13 Most Commonly Mispronounced DJ names

Posted at November 28th, 2015 | by Sidhantha Jain | in

You’re professionally experienced with when the bass drops, but do you know how the artist’s name is pronounced?!

Personally, one of the things that irritate me the most is when someone says “dead-mau-5” instead of “dead-mouse.” (Even my girlfriend isn’t spared!)

Admitted, learning how to pronounce a few DJ names can be hard, thanks to their “swaggy” names mixed with numbers, random words or punctuation marks. Moreover, these guys come from every corner of the world, belonging to different nationalities, speaking languages other than Hindi and English.

It took me my childhood to realize Will.I.Am is actually just William! In order to avoid any public embarrassment, I decided to compile a list of some of the most mispronounced or difficult names to vocalize in the dance music industry. Try and see, how many do you already know?

Tiësto
Easiest one on the list. “Tee-ess-to.”

Avicii
It’s “Ah-vee-chee.”

3LAU
Okay, so it is “Blau,” not “Three-Lao.”

David Guetta
Basic, “Get-aah,” not “Goo-etta.”

DVBBS
The name’s pronounced as “Dubbs.” It is not meant to be spelled out as D-V-B-B-S.

Netsky
It is simple! “NET-SKY” not “NET-SKI!”

Felguk
Well, “Fell-guck”.

Eric Prydz
Prydz is actually articulated as “Pr-ID-z,” ignoring the long ‘I’ sound to be made by Y.

Dzeko and Torres
A difficult one. It’s uttered as “Jeck-oh & Torres.”

MAKJ
Is it MAHK or MACK? Apparently it’s “Mack Jay.”

AN21
Call him AN-Two-One or simply Antoine!

Orjan Nilsen
Give it a go, “Ehr-Yan Neel-sen.”

Martin Solveig
Humse na ho payega.

Congratulations! Now you can freely approach your EDManiac crush and avoid being the laughing stock in front of her. By the way, feel free to provide us with your inputs as well!

Sidhantha Jain

I love EDM, it loves me back. It pays for my food bills.

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