Which DJs should you be looking out for in 2016?

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DJs have absolutely dominated the musical landscape for a couple of years now, with EDM music in particular exploding in popularity all over the world.

Some of the biggest musical artists on the planet are DJs responsible for coming out with red hot track after red-hot track using state of the art DJ tools, and even though the odds are pretty good that you recognize at least a couple of names on the list below you’re still going to want to make sure that you don’t miss a single sample that they put out!

These are the hottest DJs on the planet today, and the DJs that you need to be looking out for in 2016 (and beyond).

Calvin Harris

Easily the world’s most popular DJ (not to mention the richest), the boyfriend of Taylor Swift has been able to dominate be a music scene like few others.

There is a brand-new album already in the works (with a summer release date scheduled), but this particular DJ is holding down the fort in Las Vegas as a resident artist at one of the world’s most exclusive casino resorts and nightclubs.

Check out everything that Calvin Harris has to offer!


Another of the most influential DJs the world has ever seen, this particular artist landed on the scene a couple of years ago with one hit after another and then kind of faded into the background for a little while.

Well, he is back and in a big way in 2016!

Already there are rumors about major collaborations with some of the world’s most recognizable pop stars, and he has been in the booth producing music to be released in 2016. He definitely has a distinct flavor to the tracks that he puts out, and if you’ve been hoping for more, get ready – because here it comes.

David Guetta

This is a DJ that built his reputation on the back of producing music with some of the world’s best and biggest artists, but he’s already released a couple of solo compilation albums that have gone on to amazing success as well.

Not exactly a “feature artist” – though he does all of the composition and production for each and every song he puts out – his music usually features another major artist. This is not one of those creative geniuses that are shy about sharing the limelight, that’s for sure!


Certainly one of the newest DJs to hit the scene, Willow is a groundbreaking Manchester-based artist that has kicked down the club scene door and stormed right in!

This artist is probably most well-known in Europe, but thanks to some pretty skilled DJ and promotion work with artists in the US profile has been building throughout 2015 and is ready to blow up in 2016.

You need to check her out!


Ranking right up there with Calvin Harris as far as the most influential DJs are concerned today, Avicii really brought it with multiple releases in 2014 AND 2015 – and 2016 is shaping up to be just as busy for this DJ.

His signature sound continues, and with new collaborations (some with DJs on this list) in the pipeline things are really going to get crazy!

Also read: Why There’s Nothing Better Than Laying on Your Bed and Listening to Electronic Music

Know about the Popular Electronic Artist Matthew Dear

Matthew Dear is a popular American DJ, electronic avant-pop performer and music producer. He was born in Texas in the United States. He is also referred as Jabberjaw, Audion, and False. His music genres include tech house, electropop, microhouse, and glitch. He works as a music producer as well as DJ. He has been active in the electronic music industry since 1999. Matthew Dear shifted to Michigan during his teenage years.

The Detroit Techno sound inspired him, and it made him take a decision to step into the music industry. He attended the University of Michigan and there he came across Sam Valenti IV. The two decided to start a new record label. Ghostly International was their new venture. It was based upon a shared love in the form of electronic music.

The first album of Matthew Dear was Leave Luck to Heaven. It was launched in 2003. It gained worldwide recognition as it is a combination of minimal techno and pop. The singles of Leave Luck to Heaven is the Dog Days. It is the best sellers of the Spectral. It always remains as a favourite track for international DJ’s, especially Richie Hawtin.

He released the next album in 2004 that was named Backstroke. He started to work on the complex edged Audion.

In the year 2007, Matthew Dear launched a full length sophomore – Asa Breed. The Asa Breed was re-released in the year 2008. In the re-release track, there were five new songs. It also had a Don and Sherri remix from Hot Chip. The video clipping of the song was captured in the New York City.

Matthew Dear’s inspirations include Roman Flugel, Nitzerr Ebb, Adonis, David Bowie and Talking Heads.

Matthew Dear has commented that he is highly influenced by the Brian Eno and most of his works. He says that he feels interesting to listen to the tracks on various formats though already heard.

Follow the Music Group Junior Boys

Junior Boys is a popular electronic pop group based in Canada. The group was formed in the year 1999. Their origin is Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It was formed by Johnny Dark and Jeremy Greenspan. Johnny Dark did not remain with the group for a long time. He left in a short time. Engineer Matt Didemus replaced his position. The group is seen active since 1999. They are specialized in genres like technopop, indie electronic, dance, and electropop.

Johnny Dark left the band since there were numerous near misses and rejections. He left the band and started to indulge in his other interests. Matt Didemus started to give energy to the band. He wrote more materials. He tried to put the album together to make it a success.

Their first release was Birthday/Last Exit. It was released in October 2003. It is a four track extended play. The song has a remix made by Fennesz. Their remix was highly popular, and it spread all over the world. Some of their albums include the Last Exit, So this is Goodbye, Begone Dull Care, it’s all True, and Big Black Coat. The Big Black Coat was released on 2016. It was released on February 05, 2016. It has been released under the new label City Slang. In the last five years, they have attempted to release this as their first track.

The duo took several years and pursued side and solo projects after releasing their previous album – It’s all true.

The Dead Horse is an Extended Play released in the year 2007. They did several singles like Birthday/Last Exit, High Come Down, No Kinda Man, In the Morning, Bits and Pieces, Banana Ripple, Hazel, and Big Black Coat.

Give Me Something is the remix of Yoko Ono. It was released in 2010. The Junior Boys promoted their albums in various creative ways. They even presented prizes and cash awards for the winners.

Know about the Flying Lotus Album

The Flying Lotus is the stage name of the electronic musician Steven Ellison. He has various nicknames and some of his popular nicknames include Lunchpail, Captain Murphy, Juno Leed and even Flylo. He is an investigational multiple-genre music producer, rapper, DJ and electronic musician based in Los Angeles, California.

Steven Ellison has released five albums. They are 1983 (released on 2006), You’re Dead (released on 2014), Until the Quite Comes (released on 2012), Cosmogramma (released on 2010). He received both positive and negative reviews for his tracks. He produced the bump music that is telecasted in the Adult Swim on Cartoon Network programming block. His favorite genres include jazz, IDM, hip hop, experimental, and electronic.

His occupations are DJ, rapper, filmmaker, record producer, and musician. He is well versed in instruments like vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, drum machine, sampler, turntables and computer. He has been active in the music industry since 2000.

Steven Ellison has told that he is highly influenced by J Dilla, MF DOOM, and Madlib. He is recognized for his alternative hip hop, electronic music, and experimental hip hop.

He was popularly referred as Captain Murphy. It is because of the Sealab 2021 personality. In the track Between Friends, Steven Ellison as Captain Murphy appeared in 2012 summer. Steven Ellison started to release numerous videos in vocals because of the recurrent pitch shifts. A separate website was started under the name Captain Murphy. The website contains videos, posts, and other music scores. Later, he released the download option in his website to impress the audience.