Despite the countless clubs, parties, and after-dark watering holes you can choose from on the nightly, anyone who's gone out looking for a truly epic dance floor moment in New York City knows just how hard they are to come by. Tired tunes and lifeless crowds tend to be a little more common than we'd hope in the city that supposedly never sleeps.

But for a guaranteed good time, just turn to the right DJs. Holding court from their perch behind the turn tables, these masters of music know just what to do to get the party started - and keep it raging into the wee hours. 

From stylish soirees to downtown bashes, click through for the coolest DJs on the scene worth following around town. If you spot their names on a poster, you can expect one unforgettable night out.

[Photo by Stacie Joy courtesy DJ Bailey]