Best Dubstep Artists

The Top Ten

1 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) 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 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.!

Screaming Basses

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2 Knife 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...

Got an interesting vibe and mysterious

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3 Nero Nero Nero are an English electronic music trio, specialising in dark vocal dubstep, electro, drum & bass and drumstep, consisting of Daniel Stephens, Joseph Ray and Alana Stephens (née Watson). They are well known for creating a wide variety of styles of dubstep and drum and bass, combining deep vocals more.

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!

Nero is amazing. my favorite. is doomsday

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4 Flux 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.

Cause he flux

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5 Excision

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

Excision is god of dubstep.

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


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6 Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Joel 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 popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. more.

I like deadmau5 as much as the next guy, but why is he even an entry on this list at all? He has publicly stated that he hates dubstep... I don't believe he's ever made any, or at least not released. - HeyheyIzDaKaykay

Not real dubstep, but just the best of all electro DJ's.

Deadmau5 is just pure gold

He really isn't dubstep. 4x4=12 is however more of a dubstep album, but he hates dubstep. - Slipperyjack40

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7 Bassnectar Bassnectar Lorin Ashton, better known as Bassnectar, is an electronic music producer from Santa Cruz, California, who specialises in dark dubstep and trap, using elements of downtempo, drum and bass, and ambient; describing his music as "amorphous and ever-changing". Notable tracks include the haunting "Underwater", more.

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?

He is the best...give a try...Listen his music...Bassnectar for life

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8 Zomboy

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.

He should be in the top 15 at least

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

One of the best dubstep djs

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9 Doctor 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

Definitely not number 8 should be 5... and why is adventure club not on this list...

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10 Virtual 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 can't describe how amazing Virtual Riot is. Should be number one. Every song he has made has been masterful for that genre. Really excels in the Melodic Dubstep area, however. :D Best of all time, and I probably listen to him multiple times a day every day. - HeyheyIzDaKaykay

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The Contenders

11 Zedd Zedd Zedd 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!

Skrillex has good dubstep

Zedd is the best

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12 Feed 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!

Love One CLick Headshot, one of the best! - BigNate

Great sound design and production quality 👌

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13 Modestep

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.

Modestep is the best according to me!

Modestep is the best there is

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14 Datsik

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!

Was really good until the um... incident.
Still, separating the artist from his art... still wasn't exactly my favorite, to be honest. - HeyheyIzDaKaykay

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15 Pegboard 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

In my opinion, they're even better than Skrillex. They're one of the few artists today still doing real dubstep, electro-house and drum-n-bass.

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16 Kill 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!

KTN deserves the number 1 spot

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17 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

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!

Daft Punk don't do Dubstep.

Skrillex, Deadmau5, and Daftpunk have always been my favorite!

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18 The Glitch Mob

Unconventional but amazing music

Creative and amazing, it really got me into the genre

Excellent mix to keep focused.

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19 Seven 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.

Still With Me Remix

Best Dubstep Art Ever!

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

Listening to them right now!

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20 xKore

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...

At least this guy is somewhere near where he should be...

21 KDrew

Only popular for bullseye

I don't know, Last train to paradise and signals are pretty good. - Nick-brick8

Personally, I love Circles.

My favorite artist by far as of right now.

Eh.. best song is bullseye but... pretty dubstep.

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22 Chase & Status
23 Downlink

Downlink is an amazing artist. I love his track "Absolute Fire". God damnnn.

24 Tristam

Worthy of the top 10

Best songs are : Tristam - Friend & Tristam - I Remember, I know real dubstep lovers listen to a another artist instead of skrillex

Why is my favorite dubstep artist not anywhere near the top ten? - valkyrie24_7

Nobody heard flight?

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25 StrachAttack

The god of 110 BPM right here.

26 Spag Heddy

I don't know why no one has posted him yet his music is awesome

All his songs have such amazing bass line, they just make you feel so happy inside! WHATS HE DOING IN THE NUMBER 36 SPOT?

Skrillex can suck his nuts. He is very similar, yet more lovable than skrillex. Nobody can see: skrillex only has good intros!


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27 Stephen Walking

He has very simple, but awesome dubstep

His tracks are awesome!

Stephen introduced me to edm with top of the world and he's been one of my favorite artists of all time since.

28 DotEXE

Eh... ok but.. only have ONE good song. (monster DotEXE remix.)


29 Xtrullor

I don't understand why people haven't realised yet that he is the best dubstep artist of all time, clearly better than skrillex and has the most brutal and harsh dubstep INCLUDING the most emotional dubstep

Dex Arson wasn't on the list, so I voted for another legend. I don't need to say more than one word: corrosive

He needs to be higher! I love this guy more than skrillex! - InfernoTopTenners

3 words: Sheol, first drop

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30 Skream

The man who INVENTS dubstep gets a #32 spot? Shame, shame.

The Godfather of dub step, genius

Skream is great, should be on the top ten, just listen to Midnight Line Request

The king of Dubstep

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31 Borgore

Borgore place 32 look up syrup

Wub Wub Wub. He makes me happy!

1. borgore
2. schoolboy
3. bassnectar
4. knife party
5. datsik
6. excision
7. nero
8. tut tut child
9. flux pavillion
10. skrillex

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33 Noisia

I love the Remix that noisia made in the Song "Smack my bitch up "

34 Benny Benassi

I agree with that. He's not a dubstep artist. He did the lyrics for Cinema, yes... But that song was mixed by skrillex.

Benny benassi has nothing to do with dubstep why is he on this list?

35 Zeds Dead

Zeds Dead creates great songs with great rhythm, I especially like their two songs Eyes on Fire and Out for Blood

Demon gave me love for dubstep

Skrillex has nothing on this guy and also Excision. Sonny Moore is very creative and good at what he does, but Zeds Dead's material surpasses Skrillz any day.

More creative person. Heshould be ont top 10!

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37 Swedish House Mafia

They're not even dubstep, they're electro house!

I think swedish house mafia makes trance nt dubsteps! But in trance shm is d best!

38 Monstercat

Monstercat is a RECORD LABEL, not a single artist. They have many good dubstep artists though, such as Pegboard Nerds, Stephen Walking, Jauz, etc. So I guess this ranking could stand for all the artists inside Monstercat that aren't already mentioned. And if it does, then it should rank higher in my humble opinion.

Better than skrillex and deadmau5 combined. Deadmau5 music is okay, but the only true best is Ghost N Stuff. While skrillex can make good songs, usually they have high pitch noise in them, or they sound like a lion is roaring into the mic. Monstercat music is usually okay, but some get good beats and are actually good to hear, such as the popular Areo Chord -Surface

He is awesome when it comes to dubstep

Monstercat contains songs that are too good for Skrillex or Nero or Knife Party. They have the real dubstep here. Look up songs by the Pegboard Nerds, or by Dion Timmer, or by Tristam, then you will understand true dubstep. - GGiant1921

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39 Bar9

I don't need to say anything but just download shaolin style (nero rmx)'
Piano tune (VIP) & Bloodbath (original).

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41 Delta Heavy Delta Heavy Delta Heavy is a British electronic music production duo from London. The duo consists of Ben Hall and Simon James. V 2 Comments
42 Adventure Club

Need your heart :') At par with scary monsters in my opinion. Must listen artist. you will surely not regret for listening to songs like Need your heart, Rise and fall, Gold. Soft dubstep at its best!

There are so many diverse emotions that erupt in Adventure Club's music; they use unique vocals, accompanied by hard style dramatic sounds, over subtle classical melodies to create a powerful, beautiful noise.

Such an incredible sound and feel for every song

Ac is awesome! Love their songs RISE AND FALL!

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44 Alex Clare Alex Clare Alexander George "Alex" Clare is a British singer and songwriter. Clare adopted his current stage name, Alex Clare, in 2010.
45 Protohype

Problematic is the best I heard! - InfernoTopTenners

46 Tut Tut Child

Dragon Pirates, Power Fracture, and Dance to it are Epic.

47 Codeko
48 Omnipony
49 Dub FX
50 Dex Arson

The coolest dubstep artist ever..

This guy is cool.-TheCoolGuy1

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