Worst Electronic Music Artists


The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

But his music is great - DrayTopTens

At least his music repels mosquitoes - Zalgiris

Annoying and weird dubstep sounds that makes me lose IQ. His music also spawned some of the worst YouTube intros ever (especially Minecraft intros). - MChkflaguard_Yt

Hey all the haters if you hate Skrillex no problem I have a challenge open your computer download a DAW and make a song. - Ankush12

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2 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers are an American DJ and production duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The EDM-pop duo achieved a breakthrough with their 2014 song "#Selfie", which was a top twenty single in several countries.

If you think Chainsmokers is not total trash then you need to go to the opinion store.

They used to be one of my favorite artists. After writing "don't let me down" (one of their best songs), they starting writing mainstream garbage pop music.

I don't get why everyone always hates them... - Monkeywolf228

There worst one they are. They went to be dance artists but yet again sound pop like selfie and closer are the worst songs the I ever herd - Subs1997

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3 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.

They actually took dubstep and made it cool. I don't think they are as good as Pendulum but they still are pretty awesome (in my eyes). - Slipperyjack40

Are you serious? Knife Party is pretty awesome. Their songs are pretty cool. what I think that most people don't like about them is that some of their songs are really not that appropriate. Like "Internet Friends". I guess it is ok...but it is all like "You blocked me on Facebook, and now, your gonna die". It kinda freaked me out, and now, don't block people on Facebook.

Oh man, I really LOVE Pendulum, but this... - ZeroBlaster

This band is awesome - the_stig2

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4 Avicii Avicii Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence ...read more.

Rip... And I don't think he was that bad... Wake me up is great in my opinion. - Monkeywolf228

Most of his songs are good, but some times he did not give credit to the singers of the song like Lay Me Down and Addicted to you... ,he thinks that the songs are good only because of him, not by singers!.. That I really don't like. - glambert

You have to be kidding. Avicii NUMBER 2. Tracks like Levels, Seek Bromance, I Could Be The One and Wake Me Up are all amazing. After he released True he did start to go downhill with track like Waiting For Love but no way is he number 2 worst - OrangeCookie

Avicii is basically pop that's been sneaked into the electronic list. - PositronWildhawk

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5 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. ...read more.

They're terrible sure, though they don't make me want puke or die. They make me wish they had better taste in music. I wouldn't mind seeing the guy that gets handsy with underage girls in prison.

They make Skrillex look like a total prodigy.

Worst Band Ever they should be number 1 instead because Skrillex has great songs

Not only bad music, also horrible people.

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6 Calvin Harris Calvin Harris Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer. He is known for his hit singles like Summer, This Is What You Came For and How Deep Is Love.

He ruined edm

This has nothing to do with anything, but I like his cat. It looks soft. - RiverClanRocks

Can Calvin Harris really be called a DJ anymore?

Ah, the days when he deserved to be as high as possible. - ProPanda

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7 David Guetta David Guetta Pierre David Guetta is a French DJ, songwriter, record producer and remixer who has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.

He has a Weird Fetish, and that is Drinking Urine outta Crash Helmets. Also he likes to watch Cockroaches have Sex as well. Weirdo he is...

He is one of the Worst, and should go away...

I would rather 'Drink Piss Outta Helmet' than listen to him...

That "so far away" song is the most painfully mediocre song ever. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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8 DJ Fresh

The whole Forza Horizon soundtrack is pure garbage. - SelfDestruct

He ain't Fresh! Enough Said...

9 Baauer

His next song, Temple, was a flop on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Charts. Thanks America

Also, Harlem Shake was a thing.

His songs are pretty annoying...take Harlem Shake as an example

10 DJ Snake DJ Snake William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, known professionally as DJ Snake, is a French DJ and record producer.

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11 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

Now that his star has fallen so much that he is reduced to just being the opening act for Deadmau5 he qualifies to be on this list and is by far the worst at anything he does. Need I say more?

Why do you assume we are all "guys"? You must are a sexist.

Guys! Rick Ross is a rapper not an electronic music artist!
By the way, he is very awesome! - SelfDestruct

Okay, U.O.E.N.O. was terrible, but... WHAT? - Zach808

12 F*** Buttons

People are most likely only voting this because of the explicit name. Surf Solar is a banger, and ya'll are huge prudes. - djpenquin999

I really don't get why they're so high.

13 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 ...read more.

One of their songs ruined Forza Horizon for me - SelfDestruct

No, they are great. - 445956

14 Skream
15 Marshmello

More marketing than music and directed towards edgy 8 year olds.

This man used to make bangers until he started playing hip hop while djing

His songs are all the same. Has only produced 1 or 2 good songs so far. - MChkflaguard_Yt

He should be ranked as the worst DJ ever. The fact that he and his music is nothing but cringe. Plain and simple.

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16 Borgore Borgore

Why is Avicii at number 5 and this guy at 15? Please, Avicii has died and he actually made a lot memorable songs whereas Borgore is the poor man's version of Skrillex. Get him to number 1. - Hellohi

Basically sex relayed stuff mixed with the WORST drops I've ever heard. Deserves #1 and there's no way anyone should listen to him without having a seizure...ughh - DankGodX

He adds way to much sex affiliated stuff into his songs. Otherwise, he's really good with dubstep.

But lay down a little bit on sex in dubstep I mean it's fine but not so much of it..

17 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.

This shouldn't be on here - BrotherOfWolves001

18 Major Lazer
19 Emilie Simon
20 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.
21 DJ Khaled DJ Khaled Khaled Mohamed Khaled, known professionally as DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ and record label executive.

I don't like him. But he isn't even an electronic artist/ - Monkeywolf228

DJ Khaled is a poser! He probably wouldn't have gotten that undeserved fame if he didn't rely on big-name artists to get him anywhere. This guy makes more in one gig than more talented and hardworking DJs make in their lifetimes. Will there be justice for this guy soon?

He's not a dj

He doesn’t even dj

22 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.

How and why is Kylie Minogue, who has a fantastic vocal ability, on this list? - mholland1997

23 Young Money Young Money

Hard to imagine anything worse than this "sound" which is really just "noise'

24 Krewella

Stupid song for all time in electro by his - belarbi

There monstercat releases where actually really good

25 Borgeous
26 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. ...read more.

He only brought hate into edm nothing else, he has one half decent song and be calls himself the giat haha what a moron

I like his music but I hate how he unfairly gave a copyright strike to $uicideBoy$.Other than that he is good. - DarkBoi-X

I'm guessing he is not number 1 because he is not really a dj or a producer, his career literally is to bully other djs

How is he even on the the worst list, he is one of the best

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28 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

They deserves number 1 spot

Typical DV&LM song
- A good buildup
- Sudden big room vibes
- Screaming into the mic
- Drop that has nothing in common with buildup and only appeals to edgy 8 year olds in neon clothes
- repeat 3-4 times
- end
Same for their concerts. - MChkflaguard_Yt

They suck. screaming into the mic every time the bass drops. Terrible

Belgium exports its industrial waste. These morons wouldn't even recognize a good song if it bit them in the ass. Give them a good song and they're bound to ruin it beyond imagination.

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29 Nicky Romero

Why is he on this list m8

30 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.

No this guy is good. - DarkBoi-X

Overrated - Oscarboi


31 Brokencyde Brokencyde Brokencyde is an American crunkcore musical group from Albuquerque, New Mexico, founded in 2006. The group's lineup consists of David "Se7en" Gallegos and Michael "Mikl" Shea, and musically are one of the founding groups in the crunkcore genre, which is crunk hip-hop with screamed vocals.

They are just blood on the dance floor 2.0 in think because they formed in 2006 whereas BOTDF formed in 2007 so I don't know which one is the main rip off I know both are terrible

32 Diplo Diplo Thomas Wesley Pentz, better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and record executive based in Los Angeles, California.
33 Galantis
34 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

What? You don't even know what music is! These guys are amazing!
Listen to Feel Good Inc, On Melancholy Hill, Clint Eastwood. Then you will think twice!

Since when was gorillaz edm

35 Showtek

They left hardstyle and a lot of them don't like that change.

36 DJ Mustard DJ Mustard Dijon Isaiah McFarlane, professionally known as DJ Mustard, is an American record producer, songwriter and DJ from Los Angeles, California.

Even after his past (and somehow big) career in 2014, this guy still doesn't get that making a slightly slower or faster version of his old beat is not going to make it different.

Like DoubleAgent said, "Every song of his is absolute garbage. Every. Single. One. I will not bring myself to enjoy one of the detestible, low quality, generic beats that this guy refers to as music."

MUSTARD ON THE BEAT HO - venomouskillingmachine

37 Alan Walker Alan Walker

AW's mediocre stuff doesn't deserve 2 billion + views. - MChkflaguard_Yt

I think his music is mediocre to me because there is way cooler stuff in edm like Deadmau5. - Slipperyjack40

He is the best electronic artist around try making a song like faded without troule.

All of his songs basically have the same instrumental. He uses a Iselin Solehims voice to grow his fame. What else does it take to be the worst DJ?

39 Example Example Elliot John Gleave, better known by his stage name Example, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

He shouldn't even be on here he's the best in my opinion - Subs1997

40 Steve Aoki Steve Aoki Steven Hiroyuki "Steve" Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer, and music executive.

This guy is pretty good, like on Beautiful, Broken, and Wasted, or Heaven on Earth, He's more underrated though

41 Jack U

Nah, they're pretty okay.

42 Martin Garrix Martin Garrix Martijn Gerard Garritsen, known professionally Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ, record producer and musician.
43 Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is probably most well known for being featured on the Flo Rida song "GDFR."

Just the worst, period.

He is not an electro artist. - SelfDestruct

44 Disclosure
45 Flux Pavilion

I can't STOP

What is this? - JolteonIsAwesome

46 SeeB
47 Jonas Blue
48 Daft Punk Daft Punk Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

I like Random Access Memories, and Discovery is one of the greatest albums ever. However, I didn't really like Homework that much personally, Human After all is ok. Overall, I don't think they are bad at all. - Slipperyjack40

Yet another troll item. You gotta expect them everywhere on the internet - SpectralOwl

Daft Punk is the winner of the Best Album of the Year Grammy Award, and Get Lucky (though a little boring) is the Record of the Year. The band is excellent, as well as most of the artists on this list. - keyson

What? Daft Punk is awesome! - CoolCat999

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49 DJ Tiesto DJ Tiesto

Get the legend off of this list! - PhoenixAura81

Doesn't make its own tracks, is 50 and still spinning some records on pool partys.

Stupid bastard

Apparently his best song ever is also the crappiest one ever!

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50 LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002 by musician James Murphy, co-founder of DFA Records.

No - Phantasian

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