Best Electronic / Techno Artists of the 21st Century


The Top Ten

1 Peer Van Mladen Peer Van Mladen Peer van Mladen (born May 3, 1989 in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia) has more than 8 million dollars in annual revenue and one of the most influential music producers.

Peer van mladen best =)

2 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.

He was the first EDM artist that I got into. He also helped me like a lot of other genres. So far, no one has ever toped him! He is number 1 for me, along with Pendulum. - Slipperyjack40

Deadmau5 is the best... No more talk... - sam117

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

Daft Punk has helped me stop cutting and are also an amazing group, my favorite albums from them are Homework and Discovery. They are my favorite techno artist ever

You crazy daft punks the best there was, the best there is and the best there ever will be!

No.6 are you kidding me?! WHY THIS IS NOT ON THE FIRST PLACE?! Everything above this sucks, this is number 1! Daft Punk made one of the best songs of 21st century and it is the best techno/house band ever! Number 1!

4 SALM (Something A la Mode)
5 Glitch Mob
6 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.
7 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.

Not worth the hype, but I really don't get why people hate him now, anyways, here he is, definitely deserving of this number 5 spot while slightly screamy and obnoxious to listen to for more than an hour. - Barcaman

He knows to make music.. And sticks to his style.. Make his style a pop music rather changing to some pop styles..

Dirty vibe is life

8 Digital Rust

Another unknown artist, but I never seen a dislike or a negative comment. - Barcaman

9 Opiuo
10 The Prodigy The Prodigy The Prodigy are an English electronic music group from Braintree, Essex, formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. The members were originally Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keith Flint (dancer and vocalist), Maxim (MC and vocalist), Leeroy Thornhill (dancer and occasional live keyboardist), and a female more.

I think the best days of the Prodigy were back in the 90s but their new stuff is still really awesome. - Slipperyjack40

The Contenders

11 Trippa
12 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
13 Tiësto Tiësto

Ties to is a Dutch prodegy.He is one of the greatest I've ever heard,with his song "wasted" ft.Matthew Koma

14 Mord Fustang

This guy is relatively new but has already made it to the top of Electronica, his music makes people move, jump and dance, besides that, great music to just listen to.

Listen to lick the rainbow you'll be mindblown. - AWOLkid

15 Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor Blood on the Dance Floor is an American scene duo currently consisting of Dahvie Vanity and Fallon Vendetta that formed in 2006. Former members include Jayy von Monroe (2009-2016) and Garrett Ecstasy (2009). All of them provided vocals to the project. more.

First off... Just wow. They weren't on this list before I put them here? REALLY!?

Madonna is here and they aren't?

They're amazing live, just so you all know, and they actually love their fans. Their sound is unique while not just blaring randomosity.

Jesus, people!

No.BOTDF sucks for the most part because most of their songs suck and the only good song that they have is Rise and Shine because they put emotion into that song and it is anti-bullying but all other BOTDF songs just suck.-LitSavage

16 Blackburner
17 Knife Party 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.
18 Burial
19 Stromae Stromae Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian musician, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres.

Excellent tracks like Papaoutai, Formidable and much more

So good! He is my favorite artist! And he is the most none French speeking singer.

20 Porter Robinson
21 Four Tet
22 TheFatRat
23 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has more.
24 Hardwell Hardwell Robbert van de Corput, who performs under the stage name Hardwell, is a Dutch big room house and electro house DJ and music producer.
25 Lights Lights Lights Poxleitner-Bokan is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician. She is known for her gold-certified albums The Listening and Siberia as well as singles "Drive My Soul", "February Air", "Ice", "Second Go", "Toes", and "Up We Go".
26 Moby Moby Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. more.
27 M83
28 Aphex Twin Aphex Twin Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), known by his stage name Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born English electronic musician and composer. He is known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in electronic music styles such as IDM and acid techno in the 1990s, for which he won widespread critical acclaim. more.
29 Brian Eno Brian Eno Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.
30 John Carpenter
31 DJ EZ

You probably never heard of this guy.BECAUSE HE'S ME,OF COURSE!

32 The Knife
33 Röyksopp
34 Massive Attack Massive Attack Massive Attack are an electronic music duo from Bristol, England, who use distorted, psychedelic, dynamic atmospheres as a definitive style of their music. They are noted as one of the most influential acts in electronic music to date, whose musical style was claimed to be far ahead of its time, and more.
35 Andy Stott
36 Electus
37 Owl City Owl City Owl City is an American Synthpop/Electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is the most successful of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young.
38 Virtual Riot

I first heard EDM on the radio by Skrillex. It seemed pretty good. But now, when I compare Virtual Riot to him, there isn't a choice. Virtual Riot is the best EDM artist, and there is no denying it. Don't believe me? Listen to some of his stuff, like:

Paper Planes

We're Not Alone

One for All, All for One

And newly added:

Talk About It (ft. Desiree Dawson) (Virtual Riot Remix)

39 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.
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