Worst Electronic Music Artists

SelfDestruct

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.

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

Skrillex deserves a high spot on this list, but deadmau5 is amazing. Come on, man. - PositronWildhawk

He has some of the weirdest sounds and beats but just makes it look terrible - CoolCat999

The godfather of brostep. Fratboy Sound deluxe. The worst of its kind.

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2 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers

At least Avicii and David Guetta are taking music seriously. All Chainsmokers do is make jokes songs.

For the record Selfie is THE WORST song on earth.

Selfie is the worst song yes, but the rest of their songs are so much better. Listen to Roses, New York City, etc., you won't regret it.

Watch "how every chainsmokers song is made" on youtube. It exposes them for the talentless losers they are.

Their best music came after Selfie and before Don't let me Down. There are also some good tracks on their album they released this year. Listen to "Don't Say" and "It Won't Kill Ya". You won't regret. There is much worse music around these days, and I'm glad these guys are mainstream. I'd much much much rather hear a Chainsmokers song than one of those god-awful new Taylor Swift songs. - Elijah_Cook

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3 Avicii Avicii Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, is a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer.

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

I blame Avicii for bringing country into this.

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4 Knife Party

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.

This band is awesome - the_stig2

Get them off this list. Now - wrests

Really? What’s next here? Pendulum?

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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.

Not only bad music, also horrible people.

Not electronic really. I am an electronic music producer, and know what's electronic. They use cheap "dubstep" and "trap" beats but they are just stupid and pedophilic not electronic at all. - Elijah_Cook

How Skrillex is above these guys I'll never know.

Such horrible Edm song and ashame of DJ

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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 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 ...read more.

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

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

Good musician. - Elijah_Cook

7 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.

Not electronic at all, just a fat low-quality rapper. - Elijah_Cook

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

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8 David Guetta David Guetta

Many of the other bad ones here have been mere annoyances in the music industry and fodder for stereotypes at most, whereas this guy's practically killing a whole genre. We will NOT stand for this...get him to the top! - Entranced98

He destroyed House, at least we still have Trance.

Dude, this guy sucks the ass. Ugh, worse than Skrillex.

His musical quality has much improved in recent months. - Elijah_Cook

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9 DJ Fresh

The whole Forza Horizon soundtrack is pure garbage. - SelfDestruct

He ain't Fresh! Enough Said...

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

Why is this sorry excuse for a DJ below F Buttons, who are awesome? - WonkeyDude98

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11 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

12 Borgore

The worst. Quite actually, the worst. - WonkeyDude98

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

Blegh. I love dubstep. Borgore is not dubstep. Borgore is not music. - Elijah_Cook

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..

13 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

14 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.

15 Major Lazer
16 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 pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more.

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

People only hating cause they don't even understand his genre. *sigh* Oh well.

PositronWildhawk disapproves. - RiverClanRocks

I don’t have anything agains the dude, and he’s a great musician. It’s just his songs aren’t my style...I’m more of a Skrillex/knife party/panda eyes/temenite kinda guy. I just don’t like his songs...although he is a great musician. Does he even have any songs that have the hard hitting drops that Skrillex and knife party are known for? Tell me the name and I’ll listen to it. If I like, I’ll reconsider.

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19 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

He's incredible and one of the most underrated singers out there! Fireflies is a good song! - Elijah_Cook

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