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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. (399 items)
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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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206 192
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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109 92
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Aphex Twin Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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95 89
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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123 151
Moby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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44 38
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Brian Eno Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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99 109
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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104 112
Björk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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88 106
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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66 81
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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190 208
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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116 131
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Gorillaz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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87 112
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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54 62
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Boards of Canada Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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39 44
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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34 38
Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Pendulum Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music

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40 57
Air is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Air Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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22 21
Squarepusher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Squarepusher Acid techno, Electronic music, Acid jazz

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43 46
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Autechre Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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31 35
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

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30 34
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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18 22
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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14 12
Neu! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
passionsears added Neu! Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

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41 44
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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35 37
The Orb is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Orb Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

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47 68
M83 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
M83 Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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44 52
DJ Shadow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
DJ Shadow Hip hop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

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23 26
Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Crystal Castles Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

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53 82
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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48 58
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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23 27
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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13 12
Bonobo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Bonobo Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Noisia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Noisia Dubstep, Techstep, Neurofunk

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50 57
Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Goldfrapp Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop

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45 55
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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44 50
The Crystal Method is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Crystal Method Electronic music, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

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13 15
Flux Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Flux Pavilion Dubstep, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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38 43
Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Infected Mushroom Industrial rock, Electronic music, Electro house

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31 38
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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12 14
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

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33 48
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Gary Numan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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Chvrches is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Chvrches Synthpop, Electronic music

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18 28
Justice is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Justice Dance-punk, Rock music, Indietronica

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19 24
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

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25 29
Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Carl Cox Acid house, Tech house, House music

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22 28
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Underworld Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop

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11 17
Jamie xx is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Jamie xx Indie pop, Dubstep, Electronic music

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28 40
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MGMT Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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7 9
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Hardwell