Top 10 Greatest Electronic Artists

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The Top Ten

1
Daft Punk
Even a brainless monkey will no that daft punk are the true essence of electronica. There should be a statue of them in every city in the world!
With out a shout of a doubt, the best electronic duo ever! They made more memorable songs than ANY electronic artist ever! You cannot argue with "Da Funk, " "One More Time, " "Aerodynamic, " "Harder Better Fast Stronger, " "Robot Rock, " "Technologic, " & "Too Long, " because they are all the pioneer of the electronic genre!
Daft Punk are the creators of a genre, Thoma and Guy-Man alone brought us French House, and shaped the electronic music industry into what it is today. The Robots have worked alongside classic disco artists like Nile Rodgers, Georgio Moroder, and even more. While I don't disagree with Deadmau5 being on the list, these two belong on top. Joel said himself he was inspired by Daft Punk, and even the idea of a helmet came from them.
[Newest]Access memories sucked but they are still the best on this list
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2Deadmau5
He revived the electronic genre scene and his talent shows in his original mixes and his remixes. He can be considered the "Kanye West" of the electronic scene with his oversized ego but a genius when it comes to his art.
Why is Deadmau5 no. 19!?! Has anyone hurd of em. He's amazing listen to strobe, aural pynapse, ghosts n' stuff then come back here and vote for him!
Dead mau5 should definitely be higher. He makes very good music. Strobe is personally my favorite. Ghosts and stuff is also a very good song.
[Newest]Obviously the best out there
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3Skrillex
He truly is great. I feel that people only hate on him because he's gotten so popular all of the sudden, and a lot of stupid people think that he's the only artist that makes electronic music (although they think all electronic music is dubstep). Don't hate the artist, hate the ignorant mass of people that don't know anything about electronic music, and make skrillex look bad. (If you truly don't like skrillex because you don't like him music, and not because of his awful fan base, then I have nothing against you. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, If you barley listen to any of his music, and you just don't like him because he's gotten more mainstream and has an awful fan base, then grow up. Judge someone's music on their actual music, and nothing else. )
Skrillex is one of the best DUBSTEP artists out their and yes I say Dubstep. Its sad how some to many of his fans don't even know that dubstep is a sub genre to electronic music. To the electronic music is dubstep. And this may make skrillex look bad. However on the other side if you just hate skrillex because he has too much fame then just call yourself a hipster (ha ha hipsters don't call themselves hipsters) Skrillex did a nice job on his new EP with my new Favorite song The Reason. You should check it out. However even if Skrillex is the best Dubstep producer you should check out other sub genres like House or Electronica.
The main reason he's the best is that he knows how to create and combine kick-ass and beautiful in his tracks. That and the influence of his music in the modern society. He reached the point where every electronic artist want to make a remix of his songs ad that's because everybody gets amazed by them.
[Newest]Epic guy out of the blues

4Knife Party
From the perspective of an avid listener to bot the dubstep and electronica genres, I was a huge fan of Pendulum's drum and bass sound and Knife Party's emergence into the electronica and club music genre has made a significant impact in my opinion. They have some really strong beats to dance to in addition to their unique sound all their own. Internet Friends is just the beginning but move into Rage Valley and the new Haunted House EP and you'll truly discover the talent these individuals possess
You can have no regret that knife party brings the pack of electro and dubstep to a beast
Knife Party - Rage Valley
OR
Knife Party - Bonfire
Once you listen to them you will understand this deserves 2nd!
Yeah but I still Like Daft Punk a little better BUT RAISE THIS!
[Newest]Knife Party should be in the top five!

5Zedd
You don't even need to know the name of the song to know it's Zedd when you hear it! His style may not appear different and unique the first time you hear it, but as you listen to more of his music, you soon notice things that make his style unique.
He is great.
His different style really stands out among other artists, and the way he has brought singers in to feature in his songs is amazing. Definitely a great buy if you are beginning to enjoy house music.
Great Artist with better and better songs with every release!
[Newest]Guys he should be in top5 he style is different that is why people don't like him if you will listen him

6Glitch Mob
Amazing! Love every song by these guys. Their new album Love Death Immortality is just mind blowing. Not to mention that even some of their older songs are just as amazing, like fortune days and we can make the world stop. Greatest of them all, this band.
If you don't believe they are the best, listen to "Fortune Days" by The Glitch Mob. Be prepared to have your mind-blown.
They are by far the best artist on this list, their music is perfect. They don't only do one type of song like most others do, and they are all the best.

7Aphex Twin
Daft Punk: okay mainstream electropop... Catchy...
Owl City: Fireflies is supposed to be this whiny little false artist's masterpiece, but it's just one wimpy fantasy amongst all the other songs that this guy come up with, not to mention that his musicality is uninspiring, basic, terrible. The keyboards sound like garbage, everything is so thin.

Aphex Twin: Every one of his album is a distinctive and mysterious journey of raw emotion embedded with style, colors, textures. The variety of soundscapes is off the bounds and none of them sound like they belong on Earth. Every song speaks to you, inspires you. It touches so many lyrical grounds whilst having no lyrics whatsoever. The flowing beauty of S.A.W. vol 2 that evolves and rains down on you... Crawls under your skin... Enthralls you. The sparkling resonance of your own life that you see in Richard D. James Album. The brutally sad emotional assault throughout Drukqs, from the quiet piano compositions to the monster drum and bass frantics. And others.

Not to mention, he doesn't even care about how great he is... His existence is devoted to music.

PinkflASHES

HAHAHA Owl City at number 2 before Aphex Twin HAHAHA

Aphex Twin changed the face of electronica forever because he's a real artists who creates to express himself. He said it, the most important thing in music is emotion. Would Owl City say that? No. He doesn't even believe that himself.
Aphex twin produces amazing beautiful and emotional music. I have no problem with daft punk but Owl city? Come on people. Deadmau5 is pretty good but he isn't among the ranks of Aphex twin. I think everybody who voted for owl city should go out and listen to aphex twin now to change their mind. This is great music.
[Newest]I don't want to see aphex twin outside of the top 3!
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8Nero
This guy is king with his awesome promises remix
Nero is the best! I love doomsday they should totally be at the top of this list!
Second best dubstep band.
[Newest]These guys are kings at electronic if you look it up in the dictionary it will come up NERO

9The Prodigy
With classics like 'smack my bitch up' and 'breathe' the prodigy should be no. 1 or at least no.2 behind daft punk. How is owl city ahead of them?
How can you put them to 8 position? They must be at the 1 position! I think this guys are more better then any other electronic group in this top 10, come on people, they are fathers of this genre!
How are these guys down here! Are you people mental? The best live act known to man and just a godly band all round ;) forever prodigy
[Newest]The Prodigy are the greatest of all time because they bridged the gap between alternative rock and electronica and managed to create some of the greatest electronica jams ever conceived. They are also basically the founders of the rave so most electronica artists owe their souls to the Prodigy.

10Owl City
Owl City definitely belongs to the Top 10 best electronic artists. He manages to create a whole harmonious musical world with each of his albums, mixing synthesizers and theremins to piano or guitar. The effect is a dreamy and organic world, which is pretty funny as it all comes from a computer. You need to be pretty dang talented for that. Also kuddos to him for his drums: whilst he started using real drums on his latest album The Midsummer Station, he used to sequence fields recordings and on his upcoming album, he's using kick flips. Without exaggeration, his instrumentals might be the most worked instrumentals out there - probably because before vocals, instrumental music is his original passion - and offer a brand new, yet high-quality experience after you've heard the final song. Enough about the instrumental work, though: the melodies are just GREAT. Adam Young comes up with happy, upbeat, poppy and fizzy melodies that unavoidably catch your ear and makes you want to sing, uh, scream along. They're that good, and their happiness might even hypnotize you so much you won't realize the real meaning behind the unbelievably dreamy lyrics. Adam Young sings about strawberry avalanches, awaking the stars, silk embraces in the satin air; but behind all those imageries hide sadder matters, such as breakups or suicide. Don't get fooled. Yet -and that's on of my favorite things- all the songs end on a note of hope. Oh, yes, and should I precise Adam Young does everything alone? He's not just a singer-songwriter. He records in his own studio, mixes his songs, produces them, all the stuff artists usually let their corporate studios do.
In a nutshell, Owl City deserves the title of best electronic musician for its amazing tunes made from scratches that create a dreamy atmosphere you won't want to escape. Once you visit the town, you move in, and you don't want to go.
Owl City AKA Adam Young has created an entirely different branch of electronica. With mesmerizing melodies, waves of emotion, and clever lyrics throughout his pieces, he spreads a type of euphoria only to be found through listening. Every time you listen, his songs take on entirely different feels and meanings, which is one of the reasons why I highly recommend him. One of the most unique artists I've found in this world of generic pop chords and incessant raps.
Adam's music is like a dream, a fantasy. It's electronic, but in a completely different way. There's nothing like it, even the Postal Service and Freelance Whales are nothing near to his music, even though at first hearing they might sound familiar. But Owl City is made of instant happiness, sheer enjoyment and overwhelming beauty.
[Newest]Reality is a lovely place but I don't wanna live there. Even in the saddest days Adam is there to make things bright and beautiful
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The Contenders

11Radiohead
Radiohead should be way higher on this list. They completely got me into the genre of electronica. It's just real intelligent music and Radiohead are way better than Skrillex.
I admit they are more of an alternative rock band, but their electronic songs (15 Step for example) are some of their best and they deserve to be higher.

Duality

They got awesome tracks like Idioteque, Everything In Its Right Place, Where Blue Birds Fly and Feral

12Kraftwerk
OK, could someone please tell me why the pioneers of electronic music are on #13, under Owl City? I can't imagine someone who doesn't think Kraftwerk are the best... they should be #1 for sure!
You kids won't get electronic music if it wasn't for this genius German group from Germany! Respect the true pioneers of electronic music!
Kraftwerk is "the Matrix" of the all electronic bands in the world, and the people into the electronic music knows. the others bands are only imitators.

Musica_Electronica

[Newest]Of course Kraftwerk is the all time #1 electronic music band. There's no question about it. They were decades ahead of their time. These guys are the real professionals!

13Justice
This group is the new electro. They are changing things by their music and the quality of their tracks. Hard Rock Electro is the best
Justice presence can't be ignored.
Justice has been definitely deserves a spot next to daft punk. With their innovative style and popular songs they definitely should not be lower than top 5.

14Bassnectar
How is bassnectar not in the top 10? Nothing beats seeing him live. close your eyes take a trip and never come home
More musical talent than many of the metal musicians who inspired him
One of the best live acts ever.

15The Chemical Brothers
Galvanize Hey Boy Hey Girl Believe Swoon don't Think...
The test and the private psychedelic is the best song I've ever heard in my life! The chemical brothers are always making psychedelic master pieces much greater than that of daft punk or deadmau5.
"The holy trinity" of Exit Planet Dust, Dig Your Own Hole and Surrender are without a doubt the greatest electronic albums of the past 30 years. Should be top 3 definitely, past skrillex!

16Feed Me
I'm flabbergasted Feed Me isn't in the top 10. Their hard hitting, fast-paced beats are what got me into electronica. Listen to a few of their songs like Green Bottle or Grand Theft Ecstacy and you'll understand why they deserve better than 17th place.
What the crap!?!? How can Feed me be no. 55? Everybody who reads this, go and listen to Death by Robot or Pink Lady, you'll be amazed, I'm sure of it! Thank you
Incredible talent, absolutely needs to be in top ten. Calamari Tuesday album is spot on, as with the rest of Jon Gooch's work as Feed Me.

17SALM (Something A la Mode)
G-string is better than the actual thing. Haha. But really. These songs are so amazing that I am in constant awe whenever a new song is released by them. They are an all around great music group. I recommend it 110%

18Pendulum
Sorry there Captain Hipster but Pendulum IS mainstream. In Australia. Still I'm surprised that they aren't higher on the list. They're music is some of THE best out there. It's a crying shame they ended the group. Oh well. At least we have Knife Party now.
Um, how the hell are skrillex, owl city, and deadmau5 ahead of pendulum. This list is being made by people who only listen to mainstream electronic
Perhaps the furthest drum and bass from just loud noises. Bravo, Pendulum. You made real music. Good for you.
[Newest]Pendulum was Music. Simple as that.

19Porter Robinson
Porter Robinson's music quite literally takes you to another "world". He is one of the most unique artists of all time; his music gets better every time you listen to it!
Language. That is all that needs to be said.
The entire WORLDS Albume is absolutely incredible. There is not anything like it.
Every track, though electroinc, takes on a very very strong meaning. Each track has a story and a strong personality.
The album convers afew genres, from bigroom, and progressive house, but with its own Porter twist. Its not really comparable to anything other than just Electronic, but the best thing to call it would be Bigroom.
It covers Glitch Hop, and the entir thing because of that, can have a vey retro, video gamey style.

The WOLDS Album is more than an album. Its an experience.
Best I've ecer heard.

Perspnally, my favorite tracks are Goodbye to a World, and Natural Light.

20Wolfgang Gartner
Not much songs but great songs!
Really great in my opinion... Just the downside is the shortage of songs, but other than that, he is a great artist from his songs illmerica & Love & War.

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