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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
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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

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DJ Sharaz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
DJ Sharaz Disco, House music, Florida breaks

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DJ Baby Anne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
cwoods80 added DJ Baby Anne Downtempo, Dubstep, Electro

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

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Fake Flowers Real Dirt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
electrojazzpunk added Fake Flowers Real Dirt "Funktronic Breakbeat Soul-Jazz"  Baltimore, MD USA 

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

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Krafty Kuts is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Krafty Kuts Electronic music, Dance-pop, House music

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DJ Icey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
cwoods80 added DJ Icey Electronic music, Florida breaks, Hip house

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

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Stanton Warriors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Stanton Warriors House music, Breakbeat, Nu skool breaks

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Plump DJs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Plump DJs House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

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

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

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

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DJ Rick West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
cwoods80 added DJ Rick West

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Bomfunk MC's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Bomfunk MC's Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

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Dynamix II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Dynamix II Electro, Electronic music

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Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Bassnectar Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

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Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Pendulum Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music

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Chase & Status is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Chase & Status Hip hop music, Dubstep, Oldschool jungle

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Noisia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Noisia Dubstep, Techstep, Neurofunk

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Kosheen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Kosheen Synthpop, Trip hop, Rock music

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Hyper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hyper Electronic music, House music, Electronic dance music

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Kurtis Mantronik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Kurtis Mantronik Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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Portishead is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

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LTJ Bukem is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
LTJ Bukem Downtempo, Breakbeat, Drum and bass

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Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Amon Tobin Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

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Lamb is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Lamb Trip hop, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Cirrus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Cirrus Electronic music, Breakbeat, Big beat

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Cereal Killaz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Cereal Killaz Electronic music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

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Azzido Da Bass is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Azzido Da Bass Tech house, House music, Breakbeat

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DJ Dan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
DJ Dan Tech house, Electro house, House music

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Alec Empire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Alec Empire Industrial hip hop, Experimental rock, Breakbeat

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The Liar's Rosebush is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
The Liar's Rosebush Electro, Breakbeat, Industrial music

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Yppah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Yppah Downtempo, Shoegazing, Rock music

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Lee Burridge is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Lee Burridge Acid house, Minimal techno, Tech house

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Lisa Lashes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Lisa Lashes Hardstyle, UK hard house, Hard NRG

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Keith Flint is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Keith Flint Synthpunk, Electronic music, Industrial rock

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Lo-Key Fu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Lo-Key Fu Trip hop, Breakbeat, Nu skool breaks

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Napt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Napt Electronic music, House music, Breakbeat

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N-Trance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
N-Trance Hip hop music, Disco, Pop music

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Music Instructor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Music Instructor Hip hop music, Electro, Electronic music

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Asian Dub Foundation is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Asian Dub Foundation Hip hop music, Ragga, Oldschool jungle

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Legion of Green Men is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Legion of Green Men Shoegazing, Pop music, Electronic music

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Leko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Leko Breakbeat

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Hernán Cattáneo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hernán Cattáneo Minimal techno, Deep house, Tech house

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Hideki Naganuma is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Hideki Naganuma Hip hop music, Electronic music, J-pop

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Mechanikal Element Foundation is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
Mechanikal Element Foundation Hip hop music, Dubstep, Electro

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DJ Micro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Breakbeat Groups/DJs
DJ Micro Hardstyle, UK hard house, House music