DJ's are literally the life of every party and they really can make or break a good night. They dominate the room, take control of the dance floor, make sure everyone is having a good time and get paid very well for it. So it is no surprise that these guys are some of the most lusted after musicians in the world with a queue of girls eager to hook up with them.
Anyone who owns a computer and a music playlist can nowadays claim that they are a DJ. But it's the big breaks in huge Ibiza clubs or making it to festivals such as Tomorrowland and Coachella that can really set a DJ's profile on fire. They are the modern day rockstars, especially as some tour so much they even have access to their very own private jet. Who wouldn't be attracted to that kind of lifestyle?
Everyone loves a party so it's no surprise we lust after someone who really knows how to throw a good one. Here are the 21 DJ's that ladies can't help but want to hook up with.
Afrojack, or Nick Leonardus Van de Wall, is a Dutch electro-house DJ and music producer. Although he started hitting the decks when he was just 14-years-old his big break didn't happen until the release of Take Over Control with Eva Simons in 2007. As well as having an ear for a hit he also has an entrepreneurial side and owns the label Wall Recordings.
What is the only major issue? His ex-girlfriend is Paris Hilton but the pair are not on the best terms after he ripped into her as a "DJ". He told BPM.net in an interview, "If you seriously want to go in front of a crowd and DJ that you actually take the time to practice becoming a DJ. It's hard work, it's not just pressing play. Also its (Hilton's DJ set) pre-recorded." Don't worry, it's nothing we wouldn't have assumed already.
Harry Bauer Rodrigues, a.k.a Baauer, is the brains behind the worldwide sensation that was the Harlem Shake. The American record producer reached number one with the viral track in United States, Australia and New Zealand.
People were encouraged on social media to upload their own video to the track. The craze began where people would stand still during the build-up on the track then go crazy when the beat dropped. Ed Sheeran, Cara Delevingne, Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel were amongst many other celebs who joined in with the fun.
23-year-old Flume grew up on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia before he became an award winning electro DJ and producer. He was discovered in 2011 and signed to Australian label Future Classics. His self-titled debut album was then released in 2012 which went straight to number one on the Australian iTunes chart. He began his first tour in 2013, touring around his home nation and he managed to sell over 40,000 tickets.
Flume told The Guardian that when he writes music it's a struggle to try and forget about how much money he can earn from the track. He said, "It’s kind of hard to stay true, and write what you would write if you didn’t have that in your head. Because I know I can get way more airplay and get this much bigger … and that’s what I’m trying to avoid doing. Trying to avoid the poisons of success". Nice to know he's the kind of guy who likes to stay levelheaded.
Zedd, or Anton Zaslavski, is a Russian-German DJ and music producer. He won his first Grammy award for Best Dance Recording last year for his track Clarity with Foxes. He was born in Russia but moved to Germany at the age of 3. He began piano lessons at the age of four and drums at twelve.
His CV as a producer is quite impressive as he co-wrote Beauty and the Beat for Justin Bieber and I Want You to Know with Selena Gomez. He also produced Aura, G.U.Y., and Donatella on Lady Gaga's 2013 album, Artpop. In 2013, he was nominated as Artist To Watch at the MTV Video Music Awards.
24-year-old, Justin David "3Lau" Blau was born in New York City but he moved with his family to Las Vegas, Nevada when he was just 13. His family were artistic and they encouraged him to begin playing piano, guitar and practice singing.
When he was 20-years-old, he travelled to Sweden and fell in love with electronic dance music. He returned home and began uploading remixes onto YouTube which began to see him transform into the success he is today. He previously won a remix competition for his re-work of Tiesto's Work Hard, Play Hard.
16 Dirty South
Dragan "Dirty South" Roganović is a Serbian DJ based in Melbourne, Australia. He has remixed tracks for over 50 big name artists including Snoop Dogg, The Pussycat Dolls, Kaskade, U2, The Temper Trap and David Guetta just to name a few.
To succeed Dirty South told DJmag.com that he always pushes himself that little bit more. The advice he gave was, "Ask yourself, 'Is this something different? Is this the best I can do?'". His parents must have the right genetics to produce life's winners because his brother, Nikola Roganović, plays for South Melbourne in the National Premier League.
Just 25-years-old, Tim "Avicii" Bergling has taken the music industry by storm after producing major hits such as Levels, I Could Be the One, Wake Me Up, You Make Me, Addicted To You and Hey Brother. Even though he has collaborated with huge names such as Madonna, David Guetta, Wyclef Jean and Lenny Kravitz the fame has not gone to his head.
In 2011, Avicii started a charity named House for Hunger which is dedicated to ending world hunger which has donated millions to the cause. The Stockholm born star said, "You have to give something back. I am so fortunate to be in the position where I can actually do that. I feel lucky every day when I wake up and am able to do what I love and make a living". Such a sweetheart.
Since 2007, R3hab has been one of the most in-demand remix DJ's on the music scene after collaborating with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Katy Perry. So if he was having a house party we would certainly be dying for an invite.
Born Fadil El Ghoul he is a Dutch house DJ and music producer who is often flying around the world for music festivals. When he's chilling in his hotel or at home his guilty pleasure is watching Breaking Bad so that's great news that he will be up for a movie in bed date.
13 Mark Ronson
London born music producer and DJ, Mark Ronson is the man behind Amy Winehouse's platinum album Back To Black, Bruno Mars' number one hit Uptown Funk and Stop Me featuring Daniel Merriweather.
Ronson has many celebrity connections starting with his own step-father Mick Jones who is the guitarist in Foreigner. Growing up his childhood friend was Sean Lennon and he had sleepovers at Michael Jackson's house. His younger sister, Samantha Ronson, is also a DJ and was romantically linked to Lindsay Lohan a few years ago but the pair split after a turbulent relationship. Sadly, he was snapped up by model Joséphine de La Baume and the pair were wed in 2011.
12 Will Sparks
Will Sparks was named Australia's number one DJ in 2014. The 22-year-old electro house music producer dropped out of school early so he could pursue a career in music. During an interview with online blog Less Than 3 he named pro-fitness model Jen Selter as the one woman he would love to go on tour with. Time for us to start working out.
Sparks has a charitable side too as he is in partnership with lifestyle brand Electric Family who produce a bracelet which donates 100% of proceeds to the charity Beyond Blue. The charity help to reduce the impact of depression, anxiety and suicide by helping those who are in need.
Ruben "Kura" de Almeida was born in Portugal and he didn't hear his first electronic dance song until he was 11-years-old. In 2005, he took a job at a skate shop in Lisbon where he practiced every day on the decks when nobody else was around. He performed in many clubs after that and often played his own bootleg remixes to the crowds.
He released tracks through Tiger Records and has gained over 300,000 fans on Facebook alone. His tracks Ammonia, Night & Day, Follow Your Dreams, and We Keep Moovin' have projected his career massively over the past few years.
10 The Chainsmokers
New York City DJ duo, Drew Taggart and Alex Pall a.k.a The Chainsmokers, rose to fame last year with their catchy hit #selfie. The pair have just as many fans as they have haters due to the tongue-in-cheek lyrics of #selfie's lyrics reading: "After we go to the bathroom, can we go smoke a cigarette?/I really need one/But first/Let me take a selfie". But still, the girls are going wild over this DJ duo.
When the pair first met during college it wasn't the most comfortable of meetings. Drew told YourEDM.com, "Alex was goofy and chill, but he smelled funny, and by funny I mean terrible. Turned out it was cause he just had surgery and the scar leaked some nasty s**t that smelled terrible… felt kind of bad about saying that once I found out". Nice to know they have both fully recovered from the incident now.
At 23-years-old, Jordy "Dyro" van Egmond is one of the most travelled DJ's with a large number of international tours under his belt. He has performed at Electric Zoo in New York City, Barberella Festival in Dominican Republic and Future Music Festival in Australia. He's been labelled as one of the most exciting and up-and-coming DJ's of the year.
He told Ibiza2015.net that he often let's his emotions take over his performance. The Dutch born star said, "I’m not really a stage person, and I’m still learning in that aspect, I’m still learning to work with the crowd, and not get upset when they’re not reacting well to one of your song selections. I’m a really emotional person, so at first it took me a while to get used to that". A man who is in touch with his sensitive side is always an attractive quality to any woman.
8 Danny Daze
DJ and producer Danny Daze has been named by Resident Advisor as: "one of his generation's most compelling artists." Born Daniel Gomez it was actually his own mother who suggested that he change his surname to Daze. He began his career at the age of just 14 when he would be booked to DJ at weddings.
All the money he earned as a teenager would go towards buying vinyl and eventually he grew a loyal following. His breakthrough record was Your Everything and since then he has engaged in worldwide tours. Daze does have a very desirable trait in that he is completely unselfish which is evident in the launch of his own label. He said, "I've ran a label before and feel its time to begin curating another. I‘m not after a selfish agenda built around me. The label must be about the artist being released first."
Thomas "Diplo" Pentz was born in Los Angeles California is a rapper and DJ who has worked with many stars. He can count Britney Spears, Shakira, Beyoncé, No Doubt, Justin Bieber, Usher, Snoop Dogg and Chris Brown as his main collaborators. In 2008, he became a founding member of dance hall music project Major Lazer.
Although Diplo is single, he has previously dated Sri-Lankan singer and rapper M.I.A. Together the pair created the track Paper Planes which reached number 4 in the Billboard Chart but the pair split for good in 2008. From another relationship he has two young sons named Lockett and Lazer.
Swedish born Alessandro "Alesso" Lindblad was voted MTV's EDM Rookies to Watch in 2012. At just 19-years-old he produced an E.P which was heard by Sebastian Ingrosso of Swedish House Mafia and he got in contact about working together. His debut album Forever was released on Def Jam Recordings this year.
When Swedish House Mafia split in 2013 he was "heartbroken". He told Fuse TV, "I was the first person they told and I was a little bit heartbroken, but I understand." At just 24-years-old he has travelled the world to play big venues and his career is only going to get bigger over the next few years.
5 Nicky Romero
Nicky Romero is the most looked after DJ on the scene. He has been taken under the wing of Tiësto, Fedde le Grand,David Guetta and Calvin Harris. His big breakthrough was in 2012 when he collaborated with Avicii on the number one single I Could Be the One.
Romero became obsessed with playing the drums at the age of six and he would often play with other acts on the streets of Netherlands. At 12-years-old he got his first set of turntables and started practicing his skills. His advice about following your dreams which he told to the Bro Bible was, "If you really want it, you’ve got to follow your dream and give it your all! Don’t follow the crowd and do not let someone control what you’re doing as an artist".
4 Fedde Le Grand
You name a big dance venue and Fedde Le Grand has probably headlined there. The Dutch DJ is best known for dance hits like Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit and Creep. He has been asked to remix songs by many huge artists including Coldplay, Shakira, Rihanna and Mariah Carey.
Even after more than twelve years on the music scene he is still ranked at #35 in DJ Magazine's most popular DJ poll. Although his career has been a huge breakthrough success he's aware it's not the easy for other up and coming acts. He told Music Radar, "I think it's definitely harder, for quite a few reasons. There's a LOT of competition out there. I'm not saying that everyone wants to be a DJ, but if you're starting out and trying to get a name for yourself there are a lot of other people in the same spot, trying to get the same gigs". Lucky for some who got in before the big rush then.
27-year-old Robert "Hardwell" van de Corput topped DJ Magazine's most popular poll in 2013 and then again in 2014. He decided that he wanted to become a DJ after watching a documentary on Dutch MTV following the lives of other performers. In 2009, he remixed together Robin S.'s Show Me Love and Be by Steve Angello and Laidback Luke which became his first huge hit that launched him onto the world stage.
Often the Dutch born star live streams his performances and his YouTube channel has had over 100 million hits to date. At the end of 2015, he will be performing in Mumbai with an aim to set the world record for the biggest private guest list at any event. He will need 100,000 people on the guest list to break the current record. The event will be completely free and all the proceeds will go towards free education in India for children. What a guy.
2 Martin Garrix
Dutch DJ Martin Garrix is best known for his track Animals. The dance track hit number one in many European countries and gained over 500 million views on YouTube. It was DJ Tiesto who inspired Garrix to get into DJ-ing after he watched him perform during the Olympic games in Athens. When Tiesto heard about this admiration he decided to personally mentor the 19-year-old himself.
So, what are his major insecurities? He doesn't like the sound of his own voice and he told Digital Spy magazine, "You will never hear my voice on a Martin Garrix track". Since his rise from the bottom up he has worked with David Guetta and Usher. This is one to catch early before he becomes even bigger.
1 Calvin Harris
Scottish-born Calvin Harris has been producing hits for almost two decades. Floor fillers such as Girls, You Used To Hold Me, Bounce, Outside with Ellie Goulding and We Found Love with Rihanna have helped him to secure an estimated $160 million fortune. Alongside his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, they are currently the highest earning couple in the music industry well-known for knocking Beyonce and Jay-Z off the top spot.
Earlier this year he was revealed as the new face of Calvin Klein boxers. The 31-year-old caused a lot of jaw-dropping around the world when he stripped down to just his briefs. At 6ft 5" he's not just towering over his A-list girlfriend but also dominating the dance charts worldwide.
Sources: vice.com, djmag.com, mixmag.net, djtimes.com, lessthan3.com, residentadvisor.net, popcrush.com, digitalspy.co.uk, thebpm.net, theguardian.com, musicradar.com, brobible.com, fuse.tv, ibiza2015.net, youredm.com