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This minimal techno artists list ranks the best minimal techno DJs by votes. This list of good minimal techno DJs and artists let’s you see who minimal electronic music fans think are the best in minimal techno. While minimal techno’s stripped down and understated sound started in Detroit, it is often associated with Germany. Richie Hawtin is a classic example of the genre, but is he the top minimal techno DJ? 

This list of the top minimal techno DJs in the world includes all musicians who have released songs that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Minimal techno groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all minimal techno bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest minimal techno DJs of all time, since the most famous minimal techno DJs ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best minimal techno music. 

This list ranges from Joel Thomas Zimmerman to Felix da Housecat, and more. Vote for the best DJs on the list to see them rise to the top. Make sure to give electronic artists you dig (like Orbital or Richie Hawtin) a vote.

The list includes all new minimal techno DJs, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of minimal techno, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself how to get into minimal techno music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good minimal techno bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent minimal techno DJs.

This list answers the questions "who are the best minimal techno DJs of all time?" and "who is the greatest minimal techno musician ever?"

Whether you’re a the biggest minimal techno fan ever or just a casual listener, please vote for the best mainstream or underground minimal techno DJs - not just the most popular acts that you’ve heard of.


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Richie Hawtin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Richie Hawtin Minimal techno, Detroit techno, Ambient music

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Paul Kalkbrenner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Paul Kalkbrenner Downtempo, Minimal techno, Electronic music

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48 25
Trentemøller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Trentemøller Minimal techno, Electronic music, Neo-trance

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45 25
Moderat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Moderat Minimal techno, Electronic music, Glitch

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39 20
Gui Boratto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Gui Boratto Minimal techno, Tech house, House music

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Peer Van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
predrag added Peer Van Mladen Tech house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

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44 26
Chris Liebing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Chris Liebing Minimal techno, Tech house, Techno

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44 27
Marco Carola is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Marco Carola Minimal techno, Tech house, House music

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31 16
Booka Shade is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Booka Shade Minimal techno, Deep house, Tech house

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26 14
Minilogue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Minilogue Minimal techno, Microhouse

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27 16
Green Velvet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Green Velvet Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music

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20 11
Hernán Cattáneo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Hernán Cattáneo Minimal techno, Deep house, Tech house

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18 11
Alex Smoke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Alex Smoke Minimal techno, Classical music, Electronica

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20 13
Matthew Dear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Matthew Dear Minimal techno, Synthpop, Tech house

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12 6
The Field is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
The Field Minimal techno, Electronic music, Intelligent dance music

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Monolake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Monolake Minimal techno, Electronic music

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19 14
The Knife is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
The Knife Minimal techno, Dark ambient, New Wave

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6 1
Kollektiv Turmstrasse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
AlexandrosTmps added Kollektiv Turmstrasse  minimal electrominimal.deep house

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15 11
Pantha du Prince is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Pantha du Prince Minimal techno, Dark ambient, Electronic music

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16 13
James Holden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
James Holden Minimal techno, Neo-trance, House music

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12 9
Basic Channel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Basic Channel Minimal techno, Deep house, Electronic music

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12 9
Felix da Housecat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Felix da Housecat Minimal techno, Electronic music, Alternative dance

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8 6
Lee Burridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Lee Burridge Acid house, Minimal techno, Tech house

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14 13
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Autechre Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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Jan Jelinek is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Jan Jelinek Minimal techno, Glitch, Intelligent dance music

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4 3
Wighnomy Brothers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Wighnomy Brothers Minimal techno, Deep house, Electronic music

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9 10
Gold Panda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Gold Panda Minimal techno, Electronic music, Indietronica

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4 5
Ali Shirazinia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Ali Shirazinia Minimal techno, House music, Dark house

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2 3
Kate Simko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Kate Simko Minimal techno, Deep house, Electronic music

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2 3
Nicola Viti de Angelis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Nicola Viti de Angelis Minimal techno, Electronic dance music, Ambient music

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3 5
Oval is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Oval Minimal techno, Electronic music, Glitch

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2 4
Stewart Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Stewart Walker Minimal techno, Techno

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2 4
Martin Nonstatic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Martin Nonstatic Minimal techno

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1 3
Under Sun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Under Sun Minimal techno, Tech house, House music

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Wismara is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
massimiliano-allegrucci added Wismara

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2 5
DJ Forest Green is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
DJ Forest Green Downtempo, Minimal techno, Electro

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2 5
Fine Cut Bodies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Fine Cut Bodies Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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1 4
Boeoes Kaelstigen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Boeoes Kaelstigen Minimal techno, Electronic music, Electronica

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1 4
Matthew Dekay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Matthew Dekay Minimal techno, Tech house, Electronic dance music

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1 4
DeepChord is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
DeepChord Minimal techno

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Vromb is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Vromb Minimal techno, Dark ambient, Electronic music

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1 4
Plaster is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Plaster Nu jazz, Minimal techno, Electronic music

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1 4
101 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
101 Minimal techno, Tech house, Electronica

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Alland Byallo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Alland Byallo Minimal techno, Tech house

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0 3
Drop Dead Festival is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Drop Dead Festival Post-punk, Punk rock, Gothic rock

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0 3
Kaliber is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Kaliber Minimal techno, Tech house, Electro house

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0 3
Disassembler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Disassembler Minimal techno, Indie, Electronic music

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0 3
Harald Blüchel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Harald Blüchel Minimal techno, Balearic beat, Electro

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2 6
Dettinger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Dettinger Minimal techno, Electronic music, Intelligent dance music

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2 6
Camilo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minimal Techno DJs
Camilo Minimal techno