Top 10 Most Famous DJs of 2023: Viberate's Exclusive List!

Discover the best DJs in the world with Viberate's 2023 analysis. Unveil the top 10 artists in electronic subgenres like Techno, Dubstep, and more!
Top 10 Most Famous DJs of 2023: Viberate's Exclusive List!
Miha Vidmajer

Electronic music has steadily climbed the charts of mainstream popularity over the years, with a plethora of subgenres adding variety and depth to this versatile category. From pulsating techno beats to soothing deep house tracks, the electronic music genre is as diverse as the audience it attracts. With so many choices, one can't help but wonder: who are the most famous DJs dominating this sprawling universe? Who are the best DJs in the world? Look no further; we’ve crunched the numbers on Viberate to give you an insider's view.


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Diversity in Electronic Music Subgenres: A Deep Dive into Data

The world of electronic music is a rich tapestry of varied sounds and beats, each masterfully woven by a unique subgenre. This complexity is what makes electronic music a globally beloved genre, capturing the hearts of listeners from all walks of life. Viberate acts as a comprehensive guide through this labyrinthine musical world, offering an expansive categorization that neatly organizes this complex landscape into 14 distinct subgenres. Each of these subgenres brings its own unique signature elements, amassing dedicated fan bases and shaping the industry in myriad ways. From the euphoric highs of trance to the gritty lows of dubstep, these subgenres serve as the individual threads that come together to create the vibrant, ever-changing fabric of the electronic music industry. These subgenres are:

  • Dance
  • Techno
  • House
  • Trance
  • Deep House
  • Tech House
  • Trap/Future Bass
  • Hardstyle/Hardcore
  • Dubstep
  • Drum & Bass
  • Downtempo
  • Psy Trance
  • Other Electronic Music
  • Amapiano

The Heavy Hitters: Most Famous DJs in Electronic Music

In the last 12 months, Viberate's comprehensive data shows a clear hierarchy of the most famous DJs who have ruled the electronic music sphere:

  • David Guetta
  • Marshmello
  • Calvin Harris
  • Alan Walker
  • Avicii
  • The Chainsmokers
  • DJ Snake
  • Tiësto
  • Martin Garrix
  • Alok

Collectively, these famous DJs garnered over 30 billion Spotify streams in just the past year, indicating their massive global influence.

Subgenre Supremacy: The Popular Kids

Based on our data, Dance and House take the crown as the most popular electronic music subgenres. However, let’s not forget the less globally recognized, yet incredibly influential genres like Techno, Tech House, Dubstep, and Trance.

Top 10 Techno DJs

  • Peggy Gou
  • Anyma
  • Gesaffelstein
  • Charlotte de Witte
  • Paul Kalkbrenner
  • Boris Brejcha
  • Deborah De Luca
  • Creeds
  • Miss Monique
  • Amelie Lens

In the last year, the chart has remained stable, with Amelie Lens newly entering the Top 10 at the tenth position.


Top 10 Tech House DJs

  • Anyma
  • Dom Dolla
  • John Summit
  • Eric Prydz
  • Acraze
  • Chris Lake
  • Matt Sassari
  • CamelPhat

Here too, the charts have been relatively static, apart from Dom Dolla and John Summit switching their positions.


Top 10 Dubstep DJs

  • Skrillex
  • TheFatRat
  • Omar Varela
  • Slushii
  • Crankdat
  • Zeds Dead
  • Knife Party
  • Excision

This subgenre witnessed a little more volatility. Slushii and Crankdat were the biggest winners, jumping 13 and 10 positions, respectively.


Top 10 Trance DJs

  • Tiësto
  • Armin Van Buuren
  • Robert Miles
  • Paul van Dyk
  • ATB
  • Above & Beyond
  • Dash Berlin
  • Hypaton
  • Darude
  • Ben Nicky

This subgenre is ruled by the royalty of Trance music, and the chart has remained fairly consistent.

A Closer Look at Interesting Facts in Electronic Music: August 2023 Edition

Viberate's data-rich platform offers a treasure trove of fascinating insights into the world of electronic music. Let's take a moment to highlight some of the most intriguing facts for August 2023.

Fastest Rising Electronic Artists

New talent is continually emerging, reshaping the musical landscape. In August 2023, the fastest-rising stars in electronic music are predominantly from the genres of Dance and Downtempo. Artists like Holiday and DJ ROLIZ from the USA and Edyta Nawrocka from Poland are gaining quick traction in the Dance genre. Meanwhile, Phillip Berry is making waves in the Downtempo scene, also hailing from the USA.

Most Connected Electronic Artists

In the age of social media, connectivity is king. According to Viberate's data, the artists with the most substantial digital footprint across Instagram, Twitter, and SoundCloud are well-known names like Diplo, Skrillex, and Calvin Harris. Also gracing this list are industry stalwarts like Tiësto, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Adam Beyer, and Zedd.

Top Artists by Engagement in August

When it comes to engagement, it's not just about the number of followers but the level of interaction between the artist and their fan base. For August 2023, artists like David Guetta, Jorge Caballero, and Peggy Gou led the pack, followed closely by Major Lazer and Calvin Harris. Dirty Tesla also made a notable appearance, showcasing that both established and emerging talents can captivate audiences.

The Most Mentioned Artists in August

Who's generating buzz among peers? Based on mentions from other artists on Instagram and Twitter, Tiësto, Peggy Gou, and David Guetta were the most talked-about artists in August. They were joined by trance king Armin Van Buuren, techno legend Carl Cox, and others like Jamie Jones, Skrillex, and Louie Vega.

These intriguing insights serve as a snapshot of the dynamic, ever-evolving world of electronic music, and they are all made possible through the comprehensive analytics offered by Viberate.

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In conclusion, the landscape of electronic music is expansive and varied, comprising numerous subgenres and talented artists. The most famous DJs have a universal appeal that transcends borders, reaching billions of streams on platforms like Spotify. While Dance and House are the subgenres leading the way, others like Techno, Tech House, Dubstep, and Trance offer their unique beats and fan following.

Viberate offers an ocean of music data analytics and charts that serve as invaluable tools for music professionals looking to discover emerging talent or manage existing portfolios. From tracking the best DJs in the world to understanding nuanced shifts in electronic subgenres, Viberate is your go-to platform for everything music.

Miha Vidmajer

Miha Vidmajer

Product Manager at Viberate
Product manager who likes his music loud, his festivals crowded & his data organized. Playing every board game like it was his last one