Electronic Music The Best Electronica Artists  

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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. (395 items)
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747 389
Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

2
279 216
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house

3
143 103
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

4
155 124
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

5
76 51
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

6
140 113
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

7
145 128
Björk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

8
143 177
Moby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

9
116 124
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

10
48 39
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

11
95 99
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

12
82 96
Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

13
52 47
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

14
74 77
New Order is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

15
112 129
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

16
62 58
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

17
144 148
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

18
75 79
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

19
60 72
Air is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

20
39 37
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop

21
46 46
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

22
68 66
Goldfrapp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop

23
214 239
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

24
53 51
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

25
23 17
Erasure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

26
61 81
M83 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

27
20 15
The Human League is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

28
32 36
Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

29
55 56
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

30
44 52
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

31
44 58
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

32
44 57
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

33
46 55
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

34
42 52
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

35
12 17
Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Pop music, Deep house, Electronic music

36
55 64
DJ Shadow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Hip hop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

37
31 35
Squarepusher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Acid techno, Electronic music, Acid jazz

38
44 47
The Orb is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

39
7 6
Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Hip hop music, Dubstep, Disco

40
54 64
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

41
19 24
Chvrches is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Synthpop, Electronic music

42
21 24
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

43
17 11
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
sssvnnn added New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

44
40 48
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

45
56 68
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

46
44 54
Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Industrial rock, Electronic music, Electro house

47
21 25
Robert Miles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Nu jazz, Pop music, Trip hop

48
52 60
The Crystal Method is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Electronic music, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

49
20 21
Bonobo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

50
16 19
BT is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Soundtrack, Rock music, Electronic music