Ultra Music Festival 2014's Ten Best DJs
Los Angeles' Oliver may not always put forth the most progressive beats. But this duo tends to remember something a lot of other acts forget: that dance music should be fun! These days, it seems as though every DJ wants to either phone it in or completely destroy the sound equipment. Yet Oliver keeps its melodies squarely on the nu-disco and electro tip -- and we'd like to wholeheartedly thank them for that dedication to enjoying playful party music, letting go, and just enjoying the company around you.
Very few people in the electronic dance music industry possess the sort of wide-ranging influence that Pete Tong enjoys. As the host of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and Essential Selection, he's been dictating the course of popular dance for over two decades. Naturally, he's expanded his brand stateside with an iHeartRadio partnership that includes the EDM channel Evolution and a two-hour program, All Gone Pete Tong. Today's EDM acts owe a lot of gratitude to Tong, because without his support, who knows if dance music would've risen so high, so fast in these past few years.