Kurt Walker, is an American rapper and record producer. He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. "The Breaks", a single from his 1980 debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song.
Lawrence Krisna Parker, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City, New York. At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip hop music and culture.
An American musician playing Chicago house and deep house. Sometimes known as the father of house music, Jefferson was originally a record producer in the Universal Recording Studios in Chicago, where he met the owner of Trax Records, Larry Sherman. Jefferson's 1986 single for Trax, "Move Your Body," the first house song to use piano. In March 1987, Jefferson and Frankie Knuckles were in the UK for the first house-music tour.
An American record producer and disc jockey. He is also one half of the Masters at Work musical production team with Little Louie Vega. Gonzalez started his DJ career in 1985 organizing neighborhood block parties in his home of Brooklyn, New York, with his then musical partner, Mike Delgado. Under the Masters at Work moniker, the parties became quite successful and attracted Todd Terry.
Joseph Saddler, better known as Grandmaster Flash, is an American hip hop recording artist and DJ—one of the pioneers of hip-hop DJing, cutting, and mixing.
An American club DJ, pioneering house-music producer, songwriter, and four time Grammy Award-nominee. Two times as Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical, respectively twice for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
An American house music DJ. He attended Pratt Institute, but took his father's advice to take a break from his studies to devote his full energy to DJing and see if he could make a career of it. He began to play nightclubs in New York City, and later around the world. Along with fellow New York house DJs David Morales and Danny Tenaglia, Sanchez has become well known in the European party scene, especially on Ibiza.
An English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1. He is the host of programs such as Essential Mix and Essential Selection on the radio service, which can be heard through Internet radio streams, for his record label FFRR Records, and for his own performances at nightclubs and music festivals. Tong has also worked as a record producer, and is regarded as the "global ambassador for electronic music"
One of the first DJ and record producers in Germany. He is best known for his collaboration with Tom Jones, "Sex Bomb", released on the album Reload. Besides working on his own productions, usually with partner Errol Rennalls, he also wrote and produced tracks for other artists. In 1993, he founded, along with Rennalls, Peppermint Jam Records, a label specializing in uplifting house music and melodic acid jazz.
An American dance remixer. He won a Grammy in 2001 for "Best Remixer". Hector was born in Manhattan, New York, of a Puerto Rican mother and Cuban father, and was raised in the Washington Heights neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan. He started his career as disc jockey at the age of fourteen, with a hip-hop group he formed called Little Man Crew.
A Puerto Rican born American house music DJ and producer raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is noted as being one of the second wave of Chicago house producers, as well as a member of the vanguard of late-1990s United States house producers. His early musical experiences and influences were rooted in salsa, meringue and Latin orchestras. In Chicago, Sneak found inspiration in underground house music, warehouse parties.
DJ and producer from Chicago (US). He is one of the founders of Open House Recordings.
One of the original Los Angeles house/rave DJs. He has graced the stage at almost every major festival in the Southern California area. He has played at Coachella, EDC, Jujubeats, Nocturnal and Fresh. His name and skills are known all over the U.S. and internationally. Jason has run three record labels: Bassex, Life Music and currently Fiveleg.
Francis Grasso (1949 - 2001) was an American soul music disc jockey from New York City, best known for inventing the technique of beatmatching which is the foundation of the modern club DJ's technique.
Curtis Alan Jones is an American electronica and house music singer, songwriter and producer. His style of house music has been compared and inspired by the likes of Kraftwerk, Prince, Gary Numan, and Nitzer Ebb.
Christopher Edward Martin, is an American record producer and DJ, and was the instrumental half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, together with emcee Guru. Born in Houston and raised in Prairie View, Texas, and Brooklyn, New York during his teen years, he has lived in Brooklyn for much of his professional career. Rolling Stone identified Premier as arguably Hip-Hop's greatest producer of all time.
Felix da Housecat is an American DJ and record producer, mostly known for house music and electroclash. His name was inspired by Felix the Cat.
The Doc began his mission on the decks back in the summer of 1986. His focus on house music from the land of funk and disco, was triggered while playing the club and warehouse scene in San Francisco. what sets Martin apart from his peers is his ability to spin everything from deep house, acid, funk, tribal, and classics in a set, while having it all make sense.
Frankie Bones is an American techno and house music disc jockey from New York City. He is best known for bringing the rave culture to the United States after playing at a hangar party in the UK during 1989. Frankie Bones, the first American DJ to play these raves, is considered to be 'The Godfather of American Rave Culture'.
An American DJ and producer of electro house music from Boston, Massachusetts. He was one of the main proponents of the genre speed garage, remixing various artists such as Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Britney Spears, David Guetta, Bloc Party, Janet Jackson, Juliet Roberts, KRS-One, and Sneaker Pimps among others with this musical style. He is closely linked to the electronic music scene of New York.
An American club DJ and remixerproducer Shep Pettibone, and together they co-produced and edited numerous singles from such artists as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, MC Hammer, Prince, Pet Shop Boys and others. It wasn't long before Vasquez landed a brief residency at Club Bassline, where he began to make a name for himself as a live DJ.
An American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell. One of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture. First group in the genre to have a gold album and be nominated for a Grammy Award. First to earn a platinum record, the first to earn a multiplatinum certification the first to have videos on MTV.
A duo of DJs and house-music producers consisting of Iranian-American members Ali "Dubfire" Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi. Based in Washington, D.C., they are well known for providing house or dance remixes of tracks of famous stars such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cher and Gabrielle, and for their live DJing sets. They often collaborate with artist Richard Morel and produced a dance hit with his song "True ".
A Canadian electronic musician and DJ who was an influential part of Detroit techno's second wave of artists in the early 1990s and a leading exponent of Minimal techno since the mid-1990s. He is best known for his abstract, minimal works under the alias Plastikman.
Richard Gonzalez is a house music producer, remixer and DJ born in Toronto, Ontario. He was raised in the San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles, California. On the airwaves, Richard is host of the longest-running mix show in the US, Power Tools, which airs every Saturday night from 2am to 4am on KPWR in Los Angeles, as well as other syndicated markets.
Luis Fernando Vega, better known as "Little" Louie Vega, is an American musician of Puerto Rican ancestry. He is one half of the Masters At Work musical production team. He was born to a musician family, as his father, Luis Vager, was a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle was singer Héctor Lavoe of the Fania All-Stars, and he started his DJ career spinning records at the age of 13.
The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for its 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. The song uses an interpolation of the instrumental track from the hit "Good Times" by Chic as its foundation.
Aston George Taylor, Jr. better known as Funkmaster Flex is an American hip hop DJ, rapper, musician and producer on New York City's Hot 97 radio station and host of the hit MTV show Funk Flex Full Throttle.
An internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning American house music DJ and producer. In addition to his production and DJ work, Morales is one of the most prolific remixers of all time, transforming many pop music songs into club-friendly dance tracks. Born in New York City, he is of Puerto Rican ancestry.
He is widely credited as the inventor of scratching. Born Theodore Livingston in Bronx, New York, Theodore's brother, Mean Gene, was his mentor, and began to teach him the technique of DJing during his childhood years. In addition to scratching, he achieved renown for his mastery of needle drops and other techniques which he invented or perfected. Theodore also apprenticed under Grandmaster Flash.
A Colombian-American DJ, music producer and record label owner. AKA Ministers De la Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate and Li'l Mo Ying Yang. His work for the label Strictly Rhythm, and the 1993 hit "I Like to Move It", which he produced under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real, and which was featured in commercials, movies and ringtones.
Born in 1978, Luciano is a DJ since 1993 and a producer since 1997. In the mid-90's, he was promoting Sense Club and Encuentros con la Technocultura in Santiago de Chile in the company of many initiators of the Latin American electronic music scene: Senor Coconut AKA Atom Heart, Ricardo Villalobos, Dandy Jack & brother Adrian Schopf, Washington Miranda, Argenix Brito, Microman etc.
An American musician. He is widely credited as the originator of techno music, specifically Detroit techno along with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The three, sometimes called the Belleville Three, attended high school together in Belleville, Michigan, near Detroit.
Norman Quentin Cook, also known by his stage name Fatboy Slim, is a British DJ, musician, rapper, and record producer. As a solo electronic act, he has won ten MTV Video Music Awards and two Brit Awards. His records as Fatboy Slim also helped to popularise the big beat genre which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s.
In July 1981, producer Shep Pettibone asked Tony for amastermix show tape to fill in for a no show on his KISS-FM NY radio show. Avacancy left by Pettibone at the station opened the door for his own permanentmix show. Simultaneously, schooled under the“I’ll-leave-you-in-the-booth-and-see-what-happens” antics of resident DJ LarryPatterson of NJ’s Club Zanzibar fame, resulted in him gaining “THE” residencyin 1982.
An American electronic music producer. At the age of nine he moved to Belleville, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit where he attended Belleville High School and befriended two students, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. Saunderson, with Atkins and May, is considered to be one of the originators of techno, specifically Detroit techno. He is married to Sharmeela Lamarsha Saunderson.
Sven Väth is a Frankfurt-based DJ who has produced an extensive range of work since his career began in 1982. From 1985, he was part of the band OFF which released the hit "Electrica Salsa" in 1986. He was also one of the founders of trance music labels Harthouse and the now-defunct Eye Q, as well as being among the first DJs to play trance records. In 1995 Mixmag rated his album Accident in Paradise one of the top-50 dance albums of all time.
AKA Mayday and Rhythim is Rhythim, is an electronic musician from Belleville, Michigan. Along with his high school friends Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, commonly known as the Belleville Three, May is credited with developing the futuristic variation on house music that would be dubbed "techno" by Atkins.
Steven Hiroyuki Aoki or "Dave Steve" is an American electro house musician, Grammy nominated record producer and the founder of Dim Mak Records. He is widely known for his acrobatic crowd surfing stunts, throwing cake at fans, spraying champagne bottles, and riding rafts on the dance floor.
Swedish House Mafia was a Swedish electronic dance music trio consisting of disc jockeys and producers Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso formed in 2008. The supergroup placed at #10 on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll 2011, ranked at #12 in 2012. On June 24, 2012, they announced that their current tour would be their last together with a final appearance at the Ultra Music Festival 2013.