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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202 84
Andy C is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass

2
257 116
Noisia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dubstep, Techstep, Neurofunk

3
198 94
Black Sun Empire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dubstep, Oldschool jungle, Techstep

4
108 46
Shy FX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass

5
121 56
High Contrast is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass, Liquid funk

6
136 66
Chase & Status is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Oldschool jungle

7
126 60
Sub Focus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dubstep, Electro, House music

8
109 51
Bad Company UK is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass

9
102 48
Dillinja is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass

10
72 29
Goldie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Oldschool jungle, Electronic music, Dance music

11
123 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
82 36
DJ Hazard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass

13
102 51
DJ Hype is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass

14
89 44
Teebee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Techstep, Neurofunk, Drum and bass

15
79 38
Technical Itch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
KonztantJunglist added

16
92 49
Calyx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Techstep, Darkstep, Drum and bass

17
89 47
Roni Size is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass

18
86 47
LTJ Bukem is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Downtempo, Breakbeat, Drum and bass

19
44 17
Grooverider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Electronic dance music, Drum and bass, Electronica

20
77 43
Dieselboy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Dubstep, Techstep, Electro

21
46 20
Roni Size & Reprazent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass

22
59 31
Photek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Downtempo, Deep house, Drum and bass

23
78 47
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

24
53 28
Gridlok is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Neurofunk, Darkstep, Drum and bass

25
52 28
Danny Byrd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Drum and Bass Artists
Drum and bass, Liquid funk