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January 25, 2009

Thrillseekers 3: Best Live DJs

Although DJs may not bust out crazy choreographies like Justin Timberlake, or hit the high notes like Christina Aguilera, and they may not change outfits 11 times during a 3-hour stint, but anyone can tell you that watching a great DJ in his element will get under your skin and have you dancing the night away.

It also doesn’t hurt that most DJs are pretty sweet to look at, and these 3 particular DJs, which includes one duo, are musical masterminds when it comes to remixes and blending patterns.

And even if you’re unable to head to one of their concerts anytime soon, you should at least invest in their music.

Best live DJs #1
DJ Tiesto

The fact alone that he sold out a stadium that fills 25,000 should be indication enough that DJ Tiesto is doing something right at the turntables. Somewhat of a hero in his native Holland, Tiesto has traveled the world, from Italy and Russia to Scotland and Serbia, and is always picking up new and innovative ways to mix music. His remix of “Delerium featuring Sarah McLachlan – Silence” was the first house music track to get regular airplay on the radio.

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Best album: In Search Of Sunrise
Best song: Honey (Chicane Club Mix)

Best live DJs #2
Deep Dish
Grammy award winners, this duo of DJs - Ali 'Dubfire' Shirazinia and Sharam Tayebi – hail from Washington DC, but have managed to become world famous in only a few years’ time. Their constant hard work and musical efforts have paid off, especially considering they have been called upon to remix music by everyone from Michael Jackson to Madonna. Their ability to seduce a crowd’s ear and hearts with their mixes is incomparable.

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Best album: Global Underground: Toronto
Best song: Only Your Love (Holme Ives Remix)

Best live DJs #3
Paul van Dyk

Hailing from East Germany, Paul van Dyk is one of the world’s most renowned DJs, and by the early ‘90s, he had already managed to make quite a name for himself, although his first album, 45 RPM, wasn’t released until 1998. Unhappy with the way record labels worked, Van Dyk opted to create his very own label, Vandit, which has garnered him even more success than he has ever imagined.

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Best album: Reflections
Best song: Crush

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