Musicians The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs  

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Breakbeat artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good breakbeat bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top breakbeat bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Breakbeat groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all breakbeat bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest breakbeat bands of all time, since the most famous breakbeat artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best breakbeat music.

You can click on the breakbeat band names to see more information about that particular notable breakbeat group. If they're near the top of the best breakbeat artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top breakbeat bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the breakbeat band names themselves.

Breakbeat djs list is made up of many different artists, including Bassnectar and Fatboy Slim. Upvote your favorites to see them rise to the top. Show your appreciation for artists like Portishead or Sasha by voting for them.

All important, significant and iconic names in breakbeat music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new breakbeat bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of breakbeat, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into breakbeat music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good breakbeat bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent breakbeat bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best breakbeat bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest breakbeat 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 breakbeat bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

2
46 8
The Crystal Method is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

3
37 7
DJ Baby Anne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
cwoods80 added Downtempo, Dubstep, Electro

4
49 17
DJ Sharaz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Disco, House music, Florida breaks

5
31 5
Freestylers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, Breakbeat

6
30 7
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

7
32 10
DJ Icey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
cwoods80 added Electronic music, Florida breaks, Hip house

8
47 22
Fake Flowers Real Dirt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
electrojazzpunk added "Funktronic Breakbeat Soul-Jazz"  Baltimore, MD USA 

9
28 9
Krafty Kuts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, Dance-pop, House music

10
20 3
Stanton Warriors is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
House music, Breakbeat, Nu skool breaks

11
20 4
Plump DJs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

12
24 8
Propellerheads is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Trip hop, Electronic music, Breakbeat

13
18 3
Adam Freeland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electro, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

14
21 8
Rabbit in the Moon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, House music, Electronic dance music

15
14 3
Aquasky & The Autobots is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs

16
16 5
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

17
6 0
DJ Santana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
cwoods80 added

18
16 6
Kosheen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Synthpop, Trip hop, Rock music

19
17 7
Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music

20
12 3
Dynamix II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electro, Electronic music

21
15 6
DJ Rick West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
cwoods80 added

22
12 4
Bomfunk MC's is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

23
13 5
Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

24
13 6
Chase & Status is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Oldschool jungle

25
13 6
Noisia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Dubstep, Techstep, Neurofunk

26
14 7
LTJ Bukem is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Downtempo, Breakbeat, Drum and bass

27
7 1
Cereal Killaz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

28
10 4
Kurtis Mantronik is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hip hop music, Electro, House music

29
10 4
Keith Flint is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Synthpunk, Electronic music, Industrial rock

30
12 6
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

31
8 3
Hyper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, House music, Electronic dance music

32
7 2
Cirrus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, Breakbeat, Big beat

33
8 3
Napt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electronic music, House music, Breakbeat

34
6 1
Azzido Da Bass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Tech house, House music, Breakbeat

35
7 2
DJ Dan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Tech house, Electro house, House music

36
10 6
Lisa Lashes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, UK hard house, Hard NRG

37
10 6
Lamb is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Trip hop, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

38
7 3
Music Instructor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hip hop music, Electro, Electronic music

39
6 2
Alec Empire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Industrial hip hop, Experimental rock, Breakbeat

40
6 2
Asian Dub Foundation is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hip hop music, Ragga, Oldschool jungle

41
5 1
Dj muffler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Breakbeat, Drum and bass

42
10 7
The Liar's Rosebush is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Electro, Breakbeat, Industrial music

43
9 6
Legion of Green Men is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Shoegazing, Pop music, Electronic music

44
9 6
Lee Burridge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Acid house, Minimal techno, Tech house

45
9 6
Yppah is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Downtempo, Shoegazing, Rock music

46
8 5
Lo-Key Fu is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Trip hop, Breakbeat, Nu skool breaks

47
8 5
Leko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Breakbeat

48
7 4
N-Trance is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hip hop music, Disco, Pop music

49
7 4
Hernán Cattáneo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Minimal techno, Deep house, Tech house

50
7 4
Mechanikal Element Foundation is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Electro