How Popular DJs Got Their Stage Names Vol. 2

How Popular DJs Got Their Stage Names


DJs real namesApe Drums

“Ape Drums actually started off as a duo. We loved drums so we wanted the word “drums” in the actual name. My friend was in the studio doodling a gorilla with nikes on. I just put the 2 together as ‘ape drums’ and thought it sounded dope.”raverrafting.com

DJs real namesAvicii

Before being known as DJ Avicii, the international superstar DJ was known as Tim Bergling. When the then-starting DJ wanted to set up a MySpace page to expand his fan base, each and every username was taken, including his own. This led him to derive his stage name from Buddhism upon the suggestion of his friend, with the word “Avicii” meaning the lowest level of Buddhist hell.lifestyle.inquirer.net

DJs real namesAfrojack

“My stage name comes from my hairdo back in the nineties, when I used to have a pretty impressive Afro. Jack comes from a term used in house music back in the days.” www.forbes.com

DJs real namesBaauer

“It’s my middle name … I threw another ‘a’ in there to spice it up a little bit. Also, there’s an ice hockey equipment company called Bauer. And I’m also more than happy to be associated with Jack Bauer.” www.thedailybeast.com

DJs real namesBenny Benassi

“People used to call me Benny when I was at school. It came from my surname, Benassi.”www.forbes.com

DJs real namesBorgeous

“My last name is Borger, in LA people couldn’t say my last name right so people started calling me Borgeous and it just stuck. It’s been about 5 or 6 years now of people calling me that.”http://earmilk.com

DJs real namesCalvin Harris

“My first single was more of a soul track, and I thought Calvin Harris sounded a bit more racially ambiguous. “I thought people might not know if I was black or not. After that, I was stuck with it.”www.digitalspy.com

DJs real namesDada Life

“I think it’s something you should live by, whatever it really means it’s up to you to decide. It’s really how to live your life – the “”Dada Life.”” Don’t think too much about it, just have fun.”http://earmilk.com