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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4,157 1,754
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

2
2,802 1,684
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

3
3,051 936
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

4
3,203 1,926
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Piano, Emo

5
3,263 1,504
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house

6
3,130 1,293
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

7
2,861 1,567
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

8
2,992 1,158
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

9
2,018 977
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

10
1,747 782
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House, Electro House

11
1,246 739
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

12
2,169 1,099
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

13
1,661 635
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

14
1,447 706
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

15
1,457 869
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electro house, House music

16
1,310 645
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

17
884 367
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House

18
1,002 541
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

19
1,233 678
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

20
1,214 395
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

21
1,708 823
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

22
738 575
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Pop music, Electro house

23
813 503
Nero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

24
612 589
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

25
1,087 552
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

26
1,309 706
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

27
1,270 758
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

28
535 354
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added EDM, Electro house, Progressive house

29
1,012 592
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Drum and bass, Electronica

30
693 240
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Trap, EDM

31
575 269
Axwell and Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House, Electro House

32
555 390
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

33
655 349
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

34
902 150
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house

35
565 314
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Trap, Electro house, House music

36
543 472
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

37
383 304
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

38
481 281
Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

39
532 517
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

40
1,038 532
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

41
456 352
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Dubstep

42
643 426
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

43
329 277
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Future house, Tech house, EDM

44
229 36
Illenium is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic

45
314 269
W & W is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Trance music, Progressive house music, Tech trance

46
332 402
Moby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

47
356 329
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tech house, Electro house, House music

48
358 245
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

49
243 225
Dash Berlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Trance music

50
340 362
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music