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This drum and bass artists list ranks the best drum and bass DJs ever by votes. This list of good jazz fusion artists and groups let’s you see who dnb fans think are the best best drum and bass artists. Drum & bass as emerged in England during 1990s as part of the rave music movement. It's a genre of English electronic music also known as jungle that's characterized by breakbeats and with heavy basslines and sub-bass. Just like big beat and hard house, drum and bass was one of the most popular genres of English dance music. In turn, drum and bass artists were some of the most popular DJs in England. The best drum and bass DJs are some of the biggest names in electronic dance music due to their sound - that fuses elements of Jamaican dub, reggae, along with jungle music. While it's known by many names (Drum n Bass, DnB, D'n'B, and D&B for starters), the best drum and bass artists have seen multiple subgenres emerge due to the cutting edge nature of the music and remains one of the biggest forms of dance music.

So, who are the best drum and bass artists? Any list of DnB DJs has to include the likes of DJ Hidden, Andy C, DJ Hype, Goldie, Jack Smooth, DJ Hazard and LTJ Bukem. These are names that are closely associated with drum and bass music and with good reason. They're pioneers within the DnB genre and have been someone of the most important artists in carrying drum and bass to a new generation of fans.

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best drum and bass artists. if you notice that a drum and bass DJ is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best drum and bass DJs of all time?" and "who is the greatest drum and bass musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular drum and bass DJs that you might've heard of. 
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Noisia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Noisia Dubstep, Techstep, Neurofunk

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161 69
Black Sun Empire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Black Sun Empire Dubstep, Oldschool jungle, Techstep

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137 60
Andy C is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Andy C Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass

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84 35
Bad Company UK is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Bad Company UK Drum and bass

5
101 52
Chase & Status is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Chase & Status Hip hop music, Dubstep, Oldschool jungle

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98 50
Sub Focus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Sub Focus Dubstep, Electro, House music

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94 48
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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88 44
High Contrast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
High Contrast Drum and bass, Liquid funk

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53 20
Goldie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Goldie Oldschool jungle, Electronic music, Dance music

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75 36
Shy FX is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Shy FX Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass

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79 39
Dillinja is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dillinja Drum and bass

12
66 30
Technical Itch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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69 36
Teebee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Teebee Techstep, Neurofunk, Drum and bass

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73 41
Roni Size is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Roni Size Drum and bass

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77 45
DJ Hype is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
DJ Hype Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass

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65 36
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Aphex Twin Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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43 19
Concord Dawn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Concord Dawn Drum and bass

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49 25
Photek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Photek Downtempo, Deep house, Drum and bass

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70 43
Calyx is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Calyx Techstep, Darkstep, Drum and bass

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45 23
Gridlok is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Gridlok Neurofunk, Darkstep, Drum and bass

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67 41
LTJ Bukem is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
LTJ Bukem Downtempo, Breakbeat, Drum and bass

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35 15
Roni Size & Reprazent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Roni Size & Reprazent Drum and bass

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31 12
Grooverider is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Grooverider Electronic dance music, Drum and bass, Electronica

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61 37
Dieselboy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dieselboy Dubstep, Techstep, Electro

25
44 23
Danny Byrd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Danny Byrd Drum and bass, Liquid funk

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56 33
DJ Hazard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
DJ Hazard Drum and bass

27
35 16
AK1200 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
AK1200 Drum and bass

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33 16
Commix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Commix Drum and bass, Liquid funk

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30 14
Future Prophecies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Future Prophecies Drum and bass

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26 12
E-Z Rollers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
E-Z Rollers Drum and bass

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51 34
Dom & Roland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dom & Roland Electronic music, Drum and bass

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27 13
Adam F is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Adam F Hip hop music, Electronic dance music, Drum and bass

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36 21
Cyantific is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Cyantific Electronic music, Breakbeat, Drum and bass

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50 34
Evol Intent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Evol Intent Hip hop music, Neurofunk, Darkstep

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63 46
DJ Hidden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
DJ Hidden Downtempo, Electronic music, Drum and bass

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26 14
Nu:Tone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Nu:Tone Drum and bass, Liquid funk

37
28 17
John B is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
John B New Wave, Italo disco, Electro house

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28 17
Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Amon Tobin Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

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28 18
Alix Perez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Alix Perez Drum and bass

40
18 10
Konflict is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists

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19 13
Bachelors of Science is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Bachelors of Science Drum and bass

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19 14
Alex Reece is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Alex Reece Drum and bass

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19 14
Tony Colman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists

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16 11
Fracture & Neptune is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists

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19 15
Blu Mar Ten is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Blu Mar Ten House music, Breakbeat, Drum and bass

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16 14
DJ Rap is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
DJ Rap Electronic dance music, Dance music, Drum and bass

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13 11
Paul B is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Paul B Drum and bass

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12 10
Future Cut is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Future Cut Pop music, Drum and bass

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16 15
4hero is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
4hero Nu jazz, Neo soul, Electronic music

50
14 13
Kosheen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Kosheen Synthpop, Trip hop, Rock music