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

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2,562 1,506
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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2,963 1,732
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

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

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3,009 1,403
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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2,779 1,081
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Calvin Harris Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

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

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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Martin Garrix Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

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

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

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Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Alesso Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Major Lazer Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

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

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

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Kygo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Kygo Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

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Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Porter Robinson Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added The Chainsmokers Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

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

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

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

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1,017 516
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

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

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

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

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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

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Axwell and Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell ^ Ingrosso Progressive House, Electro House

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

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Nero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

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The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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Krewella is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

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DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best EDM Artists
DJ Snake Trap, EDM

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

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

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

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

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Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Above & Beyond Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

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

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Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Oliver Heldens Future house, Tech house, EDM

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Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Adventure Club Dubstep

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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Marshmello Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house

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

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

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

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

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

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

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