P reviously, we talked to DJs Cal Jader and La Salida from Movimientos London. This week, Emmagem shares our top 10 favourite international male DJs. Let their music do the talking!
(in no particular order)
From: Paris, France
To us, David is the father of mainstream DJ-ing, having worked with popstars like Kelly Rowland, Akon, Estelle and Black Eyed Peas. He also wrote, produced and was featured on Rihanna’s seventh and newest studio album, Unapologetic.
Titanium featuring Sia. It strikes a good balance between vocals and music, and we’re always inclined to burst into song when Sia sings ‘I am titaniummmm…’. That phrase has gotten many a Malaysian parody, the most common being ‘ayam titanium’.
At some point, we’ve heard at least one of his songs on mainstream radio. Rihanna’s We Found Love and Florence and the Machine’s Sweet Nothings are some of his notable (and memorable) works.
Feel So Close, where he also shows off his singing prowess. It also helps that he’s rather cute and clean-cut. Not bad, not bad at all.
Tim Bergling a.k.a Avicii was just here last weekend for Thirst 2012 at Sepang International Circuit, and boy did he make the crowd go wild. Kudos to this young DJ who seems to have lots of potential to be the next big thing.
Levels, which reached top ten in India, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and topped the charts in Hungary, Norway and Sweden.
Real name Sonny John Moore, the dubstep/electro house DJ has made a name for himself by winning a whopping five awards at last year’s Grammy Awards. He was also known for dating Ellie Goulding, but they’ve since broken up during the end of October this year.
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. If a music video only has a static background picture and can still get more than 113 million views, you know that the music speaks volumes.
Swedish House Mafia
Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso form this three-piece DJ group. They’ve been hailed as ‘the faces of mainstream progressive house music’, and good news – the trio will be coming to Malaysia in January for their ‘One Last Tour’ concert before taking a hiatus.
Don’t You Worry Child. A strong, memorable loop with hypnotic beats, though to be honest we don’t think much of the accompanying video.
Check back next week for 5 more of our favourite top international male DJs!
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