Bands/Musicians The Best EDM Artists  

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Over the past 20 years, electronic dance music or EDM, has become one of the most popular music genres in the world. In fact, in many circles, electronic dance music artists are considered the new incarnation of rock stars. Including the best young EDM artists, electronic music duos, and EDM trios, these artists have struck a chord with their most ardent supporters and are currently producing some of the best EDM songs of 2018. The biggest and best EDM artists have the rare ability to command big dollars at their club and festival appearances, and are often listed near the top of richest musicians. Their songs are considered some of the best EDM music out today.

So who is the best EDM artist? There are many types of edm music, so it is difficult to name the best electronic artists without delving deeper into the subgenres. The question of who is the best is one that fans of the many subgenres of dance music have been trying to answer for some time. Some would call comparing the best house artist to other electronic dance music artists extremely difficult. Yet the beauty of determining who should be at the top of this list is that it includes all musicians who fall under the umbrella of dance music, electronic (or electro) and club music. But, seeing the legends who populate this list, like Daft Punk and Tiesto, to superstars like Avicii and Skrillex to the next generation dance music artists like Martin Garrix are all on this list. If you love EDM music artists and can't wait to get to see your favorite DJ perform, then you're definitely going to want to vote on this list. Some of the best EDM music is represented on this list.

The list should include most of the popular good electronica artists, so if there are any missing, please feel free to add them  So, "who are the best electronic dance artists of all time?" and "Who is the greatest EDM music artists ever?" These are the questions this list seeks to answer, and it's up to you to decide.

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3,970 1,703
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

2
2,717 1,618
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

3
3,115 1,863
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Piano, Emo

4
2,797 1,505
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

5
3,170 1,467
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house

6
2,933 892
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

7
3,060 1,262
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

8
2,909 1,133
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

9
1,710 755
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House, Electro House

10
1,960 958
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

11
2,107 1,078
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

12
1,204 721
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

13
1,269 628
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

14
1,436 843
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electro house, House music

15
1,409 694
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

16
842 350
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House

17
1,611 618
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

18
1,180 647
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

19
1,160 380
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

20
975 527
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

21
723 562
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Pop music, Electro house

22
1,680 807
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

23
603 573
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

24
1,061 543
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

25
1,285 693
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

26
524 345
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added EDM, Electro house, Progressive house

27
997 581
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Drum and bass, Electronica

28
553 259
Axwell and Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House, Electro House

29
534 380
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

30
655 228
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Trap, EDM

31
639 338
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

32
802 490
Nero is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

33
529 463
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

34
1,251 745
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

35
518 506
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

36
547 305
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Trap, Electro house, House music

37
1,015 523
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

38
378 293
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

39
821 139
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house

40
632 417
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

41
462 272
Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

42
321 267
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Future house, Tech house, EDM

43
447 343
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Dubstep

44
323 387
Moby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

45
304 262
W & W is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Trance music, Progressive house music, Tech trance

46
344 322
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tech house, Electro house, House music

47
351 237
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

48
237 217
Dash Berlin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Trance music

49
332 356
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

50
192 187
Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Pop music, Deep house, Electronic music