bands/musicians The Best Rave Music Artists  

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This rave music artists list ranks the best rave DJs and groups by votes. This list of good rave bands and artists let’s you see who ravers think are the best best in rave music. Rave music is exactly what you'd expect it to be: music played at raves. Beyond the obvious definition, rave music refers generally to the late 1980s and early 1990s implementation of house, techno, and acid house played at clubs and dance parties. This was one of the first booms of electronic dance music which started in Europe and expanded to North America shortly thereafter. Rave music is generally considered happy and synthesizer-heavy. It's sound would later develop into drum and bass and jazzstep among other genres.

So, what is considered the best rave music? When you think of rave music, names like The Prodigy, Die Antwoord, Fatboy Slim, Liquid, Orbital, and Portishead. These groups represent the best that rave music has to offer and with good reason. These dance music artists are closely associated with rave music and are thus considered top pioneers in the expansion of electronic dance music.

That said, it's up to you consider who are the best rave music artists. If you know rave music and notice that someone is missing, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best rave music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest rave DJ ever? If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's songs instead of just voting for the most popular rave music bands that you might've heard of.

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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Yolandi Visser Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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Die Antwoord is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Die Antwoord Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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Orbital is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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Utah Saints is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Utah Saints Rave music, Electronic music, Dance-pop

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Scooter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Scooter Euro-trance, Rock music, Rave music

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Watkin Tudor Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Watkin Tudor Jones Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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808 State is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
808 State New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

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Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Altern 8 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Altern 8 Acid house, Oldschool jungle, Rave music

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Slipmatt & Lime is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Slipmatt & Lime Rave music, Electronic music, Dance music

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Bizarre Inc. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Bizarre Inc. Hip hop music, Rave music, Electronic music

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Liquid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Liquid Rave music, House music, Trance music

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Lords of Acid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Lords of Acid Acid house, Electronic body music, Rave music

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Da Hool is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Da Hool Acid house, Rave music, Electro house

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U.S.U.R.A. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
U.S.U.R.A. Rave music, Electronic music, Dance-pop

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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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Praga Khan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Praga Khan Acid house, Rave music, Industrial music

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Cosmic Baby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
dan808 added Cosmic Baby

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Bassheads is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
NickMurphy added Bassheads

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2 Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
2 Unlimited Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

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Sunscreem is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Sunscreem Rave music, Electronic music, House music

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Vibes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Vibes Rave music, Happy hardcore, Electronica

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DJ Funk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
DJ Funk Rave music, House music, Ghetto house

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Modestep is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Modestep Dubstep, Rock music, Rave music

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QFX is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
QFX Rave music, Happy hardcore, Dance music

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Michael Simon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Michael Simon Hardstyle, Rave music, Trance music

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KWS is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
KWS Pop music, Rave music

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H. P. Baxxter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
H. P. Baxxter Hardstyle, Dubstep, Synthpop

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Shinji Hosoe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Shinji Hosoe Synthpop, Rave music, Electro

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Donae'o is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Donae'o Rave music

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Pascal Kleiman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Pascal Kleiman Acid techno, Dance-punk, New rave

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Ray & Anita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Ray & Anita Pop music, Rave music, House music

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Oxide & Neutrino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Oxide & Neutrino Hip hop music, Dubstep, Rave music

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The 2 Bears is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
The 2 Bears Urban contemporary, Garage rock, Rave music

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Rick J. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rick J. Jordan Hardstyle, Rave music, Trance music