Let’s be real: Most celebrity DJs are megaphone-mouthed hype men with weak mixing skills unlike the incredibly-talented DJs on this list who are ONE major co-sign away from mainstream stardom.
Hit the jump for the most SLEPT-ON DJs in the game.
Swamp Izzo , Atlanta (@SWAMPIZZO)
The newest member of Cash Money’s Rich Gang/YMCMB collective has everything a DJ needs to be legendary: Incredible mic presence, flawless song selection and a golden ear for what’s hot in the streets. You can check him out on Sirius XM Radio–Ch. 44 and Atlanta’s Blue Flame.
Don Cannon, Global (@DonCannon)
Known mostly for his Grammy-worthy production/trailblazing work with the Affiliates, Cannon is more than just the voice on your favorite mixtape series. He’s also a party-rocking DJ who demands your attention in the club.
DJ Buttafingaz, Power 98–Charlotte, N.C. (@Buttafingaz704)
Charlotte is quietly becoming the hottest destination for young urban professionals seeking affordable living, glorious weather and a cool social scene. Best DJ in the city (and maybe the Carolinas)? Butta and it’s not close.
DJ Quicksilva, 93. 9WKYS-D.C./Global (@DJQUICKSILVA)
The charismatic Ciroc Boy has the perfect blend of mic presence and song selection. You’ll thoroughly enjoy yourself at his parties.
DJ Wally Sparks, Atlanta (@djwallysparks)
Quiet. Humble. Lowkey. And one of the coolest DJs that you’ll ever lean and rock to.
DJ Bee, 103 Jamz–Norfolk, Va (@DJBeeOnline)
Everyone in the greater tidewater area will tell you that Beesus is the truth. Living legend (on the low)? No question.
Kaytranada, Montreal (@KAYTRANADA)
Dope producer. Even better DJ. Don’t believe us? Check out his videos.
DJ Mars, Atlanta (@djmars404)
Atlanta has several dope DJs and Mars is consistently one of the best. Don’t sleep.
DJ Skillz, WYNN 106.3FM–S.C. (@SKILLZTHEDJ)
The DJ with a genuine love for music who always plays the right records at the perfect moment? That’s Skillz.
DJ B-Lord, S.C. (@djblord)
The DJ who knows exactly what to play to turn the party up? B-Lord. If you’re ever in the Carolinas (especially during Black Bike Week), rock with him.
DJ Puff Dragon, Norfolk, Va (@DjPuffDragon)
Puff is one of the BEST DJs you’ve never heard of with intoxicating turntable skills. If there’s any reason to download iheartradio, it’s to hear him spin.
DJ Complete, Charlotte, NC (@djcompletenc)
The official DJ of the Bobcats knows how to rock a crowd as one of Charlotte’s most polished DJs.
9th Wonder, Carolinas (@9thWonderMusic)
Beloved for his timeless Little Brother production/Hip-Hop advocacy, 9th is an underrated DJ that you should check out if you’re ever at CIAA.