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. (410 items)

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

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142 100
Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music

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149 123
Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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75 49
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Brian Eno Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental classical music

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138 112
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Aphex Twin Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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144 127
Björk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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

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48 36
Pet Shop Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Pet Shop Boys Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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112 124
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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

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51 46
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Massive Attack is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Massive Attack Hip hop music, Soundtrack, Alternative hip hop

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

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

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75 77
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Boards of Canada Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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60 70
Air is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Air Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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60 57
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Nine Inch Nails Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music

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140 147
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Gorillaz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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38 36
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Underworld Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop

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43 44
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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

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

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22 16
Erasure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Erasure Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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60 81
M83 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
M83 Synthpop, New Wave, Indietronica

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51 51
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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54 55
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Autechre Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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31 36
Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Crystal Castles Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

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The Human League is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Human League Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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

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

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The Orb is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
The Orb Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

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43 57
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Gary Numan Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
jackslee2 added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

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41 51
MGMT is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MGMT Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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54 63
DJ Shadow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
DJ Shadow Hip hop music, Trip hop, Electronic music

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18 22
Chvrches is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Chvrches Synthpop, Electronic music

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56 66
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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21 23
Robert Miles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Robert Miles Nu jazz, Pop music, Trip hop

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Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
sssvnnn added Jean Michel Jarre New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

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

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Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
sssvnnn added Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music

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Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Martin Solveig Pop music, Deep house, Electronic music

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26 37
Justice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Justice Dance-punk, Rock music, Indietronica

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31 33
Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Carl Cox Acid house, Tech house, House music

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15 14
Talk Talk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Talk Talk Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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15 17
BT is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added BT Soundtrack, Rock music, Electronic music

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42 55
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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5 5
Don Diablo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Electronica Artists
MarioArley added Don Diablo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Disco