DJ Trivia

100+ Best DJ Trivia Questions & Answers

Mike Oberman

Updated: July 10th, 2023

DJs or "disc jockeys" have become a tribe of some of the most influential and iconic musicians around. See how much you know about some of the most famous DJs of all time and their popular hits with this set of DJ trivia!

Radio DJs Trivia

Question: In 1970, deejay Barrett Hansen began playing whimsical novelty records at KPPC in Los Angeles. Hansen is better known by the nickname _______ ?

Answer: Dr. Demento

Question: This Armed Forces Radio deejay was popular among soldiers in Southeast Asia and was the subject of the Barry Levinson film, 'Good Morning Vietnam'.

Answer: Adrian Cronauer

Question: He was known as the 'Fifth Beatle' and reigned through the 1960s and 70s as one of the most popular DJs in New York.

Answer: Murray 'The K' Kaufman

Question: A former disc jockey turned actor, he made his mark as a vainglorious news anchor at a Minneapolis TV station.

Answer: Ted Knight

DJs & Personalities Trivia

Question: Which DJ's dad is the owner of Benihana?

Answer: Rocky Aoki

Question: Who is the only DJ that has played at the Olympic games?

Answer: Tiësto

Question: What is Skrillex's real name?

Answer: Sonny John Moore

Question: Who was the first DJ that used slip-cueing?

Answer: Francis Grasso

Question: Who is the best female DJ in the world?

Answer: Charlotte De Witte

Question: Who became the world's youngest club DJ at the age of 4 years and 130 days?

Answer: Archie Norbury

Question: U.S. disc jockey _______ was the first mainstream radio presenter to play rock ’n’ roll on his shows in the early Fifties.

Answer: Alan Freed

Question: _________ worked as a disc jockey in 1957 to raise money for the March of Dimes.

Answer: Eleanor Roosevelt

Question: The 'I-Man' currently ranks with Stern and Limbaugh with approximately 15 million listeners daily across the nation.

Answer: Don Imus

Question: _________ became Britain’s first disc jockey when he presented Record Round-up on the BBC in 1927.

Answer: Christopher Stone

Question: Robert Weston Smith epitomized the 1950s disc jockey, particularly with a cameo appearance in the film 'American Graffiti'. Who is he?

Answer: Wolfman Jack

Question: Beaumont, TX disc jockey J. P. Richardson wrote 'Running Bear' for his friend Johnny Preston and performed his own song, 'Chantilly Lace' into the music charts.

Answer: The Big Bopper

Question: In what year did English DJ, Jimmy Savile, host the first live DJ dance party in history?

Answer: 1943

DJ Techniques Trivia

Question: This term describes a technique used by DJs to manipulate musical samples to create something new?

Answer: Juggle

Question: The beat of a song is also called the “_____".

Answer: Pulse

Question: The act of a radio DJ talking over a song's instrumental intro and stopping just before the lyrics begin is called?

Answer: "hitting the post"

Question: Another type of DJ is called a_______. They use turntables to manipulate sounds on records.

Answer: Turntablist

DJ Terminology Trivia

Question: Which of the following terms describes the lower end of the frequency range?

Answer: Bass

Question: What is the term for the device used by DJs to seamlessly transition between two songs?

Answer: Crossfader

Question: What does BPM stand for in DJing?

Answer: Beats Per Minute

Question: What’s the process of adjusting the speed of a record to match the tempo of another song?

Answer: Beatmatching

Question: What does EQ stand for in DJing?

Answer: Equalizer

Question: What is the term for a short, repeated vocal or instrumental phrase used in DJ mixes?

Answer: Loop

Question: What's the technique of gradually increasing the volume of a song to introduce it smoothly?

Answer: Fade-in

Question: What does "cueing" refer to in DJing?

Answer: Preparing the next track to be played at the right moment

Question: What is the term for a DJ's ability to select and play songs that create a cohesive musical experience?

Answer: Song selection

Question: What do you call a DJ's custom-made mix of songs, often used for promotional purposes?

Answer: DJ mixtape

Question: What does "dropping a track" mean in DJing?

Answer: Playing a new song, often with a sudden and impactful transition

Famous Parties & DJing Events Trivia

Question: What's the annual electronic music festival held in Belgium that attracts thousands of attendees from around the world?

Answer: Tomorrowland

Question: Which city is home to the legendary nightclub Studio 54, known for its extravagant parties and influential DJ sets in the 1970s?

Answer: New York City

Question: What's the iconic DJ event held each year in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, known for its unique art installations and community?

Answer: Burning Man

Question: In which Spanish island is the famous party destination Ibiza located, known for its vibrant nightlife and world-renowned DJ residencies?

Answer: Ibiza

Question: What's the annual DJ conference and festival held in Miami, Florida, where electronic music industry professionals and enthusiasts gather?

Answer: Miami Music Week (or Winter Music Conference)

Question: Which desert city in California hosts the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, featuring a wide range of musical performances including DJ sets?

Answer: Indio

Question: What's the Dutch DJ duo who organized and performed at the "One Last Tour," their farewell tour in 2012-2013?

Answer: Swedish House Mafia

Question: Which European city is home to the Love Parade, a famous techno music festival and street parade that attracted millions of participants at its peak?

Answer: Berlin

Question: What's the DJ event series held at the Hï Ibiza nightclub, featuring world-class DJs and immersive production?

Answer: Black Coffee at Hï Ibiza

Question: Which American city is known for its vibrant underground house and techno music scene, with numerous famous DJ clubs and events?

Answer: Detroit

Famous DJs Trivia

Question: What world-famous DJ was born with the name Tijs Michiel Verwest?

Answer: Tiësto

Question: What incredibly gifted DJ produced the singles "Hey Brother," "Wake Me Up," and "Levels"?

Answer: Avicii

Question: What hit-making DJ has hosted the weekly radio show, A State of Trance, since 2001?

Answer: Armin van Buuren

Question: Joel Thomas Zimmerman is the birth name of what well-known Canadian DJ?

Answer: Deadmau5

Question: An American DJ, who is the co-creator and lead member of the electronic dancehall music project Major Lazer?

Answer: Diplo

Question: What famous DJ is best known for their songs "Animals," "In the Name of Love," and "Scared to be Lonely"?

Answer: Martin Garrix

Question: Christopher Comstock is the birth name of what popular American DJ?

Answer: Marshmello

Question: What Scottish DJ is best known for their singles "We Found Love," "Summer," and "Feel So Close"?

Answer: Calvin Harris

Question: French DJ who released the hit albums Nothing but the Beat, One Love, and 7?

Answer: David Guetta

Miscellaneous DJ Trivia

Question: _______ became Britain’s first disc jockey when he presented Record Round-up on the BBC in 1927.

Answer: Christopher Stone

Question: The 'I-Man' currently ranks with Stern and Limbaugh with approximately 15 million listeners daily across the nation.

Answer: Don Imus

Question: The self-proclaimed 'King of All Media' in the late 1990s and early 2000s, this controversial jock played himself in his own motion picture biography.

Answer: Howard Stern

Question: Allison Steele was a pioneer of late-night progressive rock radio and was the subject of a song by Jimi Hendrix. Her radio name was ______ ?

Answer: The Nightbird