Jobs DJs Had Before They Were Famous

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Some of our favourite DJs had a regular jobs before they become famous.

Here are some that will surprise you.

Nina Kraviz


In one of the more impressive pre-DJ jobs, Russian techno producer and label owner Nina Kraviz had a full fledged career as a dentist, earning er doctorate in dental medicine while writing for a Moscow based fanzine and working on a local radio programme.

Richie Hawtin

McDonalds Employee, Video Store Employee & Corn Detasseler

Revered as one of the leading figures in techno, Richie Hawtin’s brief stint as an employee of mega corporation McDonalds and many more.


 Football player

Dixon was on the fast track to a career as a footballer, even playing nationally for the East German team, but constant knee problems kept him back.

Ben Klock

Graphic Designer

When Ben got into DJing and at the same time he was in graphic design working as an intern.

Eats Everything

Phone Recruiter

While Dan Pierce worked as a DJ for a few years as a youngster, along with a little bit of manual labour, he wound up working for three years in a recruitment centre making cold calls.

Sven Väth

Pop Singer

Sven made from his time as a pop star in the group OFF, or Organisation For Fun, and they had a hit ‘Electric Salsa’.

Pete Tong


Before essential mix, Pete was journalist and editor at Blues & Soul Magazine.

(source: Pulse Radio)

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