In this article we’ll give the best (melodic) techno and deep-house DJ’s. We’ll give some upcoming artists that we like and a couple of top techno, house and deep-house DJs that we like.
Best Techno DJs and Melodic Techno DJs according to us – top 10
To start with, this list is highly subjective, meaning it’s just our personal favourites. It can differ per person what favourite / best techno DJs are. And it also doesn’t mean this is our absolute list. Great new techno artists arise every month, and it’s always great to give them a stage as well. So if you know a great new artist, leave a comment. Alright, there goes the list of top techno djs.
Watchlist: interesting and upcoming techno djs that didn’t make the top 10:
12. Peggy Gou
Ok, we’ll start with two that didn’t make it to the top 10, but are making a great name. Peggy Gou is the first one.
11. Like Yellow
Amsterdam-based DJ Like Yellow is a newcomer to this list. Also just not in the top 10. With his dreamy techno sound, he creates a cosmic atmosphere:
Here the real top 10 list starts:
10. Adam Beyer
Swedish Techno DJ Adam Beyer, owner of the Drumcode label produced lots of albums full of techno music. His sets are vibrant and hard, like this one on Awakenings Festival. Makes him a great starter of the list of best techno djs.
9. Gabriel Ananda
Running his own Soulful Techno label, Gabriel Ananda made a new style more mellow and melodic techno available to the larger crowd. Although, some techno purists may find him too soft, this mix may prove different:
Owner of the Diynamic label and parties, mister Solomun not only creates great techno records, he just gives amazing parties. Not a surprise that he got invited by Cercle to play in an antique theatre:
7. Carl Cox
There’s not many DJs that celebrated the change of Millennium twice by flying back into an earlier timezone. But Carl Cox did. A man that’s there serving the crowd, also proven by this set, when the power is lost:
6. Joris Voorn
Dutch DJ Joris Voorn is a great funky techno and tech-house producer. While his sets are sometimes a bit softer, Joris just likes to play what he wants. While he also is a resident DJ for Awakenings, he sometimes plays harder styles. This set proves it:
5. Olivier Weiter
Olivier Weiter is also a Dutch DJ that has a deep and hard electro sound. This older set gives an amazing vibe during a festival:
Swiss brothers Adriatique not only produce great tracks, they also perform with a deep electro techno sound. Oh, and, they play at the strangest locations. What do you think of this winter sport location in the Alpe d’Huez:
Dixon also landed in the top in the Resident Advisor top 100 (which was discontinued). And not without a reason, he creates an eclectic vibe by mixing harder techno tracks with slow and groovy melodic tracks, without it sounding strange. Hopefully this Dekmantel set proves that:
2. Âme DJ
A great friend of Dixon is Âme and they often play great parties together. Âme is a music couple consisting of Âme Live (Frank Wiedemann) and the Âme DJ (Kristian Beyer). Having a similar variating mixing style as Dixon, Âme makes your techno festival a hit. Who wouldn’t like to stand in this crowd:
1. Maceo Plex
Techno legend Maceo Plex closes the list. We love him because of his wild playing style, often just mixing very drum and bass like sounds with techno and melodic tracks. This video proves it. Although, the weather ain’t so good, most people don’t seem to bother (perhaps the crowd would have enjoyed Maceo’s set even more if they would have switched of their mobile phone):
So to summarize, these are our favourite (Melodic) Techno DJs:
- Maceo Plex
- Âme – DJ
- Olivier Weiter
- Joris Voorn
- Carl Cox
- Gabriel Ananda
- Adam Beyer
- Like Yellow
- Peggy Gou
Best Deep House DJs – a Top 5 List
Australian-based Matter is not that familiar yet compared to the rest, but he created such an amazing Progressive House sound. Cosmic, floating and dreamy. Hope you like his Rainbow Serpent set:
4. Ben Böhmer
German producer and DJ Ben Böhmer produces amazing deep tracks. He often plays for Anjunadeep. Although, we already used this set in other articles, it’s so good, we can’t embed it enough:
3. Mees Salomé
While Mees is just in his early twenties, he creates very professional productions. This day on Dutch beach Scheveningen is probably his own highlight, playing his own superb productions:
2. Kölsch DJ
Danish Kölsch has produced so many known records that he deserves the second spot on this list. Also live, he performs lovely:
1. Fritz Kalkbrenner
Fritz Kalkbrenner has created so many great tracks, but his “Sky and Sand” is probably is most familiar one:
To summarize, our favourite / Top 5 Deep House DJs are:
- Fritz Kalkbrenner
- Mees Salomé
- Ben Böhmer
Curious to our favourite Techno & Deep-House Mixes, our Top 15 Techno & Deep-House Tracks or perhaps our favourite techno remixes?
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4 thoughts on “Best Techno DJs of 2023 – complete top 10 techno DJs list”
What about Artbat !!
Would be a great addition indeed!