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The Best Electronica Artists

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Though the genre has exploded since the end of the 1990s, the best electronica artists have had their roots planted in dance music for a long time. As you probably expect, electronica music features drum machines, synthesizers, and well, other electronic instruments. This list of electronic bands takes into account DJs and artists from across all subsection of dance music, including house, techno, drum & bass and trip hop. Today, many electronica artists are some of the popular musicians in the world. Between the big, thumping beats, laid back grooves and everything in between, electronica music dominates what many people listen to.

So, with all of these great DJs and electronica bands, which one can truly be called the best? For starters, the likes of Grammy Award winners Daft Punk, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Giorgio Moroder, The Prodigy and New Order can be considered electronica music. These are some of the biggest names in electronic music and with good reason. Their track record and back catalogue demonstrates their importance to growth of electronica. While these bands are certainly some of the biggest names, there are other names that will off your tongue pretty quickly as well.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best electronica DJs. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list of electronic bands answers the questions "who are the best electronica bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electronica 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 electronica bands that you might've heard of. (381 items)
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    Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Electronic music, House music, French house

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    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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    Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Björk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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    Electronic music, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

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    Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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    Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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    Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

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    Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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    Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Industrial rock, Electronic music, Electro house

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    Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Dubstep, Electro house, House music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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    Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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    Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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    Flux Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Dubstep, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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    Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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    Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

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    Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    New Wave, Madchester, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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    Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indie rock

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    Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop

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    Bronski Beat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronica Artists


    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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    Nu jazz, Pop music, Trip hop

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Acid techno, Electronic music, Acid jazz

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    Soul music, Electronica

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    Trance music, Progressive house music

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    Dubstep, Synthpop, Industrial music

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    Death Grips is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronica Artists

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    Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop, Industrial hip hop

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    James Blake is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronica Artists

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    Dubstep, Electronic music, UK Garage

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