Top 10 Greatest Electronic Artistsgoohan
The Top Ten
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 has opened my mind to music. All other electronic "music" nowadays just sounds like a collection of noise that should be featured in a "Call of Duty" montage. Daft Punk's music has soul; unlike the other music being produced today by the world's top "artists". I quote artists because people attempting to recite bad poetry while a metronome drowns out their vocals is not music. The same goes for the people who think computer noises are better than real instruments that Daft Punk includes in their songs. They've hit every genre right on the head and revolutionized every single thing they've touched upon. They're up there with legends; perhaps past them.
Daft Punk made me start liking Electronic music, but there are better electronic music out there like Alan Walker, Lindsey Stirling, etc. Don't hate me please. - MissRWBY202V 140 Comments
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.
I wouldn't EVER compare deadmau5 to that knob we call Kanye West. Deadmau5 is actually inspiring, and doesn't call himself what he isn't. - PositronWildhawk
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.
He is badassV 119 Comments
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.
ALL HAIL SKRILLEXV 80 Comments
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.
Skrillex is two places above Aphex Twin? Are you kidding me? Skrillex wishes he was a fifth to the fifth power as talented as Aphex Twin is. This guy could have a genre named after himself. He's been at every end of the spectrum from nightmare noise jungle like Come to Daddy to emotional piano solos such as April 14th. Did you know that Syro comes in an album cover which itself is literally the list of what your dollar goes into when buying it? It folds out in like 8 pages.
My personal opinion is that Aphex Twin should be at Number 2, second only to Daft Punk. Anybody that has a passion for electronic music would agree I feel.
Aphex Twin revolutionized electronic music. Sure he hasn't sold as many records as Skrillex or Deadmau5 but he's a genius that injects a much needed heart and soul into the electronic scene.
Props to RDJ! Not only has he been doing this since the mid-1980s, he's also capable of doing his own code-wrangling, knows how to build stuff when the available hardware doesn't suffice, and can do anything from total chill ambient to ear-wrecking industrial racket...and everything in between. Pretty revolting that he's stuck here behind Deadmau5 and Skrillex, with them being the one-trick products that they are; AFX is capable of the entire spectrum of electronic music! And I doubt you'll be hearing the London Sinfonietta's arrangement of 'Bangarang' anytime...ever, while Aphex Twin's already been there, done that!V 72 Comments
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.
I don't know why but I love his songs. I like how not all of his songs are mindless dance songs, but some actually have passion (not saying every dance song doesn't has passion) but he brings a really good mix of music to the table. - Aquaturtle
I know its him because of the awesome beats and usally its only women singing in his songsV 22 Comments
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!
Come on, why is Kraftwerk number 9? All of us have to at least some credit and gratitude for these guys! They were one of the most original and influential electronic pioneers and has even existed 23 years before Daft Punk!
These guys aren't the best but they are good.They are also one of the pioneers of EDM.Glad to see them high on the list.-TheCoolGuy1V 45 Comments
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 knows exactly what they're doing, and what they are doing is great. "Centipede" is a staple of brutal electronic music, and the reggae beats of songs like "Bonfire" and "Give it up" are surprisingly nice combinations with electronic music. Knife Party, in my opinion, has not reached its peak, and has a long way to go.
You can have no regret that knife party brings the pack of electro and dubstep to a beast
Knife Party are the best Dubstep artists.Of course my favourite music artist is this Drum&Bass band called Pendulum so I have a bias towards these guys but these guys make the best dubstep and they are also electro house too.Listen to bonfire that song is awesome.Glad to see them this high up on best EDM musicians list but it is sad to see that they are also high up on worst EDM musicians list too.-TheCoolGuy1V 21 Comments
Absolutely incredible. Every one of their songs is an adventure. My personal favorite tracks of their are Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul and Carry the Sun. Their songs aren't too over the top, but they aren't too tame either, and best of all, they know how to use vocals in an electronic song in a way that does not detract from the beats, but adds to them. The only bad part about them is that there still isn't enough of their music.
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 perfectV 10 Comments
One of the, if not the best artist I've ever heard. The style, the class, the rhythm, the beat. It all adds up to make an extraordinary experience.
When your rank in the top 10 of top electro bands with only ONE album... nero is the best electro band, when talent is there...talent is there.
Nero is the best! I love doomsday they should totally be at the top of this list!
Cinematic, cyberpunk, dystopian perfectionV 5 Comments
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.
They got awesome tracks like Idioteque, Everything In Its Right Place, Where Blue Birds Fly and Feral
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
Should be higher cause all others suck!V 11 Comments
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
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. - Duality
These guys are awesome.Why are they only at 11? -TheCoolGuy1V 40 Comments
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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!
In dust we trust. I respect daft punk, I think they're better as a live act, but The ChemBros' music is better, though not for mainstream.V 13 Comments
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 ...more - 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!
Moby is not only one of the greatest electronic artists, but one of the greatest artists of the modern era. He redefined and brought electronic music to a new audience with "Play" and "18", while he made one of the most transcendental, heartbreaking, and wonderful albums ever with his masterpiece "Animal Rights". Truly one of the most overlooked and influential artists of our time.V 9 Comments
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 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.
Justice presence can't be ignored.
great bandV 7 Comments
Bassnectar's music combines multiple electronic genres into one to create amazing masterpieces of sound unique to him only. He should be in the top ten just because his music has the capability of making you want to dance and relax at the same time.
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
Bassnectar is far beyonddd a lot of these. the guy needs to be top 10 at leastV 15 Comments
Porter should be number one, hands down. He doesn't make "sick beats", he pioneers new sounds that have real meaning. With luscious synths, unpredictable chord progressions, and hard hitting drums, (not to mention live shows! Seriously! ) Porter is quickly revolutionizing the world of electronic music. Just listen to the first track on worlds and you'll understand.
This guy is a musical genius! At a young age, and SELF--TAUGHT, look what he can make! Just listen to his album "World." It is amazing and a truly beautiful album. Don't listen to all those copycat DJs, they flat out don't know a thing compared to Porter Robinson. He's a true musical genius, and should be at least in the top five choices. If you love electro music, please take my word and listen to his album "World." It wouldn't hurt to try
If you've ever seen a live Porter Robinson show you would know what the hype is. My first time seeing "Sad Machine" live I was on my friend's shoulders and balled my eyes out. It is so much more different than the insane strobe lights you'll see at Zedd, for example. His visuals have meaning, each tells its own story. Oh AND HE SINGS HIS SONGS LIVE. he has an incredible voice if he isn't amazing enough already. A genius in my view
A great musician for a really young age. Since Shelter, I have been a fan of him. He needs to release NEW music now! Shelter is just a masterpiece to the electronic music industry. The drums makes me bless my ears and he is very original compared to other artists. - MissRWBY202V 7 Comments
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?
Their quality is objective, that may sound condescending, but please, listen to Blue Lines and prove me wrong
Daft punk are annoying, owl city is just a one hit wonder, so massive attack are the best
Beautiful music with meaning and a million stylesV 3 Comments
The best female vocalist I've ever herd. Screw all the female pop stars that gets so much publicity, Bjork's music is a work of orchestra & as well a piece of art. Anyone who says other does not know art in music whatsoever.
One album: Homogenic. An album that combines real life strings with icy beats and electronics to make a tundra of emotion. It's THE best electronic album ever and possibly one of the best albums ever PERIOD.
She is the best and really unclassifiable. Incredible blend of human emotion and machine music.
Incredible artists, with one of a kind music!V 3 Comments
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
He's the best around! Nothings ever gonna take him down! So Hey Brother please send him to number one as he doesn't just put a load of notes together, he actually makes thought through quality music with melodies that wake me up when its all over!
Are kidding me! 21?!? This is insane to see a artist with his talent sit in the back of the curtains... He has songs out there that are well known like levels. He deserves a spot in the top 10 with out a dought
He's okay. Not the best but his earlier music is good. - MissRWBY202V 37 Comments
Who the heck is Zedd? Burial is ace, his last release Rival Dealer is brilliant.
No one even comes close to Burial... This list is too mainstream
Lmao Everyone voting is under 12. No good artists are High up. Besides AFX.
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%V 2 Comments
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
I enjoy so many of Feed Me's songs, they all end up stuck in my head every once in a while. Let's get him in the top five! - Nebby_
hell yeV 5 Comments
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.
PENDULUM ONLY AT 23!? These guys should at least be in top 15's although I would easily put them in top 10's or even top 5's.These guys are really good and they got me into Drum&Bass.Pendulum is really underrated.V 14 Comments
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.
Never complained about New Order, definitely weird how its all the way down here
Holy Moses, New Order, Rank At Sixty Four? One Of The Best Band Ever On The Planet.
Please.. NEw order has had more hits than majority and should be in top 20.. not hanging down at 56
The epitome of electronic music. Blue Monday still sounds fresh in 2015, over 30 years later.
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.
Don't understand that they are number 28. Below relatively new artists who have not yet stood the test of time. See how many of these other bands are still here in another 15 years time! Globally loved way beyond the uk; in fact worldwide. Massive live and used widely for remixes and for T.V. scores. It's a no brainer �"V 28 Comments
I think Zomboy should be right under Skrillex. He's excellent at the art of dubstep, and is just a really cool guy.
He should definitely ranked higher, especially since he is just amazing with his collaborated music.
What? Right after Skrillex is this guy!
He's AMAZING, how is he not higher?V 2 Comments
He should be in the Top 3 of this list
I should be able to see Tiesto's name near the top.
Trance music is tiesto
Should defiantly be around the top 5...V 5 Comments
This is what I think is by far the one, his songs are constantly stuck in my head, and only in The Fat Rat's case, that is a good thing. Also, people recognize the instrumental chorus of Unity. Very underrated.
This guy... I have a lot of his music in my playlist on SoundCloud
Also created Windfall and Monody
Dooo doo dee doo de doo (doodeedoodoo)V 3 Comments
Lindsey managed to combine electronic/dubstep and classical violin to create something extraordinary. I'd never thought that two styles from opposite sides of the spectrum could coexist so well. Her original songs such as Roundtable Rival, Shatter Me, and more completely blew me out of the water. I commend her for her creativity and hard work.
She's got mad skill
She is extremely GREAT and very Unique I'd recommend her for all music lovers
Not that good.V 1 Comment
This list badly needs people born before 1995 to rate on it. Some fantastic electronic acts criminally low here. I think I'll have to refresh and vote for massive attack, new order and portishead and chemical brothers now
Boards of Canada are my number 1. Using original production methods to achieve a unique electronic sound should get them into the top 10, their masterful execution gets them 1st in my eyes.
Why isn't this on here, are you people crazy
Should be top
Better than most on here
Fatboy slim is quality early electronic music!
A unique blend of funk and electronica make this person one of my top ten.
Fatboy Slim should definitely be top 20!V 1 Comment
84? You people think Zedd, Owl City, and Nero are better than Portishead?
3: The Prodigy
4: The Chemical Brothers
5: Brian Eno
6: Daft Punk
7: Massive Attack
9: Fatboy Slim
10: DJ Shadow
No way Kaskade is not in the top 10... There's so much grace, beauty and feeling of youth and love energy in so many of his songs... He combines his tunes and female voices with such perfection. He's a truly great artist.
Listen to Kaskade Live at Coachella and you'll realize they should be Top 15. It may be a 1:45:00 song but from start to finish, it's a party.
I really would have thought kaskade would be higher then 43. Still he is really awesome to go see, Great artist ever.
Kaskade is absolutely he should be number 1. His music is inspiring and creative.V 2 Comments
Why on EARTH is this dude at number one? It's true his songs haven't won first place in 2017 or 2016, but years just before that he stole the show with songs like "Summer", "Outside", "Motion", "Blame", "Under control", "Hype", "This is what you came for", "How deep is your love", "Drinking from the bottle" and so many more! He hasn't been around for too long, but he has already proved himself as one of the greatest musicians from 2013 onward!
It takes talent to write hit pop records. This unassuming Scottish lad isn't pretending he's producing avant garde masterpieces. As yet, he doesn't have a Selected Ambient Works II or a Syro that he can point to and claim to be a trailblazer. However, with 18 Months he produced (entirely) an album full of club bangers with clever hooks. It's wall-to-wall hits that dominated radio play for months & that's nothing to be ashamed of. He's also inspired many kids to download a DAW and try their hand at making their own music which is a positive development. I'd say the same for Skrillex & Diplo as they're well known "in the box" producers.
I like listening to the more esoteric electronic artists such as Aphex Twin, Squarepusher & even Venetian Snares but it's unfair that, Harris, an artist who helped bring electronic music to a mass popular music market isn't getting a vote. And no offense to Skrillex but Bjork has been just as innovative yet didn't make the top 10. Perhaps the voters ...more
Not my favourite but vote him otherwise this list wouldn't make sense. I don't think he is many people's favourite but probably second or something and since you can only vote for one that is why he is so low
The scottish man is dating taylor swift and surely that's enough to send him near the top...aye?V 9 Comments
Hero, Disconnected, Here it Comes?
#Pegboard Nerds YouTube channel
He is the best
Meh. Their old stuff are bangers though. - wrestsV 1 Comment
Listening to In Colour feels so relaxing. - djpenquin999
A fantastic and defining vissionary from the British Indie band the xx. His solo debut In Clolor is probably one of the best electronica albums ever madeV 1 Comment
Really? #29?! KOAN should be in the top ten or at LEAST higher on the contenders list. His (or they, I don't know) songs are so well structured and intricate and FUNKY!
KOAN Sound and Noisia are the future of sound design. People should appreciate more their incredible works.
Give Gary attention, guys. He's excellent. - PositronWildhawk
No 32 really! Gary numan is the god of synth pop and should be in the top 5 at least
Popularised electronic music, number 1 singles and albums, other acts followed. Game changer, changed the direction of popular music. Bona fide music legend.
Is this list a joke.Gary Newman in top three.V 2 Comments
no - wrests
Nostalgia blast! - Phantasian
This definitely deserves the highest appreciations, he's so good!
Check out "Mountains and molehills", "The scientist", "Lines in Wax", "Louder", "I can't stop" or "Gold dust".
They're all insane! I love this guy!
...27. WHAT! This insane! This guy deserves a higher spot on the list. Listen to 'gold dust' or 'freeway' and be amaze
Skream was the one who started all of the dubstep way back when he released his first studio album Skream! Now he's moved onto bigger and better things, focusing mainly on Drum and Bass, where he performs often to large sell-out clubs and festivals. I personally have seen him live in Nottingham, and can safely say it was one of the best nights out I've ever had. I look forward to seeing him again soon!
Underground success, dubstep pioneer and mainstream "sell out" success - I don't personally like his more chart orientated music but there's no denying that he should be counted a one of the greatest by both purists and those looking at popularity. Skream - Skream is definitely one of the best albums in electronic music history in my opinion
Dude its good music
DEFINITELY THE BEST EVER! I LOVE THERE SONG EVERYDAY NETSKY REMIX! WHO ELSE LOVES IT?
Quite sad that this electronic group are so far down the list. Should be in the top 30 at least - Jiorl
You really really need to listen to lemon jelly only three albums but each one class and listen to breeze block from radio one 35 minutes of genius
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