You can't escape it: EDM is seen as the sound of the youth. Just look at your parents' faces when you throw on some amazing new track. Yet like with any youth culture, there have to be pioneers and forefathers to show you the way. And while you might feel weird walking into a rave with a 40-year-old, some of the best DJs out there could be your uncle.

Here, you'll find a number of seasoned veterans; DJs who have helped pave the way for the producers and DJs that that you look up to today. They are all active today, and are still seen as pillars of their particular style of EDM - or over the scene as a whole.