Klaus Quirini, 1st DJ
Klaus Quirini, 1st DJ

Klaus Quirini was a Disc Jockey in Germany at Aachen The Scotch Club, the first discotheque in Germany in 1959 under the pseudonym DJ Henry.

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Tee Scott
Tee Scott

Born Marc Allen Scott in the Bronx, NY also known as Toraino Scott, or Tee Scott was an American DJ and remixer in the disco era working in New York city. Tee's remixes includes First Choice's Love Thang, Junior Giscombe's Mama Used To Say, Northend's Happy Days and Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway's Back Together Again. First to use 3 turntables and sound effects. Known for "riding" 2 or more records at a time. Innovator in the modern club mix.

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Frankie Knuckles
Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Warren Knuckles, Jr. is an American DJ, record producer, and remixer. He played an important role in developing and popularizing house music in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2005, Knuckles was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements.

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Walter Gibbons
Walter Gibbons

An American record producer, early disco DJ and remixer. An important part of the early 1970s New York disco underground scene, influencing garage and house music DJs like Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan. He also laid the foundations for early 1980s experimental Chicago house music. One of the early pioneers of beat-mixing, and known for considerably more skillful mixing than many better-known DJs at the time, he is cited by many early pioneers of the house-music scene as an influence.

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Larry Levan
Larry Levan

Larry Levan was an American DJ best known for his decade-long residency at the New York nightclub Paradise Garage. He developed a cult following who referred to his sets as "Saturday Mass". Influential US DJ François K credits Levan with introducing the dub aesthetic into dance music. Along with Kevorkian, Levan experimented with drum machines and synthesizers in his productions and live sets.

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Farley Jackmaster Funk
Farley Jackmaster Funk

Farley Keith is a DJ and record producer of Chicago house music. He is notable for producing a number of tracks in the mid and late 1980s. He has recorded and performed under the aliases Farley Keith, Rude Boy Farley Keith, Farley Funkin' Keith and Farley Jackmaster Funk.

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DJ Kool Herc
DJ Kool Herc

Clive Campbell, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, New York City. His playing of hard funk records of the sort typified by James Brown was an alternative both to the violent gang culture of the Bronx and to the nascent popularity of disco. Campbell began to isolate the instrumental portion of the record, which emphasized the drum beat—the "break"—and switch from one break to another.

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Jessy Saunders
Jessy Saunders

A DJ, music and film producer, remix artist, promoter and entrepreneur. He is one of the pioneers of house music, often cited as "the originator of House music". His 1984 single, "On & On", co-written with Vince Lawrence, was first record with a house DJ as the artist that was pressed and sold to the public. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley declared July 17, 1997, as Jesse Saunders and the Pioneers of House Music Day in Chicago.

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Tod Terry
Tod Terry

An American DJ, producer, and remixer. Terry began in the 1980s by DJing at parties in New York, playing Italian disco and hip-hop - then later, house music, upon its mid-80s emergence. Débuted, as Masters at Work, with 12” “Alright Alright” (1987, Fourth Floor)and “Jackmaster 1”. Much of Terry's early work, in the late 1980s, is considered a milestone in the development of both progressive and modern deep house.

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Afrika Bambaata
Afrika Bambaata

Kevin Donovan, is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York. He is notable for releasing a series of genre defining electro tracks in the 1980s that influenced the development of hip hop culture. One of the originators of break-beat deejaying and is respectfully known as the Godfather and Amen Ra of hip hop culture as well as the father of electro funk. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Universal Zulu Nation.

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John Jellybean Benitez
John Jellybean Benitez

An American drummer, guitarist, songwriter, DJ, remixer and music producer of Puerto Rican descent. On September 19, 2005, Benitez was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his achievements as a DJ and producer. Benitez is now the Executive Producer of Studio 54 Radio, which is heard exclusively on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The music played is 1970s and 1980s classic dance from Jellybean's personal record collection.

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Francois K
Francois K

François Kevorkian, alias François K, is a French DJ of Armenian origin, remixer, producer and record label owner. Having started his career in renowned clubs such as the Paradise Garage and Studio 54, the New York City resident is widely considered as one of the forefathers of house music.

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Ron Hardy
Ron Hardy

Ron Hardy was a DJ and instrumental figure in the development of house music. An innovator and originator of the genre, he is highly regarded not only for his iconic performances at the Muzic Box, a Chicago house music club, but for his pioneering edits and mixes of disco, soul music, funk and early house music.

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Piti Urgell, Pacha
Piti Urgell, Pacha

DJ and Co-Founder of Pacha.

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Justin Berkmann, Ministry of Sound
Justin Berkmann, Ministry of Sound

Co-Founder with James Palumbo and Humphrey Waterhouse of the nightclub and brand, Ministry of Sound (now MSHK Group), grown from a nightclub in London’s Elephant and Castle to a global multi-media business. Berkmann's was resident DJ and Artistic Director from January 1990 until May 1994. He rejoined in 2006 to build their franchise clubs in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

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Car Cox
Car Cox

Carl Cox is a British house music DJ and Producer. In the 1980s Cox was a hardcore and rave DJ. He performed at numerous clubs and also served as a monthly DJ for BBC Radio One's Essential Mix. Cox formed two record labels and now performs on his own stage yearly at various music festivals.

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