Top 10 Greatest Electronic Artists


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21 Pendulum Pendulum Pendulum is an Australian drum and bass and electronic rock band founded in 2002. Pendulum originally formed in the Australian city of Perth, Western Australia by Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen, and Paul Harding.

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.


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22 SALM (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%

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23 Feed 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

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_

What talent! Feed me deserves top 10. Their music is characterized by catchy sounds and heavy, quick beats.

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24 Burial

Who the heck is Zedd? Burial is ace, his last release Rival Dealer is brilliant.

Lmao Everyone voting is under 12. No good artists are High up. Besides AFX.

25 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an English electronic and synth-pop band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke.

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.

Depeche Mode is absolutely the best band. And I think not just among the electronic band but among all bands.

Depeche Mode is number 1 by far. A few years ago, there was only hip-hop music, pop, rock and DEPECHE! They practically started the electronic music era.

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26 Wolfgang 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.

27 Jean-Michel Jarre

Number #16, you havin' a laugh!. This pioneer of Electronic music has in his lifetime broken 4 world records for concert attendances, puts on the worlds best laser light shows found anywhere on the planet, and at the grand old age of 63 can wipe the floor with any of these so called artists above. Who hasn't heard of the multi million selling albums which started it all in the late 70's Oxygene and Equinoxe, both superb albums. Others to listen to are the excellent Magnetic Fields, Rendez-vous, and if you have the box set as I have then the very rare Houston concert from 86 is a must. Jarre should be number 1...

This guy did so much for bringing electronic music to the masses, that it is impossible to overstate his importance. At the same time he kept artistic integrity, bridged experimental music over to pop, didn't use the easy tricks of dance music to become popular and also pioneered electronic music in concert settings. He's the Leonardo the Vinci of electronica, always involved in all aspects of his art and being a true artist in stead of just a craftsman making "cool music" which remains only that.

This pioneer of Electronic music has in his lifetime broken 4 world records for concert attendances, puts on the worlds best laser light shows found anywhere on the planet, and at the grand old age of 63 can wipe the floor with any of these so called artists above.


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28 New Order New Order

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.

29 Zomboy

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?

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30 Tiƫsto

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...

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31 Lindsey Stirling Lindsey Stirling

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.

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32 The Fat Rat

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)

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33 Boards of Canada

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

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34 Fatboy Slim

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!

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35 Portishead

84? You people think Zedd, Owl City, and Nero are better than Portishead?
Top Ten
1: Portishead
2: Kraftwerk
3: The Prodigy
4: The Chemical Brothers
5: Brian Eno
6: Daft Punk
7: Massive Attack
8: Moby
9: Fatboy Slim
10: DJ Shadow

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36 Kaskade

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.

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37 Calvin Harris Calvin Harris Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer . He was known with his hit singles like Summer, This Is What You Came For and How Deep Is Love . He also was cheated on by Taylor Swift in their relationship for Tom Hiddleston more.

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?

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38 Pegboard Nerds

Hero, Disconnected, Here it Comes?

#Pegboard Nerds YouTube channel

He is the best

Meh. Their old stuff are bangers though. - wrests

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39 Jamie xx

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 made

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40 KOAN Sound

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.

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