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Though the genre has exploded since the end of the 1990s, the best electronica artists have had their roots planted in dance music for a long time. As you probably expect, electronica music features drum machines, synthesizers, and well, other electronic instruments. This list of electronic bands takes into account DJs and artists from across all subsection of dance music, including house, techno, drum & bass and trip hop. Today, many electronica artists are some of the popular musicians in the world. Between the big, thumping beats, laid back grooves and everything in between, electronica music dominates what many people listen to.

So, with all of these great DJs and electronica bands, which one can truly be called the best? For starters, the likes of Grammy Award winners Daft Punk, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Giorgio Moroder, The Prodigy and New Order can be considered electronica music. These are some of the biggest names in electronic music and with good reason. Their track record and back catalogue demonstrates their importance to growth of electronica. While these bands are certainly some of the biggest names, there are other names that will off your tongue pretty quickly as well.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best electronica DJs. If you notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list of electronic bands answers the questions "who are the best electronica bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest electronica 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 electronica bands that you might've heard of. {#nodes}
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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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219 202
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

3
107 95
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

4
113 102
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Aphex Twin Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

5
129 160
Moby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

6
107 114
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

7
49 44
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Brian Eno Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

8
112 117
Björk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

9
91 114
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

10
73 89
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Portishead Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

11
62 86
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

12
37 38
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

13
121 137
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Gorillaz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

14
197 217
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

15
25 28
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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57 68
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Boards of Canada Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

17
92 118
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

18
45 62
Air is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Air Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

19
56 60
Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Goldfrapp Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop

20
43 50
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

21
24 24
Squarepusher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Squarepusher Acid techno, Electronic music, Acid jazz

22
27 31
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

23
16 15
Neu! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
passionsears added Neu! Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk

24
51 70
New Order is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
New Order Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

25
49 73
M83 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
M83 Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

26
26 30
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Underworld Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop

27
36 51
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Gary Numan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

28
45 55
DJ Shadow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
DJ Shadow Hip hop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

29
44 50
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Autechre Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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47 54
The Crystal Method is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Crystal Method Electronic music, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

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35 43
Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Pendulum Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music

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11 10
The Human League is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Human League Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

33
42 48
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

34
49 61
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

35
36 41
The Orb is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Orb Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

36
32 40
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

37
7 2
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
sssvnnn added Jean Michel Jarre New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

38
31 43
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MGMT Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

39
15 16
Robert Miles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Robert Miles Nu jazz, Pop music, Trip hop

40
46 59
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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32 41
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

42
14 15
Bonobo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Bonobo Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

43
23 30
Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Crystal Castles Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

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9 9
Japan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Japan Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

45
9 9
Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Talk Talk Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

46
20 32
Justice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Justice Dance-punk, Rock music, Indietronica

47
13 17
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

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39 47
Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Infected Mushroom Industrial rock, Electronic music, Electro house

49
6 2
Pink Floyd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
sssvnnn added Pink Floyd Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

50
6 2
Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
sssvnnn added Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music