Looking for the top EDM DJs of 2023?
As experts in the electronic dance music scene, we’ve scoured the globe to bring you the ultimate list of the hottest and most talented DJs of the year. Year after year, DJs new and old come into the limelight. Here, at Funktasy, we have a not-so-easy yearly mission of narrowing down these DJ talents into a list of merely the best 10.
From rising stars to seasoned veterans, our annual roundup features the very best in EDM talent. With a keen eye for production quality, fan engagement, and overall popularity, we’ve carefully selected, in no particular order, the Top 10 EDM DJs of 2023.
So, whether you’re a die-hard EDM fan or just looking for your next favourite DJ, be sure to check out our list of the best EDM DJs.
This Australian twin sister DJ duo is surely “Unbreakable”, after signing with Sony at merely 18 years old.
Born on the 18th of February 1982 in Ivanhoe Melbourne, this pair has always had aspirations towards music despite modelling agency attention and being accepted into Opera Australia Academy. International attention caught these two head-on following release of the track “Negotiate with Love” performed by Rachel Stevens.
In 2008, the pair signed with Razor Boy Music Publishing, and collaborated with David Guetta and Kelly Rowland on the Grammy-winning track “When Love Takes Over”.
If that wasn’t enough, the pair gained even more highlights in the early 2000s by writing for artists like Kesha, Ashley Tisdale, and the Pussycat Dolls.
Overall, this pair is not one to miss, and we look forward to what they have in store for us in the near future.
Collaborating with such big pop names as Bebe Rexha and Sia, this first DJ is absolutely “bulletproof” with “nothing to lose”.
Pierre David Guetta, son of Moroccan-Jewish Pierre Guetta, known onstage as simply David Guetta, is a French DJ born in Paris on November 7th, 1967, and is considered the “Grandfather of EDM”.
Guetta entered the EDM scene as early as the late 1980s, and DJed in a Parisian club named Broad Club. In later years Guetta debuted a single (“Nation Rap”) in 1990 and a record (“Just a Little More Love”) in 2002. Mainstream attention caught Guetta in his 2009 release “One Love” and has grown exponentially since.
There is no question about Guetta being one of the best in the business.
Australian Timothy Jude Smith, known as Timmy Trumpet, is here to add a bit of spice to the top ten.
Born on the 9th of June of 1982 in Sydney Australia, this DJ, songwriter, producer, and trumpet aficionado takes a lot of inspiration from the jazz genre, which leads to his unique sound.
Trumpet started playing the trumpet at four years old. Later, he studied at the Conservatorium of Music. Then, Trumpet was tutored by Anthony Heinrich (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), which later led him to being promoted to the lead trumpet player in the Australian All-Star Stage Band.
International attention skyrocketed for Trumpet after the release of the track “Freaks” with rapper Savage.
A major highlight of Trumpet’s career has to be him being a support act for Stevie Wonder at The Star Casino in Sydney. Thus, if you want to pick your “Poison” for tonight’s playlist, we highly recommend Trumpet.
This Dutch DJ, digital artist, producer, musician, and songwriter was born in Coevorden Netherlands on the 27th of February 1980.
Don Pepijn Schipper, known onstage as Don Diablo, began his journey in music at a mere fifteen years of age, helping him to discover the future of house music. His first record debuted in 2009 and was called “Life is a Festival”. It would only be the beginning of his releases.
Some highlights of Don Diablo’s time in the industry include collaborations with Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, and many more in recent years.
Apart from music, Diablo has also taken a journey down visual art pathways with HEXAGON in 2022. Although, he debuted his works as early as 2021 at Art Basel in Miami with the DRIFT duo. Furthermore, Diablo’s art has debuted as far as Italy and Dubai.
Born on the 17th of January 1984 in Dumfries Scotland, Adam Richard Wiles, known onstage as Calvin Harris, is next up on our list. Harris debuted with “I Created Disco”, an album released in 2007. Although Harris gained traction as an international spectacle only in 2012, with “18 Months”, he is still not a talent to miss in the current day.
Harris specializes in not only DJing but also producing, singing and songwriting. Furthermore, Harris has received five Grammy nominations, winning one in the Best Music Video category in 2013.
Calvin Harris has also collaborated with such big names as Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, and much more. Yet, this is still brushing the surface of awards and accomplishments for this incredible icon.
“We Found Love” with Calvin Harris and are looking forward to seeing what he has in store for us this year.
Next in the spotlight, is the talented producer and DJ Steven Hiroyuki Aoki, known onstage as Steve Aoki.
Steve Aoki was born in Miami Florida on November 30th, 1997 and is of Japanese descent. He entered the EDM scene as early as the late 1990s with his record label, Dim Mak Records. Apart from music, Aoki graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in sociology and women’s studies.
Aoki debuted onto the scene with his own three-song EP “It’s the End of The World as We Know it” in 2012. Furthermore, Aoki was nominated for the Best Dance/Electronica Album Grammy for his album “Wonderland” in 2013. Aoki has done many collaborations with names as big as Backstreet Boys to BTS.
Thus, it is no question that Aoki is and will continue to be one of the best of the best, and for that, he deserves a “Mic Drop”.
Born in Spijkenisse South Holland Netherlands on the 9th of September 1987 to a single mother, Nick Leaonardus van de Wall, known onstage as Afrojack, is the next EDM DJ on our list.
Afrojack focuses primarily on DJing, producing, and remixing. Apart from music, Afrojack studied graphic design at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam.
This multitalented icon began his journey with music at the age of five, learning how to play piano and at eleven with learning how to produce. In his teen years, Afrojack began DJing and released “In Your Face” in 2007 as Afrojack which led to an international attention and his career skyrocketed with the track “Take Over Control”.
Some of the highlights of Afrojack’s career include collaborating with Beyonce, Pitbull, David Guetta, Madonna and performing at many of the world’s biggest music festivals including Coachella and the Ultra Music Festival.
Martijn Gerard Garritsen, known onstage as Martin Garrix, is a Dutch producer and DJ.
Garrix was born in Amstelveen, Netherlands on the 14th of May 1996. His tracks commonly find a home on the top of charts and radio playlists, and some of his highest-grossing works include “In the Name of Love” (featuring Bebe Rexha) and “Scared to Be Lonely” (featuring Dua Lipa).
This incredible DJ also headlined the 2014 Ultra South Africa Music Festival at only seventeen years.
Garrix discovered Stmpd Rcrds in the year 2016 and is currently signed to Sony Music. Garrix is definitely “Limitless”, and we are looking forward to what he has in store in the coming year.
No questions asked. The top 10 DJs list is not complete without the inclusion of this next DJ.
Born on the 17th of January 1969 in Breda Netherlands, Tijs Michiel Verwest, known onstage as Tiesto, is yet another talented Dutch DJ and producer.
Tiesto discovered the Black Hole Recordings label in collaboration with Arny Bink in 1997 and is seen as another “Godfather of EDM” similar to Guetta.
Furthermore, Tiesto collaborated with many DJs before discovering himself as a solo artist in the early 1990s which led to skyrocketing fame in the late 1990s. In recent years. Tiesto has collaborated with incredible names like Billie Eilish and Ava Max.
One of the faces behind the Cataracs, releasing the classic party track “Like A G6”, Niles Hollowell-Dhar, known onstage as KSHMR is our next star.
Born on October 6th, 1988, this musician, songwriter, DJ and producer is the son of a Kashmiri Hindu father, emigrating from India, and an American mother.
Born in Berkeley, California, KSHMR has performed at many festivals, including Coachella and EDC.
Although KSHMR only started in 2014, fame skyrocketed when Tiesto introduced him at Ultra Music Festival. There is no question that we will continue “get them bottles poppin” to this stellar artist.
These Are The Top 10 EDM DJs of 2023 But There Are So Many More Out There Doing It
All of the names on this list of top 10 EDM DJs are multi-talented, iconic DJs. Music is such an incredible universal language. It is so amazing to see it join so many people together internationally. Here’s to many more drinks with friends to outstanding music. We hope you have not only been refreshed on some of your favourite artists but also found something new today with this top 10 list.
To read more about the biggest DJs in the world, read on the top 10 house DJs of 2022 and top 10 techno DJs of 2022.