This genre that originated from Disco and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has proven to create the equilibrium between stimulation, ambiency, and intensity of anticipation during the build-up. That is one of the major reasons why House music along with its sub-genres has made its place in people’s hearts right from the beginning.
Here is the list of top rated House DJs of 2023 that make those four-on-the-floor beats rave enough to send you right back to The Warehouse in Chicago.
1. David Penn
Owning the 2019 like anything, David Penn continues to be on top of the list with his tracks “Big Love” and “Stand Up” soaring through the charts of Traxsource and Beatport to reach the crown.
This hustler is known for enjoying his sets as much as his crowd. From the dance moves, the House beats, and his occasional signature hands-in-the-air moments, David has dedicatedly remained the connoisseur of the deck.
2. Carl Cox
Carl Cox is considered to be the genius of Techno House, Acid House, Dance Music and what not. After receiving appreciation and love for over 12 years in his career as a DJ and hosting several Carl Cox & Friends parties, he continues to be the ambassador for the Resistance Parties for Ultrawide.
Holding such a prominent position in the House music, Carl Cox has earned massive respect from his fellow artists and 2018 brought him tracks like “Finder” was placed amongst the top 3 most played tracks of Carl Cox.
3. Purple Disco Machine
Tino Piontek has been around since 2009 until his 2013 breakthrough “My House” hit homes of thousands of people. The track remains one of the top grossing songs of all time on Beatport.
“Shakedown-At Night” and “Weiss-Feel My Needs” were both the singles that topped the Traxsource charts in 2018 and made PDM talk of the town.
4. Moon Rocket
Although being a rookie, Raffa Scoccia aka Moon Rocket immediately introduced his style to gain the access of his audience. He is a DJ & Producer based in New York City.
Originally being into the classical side of music, his tracks seem to have the touch of it with a perfect remix of the elements in vogue. His most successful collaboration was with Angelo Ferreri on “Main Piano” and “From DIsco to DIsco” that put him right at the top in charts of Traxsource.
An anonymous DJ with the identity of a golden bird mask, Claptone is said to be based in Berlin. Claptone’s tones are on the low-key side of the house music, often producing mellow vibes with a hinch of warmth.
Starting from 2011 with Exploited Label, Claptone has reached many of the DJ chart ranking’s top 10 places. He also released “Fantast” in June 2018 that went right up the charts too.
6. Low Steppa
Low Steppa is one of the highly influential artists of today. A UK originated DJ with unique bass music and a record label called “Simma Black Records” that almost every DJ of this age aims for is what makes up Low Steppa.
More than that Simma Black Records is one such imprint that has earned mad respect from the artists and has consistently appeared in the top charts of Traxsource. It releases works of a variety of splendid producers. He was also the sole performer of Defected In The House Ibiza residencies at Eden in 2017.
7. Mousse T
Mousse T Having his breakthrough with “Horny” with vocals of Hot ’N’ Juicy back in 1998 when it became the anthem of the world, DJ Mousse T was enjoying the fame from his remix of Moloko’s Sing It Back during the same time.
His songs “Sex Bomb” and “Horny” have been still on repeat and there aren’t enough remixes of the two for other artists to play around with. He is one of the very few German artists who gained popularity within the music industry at this pace and is till now a renowned artist.
8. Kevin McKay
Being DJing since the 90s, Kevin McKay has known this industry inside out and has experience in producing all kinds of music genres. He has set up two labels to release his music, one in 1996 being Glasgow Underground and the other in 2007 called “Heartbeats”.
His releases never miss their spot in the Beatport top 100 tracks. The Glasgow Underground was then relaunched in 2011 and was also the reason for the massive hits “The Terrace” and “Night Music”.
9. Peggy Gou
An independent record label called Gudu Record’s owner, Peggy Gou is a DJ and Record Producer from South Korea based in Berlin. She started her career only a few years ago while studying fashion in London.
You can’t mention Peggy Gou and not mention her single “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)” which she released right after her EP “Once” in 2018. Although being new at this game yet bringing absolutely fresh content on the table right from the start manifested her potential in this genre.
The top ten DJ’s list has some names that we cannot miss out on and R3hab is one of them. A Dutch-Moroccan DJ, Fadil El Ghoul, worked for Hardwell on the track “Mrkrstft” in 2008 right at the beginning of his career. He then teamed up with Hardwell as well as Afrojack before starting to work on commission for various other famous artists.
Having released a lot of tracks with other labels, R3hab kept it tight with Spinnin’ Records. That helped him produce “Revolution” in collaboration with Ummet Ozcan and Nervo, some of the finest artists in House music.
11. Lost Frequencies
The 2014 global hit “Are You With Me” maker, Felix De Laet, famously known by his stage name Lost Frequencies is a Record Producer and Belgian DJ. He has been hosting his own “Lost Frequencies and Friends” party for two consecutive years, 2016 & 2017 at the Amsterdam Dance Event.
His other major hit “Reality” where he took inspiration from Drum & Bass, and Hip Hop, made his rankings go high in the Hall Of Fame and earned him an audience that was widespread in more than 7 countries.
12. Ferreck Dawn
The founder of Broken Boundaries of Recordings, 2008, started out back in 2006 when he used to send demos to record labels and get them released on Defected and Toolroom. Some of his releases like “Something Else”, “Old Dollars” and “Lord” made him gain a huge fan following.
His EP Wilderness on Toolroom stayed overall on the top of Beatport charts for more than two weeks. 2019 brought him the honour of being the 4th best selling house artist on Beatport and lot many highlights in music festivals all over the world.
13. Dennis Quin
This DJ in our list knows how to keep up with the music in fashion while blending it perfectly with the old timeless beats of all time. Releasing top tracks consistently has earned him a place in the Beatport’s top 20 and the Traxsource top 30 House artists in 2016. We’ve never seen him step down from the list ever since.
Dennis Quin is the pioneer once he is behind his deck. He can make people dance to his tunes, making them feel all the goosebumps with beats deep and groovy enough.
14. Benny Benassi
Here is another one of our Record Producer/Remixer from Italy who started off his career with his brother, Alle Benassi only to separate and find his way into this field on his own.
Benny’s tracks have been evolving over the fifteen years of his time with this industry yet they somewhere preserve Benassi’s base beats intact. After teaming up with T-Pain in 2011 for his single “Cinema”, the Skrillex remix of the same earned him a place in iTunes top tracks chart for over 6 months along with gaining another Grammy.
15. Alaia & Gallo
This duo of DJ & Producers are from Italy have had their top hits produced from the right labels and became the rank-holders in their early scene. “Beat of The Drum” was the track that announced their arrival with the hit right at the top position.
“Raw Beat” with Kevin McKay, “Tripping” feat. Dames Brown, and their single “Check It Out” are some of their top tracks with refreshing house beats to dance to.
16. Black Coffee
Nothing gained fame like Black Coffee’s set that won the Guinness World Record for longest DJ set of 60 hours. He was introduced to the mainstream fanbase of Drake when he featured him in his playlist of 2017.
Earning his break from the title he won at Red Bull Music Academy of “Breakthrough DJ of the Year” in 2004, Black Coffee went on releasing top tracks like “Drive” and “Get it Together”. He became the OG when he came out in public embracing his disabled hand and still striving to do better in this industry.
We’ve been in the fanbase since Zhu’s first anonymous track “Moves like Ms Jackson” followed by “Faded” which was the first single from his album that was quickly seen rocking the electronic charts of Australia, US and the UK as well.
Soon as his debut album “Generationwhy” was released in 2016, Zhu was already known to be the man of his music first rather than his own identity. The dedication through which an artist has to commit to his art without worrying about the materialistic things is a path that not everyone can walk on but Zhu took up the challenge and is proving to win at it till date.
Blacksoul and Mark de Line, the Croatian duo that often describe themselves as Village People in the sense of more village than people. The track “Burn” where they worked with Alaia & Gallo got them enough publicity to jump ahead of their previous ranks in the yearly rankings.
The duo has created gold collaborations with David Penn and KPD on “Disc-Jockey” and “Freedom” was their individual track that was another hit. There is no way to miss this duo out when searching for some good house music due to their variance in sub-genres like soul, deep house, and techno.
19. Peter Brown
Peter Brown dived right into the Deep and Tech House genre since the year he launched his first remix. Before finally joining the club of top ranked DJs, Peter performed at some of the finest clubs in a lot of countries.
It doesn’t matter if he is mingling with the already famous dance tracks or is creating some beats of his own using his classic style, Peter has climbed his way through to the top the result of which led him into collaborations with some of the best producers like Dennis the Menace, Swanky Tunes and Chris Montanna. Prominent tracks like “Mystic”, “Say It Again”, and “Troubles” land in the first ten of the best of Peter Brown.
The ever-soaring Bosnian DJ Solomun who is well-respected in the scene as someone who knows the right beats to connect with his crowd has hardly left his seat from the top House DJs list.
Right from the time he won his title as Mixmag’s DJ of the Year in 2012, he amused us with one hit after another. Even his Boiler Room set in Tulum was the second most watched Boiler Room after that of Carl Cox’s which was only ahead with a few hundred thousand views.
His fresh new Tech House tracks “Garuna” and “The Line” are set to fly high in 2020 just like “The Age of Love” did back in 2017.
Here, with this pioneer, our list of 20 Best House DJs of 2021 comes to an end. This year is definitely going to be a blast with these amazing artists coming out with their new tracks. Stay tuned for that!