The most high profile name on this list, A-Trak is the essential DJ’s DJ. A five time world champion (his first coming at age 15, making him the youngest person ever to win), A-Trak is a craftsman of “turntablism” (a term he himself uses). A-Trak’s dedication to the craft is clear. As he recently wrote in the Huffington Post: “Real DJing lives when you witness someone play for hours and take risks.” It was exactly this kind of creative risk taking that caught the attention of Kanye West in 2004, when he recruited A-Trak to be his personal tour DJ (the two have continued to collaborate since). In addition to spinning, he is also the co-founder of the Fool’s Gold record label, based out of Brooklyn, which has introduced the public to such artists as Kid Cudi. Not bad for a kid from Montreal.