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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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Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music
2
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house
3
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Piano, Emo
4
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse
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Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house
6
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave
7
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house
8
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house
9
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Progressive house, Electro house, House
10
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House, Electro House
11
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house
12
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, EDM
13
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electro house, House music
14
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance
15
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house
16
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall
17
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop
18
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House
19
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep
20
Illenium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic
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Kygo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo
22
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Trap, EDM
23
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house
24
Axwell and Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House, Electro House
25
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House