50 DJ Side Projects You May Not Know About

While everyone knows who deadmau5 and Marshmello is, there’s tons of lesser known side projects and alter aliases in the EDM community. While many artists tie their artist name to one particular sub-genre, artists have branched out to different lesser known aliases to share their creative abilities. Here are some of our favorite and lesser known side projects you may not know of. If any of these did catch you off guard, be sure to comment on our Facebook post with your findings.

Deadmau5 is testpilot and was in BSOD with Steve Duda

  • Seven Lions is DJ SVEN
  • Armin van Buuren is GAIA
  • W&W are NWYR
  • Feed Me is Seventh Stitch and Spor
  • Porter Robinson is Virtual Self, Ekowraith, and was in Spoon U with Dillon Francis


  • D-Sturb was in Pitchback
  • Eli Brown was in Loadstar
  • Kenny Beats was in LOUDPVCK
  • Zonderling is in Noisia
  • 1 of the members of Miike Snow and Style of Eye are now Galantis

Getter is Terror Reid

    • Emperor is Monuman
    • Gryffin was in White Panda
    • Kölsch is Rune RUK
    • Swardy and Luttrell are The M Machine
    • Da Tweekaz is Tweekacore

Slushii is sapientdream

    • Lido is Trippy Turtle

Avicii was also Tom Hangs

    • Ewun is Kill The Noise
    • Bro Safari was in Evol Intent
    • Brohug is John Dahlback and the Lunde Bros
    • Nitti Gritti and Party Favor are now Sidepiece
    • Hardwell and Julian Calor were Magnomite
    • Axwell is in Swedish House Mafia, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Supermode, Sunfreakz, AxEr, and Aguelando
    • MEDUZA is made up of members that performed as Simon De Jano and Madwill
    • Quentyn was in Volt & State
    • Oliver Heldens is Hi-Lo
    • Dan and Alana from Nero are in The Night

David Guetta is Jack Back

    • Brillz was in LSDream
    • Noisia and Foreign Beggars are in I Am Legion
    • Dillon Francis and Kill The Noise are Meowski666
    • Dillon Francis is DJ Hanzel
    • Markus Schulz is Unicorn Slayer
    • Afrojack is NLW
    • Myon & Shane 54 are Velvetine
    • Jeffrey Sutorius used to be in Dash Berlin
    • Rainman was in Krewella
    • TyDi is Wish I Was
    • Fawks was i_o
    • Calvin Harris is Love Regenerator
    • Tritonal is PRAANA (rumor)
    • Vini Vici were in Sesto Sento
    • Michael Woods is OFFAIAH
    • Shapov was in Hard Rock Sofa
    • Maor Levi, Emma Hewitt, and Ilan Bluestone are Elysian
    • Whethan is Wallflower
    • ZHU is Blacklist
    • John Askew and Activa performed as AA Meeting
    • Seven Lions and Dimibo performed as Abraxis

Excision, Downlink and KJ Sawka are DESTROID

    • Sebastian Ingrosso is in Swedish House Mafia, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Buy Now, Fireflies, General Moders, Mode Hookers, Outfunk and The Sinners
    • Champagne Drip used to go by SPL
    • Supertask used to be Corporeal
    • Bassnectar and Jantsen were LOCOJA
    • Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo were Anti Up
    • Noisecontrollers used to be Pavelow
    • Tokyo Machine is Xilent
    • Green Velvet is Cajmere
    • Sander van Doorn is Purple Haze

    Odesza is Bronson with Golden Features

    • A-Trak and Armand van Helden are Duck Sauce
    • Kurd Maverick and Eddie Thoneick are KURED
    • Fatboy Slim is Mighty Dub Katz and Pizzaman
    • Laidback Luke and Gina Turner used to produce under Nouveau Yorican
    • Martin Solveig and Jax Jones were in Europa
    • Dubfire and Sharam are Deep Dish
    • Good Times Ahead used to be called GTA
    • Shiba San and Bob Sinclar are Cutee-B
    • Waka Flocka Flame and Flosstradamus were Too Turnt Up
    • YeahMe2 used to be in Flosstradamus
    • Jay Cosmic is DESERT STAR
    • Two Pauz are Lost Frequencies

Martin Garrix is GRX, YTRAM and in Area21

    • Griz and Gramatik are Grizmatik
    • Griz, Gramatik, and Big G are Big Grizmatik
    • Amon Tobin is Two Fingers
    • Shy Fx is 45 Roller
    • JOYRYDE was in Lets Be Friends

Steve Angello is in Sunfreakz, Supermode, Buy Now, Fireflies, General Moders, Mode Hookers, Outfunk, The Sinners, A&P Project, and Swedish House Mafia

  • Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz are New World Punx
  • Eric Prydz is Pryda, Cirez D, Tonja Holma and was in AxEr with Axwell
  • Claude VonStroke is Barclay Crenshaw
  • Kaskade is in Late Night Alumni
  • Tinlicker is in Black Sun Empire
  • Leaving Laurel is Pierce Fulton
  • Flume used to be in What So Not
  • RL Grime is Clockwork and Henry Steinway
  • Above & Beyond is Oceanlab and Anjunabeats
  • Diplo is Thomas Wesley and is in Major Lazer, Jack U, LSD, and Silk City
  • Skrillex is in From First To Last, Jack U, and Dog Blood
  • Ferry Corsten is in Gouryella, New World Punx, System F and over 25 other aliases
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