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