Top 10 Greatest Electronic Artists


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61 DJ Shadow

owl city in top 5? a copy of the postal service in top 5? ok, back to DJ Shadow, Endtroducing is one of the best albums ever made, is the pioneer of the trip hop and has one of the most original styles of all. Now this deserves to be at the top 5.


Owl City and Massive Attack better than DJ Shadow?


This guy is amazing! One of my all tome favorites.

DJ Shadow barely in the top 50? Entroducing is a stone cold work of genius. The first time most voters on this sad poll seem to have heard of electronic music was Skrillex wining a grammy. There's so much heritage from the first synthesisers of ELP & Moroder, early sampling in dance hip-hop & rap, through the innovations of Aphex Twin & the found-sound stylings of Bjork, the polymath talents of DJ Shadow & eventually "EDM" artists like Calvin Harris, Diplo, & Skrillex. There's so much more to know beyond this Deadmau5 versus Skrillex debate.

62 Varien

Varien is one hell of a badass. Coming from the amazing world of Monstercat, he combines classical piano and acoustic guitar, along with the awesome riffs and chords of a distorted electric guitar, all presented in a fluid and fun dubstep format. You have to hear to believe him. Listen to Valkyrie featuring Laura Brehm. His best work in my opinion.

63 Opious
64 Trippa
65 Doctor P

Come on, he is one of the sickest dubstep artists ever. Doctor P should be right under Bassnectar

Guys, we need to talk.

Doctor P is the greatest electronic artist of all time. Even better than Skrillex. Better than Martin. Better than KP, mau5, Excision, Glitch Mob, Flux, and Calvin Harris. His songs are so jaw-droppingly massive that it's almost impossible to explain. From the screeching synth line of "Flying Spaghetti Monster", to the NES-y blips and bleeps of "Tetris", to the absolute masterpiece that is "Champagne Böp", there's no contest.

I'll always be a fan. If you don't know him, check him out.

66 David Guetta David Guetta

He should be on the top ten list

He should be at top 1p. Just think of lovers on the sun. Song is great.

Whaaat that's not possible... David Guetta should be at least at top ten... I Just can't believe that he's at 97 - Lester3377

Get this guy off this list. Now - wrests

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67 Flying Lotus

He inspired so many fantastic artist and is a master at blending genres. Probably the most talented guy in the game, pathetic to see him this low

He is L. A beat king, he make a mix for Grand Theft Auto V and it become 1 of 20 best DJ mixes 2013, I love him

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68 Pretty Lights

One of the few electronic artist who put emotion and passion in to his music, a true underrated genius

True Passion! Every song is a unique journey into a outer realm of existence. Plus, much of his music is free and available to anyone, showing care for his work versus the wealth and fame of the music industry. Pretty Lights has a amazing label company to boot with artists such as Gramatik, Break Science, and Michal Menert. Pretty Lights deserve a much higher spot on this list of fantastic artists.

67? Lol this list is a joke

Come on! really?!? #52? Does anybody know what good music, great sampling and amazing beats are?

69 Air

Best french band ever. It needs go up for sure on this list

70 Aleksander Vinter

Aleksander Vinter is a genius. His music has a level of complexity that surpasses all of the artists here. He should seriously be number 1. Anyone who says Skrillex is higher than Vinter knows nothing about electronica.

This dude far surpasses many of the names on this list. He should be way higher. Top 15 at least, and that's being modest. The fact that skrillex is higher than Savant and Aphex twin shows how screwed up the vast population is.

Aleksander Vinter, aka Savant, is one of the most unique artists I have ever heard. His music is a magnificent mixture of electronica, complextro and glitch hop and he is absolutely wonderful. Plus, knowing that he actually does have savant syndrome adds an interesting level of complexity behind his music.

Has released so much stuff, truly a genius. Every single one of his albums sound the same, but also incredibly different.

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71 Armin van Buuren Armin van Buuren

What?! You've got daft punk on number one and Armin on 40?! He is first of all the one who made trance to what it is or was at his peak, second he is the owner of the best dance music label in the world, third even his alter ego gaia has more masterpieces than deadmau5 will get on his label mau5trap in 20 years.

Armin is far better than most of this list in my opinion. It looks like there are only Americans in the top 20. So this list isn't objective, and thus, waste of time..

ARMIN on #70 what even Zedd is rated above armin seriously its high time for you voters to listen to real electronic genre of music this guy is a legend..

He's 40. This list makes no rational, god given, earthly sense...

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72 12th Planet

12 Planet is alright, but should probably be a little higher than 61

73 Noisia

I guess this group isn't as well known as the others mentioned... But I think they are an excellent electronica group that comes up with innovative ideas in their songs and puts true effort into their songs (Not that these guys don't :P) Anyways, if you haven't heard of Noisia, give em a listen!

Noisia deserves a much higher place, there vibe has a unique feeling to it.

Another group that should be placed before Skrillex.

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75 KTN

Bitch Please. Have you heard Kill the Noise!

76 Crystal Castles

Come on! Please explain why Crystal Castles is so low!

Ethan Kath is an amazing musician. Their songs are quite creative.

Myyy little blue breton deserve more than this, pfff

77 Squarepusher

Squarepusher should be top 5. He has over 15 albums starting in 1996. Most these other guys were still watching cartoons. Programming wizard, not just repeating loop after loop after loop.. Seriously all, this list has no merit.

Experimental D'n'B mixed with jazz occasionally with some wild bass playing thrown in. Squarepusher is awesome.

78 Savant

One of the first Techno artist I've ever heard and his first song I heard by him was melody circus and it still remains my favorite!

One of the most underrated electronic artists. A true talent. don't believe me. Listen to alchemist, Elephant or F nexus to see for yourself. - hurrhurrman

79 I See Stars I See Stars I See Stars is an American rock band that formed in 2006 based in Warren, Michigan. The band currently consists of vocalist Devin Oliver, guitarist Brent Allen, keyboardist and vocalist Andrew Oliver, and bass guitarist Jeff Valentine.

I'm not sure these guys should be classified as electronic, but they're incredible if you like the hardcore stuff.

80 Martin Garrix Martin Garrix Martijn Gerard Garritsen, known professionally Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and musician.

#210? Really? Martin should at least be #5.

Why is he so low he is the best

He is one of the best

He is the best and youngest dj who is reaching high spots in djmag

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