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1SkrillexSkrillex is an American EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on that chart. He is best known for Scary Monsters ...read more.

I love this guy. He is the artist that got me into dustep. None of the artists below have nothing on him. Skrillex is magnificent in many ways. Soony Moore thank you for your magic. Your music live on forever in dubstep history. Guy with the comment below is right Skrillex is the KING OF DUBSTEP. Gonna give you a thumbs up.

This guy totally deserves the number 1 spot, he is the one who brought me to dubstep. SKRILLEX IS THE DUBSTEP KING, just like Michael Jackson is the king of pop and Eminem king of hip-hop.

Skrillex is the king of dubstep and always be... He's all songs is awesome.!

The very definition of dubstep.

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2Knife Party

I will give credit to Skrillex simply because "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" introduced me to the world of dubstep. But the more I explored, searching for bigger and better dubstep, I stumbled upon a website talking about up and coming dubstep producers. Knife Party was on the list, shockingly as number four of five bands, and they recommended Centipede by Knife Party to listen to. Needless to say, that song dramatically blew my mind and they have continued to do so with almost every song they have produced. Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen are absolute musical masterminds. They were when they were in Pendulum, they are now in Knife Party, and they will continue to be hopefully for a while longer. Knife Party for life!

God, I used to hate dubstep, skrillex was just not good. I had a friend who is really into dubstep who showed me centipede, and that's where it started. Some of knife party's best tracks in my opinion are Rage Valley, Unison (knife party remix), bonfire, centipede piledriver feat. Steve aoki, and zoology with skrillex. Needless to say, after you've heard one of knife party's tracks, they are clearly the best out there. No questions asked

Knife Party's songs are good but not better than Flux pavilion's. Knife Party's songs are too busy so that I feel they scratch my brain. But they had a great song that I always listen to it named "Zoology". The most awesome song that I have ever heard of Knife Party... But anyway they are good... It's obvious that Skrillex is the first but in my opinion Knife Party should have been the third after Skrillex and Pavilion...

Internet friend I think is one of is best songs

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3Nero

To this day, only Nero has been able to bring out a side to dubstep that has kept me hooked since the first time I heard them. Almost every single one of their tracks has an emotional and uplifting energy that has been replicated by no other.

Not always dubstep, but Nero has consistently made quality tracks that have such a dark vibe to them. If I want to go to a club, Nero is what I want to hear on the loudspeakers.

Nero I think has their own type of music. Revolutionized dubstep!

Have to agree that Nero are different from all other dubstep, by far the best in my opinion

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4Flux Pavilion

I remember I first started listening to dubstep because of these songs in the top twenty on my radio, and Skrillex had been the producer of some songs that I found that had nice rhythms and beats. I started to search pandora for Dubstep, Pendulum (I liked that band also- check out the island part 2), Skrillex, Nero, and a little more. I believe I had come across Flux through the remix of Gold Dust which is so great and I have loved all his other music ever since then. The real track that I could listen to 24/7 is I Can't Stop which is undoubtedly my absolute favorite dubstep track right now along with all of his other music. I say Flux would beat out Skrillex any day. People who voted Skrillex should check out I Can't Stop.

His dubstep is great.
Catchy, nice beat.
But the thing is it needs more flavor.
More variation.
The synths he uses are mostly the same.
It's a few oscillators and probably a saw and a pulse wave and he makes chords.

I love his music though.

Flux Pavilion is much better than Skrillex.
I'm not a Skrillex hater, I listen to his music, too, but Flux Pavilion's dubstep is awesome.

He is a good singer. The first song I've heard from him was bass cannon then I can't stop

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5Excision

Excision mixes songs to perfection.. he is the only dubstep artist I can actually listen to all his songs... very very few may not be my favorite but I still like them. what I like the most is the filth he brings in songs and also his bass.. he is by far in my opinion the best

He is the real hardcore dubstep and some like it loud so he has the true power OF LOUD MUSIC WHICH IS HARDCORE DUBSTEP THAT MAKES THE BASS RIPPED OFF

Excision makes that Music that Blow your sub' up even if the volume isn't turned on max.
Excision is same as good like skrillex, maybe even better.

Excision has brought dubstep to another level with his killer mixes, wild stage productions, and filthy bass filled sounds, In my opinion he is unstoppable and a beast!

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6Deadmau5Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more.

Deadmau5 isn't dubstep... But who cares, he is better than Skrillex. He deserves top be at the top of every list!

Deadmau5 is the beast. His tracks are great and he just recently signed under the same label as Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta. That proves enough about him.

Deadmau5 has long dubstep songs and good ones too if you don't know him get yo ass on YouTube,pandora what ever website and look up deadmau5

I think he is better than nero and flux pavilion

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7Bassnectar

Bassnectar introduced me to the world of Dubstep and it is amazing what you can do with music. His album Noise vs. Beauty is different from all other albums. Bassnectar is a total different world of music.

Bassnectar is like no other. He isn't't just a bunch of random monsters rar rars put together and call it musik. Bassnectar has a style that no other dj could pull off. Listen to ugly ft Amp Live and you'll know what I'm talking about. BASSNECTAR 4LiFE!

Number 6?! Really?! Sorry Skrillex, Flux, but Bassnectar deserves the first spot. Then Knife Party, Excision and Tiesto. Where is Tiesto anyway?

I try to listen to other artists of the same genre and I just keep coming back to listen to him. No one else has stud like his. #1 in my book

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8Doctor P

Doctor P is a genius. He sees other songs in a way no other person does, just listen to some of his remixes (Last Ones Standing, Love Goes Down). Also his original stuff is so different from the others and still is awesomer (big boss, watch out, sweet shop).

I think that this guy is number 4 on the charts.

Man this dude is awesome give him some credit for number one

I really like this song

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9Zomboy

Possibly the best dubstep producer of our time mainly because of his creativity, finesse and skill which is not found with most other dubstep artists. And unlike Skrillex, who is recently beginning to struggle to produce quality dubstep tracks, Zomboy has consistently produced quality dubstep through all of his tracks even up to his most recent work. He has the amazing ability to combine beauty and heavy drops (City 2 City is a good example) better than anyone I have ever heard. And above all, his music is just so much fun. Unlike other dubstep artists who's music sounds angry or cold a lot of the time, Zomboy is always a pleasure to listen to. He is truly incredible and deserves at least the number 2 spot.

Probably the best dubstep I have ever heard in my life. not to discredit people like skrillex and whatnot but the inconsistency in their work doesn't hold a candle to the non stop rage that Zomboy can throw together

Why is this guy in 24th? He did a way better version of bass cannon the the guys in top spot...

Zomboy deserves top 5.

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10ZeddZedd is a Russian- German DJ known for his hits such as Clarity, Transmission, and Break Free. He is best known for his album True Colors, which has the highest debut on the Billboard 200 for an EDM album (tied with Skrillex's Recess). He is one the the richest EDM artists in the industry.

His remix of Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites is awesome! It's almost as good as the original!

I like skrillex's dubstep better!

He Is Just Awesome... ! I love his Mix... He stands out of the crowd in Dubstepness..

He is awesome

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11Modestep

Absolutely awesome, has a great mix of songs with different genres mixed in. With songs like Paradise proving that the band has some strong vocals.

One of my favourite bands. Their music is very mixed, and I simply LOVE the beats. It's actually something I can move to, not just a couple off sounds here and there.

This band is the best band I've heard. They rose to the number one spot faster then any band could. And there songs are so perfect. They deserve better then 17.

This band had me hooked with "Evolution Theory" (debut album) and they went higher with "London Road" (Sophomore Album) Not to be missed! - MrNikoni

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12Virtual Riot

The man's a genius. My favourite electronic artist by far. The emotions his music evokes are just fantastic. The thing that differentiates Virtual Riot in my opinion is that his music has all the elements that good electronic music should have but they are all so masterfully combined that no song becomes monotonous and each has a distinct melody. I find dubstep in general to lack such finesse.

Virtual riot is a beast. His drops, his melodies, his everything is amazing skrillex is the one who introduced me to dubstep, now virtual riot has kept it going. My opinion virtual riot needs to be up higher on the chart. Like #3. That's my opinion. Kick ass virtual riot

Virtual Riot has some supernatural attractiveness in every track he makes. Skrillex brought me into Dubstep. Now Virtual Riot is taking over. This guy is sick!

I love Virtual Riot. His music is crazy good, with so many different beats, all in one song, it can be hard to keep up, but he has good melodies and strong beats. I very much recommend this artist.

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13Datsik

Do you Datsik is more better than Skrillex? It damn sick!
Listen to Datsik - Fully Brown
Then you know it

I listen to many different artists and producers, but Datsik has always been my favourite. Some of his tracks are immensely well made, and I feel he needs more recognition.

Datsik is just awesome. He is so simple, yet so complex at the same time. Just drums and wubs. He has also been producing for a longer time than most artists and still going strong. Datsik is awesome!

#1 in the world

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14Kill the Noise

One of the best dub step artists out there, definitely deserves to be in the top ten

Kill the noise is one if the heaviest bass monsters ever. Just look at tracks like thumbs up and jump ya body. KTN knows how to combine killer beats with ear shattering bass drops and he does it in a way that no other dubstep artist has shown me yet

Kill the noise, skrillex, and zomboy all day!

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15Feed Me

Feed Me is a musical genius. His songs have changed many things about dubstep, and hopefully her will continue to do so. I also encourage you to listen to One Click Headshot. That song really shows what Feed Me is made of.

He is one of the EXTREMELY few artists who tries his hands at various electro genres at a single time and does so perfectly. He also roams the world as two electronic artists. Name someone else like this!

Jon Gooch of Feed Me and Spor can create some really amazing music that never ceases to amaze me! - MrNikoni

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16Seven Lions

Hands down the king of dubstep. All of his songs have so much heart and emotions put into them. Jeff is indeed one of the most unique dubstep artists out there.

Seven lions is awesome... I only started listening to them in 2015, I had to search for everything they have ever made. Seven lions you rock

Still With Me Remix

Best Dubstep Art Ever!

Listening to them right now!

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17Daft Punk

What the hell? Daft Punk doesn't make dubstep. - mtndew37

And you know whats awesome about these guys is that you will never find another artists of any genre like these guys. They are the most different, unique, but absolutely brutal djs on the planet. They have sick flows and amazing beats. Plus, unlike most of these guys, Daft Punk's music actually works. It isn't just a buch of monster roars put together and called music. It is cohesive. There should be a statue of Daft Punk in every country in the world! BRING ON the FUNK!

What! Daft Punk should be much much higher than this! How can you not like Daft Punk? They are awesome!

They're house! Not dubstep. They don't belong here. Yes, they're better than all these other artists but they've never made a single dubstep song before. - Donut

Daft Punk don't do Dubstep.

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18Pegboard Nerds

These guys are awesome, they have their own sound and are constantly evolving. Love every track they produce!

Skrillex may have introduced me to the world of dubstep, but Pegboard Nerds made me stay. - valkyrie24_7

Well the list is obviously a popularity contest. The nerds are amazing, just listen to Bassline Kickin or Fire in the Hole

I love these guys

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19The Glitch Mob

Unconventional but amazing music

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20xKore

I love his signature bass! His stuff is crazy heavy and loud

Just check out this track (Rogue Status) and you'll go xkore crazy...

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