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Marie Claire Spotlights ‘World’s Coolest Female DJs’

If you’re in the NYC nightclub and VIP party know, then you are probably already familiar with most if not all of these names. For the rest of the us, Marie Claire UK writer Jessica Bridgeman‘s rundown is a handy reference as well as a welcome reminder of the DJ world’s robust female ranks.

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DJs are in many ways the new superstars of the music world. On this list, the spotlighted superstars include Harley Viera-Newton, Leigh Lezark, DJ Kiss and Chelsea Leyland. Leyland also wins for most daring DJ booth pose (above):

With the likes of Valentino, Burberry and Fendi booking her to DJ at their parties, Chelsea Leyland is a firm favorite among the fashion elite. With playlists mixing classic rock, pop and punk, she took the jump from London to New York in her stride.

Also on Bridgeman’s list: A pair of BBC Radio 1 presenters and the LA-based DJ known as the “Lady Gaga of electronic music.”

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