha, and Nicki Minaj. 

David Guetta does not drink or smoke nor takes drugs. He reaches 2 billion streams on Spotify in 2015. Jack Back Records is his own record label that he launched in 2012 that centers on electronic music releases. 

He has sold around 30 million singles worldwide and more than 9 million of his albums. In the mid-1990s he had a great career as he performed in clubs like Le Centrale, the Rex, Le Boy, and Folies Pigalle.


2. Alan Olav Walker                       

Alan Olav Walker is loved by many and he is on the top list of the best DJs in the world.
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Age: 24 (24 August 1997)

Country: Northampton, United Kingdom

He is Half-Norwegian and Half-British. His father is British and his mum is from Norway. Through his single track, Faded in 2014, he got famous. The track has over 300 million views on YouTube, 20 million streams on SoundCloud, and 70 million plays on Spotify. 

No questioning as regards him on the list of top 10 best DJs in the world. From over 10 countries, he received platinum certification. In his early life, he was intrigued by graphic designs and programming.  

It was later that he was interested in music after paying attention to music composers such as Hans Zimmer and David Whistle. He did not receive any professional training as regards music composing. He learned from YouTube by watching and listening to tutorial videos. 

After which he was able to compose tracks such as Sing Me to Sleep, and Alone.Check one of his videos below.With his laptop, he begins his music production by means of the ‘FL Studio in 2012. Now he performs on stages wearing a hoodie and covering his face. 

1. DJ Martin Gaarrix-Best DJ In The World    

World number best dj is DJ Martin Gaarrix. He is the best dj in the world.
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Age: 25 (14 May 1996)

Country:  Amstelveen, Netherlands

Martijn Garritsen is his real name, at the age of 16, his Remix of Christina Aguilera's 'Your Body'. He is among the best DJ in the world and the youngest to play the world’s largest nightclub Privilege in Ibiza. 

He got inspiration from Tiësto and David Guetta. In 2016, launched his own record label called STMPD RCRDS and with Sony Music International, he signed a ‘worldwide’ contract.

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