The Most Popular Electronic Music Genres, Ranked

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Vote up your favorite subgenres of electronic music.

Although electronic music seems like a relatively new genre, it has actually been around for decades. It first started to grow in popularity in the 1960s with greater access to affordable musical instruments, such as synthesizers. It wasn't long until the genre began to impact pop and rock music, and soon, entire songs were developed entirely electronically. With everyone having a computer these days, now anyone can become an electronic music superstar. As this list of electronic music genres shows, there are plenty of ways to create songs within this medium. 

Do you know what the difference between trance and ambient is? If you listened to two of these type of songs back-to-back, you'd certainly start to hear the nuances. Dozens of electronic music genres are on this list, and each entry is accompanied by a music video. Watch and listen to the song to get a sense for what each genre is all about.

How many of these types of electronic music are you familiar with? How many sound like someone is writing in a foreign language? Vote for your favorite EDM subgenres, but keep an open mind. You may just discover a new type of music you didn't even know existed before!

  • Electro House

    Electro House

    Popular artists: Benny Benassi, Steve Aoki, Knife Party, Bingo Players, Tiesto, Felix Da Housecat, Laidback Luke, David Guetta, Zedd, NERVO, A-Trak

  • Progressive House

    Progressive House

    Popular artists: Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Sasha, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Pryda, Alesso, Morgan Page, Mat Zo, Arty, Dirty South, Sander Van Doorn

  • Deep House

    Deep House

    Popular artists: Dusky, CamalPhat, Hot Since 82,  Claptone, Maceo Plex, Lane 8, Loco Dice, Pryda, Yotto, Maya Janes Cole, Kaskade, Shiba San

  • Trance


    Popular artists: Above and Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Rank 1, Tiësto, Solarstone, Gareth Emery, Robert Miles, Super8 & Tab, Dash Berlin, Darude, Paul van Dyk 

    Rank the best trance artists here!

  • Drum & Bass

    Drum & Bass

    Popular artists: Andy C, Pendulum, Netsky, Sub Focus, Chase & Status, Metrik, Sigma, Goldie, Moving Fusion, Origin Unknown, Dimension

    Rank the best D&B artists here!

  • House 


    Popular artists: Robin S,  Mousse T., Carl Cox, Robbie Rivera, Roger Sanchez, CamelPhat, Frankie Knuckles, Fisher, Chris Lake, Claude VanStroke, Fedde Le Grand, Oliver Heldens

    Rank the best house music artists here!

  • Techno


    Popular artists: Aphex Twin, Jeff Mills, Green Velvet, Richie Hawtin, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Moby, Jeff Mills, 808 State, Adam Beyer

    Rank the best techno artists here!

  • Electropop


    Popular artists: La Roux, Robyn, The Chainsmokers, Betty Who, Kesha, Ladytron, Goldfrapp, Owl City, Little Boots, 3OH!3, Tove Lo

    Rank the best electropop artists here!

  • Future House

    Future House

    Popular artists: Tchami, Oliver Heldens, Don Diablo, EDX, Tiesto, CID, Cheat Codes, Valentino Khan, Martin Solveig, Fedde Le Grand

  • Tech House

    Tech House

    Popular artists: Eric Prydz, Green Velvet, Jamie Jones, Cirez D, Claude Vonstroke, Shiba San, Adam Beyer, The Martinez Brothers, Tale of Us, Chris Lake 

  • Future Bass

    Future Bass

    Popular artists: Illenium, Gryffin, Flume, The Chainsmokers, Porter Robinson, Louis the Child, Alison Wonderland, Odesza, Said The Sky

    Rank the best future bass artists here!

  • Tropical House

    Tropical House

    Popular artists: Sam Feldt, Kygo, Dante Klein,  Seeb, Martin Jensen, KARD, Felix Jaehn, Broiler, Jonas Blue, Astrid S, Klingande

    Rank the best tropical house artists here!

  • Big Room House

    Big Room House

    Popular artists: Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Dada Life, Nicky Romero, Bassjackers, KSHMR, Quintino, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Showtek

  • Vocal Deep House

    Vocal Deep House

    Popular artists: Loud Luxury, Cheat Codes, Sigala, Meduza, MK, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, SNBRN, Calvin Harris, Lost Frequenices 

  • Uplifting Trance

    Uplifting Trance

    Popular artists: 4 Strings, ATB, Ferry Corsten, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, RAM, Jorn van Deynhoven, Tiësto, Above & Beyond, Aly & Fila, Arctic Moon 

  • Eurodance


    Popular artists: Basshunter, Cascada, Crazy Frog, DJ Sammy, Eiffel 65, Fun Factory,  Groove Coverage, Baracuda, Culture Beat, La Bouche

  • Psychedelic Trance

    Psychedelic Trance

    Popular artists: Astrix, Liquid Soul, GMS, Vini Vici, Juno Reactor, 1200 Micrograms, Astral Projection, Vibe Tribe, Hallucinogen

    Rank the best psychedelic trance artists here!

  • Melodic Dubstep

    Melodic Dubstep

    Popular artists: Seven Lions, Zeds Dead, SLANDER, Nurko, Adventure Club, T-Mass, Mr FijiWiji, Minnesota, Trivecta, Illenium, Said the Sky, MitiS

  • Electro swing

    Electro swing

    Popular artists: Wolfgang Lohr, The Swing Bot, Jazzotron, Yolanda Be Cool, Odd Chap, The McMash Clan, Swing Republic, Caravan Palace

  • Jungle


    Popular artists: Shy FX, Goldie, Dillinja, Ed Rush, Rebel MC, Andy C, DJ Hype, Krust, 4hero, Ragga Twins, DJ Zinc

    Rank the best jungle artists here!

  • Melbourne Bounce

    Melbourne Bounce

    Popular artists: Deorro, Timmy Trumpet, Joel Fletcher, Will Sparks, TJR, Reece Low, VINAI, SCNDL, TWISTERZ

  • Synthwave


    Popular artists: Kavinsky, Gunship, Mitch Murder, Perturbator, The Midnight, Com Truise, Trevor Something, Droid Bishop, Waveshaper, Futurecop!

  • Trap


    Popular artists: Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Baauer, GTA, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, TroyBoi, Yellow Claw, Carnage, Keys N Krates, UZ, SLANDER, NGHTMRE

  • Bass House

    Bass House

    Popular artists: Jauz, Ephwurd, Malaa, Habstrakt, Autoerotique, AC Slater, Wax Motif, JOYRYDE, Valentino Kahn, JVST SAY YES

  • Dubstep


    Popular artists: Skrillex, Skream, Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Excision, Knife Party, Zomboy, Rusko, Nero, Eptic, 12th Planet, Kill The Noise

    Rank the best dubstep artists here!