10 Interesting Facts About Top DJs You Probably Didn't Know

Posted at April 13th, 2015 | by Sarangh | in Nightlife

Here are 10 interesting facts about your favourite DJs that you probably had no idea aboout:
1. Armin Van Buuren

Armin Van Buuren, the god of trance, one of the most popular DJs ever actually also has a law degree! Also, he is one of the few to have been appointed as an officer for the Order of the Orange Nassau for his services to music. He also held the top spot at DJ Mag for 4 times consecutively.
2. Hardwell

Hardwell started playing at the age of 14 and was accompanied to his gigs by his parents till the age of 18 as he was underage to enter the clubs!
3. Dash Berlin


Not the name of a single person, Dash Berlin is actually the name of a project started in 2007 by three people namely Jeffrey Sutorius, Eelke Kalberg, and Sebastiaan Molijn.
4. Deadmau5


Most of you would know about this man and how he got his stage name. It so happens that on an occasion, when his computer malfunctioned, he opened it and found a dead mouse inside. This lead to him being called as ‘dead mouse guy’ by his friends. He later shortened it and used it as his stage name ‘Deadmau5’.
5. Zedd

Zedd is a classically trained musician who started playing instruments at the age of 4 and has also won a Grammy award for his song ‘Clarity’.
6. Tiesto


Tiesto is the only DJ who has played at the Olympic Games!
7. Steve Aoki


This man holds two BA’s, one in Sociology and the other in Women’s Studies from one of the top universities in the world, University of California, Santa Barbara and also his father is the owner of the hotel chain Benihana!
8. David Guetta


Remember AVB held the top spot at DJ Mag for 4 years? Now do you know who dethroned him from that spot? Yes, you’re right. The man who revolutionized house and dance music, the French producer, David Guetta.
9. Calvin Harris


If you didn’t know, Calvin Harris earns a whopping $66 million dollars a year!
10. Diplo


The guy borrowed his name from his childhood love toward dinosaurs, in particular towards this breed-Diplodocus.



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