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The Best Drum and Bass Artists 

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Updated May 13, 2020 6.9k votes 1.1k voters 166.5k views 106 items

This drum and bass artists list ranks the best drum and bass DJs ever by votes. This list of good drum and bass artists and groups let’s you see who DnB fans think are the best of the bunch. Drum & bass emerged in England during the 1990s as part of the rave music movement. It's a genre of English electronic music also known as jungle that's characterized by breakbeats with heavy basslines and sub-bass. Just like big beat and hard house, drum and bass was one of the most popular genres of English dance music. In turn, drum and bass artists were some of the most popular DJs in England. The best drum and bass DJs are some of the biggest names in electronic dance music due to their sound - that fuses elements of Jamaican dub, reggae, along with jungle music. While it's known by many names (Drum n Bass, DnB, D'n'B, and D&B for starters), the best drum and bass artists have seen multiple subgenres emerge due to the cutting edge nature of the music and remains one of the biggest forms of dance music.

So, who are the best drum and bass artists? Any list of DnB DJs has to include the likes of DJ Hidden, Andy C, DJ Hype, Goldie, Jack Smooth, DJ Hazard and LTJ Bukem. These are names that are closely associated with drum and bass music and with good reason. They're pioneers within the DnB genre and have been someone of the most important artists in carrying drum and bass to a new generation of fans.

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best drum and bass artists. if you notice that a drum and bass DJ is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best drum and bass DJs of all time?" and "who is the greatest drum and bass 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 drum and bass DJs that you might've heard of. 

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Andy C is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Noisia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Black Sun Empire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Chase & Status is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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High Contrast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Shy FX is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Sub Focus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Bad Company UK is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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DJ Hype is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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DJ Hazard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Dillinja is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Goldie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Teebee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Roni Size is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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LTJ Bukem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Calyx is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Technical Itch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Danny Byrd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Grooverider is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Dieselboy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Roni Size & Reprazen... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Photek is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Alix Perez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
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Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists