Not every top DJ can have Steven Aoki’s luscious locks, but some DJs can still get the crowd going with a bare head. In fact, baldness seems to be precursor to greatness.
Across almost every major sub-genre, we have found shiny-headed DJs who are incredibly well respected in their field. Most have pioneered their respective genre, and although we haven't discovered a bald female DJ, we're sure that she would be game changer as well.
It’s difficult to think of hardstyle and not immediately picture Headhunterz. His love for music started in a children’s choir at the age of 9. But since launching his DJ career, he has appeared at every major hardstyle event in Europe and abroad.
Achievements: Ranked best hardstyle artist in the DJ Mag Top 100 | Hosted Amsterdam Dance Event's largest event | Launched Hard with Style Records.
TJR (Electro & Melbourne Bounce)
TJ Rozdilsky was originally a golfer from Connecticut before deciding to leave the range to become an electro house DJ in Los Angeles. We imagine his new career is more fun than golf. Plus, his facial hair serves as a stylish contrast to the lack of hair on his head.
Achievements: Multiple Beatport Chart Toppers | Advocated Melbourne Bounce
Carl Cox (Tech & Acid House)
Carl Cox is arguably the most famous bald DJ, with a career that spans almost four decades. Although his work is now mainly associated with techno, Cox has played a wide variety of music over the years including disco, hip-hop, and electro.
Achievements: Introduced England to Acid House | Cultivated underground DJs via Itec Digital | Hosts the "Carl Cox and Friends" stage at major festivals.
Cookie Monsta (Dubstep)
Cookie Monsta shows his bald head for the dubstep camp. He studied music technology in college after years of creating sounds through Music 2000 on his brother’s Playstation as a child and picked up Reason after hearing Skream's "Midnight Request Line".
Achievements: Helped shape the sound of Flux Pavilion's Circus Records
Representing trance, Solarstone’s bald look is accentuated by his eyebrow piercing. Solarstone used to be a trio with former members Sam Tierny and Andy Bury, but Rich Mowatt is now the single member behind the alias.
Achievements: Created the Pure Trance movement | Entered the UK Top 40 with "Seven Cities" | Curates Solaris International Radio
Infected Mushroom (Psy-Trance)
Amit Duvdevani of Infected Mushroom followed an interesting path into electronic music. He was originally into heavy metal and punk rock, but his interest in psy-trance was sparked after attending his first rave—only a week before his conscription into the Israeli army.
Achievements: Introduced psy-trance to the mainstream | Performs an average of 120 live shows per year | Produced "Aura" for Lady Gaga
Goldie (Drum and Bass)
Bald-headed baller Goldie is a multi-talented DnB originator. On top of three successful albums, he has starred in five films, started a major record label, and become a prominent visual artist with exhibitions in London, Berlin and Ibiza.
Achievements: Led DnB to the UK Top 10 with Timeless | Legitimized the genre as a form of musical expression | Created Metalheadz Records.
DJ Snake (Trap)
DJ Snake has been known to shave bare, but apparently poppin' booty with 808s can put some stubble on his head too. A versatile frenchman, Snake has been dishing out hits since "Bird Machine" and also produces for pop starts from Ray J to Lady Gaga.
Achievements: Nominated for a Grammy | Signed to Mad Decent | Invaded pop radio with Turn Down For What
Moby has stayed bald for over 25 years, and it's not hard to see why—he looks damn good! Throughout his career, Moby has been an EDM ambassador to multiple generations of fans and has made an impact on numerous sub-genres, from house to downtempo.