Since the start of Covid, the popularity of DJ streams online have caught fire, prompted by DJ D-Nice's famous live stream which garnered over 100,000 views on Instagram. But it hasn't been without obstacles.  IG and Facebook takes down DJ mixes and sometimes bans DJs for streaming on their platforms due to copyright restrictions.  Now, DJs have turned to Twitch as a safe haven for live streams as they don't run into the same roadblocks. 

Almost overnight, DJs have upgraded their gear and have become TV producers while trying to adapt in the Covid era.  Some have been getting creative with their streams utilizing green screen backgrounds and cool overlays. It has opened a whole new world of entertainment with thousands of people from around the world flocking to Twitch to catch their favorite DJs and discovering new ones.  Twitch has also provided a platform for DJs to network with each other and connect with new fans from around the world.  Many support each other by hosting each others' channels or raiding each others channels (the Raid is a function that DJs use when they are finished with their stream and want to transport their viewers to another DJs channel).  Interaction is key in this virtual world, so DJs often interact with their viewers in the chat, shouting them out and getting into discussions about music, life and more.  Another advantage of Twitch is the ability for DJs to monetize their streams through various means, through Venmo, Paypal and CashApp links, but also through Twitch subscriptions and bits (Twitch's digital currency).  

True Skool has compiled a comprehensive list of the best DJs and Twitch Channels to follow from the Bay Area and beyond. You can catch world famous DJs like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, A-TrakShortkut and Craze spinning for free!  Perhaps, you want to catch Questlove of The Roots daily as his spins and muses about music.  Other notable shows are a talk/variety show put on by Four Color Zack or DJ Wonder as well as True Skool's Who Sampled? Hip Hop Trivia Game on Sundays at 12pm PST.   Maybe, you're a DJ looking for live streaming tips, in which case you want to follow Tweak Music Tips.  True Skool automatically hosts these channels 24-7 on it's own Twitch channel: twitch.tv/trueskool.  If you don't have a Twitch account, start one now and start following these DJs and channels to join the fun and party hop with music lovers worldwide.  Let us know in the comments if you have any others to suggest.

  1. True Skool
  2. DJ Jazzy Jeff
  3. DJ ZTRIP
  4. Skratch Bastid
  5. DJ Scratch
  6. Craze
  7. The Roots
  8. DJ Numark
  9. Shortkut
  10. DJ Spinna
  11. Rich Medina
  12. DJ Maseo
  13. Slow Roast Records
  14. Carl Cox
  15. Four Color Zack
  16. Beat Junkies
  17. Krafty Kuts
  18. ASkillz
  19. Fools Gold Records
  20. Lil Jon
  21. Just Blaze
  22. DJ Green Lantern
  23. DJ Wonder
  24. The Boom Bap Kids
  25. DJ Lazyboy
  26. J.ESPINOSA
  27. Miles Medina
  28. DJ AUDIO1
  29. DJ Heavy
  30. DJ Buck Rodgers
  31. Statik Selekta
  32. DJ Mike2600
  33. DJ KENTARO
  34. Keith Shocklee
  35. DJ Miss Ninja
  36. DJ Yoda
  37. DJ EVIL DEE
  38. TripleThreatDJs
  39. Goldenchyld
  40. MotownOnMondays
  41. DJ Scene
  42. DJ Neil Armstrong
  43. DJ Flipside
  44. cuffin
  45. DJ Boogie Brown
  46. DJ Umami
  47. Cutty Cutso
  48. DJ Mackswell
  49. Jah Yzer
  50. Motown on Mondays LA
  51. Keys N Krates
  52. House Shoes
  53. CosmoBaker
  54. Mr Sonny James
  55. DJ Morsecode
  56. Serato
  57. The Nextmen
  58. JFB SCRATCH
  59. DJ Rhettmatic
  60. Steve1der
  61. Spydatek
  62. Fort Knox 5
  63. DJ Franzen
  64. Peaches Crew
  65. DJ Spair
  66. Latin Prince
  67. djerock
  68. Prince Aries
  69. DJ Vice
  70. DJ Apollo
  71. DJ D-Sharp
  72. DJ Dynamix
  73. Jah Warrior Shelter
  74. King Most
  75. DJ Malachi
  76. Daddy Rolo
  77. Zhaldee
  78. DJ Twin Spin
  79. DJ Lady Ryan
  80. DJ Smoke 1
  81. DJ Coop Dville
  82. Tweak Music Tips
  83. Irie Dole
  84. DJ Mind Motion
  85. Sazon Libre
  86. Chuy Gomez
  87. Heavyweight Crates
  88. Boiler Room
  89. Jay Smooth
  90. DJ Scotty Fox
  91. DJ Green B
  92. Soulection
  93. DJ Mark Maiden
  94. DJ Dave Paul
  95. Jayvi_Velasco
  96. Think Beat Radio
  97. Proof
  98. DJ FRANCHISE
  99. Direct Music Service
  100. Beatsource

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I have some more for you!!

Selecta720 - https://www.twitch.tv/selecta720

IKnowDJLV - https://www.twitch.tv/iknowdjlv

Me (AmaniExperience) - https://www.twitch.tv/amaniexperience

Spinorita - https://www.twitch.tv/spinorita

DJ Ivy LA - https://www.twitch.tv/DJIvyLA

Living Proof - https://www.twitch.tv/LivingProof

Great list!! thanks. 

Thanks for the recommendations Amani! Selecta720 is a regular at our Who Sampled? Hip hop trivia game and has won a few times! DJ Ivy is cool too! Proof is the homie. We’ve promoted events together!

Amani Experience said:

I have some more for you!!

Selecta720 - https://www.twitch.tv/selecta720

IKnowDJLV - https://www.twitch.tv/iknowdjlv

Me (AmaniExperience) - https://www.twitch.tv/amaniexperience

Spinorita - https://www.twitch.tv/spinorita

DJ Ivy LA - https://www.twitch.tv/DJIvyLA

Living Proof - https://www.twitch.tv/LivingProof

Great list!! thanks. 

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