To set together a sensible chart of the best DJs in the world can be quite tricky. It’s not only about the music they play, quality of their mixes and overall popularity. One could also judge them by the quality of their background show which could be determined by the quality of their stage lighting, laser displays systems, SFX and other effects that production may use for the show.
Some DJs are more popular and mainstream than others. According to Google, the most searched for are:
A Dutch DJ and producer. He came onto the scene in 1994 and in 2013 he won ‘Best DJ of the Last 20 Years’.
David Guetta hails from France and does it all! DJ, songwriter, record producer and mixer. Although he started his career in the 80s, he didn’t release his first studio album until 2002.
Another DJ with Dutch heritage. For the past two years he’s been leading the top 100 list of world class DJs, as voted for by DJ Mag.
Although he is only 21 years old, he is taking the world by storm. He credits his decision to become a DJ to Tiesto’s performance at the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004.
Sonny John Moore is an American electronic dance music producer, DJ, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
He sang with a few bands before continuing as a solo artist in 2007.
Since then he has won 8 Grammy awards.
Calvin Harris is a Scottish record producer, DJ, singer and songwriter.
His debut album was released in 2007 and straight after his two songs reached the UK Top 10. He was the highest paid DJ in the world for three years straight – 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Could be a coincidence, but Tiesto, David Guetta and Skrillex all utilised Kvant laser displays systems in their shows at some point and their performances are always rated as some of the best because of the atmosphere and the production elements.