Best Dubstep Artists

The Top Ten
1 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 ...read more.

Oh man this guy touches instruments in the way it is out of bound. Skrillex goes in the needed freaking character a dupstep producer need to be

No one can match Sony's songs. He is just the best all of his songs I absolutely love because they all mean something like either u missing someone or u wanna just have a blast Skrillex's music can never be beat. I got into electronic music from Martin Garixx but then fond Skrillex and immediately loved his music. My first song I listened to by him was Scary Monsters and nice spiretes. But my favorite by him is Rockn'roll. He is the best artist anyone could hear to I think everyone should listen to him

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.

Whether you like Skrillex or not, he is definitely the most influential dubstep artist of all time - no questions asked. I don't think anybody in North America listened to that stuff until he brought it here and changed it up with his now famous Brostep. As Michael Jackson is king of pop (screw you JB) and Elvis Presley is king of rock, Skrillex is the king of dub step.

2 Knife Party Knife Party are an Australian electronic music duo comprising Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, two members of the drum and bass band Pendulum.

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...

KP aren't necessarily a "dubstep" group (Rob just tweeted that he hates dubstep now) but when they make dubstep its always high quality, original and entertaining. Their dubstep tracks include Centipede, Fire Hive, Bonfire (Which is drumstep but who cares), and if you call it dubstep, their remix of Unison, Which is kinda like a mid tempo 110bpm type thing. I was meant to watch mean streets but I got caught up watching the entire season of nisemonogatari.

3 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 ...read 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.

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

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

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.

I'm not a huge dubstep fan, but I love Flux. Most of his music isn't even dubstep, but the dub songs he does do are my absolute all time favorites. Will take Flux over everyone else any day.

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.

5 Excision

When I went to find more dubstep producers, I got interested in Excision and I looked up to search up.Man, I love the form that he put elements of Heavy Metal and a lot of usage of syntetizers and incluse on a song. Dubstep or not dubstep, Excision is the actual Dubstep king!

Excision is best in live performance and mostly he doesn't regret about fans of their interest in dubstep music.Most of fans had injured their neck at events.Even though in my experience I had gone his paradox tour,Shambhala festival,Tomorrowland 2017, Electric Zoo 2017 and Lost Land Music Festival. He organized his own music festival i.e. Lost Land Music Festival which brings a lot of top heavy bass hitting dj around the world. He has been producing more albums and remix and collaborating with finest producer and get motivative with producers.EXCISION LET ME SEE YOUR X UP! WOOOSH!

Excision is one of the original Dubstep artists. He always has that dark, gritty tone in his songs that define him, but he always can keep up with what's new and hot in EDM. And boy, has he kept it up for a long time - 8 years! (maybe even more) He deserves to be in top 10.

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

6 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. ...read more.

He may make a point by saying that the culture of dubstep is deformed from its meaningful and mellifluous history, but that doesn't stop him from trying to improve this, along with his specialisation in progressive house and electrohouse. It's one of may things that make him very admirable.

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.

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

7 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.

My favorite. Everyone says he sounds like Skrillex, but he's unique in his own way. If you didn't know... Skrillex and Zomboy are friends. (Check out "Ragga Bomb - Skrillex and Zomboy remix if you don't believe me.)

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

His song is really weird, but really really good. People should listen to his song. City 2 City and Vancouver beatdown is the best

8 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", ...read more.

There is a comment here, recommending the song "Ugly" ft. Amp Live. Because of this comment I listened to that song with high expectations that were more than fulfilled. I also agree that this song has a unique style that very few people could pull off.
Some of my other favorite Bassnectar songs are "Vava Voom", featuring Lupe Fiasco, and "Bass Head". I like how Bassnectar combines hip hop and dubstep.

Bassnectar is the king of sound.
It's as simple as that. Only Au5, Fractal and KOAN Sound can catch up to his production skill, musical talent and composition detail but he still wears the crown.
Go listen to his new album "INTO THE SUN" on some really good speakers or headphones and you'll know what I mean...

Bassnectar is just amazing. he just keeps coming out with great songs. all these other artists has a few great songs and then a few good songs, but I can just keep going though song after song of bassnectar loving them all. also he don't sound like everyone else. Skrillex reminds me of the one artist everyone know in that genre. like everyone know Led Zeppelin, even though most people only know 2 of there songs. Bassnectar should be #1.

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.

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).

SKRILLEX SUCKS! He can not make any good songs. All his songs are are a bunch of random noises put together with no beat whatsoever. Doctor P on the other hand, knows how to make good dubstep.

Doctor P is one of the artists that got me ibto dubstep. He is so clever in the writing of his music. Watch Out is by far my favorite Doc P track.

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

10 Modestep

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.

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.

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

The Contenders
11 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!

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

Not even a dubstep artist. Why on this list?

I like skrillex's dubstep better!

12 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

After Skrillex... should be this guy. This isn't just blabbering dubstep, but an emotional slap in the face with almost every song. Also a strong role model for other dubstep artists (like his samples used in lots of dubstep songs), Virtual Riot deserves a top 5 spot.

Virtual Riot's music is perfect for dancing and parties. It's very hardcore and alive. It's unique in a way. It's not like other dubstep and I'm absolutely obsessed with all his albums. I highly recommend getting some of his music.

13 xKore

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

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

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

14 Kill the Noise

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

This guy should top the list... He's got the best sound in the dubstep category... his EP "Kill Kill Kill" topped all edm chart... His track "BLACK MAGIC" is the best track ever produced by him... he is even good at drum n' bass... This guy should be placed beyond the top ten... !

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

The only reason I like Kill The Noise is because his colaberation with skrillex

15 Chase & Status
16 Datsik

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!

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

Datsik is the very best there is, no question.

17 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!

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

Love One CLick Headshot, one of the best!

18 Pegboard Nerds

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.

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

Hear the wobbles in the pegbard nerds songs, like here it comes, self destruct, or deep in the night, and you will wish you voted for this.

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

19 StrachAttack

The god of 110 BPM right here.

20 Stephen Walking

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

He has very simple, but awesome dubstep

His tracks are awesome!

21 Xtrullor

He should be moved to nr. 1
If you want to know why, just listen to Ego Death, Supernova, Terran Era, Ichor, Reverie, Screamroom, Cry, Paracosm, Corrosive, Sphero, Earthsplitter, Instant Reaction, Redux, Attack and Rip It to know the answer (I would have included Sheol and Tria, but those aren't classified as Dubstep because of their bpm, which is the reason why I don't like that bpm rule)
Just his drops would reck almost everyone on this list, and then we have the beats which could easily attack Skrillex, cause an instant reaction and make him cry, before blowing.him up like a supernova, split the earth like a corrosive and rip it apart.

Some of his buildups are already better than most other dubstep. And when the beat drops...well...
I prefer house over dubstep, yet Xtrullor is still my favourite electronic music artist.

Just...listen to what this guy makes, and be sure to turn your volume down slightly as to prevent brain damage. His music is more brutal than all Mortal Kombat X fatalities combined.

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

22 Klippa
23 Noisia

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

24 Tristam

Tristam is a artist that makes music not with his brain, but his heart, I love his music because he makes it with his feelings. and his song with Braken, Tristam & Braken - Flight is the #1 most popular song on monstercat

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

My favorite. I Remember and Follow Me are his best songs.

Is by far one of the best in here

25 DotEXE

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

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