Bands/Musicians The Best Drum and Bass Artists  

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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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1
222 86
Andy C is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass
2
266 121
Noisia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dubstep, Techstep, Neurofunk
3
203 98
Black Sun Empire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dubstep, Oldschool jungle, Techstep
4
117 47
Shy FX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass
5
143 67
Chase & Status is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Oldschool jungle
6
126 57
High Contrast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass, Liquid funk
7
131 62
Sub Focus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dubstep, Electro, House music
8
111 52
Bad Company UK is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass
9
104 49
Dillinja is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass
10
86 37
DJ Hazard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass
11
126 64
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music
12
107 52
DJ Hype is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass
13
75 31
Goldie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Oldschool jungle, Electronic music, Dance music
14
90 44
Teebee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Techstep, Neurofunk, Drum and bass
15
95 49
Calyx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Techstep, Darkstep, Drum and bass
16
91 47
Roni Size is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass
17
79 39
Technical Itch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
KonztantJunglist added
18
89 47
LTJ Bukem is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Downtempo, Breakbeat, Drum and bass
19
46 17
Grooverider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Electronic dance music, Drum and bass, Electronica
20
80 43
Dieselboy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dubstep, Techstep, Electro
21
47 20
Roni Size & Reprazent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass
22
60 31
Photek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Downtempo, Deep house, Drum and bass
23
79 47
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient
24
44 20
Alix Perez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass
25
54 28
Gridlok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Neurofunk, Darkstep, Drum and bass