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 SpeakerFoxxx, Atlanta (@SPEAKERFOXXX)
Trillest female DJ you’ll ever rock to. No, seriously.
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.
DJ CFlo, NYC (@djcflo)
Don’t let his dweeby look fool you, he’s nice on the 1s and 2s with an undeniable ear for blends.