Top 10 Greatest Electronic Artists

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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]THE MASTERS even after 20 year of work!
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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]Best of the best
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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

4Zedd
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

5The 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.

6Aphex 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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7Knife 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
Knife party surely is better then deadmau5 deserves a higher position then number 25. Internet friends by knifeparty is an amazing song by him and I guarantee that if people were to actually listen to him they would like him in an instant.
You can have no regret that knife party brings the pack of electro and dubstep to a beast
[Newest]Knife Party should be in the top five!

8Kraftwerk
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.

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9Owl City
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.
I was going to vote for The Prodigy but then I realized even this guy is electronic. And for the next 5 mins I was like Owl or TP, Owl or TP. Finally, the happy side of me just clicked on vote - Owl City
[Newest]Owl city is really The other side of music it just fills with happiness every time and so treat for the ears
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10Nero
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

The Contenders

11Glitch 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.

12Moby
Moby is my favourite electronic artist. I like a lot of music in many genres, and Moby is my favourite.
Moby has highly underrated rapid electronic beats, contrasting with breathtaking ambient pieces, and has powerful and excellent vocals, and hires the guest vocalists from the very top of the list. And what better artist to see live!
His songs have catchy beats like in "Go! ", ambient beats like in "Sunspot" that take you to another world, meaningful lyrics like in "We Are All Made Of Stars" and thought provoking music videos like "In This World".
Moby never let's me down with his music. I love ALL of his albums, each one is a masterpiece, from "Play" and "18" to "Innocents" and "Everything Is Wrong".
Moby has committed a lot to his music to make it unique and excellent. I would say, with all honesty, that Moby put more into his music than the Beatles. And if you automatically vote that down, then fine, be nonsensical, you clearly don't appreciate Moby's all-round brilliance in everything, and I mean everything that he does.

PositronWildhawk

I simply cannot believe that Moby only got 0.8% of the vote!
Seriously, Moby is so underrated; things like Daft Punk are simply obsolete when you look in Moby's direction.
Where would we be without "South Side", "In This World", "Extreme Ways", "Raining Again", "Sunspot", "We Are All Made Of Stars" and several other wonders of musical genius! His upbeat electronic rock and his laid back ambient are both unbeatable!
Listen to Moby as much as you can, get the albums "Play", "18", "Hotel" and "Destroyed"; and your ears will love you for all eternity!
I grew up with Moby, and all of my life, I have been trying ever since to find a music artist that is like him. So far, I can firmly say that there's no music artist quite like Moby. He is definitely my all-time favourite music artist EVER! I'm still looking for a music artist quite like Moby, and will probably not find someone quite so awesome! He is the most unique music artist I know, and definitely the best!
[Newest]This is some of the greatest stuff ever made. The songs he makes me forget all my problems. I think he is one of the greatest musicians of all time!

13Radiohead
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

14The 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!

15Avicii
Avicii (when he doesn't remix his own songs) is one of the best producers in the world because unlike most of the single note bass lines and hard drops that make no sense to me, Avicii creates a really melodic Drop every single time. Avicii is #1 for me
22? Avicii is so amazing! And has made some of the best tunes, levels, I could be the one, wake me up, YOU MAKE ME! And as others below me have said he deserves higher than 22!
He just makes great music and I think he deserves a higher spot than 22 and id love to see him move up to the top ten
[Newest]Just because he is Swedish!

16Pendulum
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.

17Justice
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.

18Feed 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.

19Massive Attack
Massive attack created the urban scene in Britain. And have some absolute classics up their sleeve like unfinished symphony how are these guys not higher?
Daft punk are annoying, owl city is just a one hit wonder, so massive attack are the best

20Depeche Mode
Laugh out loud, Depeche Mode is #1 by a mile
Depeche Mode should be number 1. Depeche Mode still is and the only band to use old synths in most of their albums. The synth programming alone is hard its self. But songs such as "Enjoy The Silence", "Walking In My Shoes", "Barrel Of A Gun" & "Heaven". make the electronic industry still stand out. If Depeche Mode isn't considered number one or even number two anymore. This generation doesn't know what real music is anymore.
- A DEVOTED FAN
Depeche Mode is absolutely the best band. And I think not just among the electronic band but among all bands.
[Newest]Depeche Mode on 22. I guess people voting here have no idea that without Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode electronic music wouldn't be where it is today.

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