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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. (382 items)
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    Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Electronic music, House music, French house

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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    Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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    Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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    Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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    Electronic music, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

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    Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

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    Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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    Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Dubstep, Electro house, House music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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    Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

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    Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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    Industrial rock, Electronic music, Electro house

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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    Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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    Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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    Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop

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    Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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    Dubstep, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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    Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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    Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

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    Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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    New Wave, Madchester, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Indie rock

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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    Nu jazz, Pop music, Trip hop

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    Thrash metal, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    Acid techno, Electronic music, Acid jazz

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    Rock music, Electronic music, House music

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    Drum and bass, Liquid funk

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    Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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    Soul music, Electronica

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