Although the edm genre originated in London during the late 1990s, dubstep has become one of the most streamed and biggest types of dance music. Fusing different elements of reggae, dub, grime, drum and bass, 2-step garage, and breakstep, dubstep became wildly popular at the end of the 2000s, eventually incorporating heavy metal and electro house. Dubstep artists generally build up a song before a huge bass drop that usually sends fans into a crazy frenzy. Good dubstep music has appealed to listeners across all ages and demographics, and dubstep DJs only continue to grow as they headline festivals internationally and sell out countless clubs.
So, who are the best dubstep artists? Any list of cool dubstep DJs has to include electronic music legends Skrillex, Bassnectar, Datsik, Knife Party, Zeds Dead, 12th Planet, Flux Pavilion, and female dubstep artists like Katy B.
That said, it's up to you to determine which ones deserve a place towards the top. This list answers the questions "who are the best dubstep bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest dubstep musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the artists' songs and albums, rather than just voting for the most popular dubstep bands that you might've heard of.