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.

I knew someone who'd been around 'Skrillex' (he wasn't called that at the time) when he was a punk dweeb on the Warped tour some years back. This friend stated that you DID NOT want to have an original idea around him...because he'd steal it! I buy that assessment, given that everything he does sounds like the same mess rehashed, and most anything you hear out of him can be traced back to some earlier techno source. No talent + money = success? It shouldn't.

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

Hey this guy is good.He is not the best but he has some good songs-TheCoolGuy1

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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.

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

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.

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

The heck Knife party is awesome. They are my favourite dubstep musicians and they are the only awesome dubstep artists that are kinda popular. Skrillex is not bad but he is overrated and he is not that good but not horrible. Bossfight and Dex Arson are also awesome but they aren't well known. Knife Party are the best Dubstep music artists.-TheCoolGuy1

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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.

These loons just ruined electronic music for me. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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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

Can Calvin Harris really be called a DJ anymore?

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

The Contenders

11 Borgore

The worst. Quite actually, the worst. - WonkeyDude98

He sucks, most of the time. - Elijah_Cook

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

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12 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

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 popularizing work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse, along with the genres themselves. ...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

This guy is good.He got me into house(the EDM genre)-TheCoolGuy1

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17 Skream

How can the godfather of dubstep be on here? - Elijah_Cook

18 Peer van Mladen Peer van Mladen
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

20 Emilie Simon
21 Young Money Young Money

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

22 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue

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

24 Borgeous
25 Nicky Romero
26 Krewella

Stupid song for all time in electro by his - belarbi

They're awesome! - Elijah_Cook

There monstercat releases where actually really good

27 Revolvr
28 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."

Hip hop. Some of his beats are ok. - Elijah_Cook

MUSTARD ON THE BEAT HO - venomouskillingmachine

29 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.


30 Showtek

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

31 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.
32 Marshmello

His music is just good enough said

No! Just...no! Marshmello is great! - Elijah_Cook

33 Example
34 Steve Aoki Steve Aoki Steven Hiroyuki "Steve" Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer, and music executive.
35 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

36 Flux Pavilion

I can't STOP

What is this? - JolteonIsAwesome

37 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Lost my faith in humanity now because Dimitri Trash & Like Ass are not number 1 for Worst Edm Artists. - ShaunnyB0y

38 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 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

But, Instant Crush is a great song isn't it? - glambert

Who put Daft Punk on here? They're amazing.

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39 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.

Since when was gorillaz edm

40 DJ Tiesto DJ Tiesto

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

Ole school trance classic known for his six our rave-a-thons!

41 Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini

Just the worst, period.

He is not an electro artist. - SelfDestruct

42 Jack U
43 Disclosure
44 LCD Soundsystem

No - Phantasian

45 Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina Breathe Carolina is an American electro pop group currently consisting of David Schmitt (vocals, keyboard), Eric Armenta (percussion) and Tommy Coops (guitar, keyboard) that formed in 2007. ...read more.

They're so good but were meh when they were pop. - Elijah_Cook

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